Frequently Asked Questions


Where will the Annual Meeting be held in Orlando?

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on the southeast corner of Sand Lake Road and International Drive. For your GPS, the address is: 8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. The Wyndham Hotel is 15.9 miles from the Orlando International Airport, an approximate 20 minute drive.

Is there an Early Registration Discount?

YES! A $40 discount per person is available for General Registrations (excluding spouse registrations) received before December 18, 2015. Take advantage of those early bird discounts!

Are group discounts available?

YES! If you have more than two administrators attending the Annual Meeting from your institution, you qualify for a discount. The first two delegates will be at the regular fee and each additional delegate will receive a $100 discount. This does not apply to spouse registrations. You must register under one registration to qualify for this discount – you will be prompted to add other registrants during the online registration process.

BRANCH CAMPUS – If you are a branch campus of an ABHE member institution, the first delegate will be at the regular fee and each additional delegate will receive a $100 discount.

Do all institutional trustees receive a complimentary general registration?

Yes!  However, you must have at least one administrator registered for the convention.  Administrators who are trustees do not qualify for this designation.  ABHE warmly welcomes and strongly encourages trustee participation in the Annual Meeting.   The complimentary registration does not include fee-based pre-convention workshops.

Who qualifies for the doctoral student registration?

This registration designation is complimentary for students who would not typically attend ABHE Annual Meeting, but are engaged in doctoral studies and who would benefit by attending.  While the registration fee is complimentary and allows access to all plenary sessions and workshops (excluding fee-based workshops), we have included the celebration banquet and connection dinner meals for a $100 registration.  Recognizing that a number of our institutions’ staff & faculty members may pursue doctoral degrees from time to time, this initiative is not intended for institutional staff members who would typically come to Annual Meeting.

What is your cancellation policy?

In the event of registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person for general registration, and a$30.00 service charge for spouse registrations, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event (January 20). No refunds will be granted after that date.  E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail to request a refund. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

How do I ADD or CANCEL a person on my registration?

You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any changes; additions, cancellations, etc.

Do I need to choose workshops when I register online?

No. You can always log back into your registration form with your confirmation number and make your workshop selections. Workshop selections prior to arrival will greatly assist us with making appropriate room/seating arrangements. Pre-Convention Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis and require an additional registration fee.

What meals are included in the general registration fee?

The Connections Dinner and Celebration Banquet are included in the General Registration fee for Members, Affiliates, Non-Members, Exhibitors, Trustees and spouses who register as a Spouse Delegate.

Can extra meal ticket(s) for a guest(s) not registered be purchased?

Yes!  Tickets for the Celebration Banquet (Thursday night) and Connections Dinner (Friday night) are available for purchase for guests during the online registration process or on site at the Annual Meeting.

What is the commuter surcharge?

The Commuter Surcharge is a one-time (per person) fee for those who are NOT staying at the convention hotel. If you choose to not stay at the Wyndham, you must pay this fee. This fee is in respect for the complimentary meeting space that ABHE receives based on the number of convention attendees and reflected in a commensurate number of sleeping rooms. Only those who live in the Orlando area and thus are commuting locally are exempt from this surcharge. Thank you for respecting this arrangement with our convention host hotel and our contractual obligations.

What is the weather like in Orlando in February?

So glad you asked! The average temperatures will range from a high of mid-70’s to a low of mid-50’s. Be sure to check out current weather conditions prior to the Annual Meeting at