FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: What are the conference dates?
A: The conference will take place Nov. 21-23, 2013. Preconference workshops, tours and the golf tournament will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Q: Where is the conference located?
A: All seminars, workshops, keynotes and the trade show are located at:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Workshops, seminars and keynotes — located in Rooms 21-33 (keynote in Ballroom 20)
Trade show - located in Halls F-H
Q: Who sponsors the conference?
A: Athletic Business Media Inc. in Madison, Wis., publisher of Athletic Business magazine.
Q: Who attends the Athletic Business Conference & Expo?
A: Whether you're an experienced athletic, recreation or fitness administrator or new to the profession, you'll find information that will advance your career at ABC. Attendees come from a wide range of organizations and educational institutions, including colleges and universities, parks and recreation departments and districts, military bases and installations, private sports and recreation centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, JCCs, clubs, corporate fitness centers, high schools, hospital wellness centers, pro teams, resorts, country clubs, police/fire departments, community associations and church recreation centers.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: Several hotels are part of the conference hotel block, in various price ranges. See our hotel and travel page to book your room. Hotels are available through Travel Planners, ABC's official housing agency.
Shuttle buses will be available to take participants between the convention center and Embassy Suites, Wyndham Bayside and Hampton Inn. The Omni, Hilton Bayfront, Marriott Gaslamp and Residence Inn Gaslamp hotels are close to the convention center. To see a map of all hotels, see the hotel page.
Q: How can I get the ABC 2013 brochure?
A: If you'd like to receive a brochure in the mail, see our Brochure page and submit the form.
Q: I'm bringing my spouse. What can he/she attend?
A: Free trade show-only badges are available for spouses to visit the trade show, or attend the keynote. Children are not allowed in keynotes or seminars. Children are not recommended on the trade show floor, but if they do attend the trade show, they must be properly badged at the registration desk.
Q: Can I attend ICAA, MFA and NAYS sessions?
A: ICAA, MFA and NAYS sessions are free for all ABC attendees.
Q: What type of CEUs are available during the conference?
A: See our CEUs page for a list of continuing education providers.
Q: Will the speakers provide handouts during the sessions?
A: Register by November 1 and you'll receive a link to download and print out the session handouts in advance. You'll also receive a CD at the conference that you can take home with you. Some speakers will provide handouts on-site.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: If you need to cancel your registration, please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can transfer the registration to another delegate or request a refund. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from transfers or refunds. For cancellations received on or after Nov. 1, 2013, a $100 cancellation fee will apply.
Q: Can I use American Express or Discover to register?
A: Athletic Business only accepts Visa or Mastercard.
Q: Where will future conferences be located?
A: ABC 2014 will be held in Orlando, Nov. 13-15, 2014. The 2015 show will be held in New Orleans, Nov. 19-21, 2015.