National ADA Symposium

Symposium at a Glance

Registration fee: $400

Late registration fee: $500 after February 26th.

Pre-conference fee: $50

Sunday March 11, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
ADA Basics:Overview of the ADA

Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel & Convention Center

Room rates: $145/night

Session Schedule


On-Line Registration

Print Registration Form


Monday, March 12th

7:00 – 8:45......Registration

9:00 –10:15....Opening/Keynote

10:30 – 12:30...Session 1

12:30 – 1:45.....Lunch

1:45 – 3:15.......Session 2

3:30 – 5:00.......Session 3

Tuesday, March 13th

7:00 – 8:30.........Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30.......Session 4

10:45 – 12:15......Session 5

12:15 – 1:30........Lunch

1:30 – 3:00..........Session 6

3:15 – 5:15..........Session 7

Wednesday, March 14th

7:00 – 8:30..........Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30........Session 8

10:45 – 12:15......Session 9

About Orlando

Orlando Weather in March
Average high temperature: 78.0
Average low temperature: 55.2
Average precipitation: 3.21
Average humidity (1pm): 50

What to Wear in Orlando
While the area certainly enjoys its fair share of warm sunshine, sometimes t-shirts and shorts don’t always cut it. So when you pack, keep these thoughts in mind when thinking about what to wear in Orlando:
  • Cotton is king. Natural fibers like lightweight cotton knits are ideal in Orlando – especially in the warmer months.

  • Comfort, comfort, comfort. Usually a trip to Orlando means you’ll be on the move. Whether it’s a day at a theme park or spent downtown, chances are you’ll be walking. A lot. So pack your athletic shoes and your comfy socks to make the journey more enjoyable.

  • Light and loose. Pack clothing that allows for air to circulate and keep you cool, and avoid tight fitting styles that cling to the body and chafe as you sweat.

  • Layer it. Sometimes a day in Orlando will start early and end well into the night. So it might serve you well to pack a light jacket, sweater or sweatshirt to take along just in case a slight chill comes along.

  • Mix it up. Orlando offers a number of exciting nightspots to discover and enjoy. And while casual wear is best most places, it’s always a good idea to pack an outfit or two that can be utilized for those times when the Mickey t-shirt and cut-off jeans won’t do.

Orlando, March 12-14

Note: The registration fee goes up to $500 after February 26th and the room block guarantee ends February 10th. Sessions are filling up quickly, register today!

Registering & Choosing Sessions

1. Before registering, review the session schedule and course descriptions to choose the sessons you want to attend. We advise printing a copy of the session schedule to mark your selections before registering on-line.

2. We encourage you to attend the pre-conference session if you new to the ADA. The pre-conference session, ADA Basics: an Overview of the ADA will be offered on Sunday, March 11 from 3:00-5:30 pm. There is an additional $50 fee to attend the pre-conference session.

3. Once you have decided which sessions you wish to attend, proceed to the on-line registration form. After submitting your form, you will receive immediate screen confirmation of your registration as well as a confirmation e-mail. Should you have any difficulties with the on-line registration form, call (352) 669-0076 or e-mail

4. If you wish to register by mail or fax, a printer-friendly registration packet is also available for you to download. If you would like a registration packet mailed to you, please call 352-669-0076 or e-mail Large print copies are available upon request.

5. You may pay on-line by credit card. If you wish to pay by check or money order, please indicate so on the registration form and then print the invoice and return with payment or send to the appropriate department in your agency for processing.

Invoices should be returned to: National ADA Symposium, 100 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO 65203

6. Please be sure to indicate any reasonable accommodations that you will need while attending the ADA Symposium on the registration form. Requests for ADA accommodations cannot be guaranteed after March 1st.

Go to the On-Line Registration!

Hotel Reservations and General Information

Conference Location:
Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel & Convention Center
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL  32821

Room Rates: $145.00 per night (includes parking and room internet access)

Hotel Reservations: Call 1-888-258-7501
to make hotel reservations under the Great Plains ADA Center room block. Please be sure to ask to reserve a room under the Great Plains ADA Center room block in order to receive the reduced hotel room rate.

Link here for on-line hotel reservations.

Note! The cutoff date for guaranteed rooms at the Caribe Royale is February 10th.

If you need ADA accommodations, please be sure to specify the type needed when making your hotel reservations (i.e. wheelchair accessible room, roll-in showers, hearing impaired room, TTY, etc.)

Airport Shuttle Service to the Caribe Royal Hotel

Mears Transportation Group offers Shuttle Service to and from the Orlando International Airport and the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel for $21 one-way or $34 round-trip.  

Wheelchair accessible shuttles are available. To ensure a timely pick-up and avoid waiting for a cab or a shuttle at the airport, follow the link below and make your reservations before you fly. or call (407) 423-5566.

ADA Accommodations, No Fragrance & Smoke-Free Policy

Due to chemical sensitivities, we request that all staff, presenters, and participants refrain from using personal products that are heavily fragranced and from the use of any perfume or colognes while attending the National ADA Symposium. The entire conference area at the Caribe Royale hotel is designated as smoke-free. The National ADA Symposium adheres to ADA and Section 504 guidelines. Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made on your registration form.


Cancellations received after February 26th will not receive a refund. Substitutions may be made at any time, but we ask that you contact us in advance to provide the name and contact information for the substitute.