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Special Events

Wednesday, February 11

Opening Reception

Relax after the first day of sessions and join your colleagues at an informal reception. This event is free and open to all attendees. There will be light refreshments served, and a cash bar will be available.

Thursday, February 12

Downtown Disney Excursion

Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment Disney-style! The Downtown Disney area is an exciting metropolis of restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, and shops encompassing 120 acres along the south shore of Buena Vista Lagoon.

Downtown Disney includes clubs like House of Blues, restaurants like Bongos Cuban Café, a 24-theater movie complex, as well as many specialty shops. If you want additional entertainment options, there is Pleasure Island, a separate area in Downtown Disney that requires an admission fee. It has seven theme nightclubs including Comedy Warehouse, Pleasure Island Jazz Company, and Rock n' Roll Beach Club. There is also an outdoor stage and a number of restaurants such as Planet Hollywood and Portobello Yacht Club.

If you need a ride to Downtown Disney, be sure to select the Downtown Disney transportation fee when completing your registration.

The $20 fee is for round trip transportation only. There is no admission fee to Downtown Disney (individual clubs may have cover charges). Admission to Pleasure Island is a separate fee you pay on-site (approx. $21).

Disney Discount Tickets

As a special convenience for conference participants, everyone who registers has the opportunity to purchase advance discount tickets good for all four Disney theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom). This offer will not be available on site in Orlando.