FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration

Registration forms are available for download here. Print the form, fill it out, and fax or mail it to The Church Network office. Online registration is available now.

No.

No, only national members can receive member pricing.

Yes, if you are a member, other members from your church can attend at the member price. They can attend from your church and use the member discount. When they login to register, the site should recognize that your church has at least one member.

FastTracks are pre-conference intensive seminars. They are held Wednesday, July 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm during the day of the conference's evening opening event. They are intensive seminars focused on professional network disciplines. Individuals may attend these seminars as stand-alone events at $169 each (lunch, conference launch, evening meal and tradeshow access included) or add on to a full conference registration for just $119.Learn more...

Daily registrations include the general session, workshops, access to the trade show (applies to days 2 & 3 of conference only), and lunch for that day only. TCN is not responsible for lost meal tickets.

Registration fees include admission to the trade show and opening event, access to all general and workshop sessions, and tickets to some meals. Meals included at the meeting are dinner Wednesday night, lunches Thursday and Friday, and brunch on Saturday.

Registration fees include admission to the trade show and opening event, access to all general and workshop sessions, and tickets to some meals. Meals included at the meeting are dinner Wednesday night, lunches Thursday and Friday, and brunch on Saturday.

No, but you are welcomed to post a note on the information board to sell the meal tickets to people who might be one-day registrants or need tickets for family.

Yes, we have rooms within our room blocks, and your pastor/guests can take advantage of our rates.

 

Hotels

Headquarters Hotel- Hyatt Regency Orlando

  • $199/night
  • Parking: $25/day/Self - $37/valet
  • Comp Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Mini-frig
  • TCN Rooms blocked: 7/4-7/12/2020
  • 9800 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Rosen Plaza Hotel
  • $159/night
  • Parking: $13/day/self
  • Complimentary WiFi and Fitness Center
  • Mini-frig
  • TCN Rooms blocked: 7/05-7/12/2020
  • 9700 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Rosen Centre Hotel
  • $159/night 7/05-7/12/2020
  • Parking: $13/day/self (discounted to TCN)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Mini-frig
  • Discounted Fitness Center Fee $10 for length of stay
  • 9840 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

 

Hotel Reservations can be made through this link on TCN’s conference website. Parking rates and hotel amenities, e.g., breakfast are provided in information about each hotel on this site.

See each hotel above.

You may claim tax exemption in the State of Florida only if you have a State of Florida tax exemption certificate and the name on the form matches the name of the method of payment. To qualify for this exemption, you must bring a copy of your Florida Sales Tax Exempt Certificate that shows your exempt number. (Follow this link to get an application.) If you obtained a certificate when the conference was here in 2014, you’ll need to get a new one. They expire precisely five years after they were issued. If you no longer have a copy, call the Florida Department of Revenue at 800.352.3671. Ask for the Exemption Office and be prepared to provide your Federal EIN and the name of your organization. They can look it up easily and will print and mail your existing certificate. The name on the certificate must match the name on the check or credit card used for payment. The tax exemption cannot be granted if paying by personal check or personal credit card.

No, but you do a great disservice to TCN if you don’t. The availability of last-minute highly-discounted hotel pricing available over the Internet is a very serious problem being faced by all associations and TCN is no exception. If our people don't stay in our conference hotel because of cheaper last-minute rates elsewhere, then we face the possibility of attrition charges for not filling our room block. Attrition charges are significant and could potentially cripple TCN. You may think it is good stewardship to find a cheaper room elsewhere but doing so creates very poor stewardship for the association.Please stay at one of the conference hotels. Book your hotel room through this link from our website.

Each hotel has a different charge for parking, see above under each hotel. There is also fee parking at the convention center.

See each hotel’s amenities for Internet charges.

 

First Timers

There is a First-timers Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th at 4:00 p.m. There are then network receptions at 4:15 p.m. followed by the Opening Launch Event and General Session I at 5:30 p.m. and dinner in the exhibit hall at 6:30 p.m.

