Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the Annual Meeting be held?
The 2023 (February 15-17) Annual Meeting will be held again at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The Rosen Plaza Hotel is 15.9 miles from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), an approximate 20 minute drive.
What does the General Registration Cover?
The registration fee covers all conference events on Wednesday through Friday. The Annual Meeting officially begins Wednesday morning, February 15th, with the Forums’ Breakfast and ends on Friday evening after the Celebration Banquet featuring Michael Card in concert. The registration fee for members and non-members includes all Wednesday Forums, conference-provided meals, plenary sessions, workshops, & refreshments in the Exhibit Hall. It does not include your hotel lodging. The same is true for Spouses and Trustees. Given the reduced price for the 2023 conference registration, there is no discount for attending only Thursday and Friday.
Is there an Early Bird Registration Discount?
YES! A $50 discount per person is available for member & non-member registrations, and a $25 discount for spouses and trustees – received before January 6, 2023. Register early and take advantage of these discounts!
Are group discounts available?
NO –To simplify the registration pricing, we have reduced the per person attendee price and eliminated the group discount for three or more attendees. Also, the registration price now includes the Wednesday Forums and all three meals on Wednesday.
Do institutional trustees receive a registration discount?
YES. Trustees receive a discounted registration fee of $250 ($200 Early Bird). The discounted trustee registration is provided to encourage participation in the Annual Meeting and engagement with leaders across the Bible college movement. Trustee registration includes all Wednesday Forums, conference-provided meals, plenary sessions, workshops, & refreshments in the Exhibit Hall. It does not include your hotel lodging.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event of a personal registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 cancellation fee, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event (January 25). In light of advance commitments for conference events and meals, no refunds will be granted after that date. There are no refunds provided 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 and email 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. Wednesday Forums are on a first-come, first-served basis.
What meals are included in the general registration fee?
All 3 meals on Wednesday, all Refreshment Breaks Wednesday-Friday, the Wednesday Connections Dinner and Friday Celebration Banquet are all included in the General Registration price for Members, Non-Members, Trustees, Spouses and Exhibitors.
Can extra meal ticket(s) for a guest(s) not registered be purchased?
Yes! Tickets for the Wednesday night Connections Dinner and Friday night Celebration Banquet are available for purchase at $65/ea for guests during the online registration process or on site at the Annual Meeting based on availability. All other meals are not available for purchase.
What is the commuter surcharge?
The Commuter Surcharge of $165 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 Rosen Plaza Hotel, 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.