Thanks for joining us for our Registration and Housing Twitter chat. Here is a transcript of the questions we answered during the chat.
Q: How do I know what registration category I should select? #DDW13
A: Our website has a detailed explanation of all registration categories and fees http://ow.ly/jbv3v #DDW13
Q: Do I need a DDW ID number to register? #DDW13
A: No, if you’re a member or attended DDW in the past 3 years you can search by your email or last name and zip code #DDW13
Q: How can I obtain an invitation letter prior to registering? #DDW13
A: Email DDWRegAdmin@gastro.org with your name and address and we will respond with a digital copy of your invitation letter. #DDW13
Q: Where can I find my invitation letter after registering? #DDW13
A: There is a link to your invitation letter in your confirmation email & the Registration Resource Center (link) #DDW13
Q: How do I add a session after I’ve already registered? #DDW13
A: You can call 888-873-3976 or visit the Registration Resource Center http://ow.ly/jcV2F #DDW13
Q: Can I add a session to my registration while I’m attending #DDW13?
A: Yes, there will be self-registration areas onsite where you can register for any additional ticketed sessions. #DDW13
Q: How do I add a guest to my registration? #DDW13
A: When registering, there is a button to add a guest in “Step 4: Review Information.” If you already registered, call 888-873-3976 #DDW13
Q: How can I make general changes to my registration? #DDW13
A: Any edits to your personal information or registration can be made at our Registration Resource Center http://ow.ly/jcV2F #DDW13
Q: How do I cancel my registration? #DDW13
A: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to DDW@xpressreg.net. There is a $50 fee per cancelled ticketed item #DDW13
Q: My abstract for #DDW13 was accepted. Do I still have to pay for registration?
A: Yes. Check our website for a list of all registration categories and fees http://ow.ly/jbv3v #DDW13
Q: Where can I make my hotel reservation for #DDW13?
A: Hotel reservations can be made at any of the official DDW hotels through our housing website http://ow.ly/jdaTe #DDW13
Q: Do I have to register for #DDW13 before I reserve my housing?
A: No, you can make your housing reservation at any time. #DDW13
Q: Where can I compare prices for all the available hotels? #DDW13
A: The fees for all official DDW hotels can be found here http://ow.ly/jddmD #DDW13
Q: What hotels are closest to the Orange County Convention Center? #DDW13
A: The Peabody Orlando and the Rosen Centre Hotel are within walking distance, but free shuttles will run from all other hotels to #DDW13
Q: Can I change my hotel reservation after I’ve already booked it? #DDW13
A: Yes. If you need to make any edits to your hotel reservation, call 800-221-3531 (US) or 212-532-1660 (Intl) #DDW13
Q: How do I get from the airport to my hotel? #DDW13
A: SuperShuttle is the easiest way to get to and from the airport. Use discount code DDW13 for $5 off. http://ow.ly/jdheL #DDW13
Q: What is the shuttle schedule from the hotels to the convention center at #DDW13?
A: A free shuttle service will be provided from all official DDW hotels to the convention center every 10-30 minutes #DDW13
Q: How do I get around Orlando if I want to visit the theme parks nearby? #DDW13
A: The #DDW13 Guest Services booth will have discounted park tickets. Here’s more info about sightseeing in Orlando: http://ow.ly/jdkwX
Corie Stretton is DDW’s Convention Coordinator. She is responsible for managing registration and housing for all DDW attendees, and for coordinating registration materials.