 

Spouses and Family

No, meals are an additional cost indicated on the registration form. Be sure to provide your spouse’s name on the registration form.

Yes, there will be a Spouse and Family Activities Orientation on Thursday, July 9th, at 10:30 am. Door prizes will be awarded. Learn about what to do in the area. Please note: If your spouse/children are coming with you to the conference and want to accompany you in the exhibit hall, they will need name badges. If they will be with you for any meal/event functions/special event, you must purchase extra meal tickets for them prior to arriving at the conference. Deadline to purchase extra tickets is June 12th. This can be done when you register, or by contacting Tammy Mirau at tammy@thechurchnetwork.com if you have already registered.

Extra tickets must be purchased before June 12th.
Your registration includes one set of meal tickets (indicated by asterisk on order form) for you; however, you will need to purchase extra tickets for the meals/ events for your spouse, children, etc., if they plan to attend.

NOTE: Deadline to purchase extra tickets is June 12th. This can be done when you register, or by contacting Tammy Mirau at tammy@thechurchnetwork.com if you have already registered.

The Orange County Convention Center must have the meal count prior to the Conference. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS SOLD AT CONFERENCE. Tickets must be purchased before June 12th (see Registration Form).

 

Special Event

There is not a special event for the entire group of attendees at this year’s conference. Thursday evening is free for exhibitors to host events and attendees to plan their own Orland activities. Friday evening, July 10 is the date when denominational groups will be hosting events.

 

Cancelation

For cancellations received prior to May 10th, there is a $50 administration fee ($25 for FastTrack Only). If you cancel between May 11th and June 13th there is a cancellation fee of $100. After June 13th there is no refund. You can do a one-time transfer to the conference in 2021 being held in Minneapolis, MN. There is a $50 transfer fee.

 

Scholarships

Yes, applications for scholarships are available from this link on TCN Website.

 

Transportation

Orlando International Airport (MCO).

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Certification Ceremony

The certification ceremony will take place on Friday morning, July 10th, during the general session. CCA candidates should arrive in West Hall F1 no later than 8:00 am for the rehearsal.

 

Conference City

While Denominational groups are planning their events for Friday night, both Thursday and Friday are open for sightseeing.

The average high temperature for July is 91° and the average low is 73°, so dress accordingly. Please note: The temperature in the convention center may be cool, so we suggest you always bring a jacket or sweater to ensure comfort.

 

Attire

Remember: bring a sweater or jacket since the meeting rooms are often cold! Casual wear is the order of the day. The dress for this conference is pretty much casual from start to finish, such as wearing your TCN logo shirt. Those being certified or receiving awards may want to be more dressed up, though it is not necessary; that is a personal decision.

 

Meals

No. Breakfasts are on your own. The UM Network group is having a ticketed breakfast event on Friday, July 10th and there is a brunch for all (cost included in registration) on Saturday at 10:20 am. See registration form for dates and ticket prices.

 

Exhibitors

While some denominational groups are holding their own dinners or special events, both Thursday and Friday night are free for attendees to choose what to do.

One-day Trade Show passes are $190 each and include access to the Trade Show and lunch for that day as well as refreshment breaks.

Two exhibitor registrations come with each booth registration. There is $190 registration charge for each additional person who will be in the booth at any time during the trade show regardless of the number of days worked. This registration includes a name badge and lunch meal tickets for the days of the trade show.

Booth assignments will begin in March for those who have signed up to exhibit with us.

Yes. If your company is presenting an exhibitor workshop the workshop speaker must be registered in your booth; you will have to pay the extra fee.

No.

 

Technology and Social Media

Complimentary Wireless is offered throughout the meeting level of the center including Crown & Richardson Ballrooms, East & West Meeting Wings, Concourses A & C and public spaces. The service has a speed of 768kbps upload/download.
See information under accommodations for each hotel’s Internet costs.

We will again have a conference app. We will NOT have a printed Conference LINK this year. Information contained in the LINK in the past will now be available through the app. Be sure to download the app and use it to keep up with news, information, schedule, and posts.