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When will the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning be held?

January 12 – 16, 2015

 

Where will the Institute be held in 2015?

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

 

When does registration open?

Registration opens August 1st, 2014. If you would like your name to be included in the Conference Guide & Registration List, you must register by Friday, November 7, 2014.

 

How do I register for the 49th Annual Institute?

Registration opens on August 1st, 2014. You may Register Online (instant confirmation) or you may print the Institute Registration Form and mail or fax the completed form to the Heckerling Institute (allow up to two weeks for confirmation letter). The Institute does not accept registrations by phone.

 

How much is the registration fee?

Registration fee is $1,040.

 

What does the registration fee include?

Access to 5 days of educational programming: Monday – Friday

Registrants receive Institute materials in Print (approximately 7 books), CD-ROM, or USB Flash Drive. Additionally, registrants will have complimentary onsite access to the conference materials on their iPad or Android tablets. Access will be available Monday – Friday of Institute week. (Registrants are required to enter their email address on the Institute Registration Form.)


Daily Continental Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Monday Evening Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Evening Transportation: Complimentary evening shuttle service to selected local dining and entertainment areas.

 

What are the options for Institute Materials?

The Institute materials are available in Print, CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive. Registrants will have complimentary on-site access to the conference materials on their iPad or Android tablets. Access will be available Monday – Friday of Institute week. (Registrants are required to enter their email address on the Institute Registration Form.)
Additional Materials: You may purchase an additional CD-ROM, USB or Print Materials for $250.

 

How will “On-site Access to Institute Materials” work?

Complimentary on-site access to Institute Materials is designed for registrants that prefer to use their iPad or Android tablet during the lectures. Access instructions will be distributed at the Institute Registration desk when you pick up your badge and materials. Access to the Institute materials will only be available on-site, Monday – Friday of Institute week. (Registrants are required to enter their email address on the Institute Registration Form.) Conference materials are copyrighted and cannot be duplicated, reused or shared.

 

Do you offer Guest Programs?

Yes, please visit the Guest Program page for descriptions and additional details.


  • Monday – Institute Opening Reception - $25
  • Tuesday - Taste Orlando - $100
  • Wednesday – Chihuly Collection and Glass Blowing Demonstration - $60
  • Thursday – Florida Eco Adventures - $70/$105*
    • Open-Air Safari Coach ($70)
    • Zipline* ($105) Minimum: 8 years old. Weight 55-265 lbs.

Will you offer complimentary evening shuttle service to Downtown Disney and Universal City Walk again this year?

Yes, free shuttle service will be available again this year Monday – Thursday evenings.

 

  • Monday: Downtown Disney (6:00pm – Midnight)
  • Tuesday: Universal City Walk (6:00pm – Midnight)
  • Wednesday: Downtown Disney (6:00pm – Midnight)
  • Thursday: Universal City Walk (6:00pm – Midnight)

Can I register on-site?

Registration is available on-site at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center beginning on Sunday, January 11th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and continues again on Monday, January 12th at 7:00 a.m. Registrations will be accepted at the door on a space available basis.

 

When is the registration cut-off date?

There is no cut-off date for registration. However, if you would like your name in the Conference Guide & Registration List you must register by Friday, November 7, 2014.

 

How do I confirm my registration?

Online registrations receive a confirmation email immediately.

 

You will receive a registration confirmation letter approximately two weeks after we receive your registration if you mail or fax you registration form to the Institute.

 

I can only attend 3 days of the conference. Can my co-worker attend the rest of the days or is there a prorated fee available?/

Sharing registrations is not permitted. All registrants receive a complete set of materials for the entire Institute. Prorated fees are therefore not available.

 

What is the cancellation / refund policy?/

Registration fees are refundable (less a $100 administrative fee) if written notice is received no later than 12 Noon EST, Friday, December 19, 2014. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Guest program fees are not refundable. CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN TWO WEEKS. REFUND CHECKS TAKE SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.


Please complete one of the forms below and fax to 305-284-6752:

Print this form if you registered ONLINE:
ONLINE - Cancellation Form

Print this form if you registered via FAX or MAIL:
Faxed or Mailed - Cancellation Form

 

How do I make a hotel reservation?

To make your hotel reservations online, please visit the Hotel page on our website. Reference “Heckerling Institute” if you are calling in your hotel reservation.

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort: 888-789-3090
Courtyard Marriott Village at Lake Buena Vista: 888-789-3090
Sabal Palms & Royal Palms: 800-845-5279

 

How far is the airport from the hotel?

Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 18 miles (25 minutes)

 

How much is a taxi/shuttle from the airport?

From Orlando International to the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort Taxi: typical rate $45 one-way

 

Does the Institute offer any travel discounts?

Yes, please visit our Travel Discounts page for Avis and Mears discount codes.

 

What is the attire?

Business Casual

 

Will I be able to watch the General Sessions in my room?

Yes, you will be able to view the General Sessions at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.

 

Will I be able to ship my materials from the Orlando World Center again this year?

Yes, FedEx will be on-site again this year on Thursday and Friday. The price will be announced at a later date.

 

Can I get a list of Institute attendees ahead of time?

A list of registrants will be published in the Conference Guide and Registration List and will be made available on-site.

 

When and where is next year's Institute?

The 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be held January 11 – 15, 2016 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

 


Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, Room C-423, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: 305-284-4762   |   Fax: 305-284-6752   |   Email: heckerling@law.miami.edu