ADRP 2019: Know Before You Go

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We're looking forward seeing you at the Hilton Miami Downtown for the 16th Annual ADRP International Conference! Please see below for your Know Before You Go details. If you are a presenter, sponsor/exhibitor, Blair Scholar, or [email protected] attendee, you will have received (or will be receiving) an email from the ADRP Office containing other specific information. If you have not received this email, please contact our office. 

Before you meet us in Miami, it's important that you take the time to read through the following content in order to ensure a seamless experience at the conference. As always, please contact the ADRP Office via phone at (800) 341-0014 or email [email protected] with any questions.


Packing Advice

The forecast in Miami for September 24 – 27 predicts partly cloudy weather from 70 to 79 degrees (F), so as you pack for Miami, please keep in mind that the Hilton Miami Downtown will have air conditioning, and rooms may be chilly. It is wise to bring layers to help you stay comfortable whether inside or outside. 


Bring a Donation for Lotus House

Conference attendees will have the opportunity, as in years past, to support the non-profit with in-kind donations.  Lotus House’s greatest need is for diapers, and in the months leading up to the conference, we have also provided an Amazon Wish List of items. You’ll be able to contribute items at any time before or during the conference.


Travel, Directions, & Parking

The Hilton Miami Downtown is approximately 18 minutes (five miles) from the Miami International Airport. If you plan to drive to the conference, there is self-parking available for $25, and valet for $28 (extra for oversize vehicles) at the hotel. If you are flying into Miami, there are several other transportation options available:

Super Shuttle: $16
Taxi: $25
Rental Car: Varies
Uber/Lyft: Varies

The Hilton Miami Downtown is located at 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. 

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Onsite Registration and Information Desk Hours

The conference registration/information desk for the conference will open at the Hilton Miami Downtown on the Ballroom Level on Tuesday, September 24 and will remain open during the following hours:

Tuesday 9/24: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Wednesday 9/25: 
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 9/26: 
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9/27: 
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Upon arriving at the hotel, keep an eye out for directional signage to help guide you around the venue and lead you to the registration area. Once you arrive at the conference on the first day, check in at the registration desk to pick up your name badge and other conference resources.

The registration desk will remain open for your conference- or other ADRP-related questions. Or, you can just pop by to say hello to our ADRP office staff!


Newcomers' and Mentorship Reception

On Tuesday, September 24, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on the Pool Deck, meet up with your mentor or mentee and fellow first-time attendees for an exciting newcomers' reception. Get a feel for the conference as you bond with others in your industry while enjoying stunning views of Miami from the Hilton's Pool Deck. 

This event is for first-time attendees, mentors, mentees, and sponsor/exhibitor representatives only.


Help Raise Funds for Future Blair Scholars

Remember to stop by Eleven Fifty Seven's booth to help raise money for future Blair Scholarships. For every colored square signed and placed on the board, Eleven Fifty Seven will donate a dollar!


Dine-Arounds

Did you sign up for a Conference Dine-Around? On both Wednesday, September 25, and Thursday, September 26, those who signed up to attend a dine-around should plan to meet in the Overture II Foyer by the ADRP Connections Lounge. Dinner reservations are at 6:30 PM, so you will want to meet by 6:00 PM to allow ample time for travel.

As a friendly reminder, while signing up for a dine-around is free, attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal, drinks, and transportation to and from the restaurant(s).


Conference Resources

You have access to several great resources to help you navigate the conference. In the attendee packet you will receive upon arrival to the Hilton Miami Downtown, you will find a printed program book containing session details, a map of the venue, sponsor and speaker information, and so much more. This information is also available in the conference mobile app.

The conference app will be your best tool for navigating the conference. If you haven't already downloaded it, you can do so through both the Apple and Android app stores by searching "ADRP Conference App."

After downloading the app, you will have the conference schedule, attendee list, session materials, sponsor and exhibitor information, and much more right at your fingertips.

For further instruction and frequently asked questions about the app, check out our Mobile App FAQ.


Passport to Prizes

The 2019 ADRP International Conference would not be possible without the support of all our sponsors and exhibitors. Thank you!

The Passport to Prizes this year is completely optional, but offers a unique way to encourage and facilitate conversation between attendees and our sponsors/exhibitors. 

After submitting your Passport, you will be entered to a drawing to win prizes donated by the sponsors and exhibitors, as well as a grand prize of a complimentary 2020 ADRP Conference registration.


Stay Connected

Make sure to stay connected during the conference when you join in the conversation on social media.

Throughout the conference, express your insights, observations, discussion questions, and photos via FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn using #ADRP2019.


Turn Up the Heat!

On behalf of ADRP and the conference planning committee, we wish you safe travels and look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 ADRP International Conference. This year's event promises to Turn Up the Heat!