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Fund Assembly 2018

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When and where will Fund Assembly 2018 be held?

Fund Assembly 2018 will be held from May 10 - May 12, 2018, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort. 

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln,
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407-597-3600
www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com

Driving directions: http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/map-directions/driving-directions

 

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What should I wear?

Business casual attire is appropriate. It is recommended to wear pants, long sleeved shirt or top, a jacket or sweater when in the air conditioned ballrooms.

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Will Fund Assembly 2018 be filmed and photographed?

Yes. We’ll have videographers and photographers on-site to record the action at Fund Assembly 2018. By attending this event, you give consent to The Fund to possibly be photographed and videotaped. Photos and video footage will be used for broadcasting and social media purposes. 


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What are the scheduled events for Fund Assembly 2018?

There will be a reception on Thursday, May 10 at 5:35 pm from 5:35 pm – 7:00 pm at the Expo. A cash bar will be available.  

No other social events have yet been announced; please check back for further details. 


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How and when will I receive Fund Assembly 2018 credentials & materials?


Your Fund Assembly conference name badge and printed conference manual will be available at the Fund Assembly pre-registration check in desk, under your last name, located in the foyer of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. 

If you chose a digital manual, your Fund Assembly Conference Manual will be sent via email in advance of Fund Assembly to download and save the manual to your personal device.

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Where do I check-in for Fund Assembly?

Fund Assembly check-in desk will be located at the Bonnet Creek Foyer of the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel.

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When should I plan to arrive at Fund Assembly?

We recommend that you plan your arrival to the hotel to allow ample time to park and check-in to the Fund Assembly registration desk well in advance of the start of the sessions (1-1/2 hours is recommended or 2 hours if also checking in to the hotel). 


Registration

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How do I register?

Feburary 1 online registration opens. You can complete the online registration form accessible through the Assembly website
 

You can also print the form for completion and mail in with your payment by check. Credit card payment is only available with online registration. 


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What is the cost to attend?

Registration Types Member Non-Member
Live Online $565 $690
Early Bird - Digital Manual (Ends 2/28)
Save $75 off Standard - Digital Manual
$645 $770
Early Bird - Printed Manual (Ends 2/28)
Save $75 off Standard - Printed Manual
$695 $820
Standard - Digital Manual (Ends 4/19) $720 $845
Standard - Printed Manual (Ends 4/19) $770 $895
On-Site - Digital Manual $770 $895
On-Site - Printed Manual $820 $945

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What is included in the Fund Assembly 2018 price?

  • Admittance to education sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Ticket for the Thursday reception
  • Friday luncheon
  • Refreshment breaks throughout Assembly
  • Daily self-parking
  • FREE WiFi & Business Center

Please note: No discount is offered for not attending the Thursday Reception.

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I can't attend the full conference. Is partial or daily registration available?

If you cannot attend all three days in person, you can add a “Flex Pass” at the time of registration to gain access to our live online broadcast of the event. We do not have partial registration options. 


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May I bring a guest?

Absolutely – You can purchase an additional Thursday reception ticket for $95 that covers admittance to the Thursday night reception. The additional Friday lucheon ticket is $55 ticket to attend the conference luncheon.

Additional guest tickets can be purchased at the Fund Assembly Onsite Registration desk located at the Bonnet Creek foyer of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek after arrival to the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel. 
  
Please note: Additional tickets do not grant the guest access to the Fund Assembly educational sessions. 


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How do I make a change to my Fund Assembly 2018 registration?

Before April 19, 2018, changes may be made through your Eventbrite registration or with Fund personnel via email at annual-fund-assemblies@thefund.com or call 407-240-3863 or toll free 800-336-3863 and ask for the Conferences and Events Department. 
  
After April 19, 2018, changes may be made with Fund personnel at the “Onsite and Late Registration” desk after your arrival to the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel. 


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What is the cancellation policy?

If you cannot attend, your cancellation must be submitted in writing and faxed to 407-854-5016 on or before Thursday, April 19, 2018. 

Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. 

No refunds will be issued after April 19, 2018 deadline. 


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How do I change my name on my name badge?

Name badge changes may be made with Fund personnel at the Registration desk after arrival to the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel. 


Hotel

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What are the hotel rates?

A block of hotel rooms at discounted rates for Assembly attendees have been reserved at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the adjoining Waldorf Astoria Orlando. 

