Travel Arrangements

Travel Plans for 2014 NPOA Conference

Dear NPOA Memberswe've already had some inquiries from members asking for more details about 2014 Owners Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Although we plan on announcing a complete Agenda and program details within the next three weeks or so, there is something we need to address for those members who are using miles to make early travel reservations. 

While our current conference page provides some details, it is worth noting that we are offering members something totally different next year - a unique educational opportunity that may require arriving a day earlier than normal for many of our members.

Here's the deal in a Nut Shell - Our conference opens officially onThursday, Feb. 27, 2014, with registration throughout the day and a "Welcome Reception" scheduled that evening. Our seminars and breakout sessions will be held as usual on Friday, Feb. 28th and Saturday, Mar. 1st. However, Graphics of the Americas Expo (GOA), the country’s largest graphic arts trade show is being held in nearby Miami Beach at the very same time as our conference, and that's great news for many NPOA members.

Working in coordination with NPOA, the organizers of GOA have generously  extended to NPOA members a special offer of free admission to their trade show and free attendance to any of their educational programs being offered throughout their conference. Click here for Seminar Info GOA will also be providing NPOA members free shuttle transportation between our headquarters hotel in Fort Lauderdale and the GOA Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Should You Adjust Your Travel Plans? If NPOA members want to take advantage of the special arrangements noted above, it will mean (at least for many) that you will need to consider adjusting your travel plans so as to arrive on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, as opposed to the more traditional Thursday arrival.

By doing so, that will allow you to take full advantage of this unique educational arrangement with GOA. Yes, that means one extra night at the hotel, but the expanded educational opportunities may well be worth that extra investment for many of our members.

One additional and helpful fact.... the Renaissance Hotel (Plantation, FL) is less than an eight minute taxi ride from the Fort Lauderdale International, so whether you arrive late on Wednesday or early on Thursday you are just a very short distance from our Conference Hotel site.