Pricing, Deadlines & Planning

Registration

Online registration will open in late summer 2015. Visit orlando.journalismconvention.org for updates.

Registration Rates Earlybird Standard
JEA and NSPA members $90 per person $100 per person
Nonmember students or advisers $110 per person $120 per person
Nonmember professionals (not students or advisers) $150 per person

 

Hotel Rates

To take full advantage of the convention, delegates who live outside the Orlando metro area are encouraged to stay at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, the sanctioned and officially designated JEA/NSPA convention hotel. Please realize that although an Oct. 12, 2015, deadline for reservations has been set, neither the hotel nor JEA/NSPA can guarantee availability.

Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Room Rates: $175/night single/double occupancy
$185/night triple/quad occupancy
plus 12.5 percent tax per room, per night.

Reservation deadline: Oct. 12, 2015

Costs of attending

In addition to the registration fees and hotel costs, attendees planning for the convention will have other costs to consider, depending on your location and what type of experience you are planning for, you might plan for the following costs:

Airfare (the national average is about $380)
Meal per diem (averages about $45 per day)
Ground transportation (roundtrip shared shuttle service is about $35 per person)
Write-off entry fees ($20 per student)
Pre-convention workshop fees (average about $25 per attendee)
Media tours ($20 per attendee)
Entertainment, including public transportation
Souvenirs
Gratuities for drivers/housekeeping

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor will all of these items apply to every attendee.