Top Reasons to Attend the 19th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference: Extracurricular Activities Edition
The 19th Annual Healthcare Conference will be here before you know it! As we head into mid-September, it’s time to finalize plans for your trip to Orlando in early November. Seriously. It’s less than 2 months away!
It goes without saying that the educational and networking opportunities at HCIC are our prime reasons for attendance. But “all work and no play…” Right? So we thought we’d list some fun things to do while you’re in Orlando for the conference.
• The “D Word:” If we were doing a word association exercise, it’s a pretty safe bet that the word most associated with Orlando would be “Disney.” We’ve already heard from several attendees that they are bringing their families along so they can visit Disney World before or after the conference. For your convenience, the hotel venue – the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate – offers complimentary shuttle service to the Disney theme parks. Note: A reservation for the shuttle is required at least 24 hours in advance – see the hotel concierge for more information.
If you’re not up for a theme park experience at Disney or won’t have enough time, you still have other choices on the Disney property, such as Downtown Disney, which has numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options.
Various holiday-themed special events will be available on select dates starting in November, so be sure to check the Disney special events schedule if you’re interested in attending one. Tickets are required to attend holiday events.
• Other theme parks: The Orlando and Tampa areas are “theme park central,” no doubt about it. There’s a theme park to suit everyone’s tastes, even the Lego aficionados.
• Dining: Most of your meals are provided during HCIC, but if you want a change from conference food, you have plenty of choices! The hotel offers several options, from casual to upscale. If you want to venture away from the hotel property, Town Center at Celebration has about a dozen different dining locations, ranging from pizza to deli to Thai to upscale and other choices. As previously mentioned, Downtown Disney has many dining choices, as well. Check VisitOrlando.com for even more dining options in the Orlando area.
• Entertainment: The Omni Orlando Resort offers multiple onsite entertainment options, from golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball and water activities to shopping and a spa. Away from the hotel, the options are almost unlimited.
No doubt some of you are frequent visitors to Orlando and have your own favorite places and activities. Please feel free to share your suggestions with us, either by commenting here or posting on any of our various social media sites: Facebook, Twitter or our LinkedIn HCIC Group.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando!