Thursday, August 16, 2012

One Month Until PW&WCBA: Six Tips For The Attendee

If there is one thing we know about our Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts attendees, it's that they are planners, be it by nature or simply experience of the profession.

With that in mind, if you're planning to attend this September, you may already be tracking down the little details. Here are some tips for making the most of your experience at the upcoming conference:

1. Arrival: If you're arriving by air at Orlando International Airport, Disney's Magical Express Service is the easiest choice for reaching our event venue at Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort.

This exclusive complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently takes you from the airport directly to your Disney Resort and back again when it's time to return. To book, call 407-827-6777 or visit for more information. It is recommended that you book this service now if you haven't already.

For those who choose to drive or take a cab, the street address of the resort is 4600 North World Drive, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. There is also free transportation within the parks once you've reached the resort, including the Monorail, boats and motor coaches. Magic Kingdom® Park is also a short walk away.  

2. Accommodations: For questions regarding Disney's Contemporary Resort you may contact them directly at (407) 934-763, mention that you are with the "IIR ProjectWorld Conference" group. Disney's Contemporary Convention Center is adjacent to the Resort, with entrances both near the hotel registration desk, and at the rear near the garden wing annex and pool. This is where all PW&WCBA sessions will be held, just look for the PW&WCBA signage when you arrive!

3. Connect: Our exclusive crowdvine networking site is the place online for all your PW&WCBA information - here you will access documentation from session as well as information on collecting PDUs. Additionally, you can use the site to connect with fellow attendees and network before, during and after the event.

4. Dining: Lunch and a light breakfast will be served during the event, and there are also several dining locations on site at The Contemporary. Dining Locations at Disney's Contemporary Resort include:
California Grill – Award-winning restaurant with market-inspired menu, stage kitchen and spectacular views
The Wave – Casual dining featuring American cooking blended with world flavors
Chef Mickey's – Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Food 'N Fun Center – Hot & cold sandwiches, salads and desserts
The Downtown Disney® area, available via free shuttles from the hotel, also offers several dining options.

5. Dress: We would like to create an informal atmosphere at the conference conducive to learning and networking- business casual dress is welcome. The main guideline is for you to wear what you feel most comfortable in.
With each attendee having their own ‘ideal’ temperature for conference rooms, it is not always possible to accommodate everyone. Assume the space inside will be air conditioned and the outside space will be warm. If you tend to feel cold you are encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

6. Fun: Sure, PW&WCBA is a place for learning and career development, but feel free to take advantage of the great nearby attractions after conference hours. Special Disney Meeting/Convention Tickets are available only to meeting attendees, their guests and family members, Disney's multi-day and half-day Meeting/Convention tickets are designed to fit any agenda and can't be purchased at the Theme Park gates. For more information visit 

Lastly, make sure to stay connected here, on twitter or on Facebook for up-to-the minute updates. We'll be live-tweeting from the conference at hashtag #pwwcba - so follow along and add your thoughts!

Haven't registered yet? There's still time! As a reader of our blog, you can receive 15% off the standard registration rate with Priority Code PW12BLOG. For more information on the ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts and to register, visit our webpage.

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