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CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Workforce Professional Development Summit Registration page! This conference will provide a full array of workshops specially selected to help all workforce staff at every level of their organization. We will focus on providing resources to help the Workforce system move forward with WIOA. Go back to our Summit Website for detailed workshop information.

On the Sched App you will find detailed information regarding your participation in the conference. Print all conference information you will need prior to arriving onsite including:  Conference Agenda, your personal Sched agenda, workshops, hotel layout, and any additional information you require in a paper format. You will not receive these items as hard copies onsite. You can find all the information on the Sched App. Just a reminder that signing up for a workshop makes it possible for you to build your personal schedule. Please be aware this does not reserve your seat in the workshop. All workshops are first-come first-serve basis. Check back to the workshop schedule often as workshop room locations may change.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32836
Phone: (407) 284-1234
http://www.orlando.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html                

REGISTRATION DESK
The Workforce Registration Desk locations are listed below. Meeting staff will be available to answer any questions and assist you in any way possible.

Registration Desk Hours
Monday, October 23                 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM        Grand Cypress Foyer
Tuesday, October 24                7:00 AM – 5:00 PM        Grand Cypress Foyer
Wednesday, October 25           7:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Grand Cypress Foyer

EXHIBITOR SHOW
The Exhibitor Show will be located in Portico located in the Grand Cypress Ballroom Foyer and will include displays from vendors who provide Workforce services or resources that you may find helpful. They will have information and be available to interact with attendees on an individual basis. 

In addition to our daily hours, join us Monday & Tuesday 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM for NETWORKING WITH SPONSORS in the Exhibitor area for Lite Bites & Drinks as well as exciting prizes being given away!

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, October 23          8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24         8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

ATTIRE
Comfortable, business casual attire is recommended for all business meetings and meal functions. A light sweater or jacket is recommended, as the temperature in the meeting rooms can be unpredictable.  

NAME BADGES
All Conference attendees and speakers can pick up their name badges at the Workforce Registration Desk. Name badges must be worn for all functions including the General Sessions, Awards Luncheon and Workshops. 

WORKFORCE CONFERENCE APP – MOBILE EVENT GUIDE
We will be utilizing a Conference App – Sched APP prior to and while onsite at the conference. You will be able to access Sched from your computer and mobile phone. Use this App to access the workshop schedule and personalize your schedule with the workshops you would like to attend.

WIFI
Complimentary WiFi will be included in the Resort Fee in the guest rooms and some limited use in the meeting space for attendees staying at the hotel. 

WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
Please refer to your online agenda for details and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress maps for locations. All workshops are listed on the Sched App. Please use this App to select what workshops you plan on attending. Please note that this does not confirm you up to attend a specific workshop, but allows you to create a personalized workshop schedule prior to and while at the conference. All workshops will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you get to a workshop room and there is a sign that says “Workshop Full” please observe this and DO NOT enter the room.

WORKSHOP CHECK-IN
When you register for the Conference you will be given a scan card with your name badge. Use this scan card to check into all workshops you attend. Simply place your card against the scanner located outside the workshop rooms and wait for the green light. Please note that this will NOT go towards any educational credits.

RESTAURANT DISCOUNT PRICING
The Hyatt Regency Orlando will offer a 10% discount in all of their restaurant outlets (excluding room service) when presenting your name badge. This includes Lakehouse, Hemmingway's, and Perks.

PARKING
Self-parking at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is $8 + tax per day if you are registered for the conference. If you are staying at the Hyatt, the parking charge will show up on your room incidental charges.

HOTEL CHECK OUT TIME
Check out time is 11:00 AM. The hotel will try to accommodate any requests to extend the check out to 12:30, but it is NOT guaranteed. To request a late check-out, check with the hotel front desk the morning of departure for availability. There will be luggage storage available with the hotel Bell Stand.

FITNESS CENTER
The Fitness Center is located on the hotel property, 1st floor (lower ground level). Fitness facilities include a variety of cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Use of the fitness center is included in the hotel resort fee and is open 24 Hours.

WORKFORCE AWARDS LUNCHEON
The Workforce Awards Luncheon is included with your registration and will be held on Tuesday, October 24. During this Luncheon we celebrate the achievements of our Florida Workforce Regions. When registering on the registration website, be sure and select whether you can attend or not as well as what meal option you prefer. You MUST sign up on this Sched App if you plan on attending the Awards Luncheon.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Special hotel rates of $229 + tax plus $10 Resort Fee per night are available until Friday, October 27. So please make your reservations early so you can ensure hotel availability. Once the hotel sells out our block, the rates may increase as well and the hotel may get sold out. Last day to register to get the confernce rate (based on hotel availability) is Thursday, September 28.