ALDAcon 2024 in Clearwater Beach, FL – FAQs

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1) When is ALDAcon 2024?
ALDAcon is Sept 11-15, 2024.

2) Where is ALDAcon 2024?
ALDAcon is in Clearwater Beach, FL at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. You can register at the hotel at this link

3) How do I register?
You may register for the ALDACon 2024 online, email to registration@alda.org, or by regular postal mail.  Online registration is encouraged.

    • Online Registration:  Click here to register online. (This option offers payment by credit card or EZ pay.)
    • If you need a PDF version of the online registration form, please print this form, fill it out, and either scan and email it to registration@@alda.org or mail it to: ALDAcon Registration, c/o Debbe Hagner, 8121 Braddock Circle, Unit 6, Port Richey, FL, 34668

4) Who do I contact for questions on the registration process?
You may contact the registration chair (Diane McDonagh) by sending an email to registration@alda.org.

5) What about COVID-19?
Pre-convention, ALDA will be monitoring COVID-19 state and local CDC guidelines to post as broadly as possible should there be any change aside from strongly recommending COVID-19 vaccinations or masking when appropriate.  Please be sure to check your Spam folder and keep your Membership up to date with the best email contact address.

6) Are discounts offered for ALDAcon 2024?
Membership Discounts: Yes, members get the best rates!

    • Current Members: If you need to renew your membership, you may do so on the ALDAcon registration page.
    • New Members: The membership fee is a separate fee to activate your membership and can be paid at the time of your registration. The membership fee is not reimbursable.
    • Zelle payments: If you use Zelle, you can save $10. Send your registration to treasurer@alda.org via Zelle. You will receive a discount if you pay your “Full Registration” in full. *Partial payments do not qualify for the discount.

Discounts, including Military/Veteran, Spouse/Partner, Holiday Rates and Early Bird Rates can be found on the ALDAcon registration form.

7) What is EZ Pay Plan and how does it work?
The EZ Pay Plan allows periodic payments and is available to paid ALDA members. An initial payment of $50 or more is required. You must sign up for the EZ Pay Plan by June 30th and must pay the final balance by August 12, 2024.

    • Activation: The EZ Pay Plan can be activated upon completion of your registration form.
    • Initial Payment: Minimum of $50.00 to start. Note your initial payment amount on the registration form. Take note of your Registration Identification Number.
    • Additional Payments (MUST USE REGISTRATION IDENTIFICATION NUMBER): Click here to pay in periodic installments or in full. The EZ pay link ONLY works with your Registration Identification Number.
    • NOTE: Membership dues must be paid in full along with the $50 minimum for the registration.

Monthly Invoice:  Reminders will be sent until your account is paid in full (due by August 12, 2024).

8)  How do I make Hotel Reservations?
ALDAcon hotel rates are available at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort from Sept 10-15, 2024. Book online or by phone by August 12, 2024. Rooms may be limited, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

9) What is the cancellation policy? 

Requests for refunds (minus $50.00 handling and processing fee) will be honored until July 31, 2024. No refunds will be given on/after August 1, 2024, unless state, local, and federal rules due to COVID indicate that our event cannot happen. Contact ALDAcon 2024 Planning Co-Chairs, Kim and Tahar Mettache at ALDAcon2024Plan@alda.org for consideration of unique circumstances, such as illness or a death in the family.

         10) I’m an Exhibitor. Where can I ship my boxes? 

    • Small packages – Hotel main address: Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (Make sure to put “ATTN: ALDA Conference“)
    • Large packages/pallets – Contact Kim & Tahar at ALDAcon2024Plan@alda.org

11) I still have questions that weren’t answered here. Who can I contact?
Questions can be directed to the respective Volunteer Committee Members listed below. 

For all other questions or general inquiries, please contact the ALDAcon 2023 Planning Co-Chairs, Kim and Tahar Mettache at ALDAcon2024Plan@alda.org

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