Travel & Hotel Information

Get ready for sun, sand, surf and four days that will forever impact your life!

The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is our Conference hotel for 2019. This family-friendly hotel boasts a spectacular quarter-mile private beach, on-site recreational activities, multiple restaurants, a bar on the beach, and an easy walk to shops and even more restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard.

Given the prime oceanfront location, we are fortunate to have secured an rock-bottom group rate of just $174 (+taxes/fees) per night. We have also negotiated an optional reduced resort fee of $20 per night, which can be decided upon at time of check-in.

As of Monday June 24, 2019, our hotel room block has sold out of all available rooms. Rooms may be available onsite at a higher rate, or in nearby properties.

Hotel Reservations

To make reservations, please visit our group reservation site below. A one-night deposit is required at time of booking. Please see the ‘Notes’ section below for further information on deposits, cancellations, and debit holds.

Booking Late?

Just a reminder – the room block for our Annual Conferences fill up fast, so you may receive a ‘no rooms available’ message when you try to make your reservation.

Often what happens is that our room block ‘sells out’, and we simply need to open up/add more rooms. However, we don’t want to open up a whole new block of rooms and then not be able to fill it (we would be penalized for that), so it is much better this late in the game to adjust the reservations one by one.

All you need you to do is follow the same reservation link, and make a reservation – any reservation – within the block. The site may not allow you to book within the rate for the duration of your stay, so book as much of your stay as the site allows.

Once your reservation is confirmed, email your reservation confirmation number, the name the reservation is under, and the dates you wish to stay, to, and we can adjust your departure date on our end and get you a new confirmation. If you are booking within the last few weeks before the conference and no rooms appear to be available, simply contact us at the email above for assistance.

Getting Here

Our Conference hotel is the spectacular Sheraton Grand Chicago, located in the heart of downtown.

Given the premier downtown location, we are fortunate to have secured an amazing group rate of just $169 (+taxes/fees)/night.


To make reservations, please visit our group reservation site. A one-night deposit* is required at time of booking.

Fort Lauderdale Airport

Many will fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) which is 12 minutes from the hotel or Miami International Airport (MIA) which is an hour from the hotel. Attendees living nearby may choose to drive or use other transportation. Self-Parking is offered at the negotiated rate of $15 (normally $35) per day or Valet for $25 (normally $41) per day.

Miami International Airport


As of January 1, 2019, a deposit equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation. Upon check-in, this deposit will be applied towards the guest’s bill.

Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by Hotel at least three (3) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Those using a debit card at check-in will have an immediate hold for funds placed on their checking account by their financial institution. The amount held will be less than or equal to the total of the room (+taxes/fees), plus $75 per day to cover incidental charges. Funds may be held by your financial institution for up to 5 business days or longer after check out before being released. We suggest that guests authorize a credit card at check-in, and then pay with a debit card at check out to avoid unnecessary holds on your account.

Resort Fee:

An optional daily resort amenity package fee of $20 plus tax per night can be added to each individual room. Amenities include:

  • Resort wide high-speed Internet access (includes guestrooms, public space, meeting space, and F&B outlets)
  • Unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls
  • Two resort welcome beverages per stay
  • Two bottled waters in guestroom per day
  • Two chairs and one beach umbrella per day
  • Two fitness classes per day. Visit the spa for class schedule (reservation required)
  • One-hour rental of non-motorized water sport equipment per day (weather permitting: select from surf/ paddle/boogie boards/kayak)
  • One-hour snorkeling tour (including gear) for two guests per stay (reservation required, based on availability of each tour)
  • One-hour tennis court use per day, including rackets and balls (reservations required, call ext. x6735 or x6747)