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Conference Events at-a-glance – select the name of any event below for more information.

Thursday, July 27, 2017Friday, July 28, 2017 Saturday, July 29, 2017Sunday, July 30, 2017
5th Professional DayCamp Program - all day Camp Program - all day Camp Program - half day
Pool Party (afternoon)Program Sessions 9am - 5pmProgram Sessions 9am - 5pmProgram Sessions 9am - 12pm
Opening Reception (evening)SibshopsSibshops
Exhibitor Fair - all dayExhibitor Fair - all day
Information Central (afternoon)CHARGE-A-Palooza Party and
Basket Raffle & Silent Auction (evening)
Rachel Coleman Show (evening)

 

Taking CHARGE in 2017 Orlando5th Professional Day

Our fifth Professional Day will take place all day on Thursday, July 27.  This day is designed for professionals working in the field of CHARGE to share their work with each other.  Presentations will be of a more technical nature, designed for sharing between professional peers.  Families are welcome to attend but there will be no individual-specific questions taken.

 

There is an additional registration fee to attend – $175 per person (includes breakfast and lunch).

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Pool PartyRosen Shingle Creek Pool

Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and join us poolside on Thursday afternoon.  Our pool party will give everyone a chance to meet up with new and old friends, mingle, have a snack and a splash in the pool.  The pool party will be from 1:30 – 4:30pm. Snacks will be provided.

 

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thursday night receptionOpening Reception

On Thursday evening we hold our official conference opening reception.  Everyone will gather for a light dinner (provided) and some fun activities to help us kick things off!

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Information Centralconference poster session two ladies discussing a poster

On Friday afternoon, we have our information central session, an interactive session where professionals will be available to discuss their poster presentations and answer your questions.  This is your all-access pass to the world’s leading experts on CHARGE syndrome.

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Sibshops

We are thrilled to be offering our wildly popular sibshops again. These fun-filled workshops are designed for typically developing siblings of individuals with CHARGE syndrome who are 8-13 years of age. It’s a safe space just for them to meet, share, and have fun.

*Note: Foundation members get priority for sibshops registration.

Two boys work together on a project at a table at Sibshopsfun and games at sibshops

 

 

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Rachel Coleman Showrachel-coleman

We are very excited to announce that, with the support of the Texas Chargers, Rachel Coleman from Signing Time will be joining us again on Friday evening at conference.  This is sure to be a high energy, fun-packed show for both the young and young-at-heart.

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Exhibitor Fair

Throughout the conference, exhibitors will be set up around the conference area.  You will have lots ofconferenceexhibitors opportunities to visit with them, ask questions, and find out more about their products and services.

We are actively looking to add exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers to our event. The Conference provides a unique opportunity for companies to reach hundreds of families affected by CHARGE syndrome and the professionals who work with them. We expect over 1,000 people to attend!

If you, or someone you know, should exhibit, sponsor or advertise at the 2017 conference, please review our information packet or contact: David Wolfe at david@chargesyndrome.org or Brownie Shott at brownie@chargesyndrome.org.

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CHARGE-A-Palooza

Get ready for a PARTY! Saturday night is our big CHARGE-A-Palooza party. Fabulous face-painting, a non-stop dance floor, photo booths and awesome carnival games are just some of the fun things you’ll see on Saturday night.
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Basket Raffle & Silent Auction

basket raffle tableOne of the best parts about Saturday night is the basket raffle and silent auction. This is one of the major fundraisers for the Foundation and lots of fun.  You purchase tickets to drop into bags in front of your favorite baskets.  Numbers are drawn out to see who wins.  There will also be a silent auction of select items.

If you would like to donate something for the basket raffle and silent auction, please use this donation form.  We also have a donation letter you can use to contact local businesses you frequent for donations as well.  If you have any questions about the basket raffle or silent auction, please contact Neal at neal@chargesyndrome.org.

 

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Disney Tickets

 

 

Walt Disney World Meeting/Convention Ticket offers for the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation 13th International Conference attendees!  For advance purchase of exclusive partial day tickets and specially priced multi-day tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE.

Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is July 26th, 2017.

 

 

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