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When will the 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning be held?

January 11 – 15, 2016


Where will the Institute be held in 2016?

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
Reservations: 888-789-3090 or at our Hotel Information Page


When does registration open?

Registration opens August 3, 2015. If you would like your name to be included in the Conference Guide & Registration List, you must register by Friday, November 6, 2015.


How do I register for the 50th Annual Institute?

Registration opens on August 3, 2015. You may Register Online (instant confirmation) or you may print the Institute Registration Form and mail 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 $1,060.


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.

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 also have complimentary on-site access to the conference materials on their iPad or Android tablets. Access will be available Monday – Friday of Institute week.
Additional Materials: An additional CD-ROM, USB or Print Materials may be purchased 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.
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 – 50th Anniversary Welcome Reception (additional guest ticket) – $30
  • Tuesday – Simply Seafood Cooking Class - $90
  • Wednesday – Catamaran Cruise - $110
  • Thursday – Day at Winter Park - $40

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 10th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and continues on Monday, January 11th 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 listed in the Conference Guide & Registration List you must register by Friday, November 6, 2015.


How do I confirm my registration?

Online registrations receive a confirmation email immediately.
Registrations received by mail will be confirmed by letter within two weeks of receipt.


I can only attend 3 days of the conference. Can my colleague attend the rest of the week 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 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 18, 2015. 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.


How do I make a hotel reservation?

To make your hotel reservation online, please visit the Hotel page on our website.
To reserve by phone reference “Heckerling Institute” when making your 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
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: 888-353-2013
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort: 888-353-2009


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: approximately $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 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 those registered as of November 6, 2015 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 51st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be held January 9 – 13, 2017, 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
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