FAQs: The 2018 IWLA CONVENTION & EXPO
Whether you have come to convention in the past or this is your first time. There will always be questions that arise. So we have comprised a list of questions to help answer some of them.
I’ve never attended before. What do I need to know?
Welcome! We want you to get the most out of the networking and educational opportunities here. You may have already heard from your first-timer buddy, a veteran attendee who will help make introductions and add insight into what makes the convention a great experience for him/her. If not, we can make that introduction. In addition, please attend the Sunday morning breakfast (March 11) and meet members in a relaxed setting. We’ll help you get to know people. And make sure you come to the IWLA Networking Reception Monday night. It is a great time to meet people and have fun!
Are there planned activities for spouses and guests?
Traditionally, IWLA plans activities for the leadership’s spouses/guests on Saturday (during the IWLA Board Meeting). All registered spouses/guests are welcomed and encouraged to join in all the meal functions, evening social events, and education sessions.
What is the dress code for the convention?
Business casual is recommended during education sessions throughout the day. Business casual is also the dress for the Sunday Welcome Reception (March 11). Wearing your favorite college or professional sports team apparel is encouraged at the Monday Networking Reception (March 12 - Tailgate theme!). Resort casual attire is the dress for the Chairman’s Dinner (March 13).
Is the Chairman’s Dinner included in my registration? Can I purchase other tickets?
ALL full registrations (from child to spouse to attendee to exhibitor) include all events except golf and the IWLA-PAC Dinner. One-day passes do not include the evening functions. You can purchase Tuesday-evening-only tickets at the registration desk for $350. No other social-function-only tickets are available.
I hear there is an IWLA-PAC Dinner Sunday night. Can I attend?
If you have not already donated to the PAC, a $350 donation secures your place at the dinner. You can bring a spouse/guest for an additional $250. Donors to the IWLA-PAC at a level of $1,000 or more are automatically invited to the dinner. Enjoy an evening of timely comedy and an update on IWLA’s regulatory and legislative efforts.
When/where is the Duke Realty 2018 IWLA Golf Classic?
The March 11 golf tourney has a noon tee time at the Saddlebrook’s Arnold Palmer Golf Course. Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. to get your boxed lunch and find your foursome.
How do I register for the golf tournament?
To buy tickets for the 2018 IWLA Duke Realty Golf Classic Tournament, you must register online through the separate event on IWLA.com. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact IWLA headquarters.
Can I register for golf at the last minute?
Yes. We can accommodate onsite registrations until the course is sold out. The Pro Shop may not, however, have rental clubs available. Please check with them first to rent your clubs.
Are golf club rentals included in the golf registration fee?
No. You will need to pay $50 extra for golf club rentals. Be sure to let us know if you need right- or left-handed clubs.
What is the Social Feed module in the app?
Please familiarize yourself with the convention app. We thank Zethcon for its sponsorship of this great too. The app’s Social Feed is where you can post pictures, stories, and experiences. Attendees and speakers at the event are able to see what others post. The posts on the Social Feed are not tied to any personal social media outlets. This is a great tool to share your experience and make new friends during convention!
I don’t belong to a specific council. Can I attend council meetings anyway?
All IWLA educational sessions and committee/council meetings are open to all registrants – including exhibitors. You do not need to be a member of the council to attend. You are encouraged to attend and learn more about these groups.
Do I have to sign up ahead of time for the education breakout sessions?
No. All you need to do is show up to the sessions that interest you.
Are the keynote, general sessions, and/or education breakout sessions recorded?
No. We do not have plans to record any session - they are all in-person sessions.
Are there handouts for any of the sessions? If so, how can I get the handouts?
Not all sessions provide handouts. Handouts IWLA receives before the convention are available via the app. Final handouts will be posted to the cloud (as allowed by speakers). All attendees will receive a link to the handouts with other information via email after the convention.
How do I log in to the Wi-Fi?
I’m an exhibitor and I have not heard from my Board Buddy. Who is assigned to me?
Many IWLA Board Members and former chairman have volunteered to be buddies. These are assigned after the Jan. 15 early-bird deadline. The list is available at the registration desk. Or, the exhibitor can contact Jay Strother for more information.
Can I get an electronic list of attendees?
Electronic lists of attendees are sent only to exhibitors and to sponsors at the $6,000 level and above. You can find all attendees in the app. A hard-copy directory of attendees is included in your registration materials.
If you have any other additional question, please feel free to contact Jay Strother.
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