This year’s AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo will be held from October 13th to 16th in Orlando, Florida. Packed full of prestigious speakers and exhibits, the show is sure to be an incredibly useful resource for anyone looking to learn more about long-term and post-acute care.
Important keynote speakers at this year’s event include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Brad Montgomery, Brett Culp, and Commander Kirk Lippold. Throughout the convention, each of these speakers will share their wisdom about healthcare technologies, services, and solutions with those in attendance.
The convention kicks off with a one-hour welcome reception in which entertainment and food are offered. The reception is set to take place after the day’s intensive education sessions.
Midway through, there will be an awards ceremony, with a celebration to follow immediately afterward. Bronze, silver, and gold awards will be presented to the winners in each category.
Not-for-profit organizations attending the convention will want to participate in the reception, where they can mingle with other working professionals. Afterward, the Hospitality Hops event takes place. For many attendees, this is the highlight of the convention because it is the most social part of it.
Most people will arrive at the convention coming from the Orlando International Airport. To travel from the airport to hotels near the Orlando Convention Center, attendees can take group shuttles or a private taxi. Shuttles make several stops on their route, so attendees should be prepared for a somewhat lengthy ride.
The accommodation of choice by those attending this convention is generally the Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center. Registered guests can arrange transportation between the airport and hotel. If they choose to drive, free parking is provided. The Hilton Orlando is another popular option for convention-goers. Its central location in Orlando makes it convenient for seeing other parts of the city and exploring in your hours off.
Local attractions in Orlando include many fine food and drink options. Those looking to enjoy a meal in a fine dining restaurant will want to make reservations at the Chatham’s Place Restaurant, located approximately two miles from the hotel. Its continental menu is made of up of dishes constructed using local organically grown fruit and vegetables.
For an adult drink and an unforgettable ambiance, the nearby ICEBAR Orlando is always a popular choice. The world’s largest ice bar, this permanent fixture of Orlando boasts hand-carved ice sculptures with a collective total weight of 70 tons.
Many visitors to Orlando are interested in its marine life. Discovery Cove Orlando allows visitors to enjoy an interactive experience. They can explore a saltwater reef, swim with the dolphins, and even feed a variety of exotic birds while there.
The area also has some high-quality shopping centers visitors often flock to. The nearby ICON Park is the home of shopping, dining, and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. The park also features the Orlando StarFlyer and The Wheel, a Ferris Wheel that provides amazing views of Orlando. These local attractions are an added incentive for many people attending this convention.
In addition, the Orlando International Premium Outlets, a mere three miles from the hotel, features world-famous brands such as Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, and Hugo Boss, among others.