The Florida Bar
2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention Schedule2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention June 15-18

Make Plans to Attend the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention 
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria
Orlando, Florida

Description: Annual Convention provides the ultimate environment to network with colleagues, friends and members of the judiciary. For one low fee take advantage of multiple CLE Seminars, attend luncheons, visit lawyers marketplace, special events and much more!

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Special Events
Annual Convention App
Social Wall
Hotel Information
Ground Transportation
Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities (Exhibit Space SOLD OUT)

Scam AlertScam Alert: Bogus Hotel Room Reservations

It has been brought to our attention that a housing company named
"Expo Housing Services, LLC" (866-319-3976) and "National Travel Associates" (877-595-7666) and "Exhibition Housing Management" aka "Exhibition Housing Services" (866-367-4414), as well as "Global Travel Partners (USA)" (877-312-7831) all claiming to have a relationship with TFB and is offering hotel reservation services for Annual Convention. NOTE: These companies and others like it are not in any way affiliated with The Florida Bar or Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and should not be used to make reservations.

There is only one, official, exclusive group room block for the 2016 Florida Bar Annual Convention.

Third-party companies, such as
"Expo Housing Services" and “Exhibition Housing Services” aka “Exhibition Housing Management”, sometimes promise rooms in hotels where they do not actually have rooms. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek does not/will not make phone calls to exhibitors or convention attendees, encouraging you to book with them. If you have received any communication either via email or telephone, please delete it immediately and ignore any further requests. Please let The Florida Bar Headquarters know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek for the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention.
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Advanced Registration is Closed!

On-site Registration Hours are as follows:

June 15 - Wednesday7: 30 AM - 5:00 PM
June 16 - Thursday7: 30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 17 - Friday7: 30 AM - 3:30 PM
June 18 - Saturday7: 30 AM - 10: 00 AM
Sold Out Events:
Wednesday: How to Market and Make Money Using Alternate Legal Service Plans
Thursday: Benchmarks – Raising the Bar on Civics Education
Friday: Introduction to Fastcase, Animal Law in Florida
Saturday: At the Corner of Technology & Consumer Law

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2016 Annual Convention Photography Release:
Participants and Visitors Thank you for your interest and participating in the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar.
Photography Release: A Florida Bar photographer may take photos of participants during the convention. These photos are for Bar use only, and may appear in Bar programs, brochures, newsletter, website, social media, publications and materials. Your attendance constitutes your consent for this photography and its subsequent usage.


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Special Events

Judicial Luncheon Honoring Florida’s Judiciary
Thursday, June 16, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Join us in honoring the members of the judiciary when attending the Thursday Judicial Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, delivering the State of the Judiciary address with special guest speaker, William C. Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is a Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, South Carolina and is the Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association.
All Member Reception: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
“Magic and Butterflies” Kids Event: 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM
YLD Past Presidents’ Dinner and Casino Night: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

General Assembly: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
President’s Reception: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Annual Convention App


The 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention Mobile App, created by The Florida Bar, powered by CrowdCompass and sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is officially online and available for all Apple and Android mobile devices, or tablets.

This mobile app has everything you need to get ready -- and then attend --
The 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention.

With the Annual Convention App, you can:
** Register for events/meetings/seminars
** Make your Hotel Reservation
** Search for Convention events by name or
** View meeting schedule by day, topic, speaker or special event
** Create a personal schedule tracker
** Find out the exhibitors and sponsors attending
** Get updates/push notifications on schedule changes
** View maps of the Hilton/Waldorf Resort
** Attendees will be able to share content to the event's internal social feed (Live Social Wall onsite)

So, what are you waiting for? Download it now!External Link

Annual Convention App
Social WallSocial Wall
Also, check THIS out:

This year, The Florida Bar is debuting a new social media-related feature at Annual Convention called “Social Wall.”

WHAT IS SOCIAL WALL?: The Florida Bar’s Social Wall is an interactive social media component -- accessible within the Annual Convention mobile app -- where attendees who are talking about the Convention on Twitter or Instagram can submit tweets and posts for consideration for them to appear on The Florida Bar’s “big screen” in the Convention lobby that will contain ALL the social media activity and conversation related to Convention.

HOW WILL ATTENDEES USE IT/SEE THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS ON THE WALL?: It’s simple – just tell attendees to log into their personal Twitter or Instagram account, send a tweet or make a post using the OFFICIAL 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION HASHTAG, #MyFloridaBar, and then (provided the tweet or post meets our code of conduct standards) it will be displayed on the wall for everyone to see. This is a way for ALL members to stay actively engaged in the conversation among attendees.

WHERE WILL THE WALL BE LOCATED?: Around in the central registration area for all four days of the meeting.
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Bonnet Creek OrlandoHotel Information

Please contact the hotel directly to make changes, cancellations or new reservation.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek External Link
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821

Waldorf Astoria Orlando External Link
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821
Waldorf Astoria SpaBook your Spa treatment today
and receive 10% Off! External Link
Open Daily: 9:00 am – 9:00 PM
Spa Reservations: 407-597-5360
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821 USA

Note: No Resort fee and Self-Parking is $10 and Valet $15 per day/overnight. There will be a limited number of daily self-parking for $7 per vehicle.

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Special Disney Ticket Savings External Link
Walt Disney World Ticket Offers
Advance Purchase Savings

· To take advantage of pre-arrival savings, purchase your tickets in advance.
· The online Ticket Store cannot process (accept) “same day” orders.
· Tickets purchased from the sight can be used for pre & post conference visits to the Disney theme parks, as tickets are not date specific.

To purchase your tickets over the phone or for more information, Please call 407/566-5600

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Ground Transportation

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is approximately 18 miles from Orlando International Airport. For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:
  • A taxi from Orlando International Airport External Link will cost about $55 each way and will take approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxi service can be found outside of Terminals A & B on the Ground Transportation Level.
  • An alternative to taxi service is MEARS External Link, a shared ride shuttle service that may make multiple stops. The cost is $22/one way or $36/round trip per adult. For more information or to make a reservation, call 855/463-2776 or visit the MEARS website. External Link

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities (Exhibit Space SOLD OUT)

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
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[Revised: 06-13-2016]