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: $199 per night. Call 888-353-2013.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort is located at 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821 

Waldorf Astoria Orlando: $239 per night. Call 407-597-3600.
The Waldorf Astoria hotel adjoins the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and is located at 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821. 

To make an online hotel reservation, visit the Fund Assembly Hotel & Attractions


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Does the Bonnet Creek resort have onsite parking? How much is parking?

Yes. Bonnet Creek resort offers 24-hour valet parking and garage self-parking options. Overnight guests have in/out privileges.
 
Daily self-parking is included with registration for the Fund Assembly attendee. For others, the $27 daily self-parking rate will be discounted to $16.20, plus applicable taxes and is charged upon exiting the garage.
 
The $35 valet parking fee is discounted to $24.50 per day, plus applicable taxes for Assembly attendees and guests.
 
Please note: Valet parking and guest valet parking is the responsibility of the individual and is not included with registration for the Fund Assembly attendee.
 
Due to the large number of Assembly participants and other guests of the resort, overflow parking will be a short walk across the street at the Wyndham Resort garage.  Self-parking charges at the Wyndham garage for Assembly attendees will be billed to The Fund.  

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Does the Hotel have a code of conduct policy? 

Yes,  We all deserve to work and participate in events with a professional environment in which we are treated with dignity and respect.

The Fund is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the full potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to our business success.

The Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to hosting events and providing a work environment free of discrimination and from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior.

Unacceptable behavior, such as offensive comments, intimidation, inappropriate physical conduct and unwelcome sexual attention at Fund Assembly functions will not be tolerated.

Consequences for participants violating the Fund Assembly Code of Conduct will include expulsion from the Fund Assembly event and there will be no refund of registration or other fees.

Complaints should be brought to the immediate attention of any Fund staff person present. Alternatively, complaints may be emailed to concerns@thefund.com.

The Fund Assembly Code of Conduct applies to participants, vendors, guests and Fund employees. 


Education

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Which hotel in the Bonnet Creek resort will be hosting Fund Assembly 2018?

All educational sessions and events will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel.

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Where will the education sessions be held in the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel?

Educational sessions will take place in the Bonnet Creek Ballroom.

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When do the sessions begin?

Educational sessions begin Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 PM and conclude Saturday, May 12 at 11:50 AM. 

We recommend that you plan your arrival to the hotel to allow ample time to park and check-in well in advance of the start of the sessions. 


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How do the Friday Morning Breakouts work?

The breakout selections made at time of registration are for estimating attendance. Attendees may vary their breakout session selection the day of the program (contingent to available seating.)

View the schedule for more information.

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How do the Saturday Morning tracks work?

The Saturday morning tracks are organized by topic and consist of Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate sessions. 

The track selection made at time of registration are for estimating attendance. Attendees may vary their track selection the day of the program (contingent to available seating.) 


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Will I be able to view Fund Assembly sessions after the conference has ended?

All sessions will be video taped.

A link to view all of the sessions will be sent via email to all registrants after the event has ended.

Networking Reception

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When is the networking reception?

The Thursday evening networking reception will be held from 5:35 pm – 7:00 pm at the Expo. 


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Is the networking reception included with registration?

Yes. Additional tickets for the Thursday reception are available at $95 per person. 


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May I bring a guest to the networking reception?

Yes. Additional tickets for the Thursday reception are available at $95 per person.

Miscellaneous

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Are there any local attractions?

The Bonnet Creek resort and surrounding area offers easy access to theme parks, other recreational activities, entertainment, dining and shopping. 

For advance purchase of specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or purchase online. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is May 9, 2018.  

There are great downtime options at the nearby Disney attractions, including restaurants, shopping and entertainment at the fun-filled Disney Springs™ (formerly Downtown Disney) Website: www.disneysprings.com

There are no Fund Assembly functions planned on Friday evening. 


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Who should I contact if I have special needs?

Submit your needs and/or restrictions during the registration process. 

We will contact you to confirm arrangements and associated cost of provision, if applicable. 


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What if I still have questions about Fund Assembly 2018?

Contact us via email at annual-fund-assemblies@thefund.com or call 407-240-3863 or toll free 800-336-3863 and ask for the Conferences and Events Department. 


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Will there be accreditation for Fund Assembly?

Yes, continuing legal education accreditation for The Florida Bar, NALA and DFS. 

Note: 
DFS accreditation will NOT be offered for Fund Assembly live online.