Registration Instructions for Friends for Life® Orlando 2018
Welcome to the registration system for Friends for Life® Orlando 2018. Here, you will register yourself for the conference. Once you've registered yourself, you will be able to add more people to your reservation, such as family members or others in your company. Everyone in your group will be under your registration. Families should always register an adult first.
Registration includes conference attendance, shared meals, all social events, and one conference t-shirt. Children up to age 5 at the time of the conference are $50. For everyone age 6 or over at the time of the conference, the price is:
Note that registration pricing changes based on Eastern Time.
In addition, you will need to book your hotel room at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort using the following web site:
Youth Program Note
Please note that all children must be with their appropriate age group (the child’s actual age during the conference) during sessions. The elementary program is for children ages 6-8; the tween program is for children ages 9-12, and the teen program is for ages 13-17. Teens who are 18 will be part of the adult program, not the teen program. Note that there is no 'skipping up' or 'skipping down.' This is per our insurance guidelines. No exceptions are allowed. Full-day childcare is available for children ages 5 and under, by pre-registration only. Drop-in or partial-day childcare is not offered.
Please note that all conference participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or adult guardian with them in the building during the entire conference (i.e., teens and children should not be dropped off to participate while parents go elsewhere). This is for health and liability reasons, and there will be no exceptions.
Teen Programming Note: Teen programming (ages 13-17) begins on Wednesday afternoon. Teens are strongly encouraged to participate in Wednesday sessions.
Bringing Your Service Dog or Diabetes Alert Dog to FFL
The staff at FFL is well aware of the positive impact Diabetes Alert Dogs (DADs) have on children and adults who live with type 1 diabetes. While we do not want to disturb these relationships, we want to ensure that the presence of DADs do not interfere with the positive experiences of all our attendees. While DADs are welcome, we discourage conference participants from bringing their DADs to FFL. We have learned from past experience that DADs have a tendency to become overwhelmed and stressed by being in a closed environment for several days with hundreds of individuals who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We have seen DADs become overly aggressive and exhibit signs of anxiety because of their situation at FFL. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will ask that a DAD be removed from FFL if the DAD exhibits any unacceptable behavior that is disruptive to conference attendees.