33rd Annual


October 20-23, 2013

Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, Florida

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Registration Information

Early Registration Deadline Extended to Wednesday, September 25th!

NOTE: The guest room block and group rate negotiated with the hotel includes costs incurred to provide us with the large quantity of meeting space we require for our meetings. If we do not occupy a sufficient amount of guest rooms throughout the meeting, we will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay in the host hotel. Consequently, guests not staying at the Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South Hotel during the conference will be charged a $100 facilities fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. [Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee]. See registration fees below.

Please note: If your residential address is in Orange or Osceola Counties, you are exempt from the Facilities Usage Fee stated above.


Early Reduced
(by 9/25/13)

Regular and Onsite
(after 9/25/13)

Attendee Registration
(staying at host hotel -or- reside in Orange/Osceola)



Attendee Registration (not staying at host hotel)*



One-Day Registration for Mon. 10/21 or Tue. 10/22



One-Day Registration for Wed. 10/23



Guest Registration



*Please Note:  If you choose to commute to the conference each day you will not be eligible for the Embassy Suites complimentary hot to order breakfast and nightly manager’s reception included in the guest room rate.  In an effort to lower registration fees this year, the conference will not be offering a daily continental breakfast due to the hotel providing this amenity.   Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Optional Pre-Conference Field Trip #1- Sunday 10/20
Bok Tower Gardens
– 12:30pm-5:30pm


Optional Pre-Conference Field Trip #2 - Sunday 10/20
Central Florida Landscape Tour – 12:30pm-5:30pm

$35.00 -- FULL


The Registration fee includes: 2.5 days of educational programs, conference materials, a proceedings book of speaker handouts, Monday Welcome Reception, daily refreshments breaks, the Tuesday boxed lunch and the Wednesday Awards Lunch. If you decide not to stay at the Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South during the conference, your registration fee will include a facilities usage fee to cover your portion of the meeting room rental charges. Please see the Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee above.

Guest Fee:  allows participation in the Monday Welcome Reception and the Wednesday Awards Luncheon and Awards Program. Please note that ‘guests’ are not permitted to attend the daily educational sessions or refreshment breaks. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

One-Day Fee:  allows full participation in all events for that day only. Each day will have a different colored nametag to help identify the one-day attendees. We hope that this will help those attendees that can only come for one day’s educational sessions and networking.


Sunday Optional Pre-Conference Field Trips:  Participants have two (2) field trip options to choose from this year. You will select one (1) trip and the cost is $35.00 per person. ADVANCE Registration is required by Tuesday, October 1st  and the maximum number of people for each trip is 50, so register early!


Register early for this year’s Master Gardener Conference to ensure participation!

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if a written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conference & Institutes on or before Friday, October 4, 2013 . Please note: a $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from each full conference registration refund and a $25 processing fee will be deducted from each one day and guest registration fee. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellation after October 4, 2013.

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-4044, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the State of Florida.


Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you at the conference and look forward to your participation.


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