Here are some of the most common questions about the Advisors Conference.
1. Will I have time to sightsee while I’m in Orlando?
Yes! If you arrive early on Thursday, you’ll have the whole day to see Orlando.
After the conference concludes Friday evening, you’ll have time to see the town. You can attend the New Officers & Members Conference on Saturday for free. But if you would prefer to sightsee, Saturday is wide open. And Sunday would be a perfect day to sightsee!
2. If I’m by myself, will I “fit in?”
Yes! You’ll easily connect with other advisors. The conference usually has 50-75 attendees and everyone gets to know everyone pretty quickly at breakfast and lunch. In addition, ASGA’s popular “Connector Cards” help you break the ice and get ideas and exchange information from other advisors. You’ll get to meet them during workshops, breaks, at lunch, sightseeing, and at the hotel. You won’t be lonely!
3. Are any meals included?
Yes! Your registration fee includes:
1. Buffet breakfast on Friday morning
2. Hot lunch from the Applebee’s menu on Friday (choice of three entree from the regular menu)
3. ASGA Loves Advisors reception Friday evening (open bar and finger foods)
4. Coffee break on Friday morning
4. Can I change the names of our registrants if someone can’t make it?
Yes! You can change the names anytime before the conference starts. See Register.
5. Can you help me find a roommate at the conference hotel?
Yes! If you are looking for a roommate, write firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, gender, e-mail, arrival and departure date, and any special requests.
6. Will I need a rental car?
Probably. Orlando does not offer convenient public transportation options. If you’re flying, you will need transportation to and from airport, conference location, restaurants, and attractions.
While you can take a taxi ($52-$68), shuttle van ($22-$37 per person), or Uber ($76-$97) from the Orlando International Airport to the conference hotel, ASGA recommends that you get a rental car for additional sightseeing, shopping, and restaurant options in Orlando.
The conference hotel offers a free shuttle that stops at all four Disney parks, as well as SeaWorld and Universal Studios (Contact the hotel for the shuttle schedule).
7. Do I have to be an ASGA member to come to the conference?
No! Some non-member schools always attend ASGA conferences. However, ASGA members do save $100 per person at this event. Annual ASGA dues are just $397 for schools under 4,000 full-time students, $597 for schools with 4,001 to 10,000 students, $897 for schools with 10,001 to 20,000 students, and only $1,097 annually for schools with over 20,000 full-time students. If you’re bringing a group of four or more students, it almost always makes sense to join ASGA and get the $100 per person discount! Plus, ASGA membership can help your SG all year! See Join ASGA.
8. Where can I eat and not spend a fortune?
Remember, a buffet breakfast, lunch from Applebee’s, coffee break, and an ASGA Loves Advisors reception are included in your registration fees. But dinners are on your own.
To access discounts from restaurants around the hotel plus hundreds of nationwide discounts, go to collegediscountcards.com OR search “College Discounts” at the App Store or Google Play to download the app. See Experience Orlando!
9. What type of schools attend?
Advisors from all types and sizes of schools come to the Advisors Conference. There usually are a few more private colleges and universities than public universities and community colleges. But that’s only because there are more private colleges across the nation than any other type of institution!
10. How many schools attend?
Usually, about 50-75 advisors from institutions of all types and sizes attend. From 20-25 states are represented, and there are usually about an equal number of community colleges, private institutions, and public institutions
11. What’s included in our registration fee?
More than 15 workshops and roundtables, all handouts, a buffet breakfast, lunch from Applebee’s, a free ASGA Loves Advisors reception (open bar and finger foods), and a free ASGA t-shirt for each delegate. See Conference Fees.
12. How should I dress?
Casual is recommended. It’s the summer in Florida! Dress comfortably!
13. Can I see the schedule and workshops in advance?
Yes! Click on Schedule. It is updated constantly with any changes or improvements to the program.
Have other questions? Contact ASGA at email@example.com or call toll-free 877-275-2742.