FAQ's

When will the 51st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning be held?
January 9-13, 2017

Do you have future Heckerling Institutes dates?
52nd     January 22-26, 2018
53rd      January 14-18, 2019
54th      January 13-17, 2020
55th      January 11-15, 2021
56th      January 10-14, 2022
57th      January 9-13, 2023

Where will the Institute be held in 2017?
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821
Reservations: 888-789-3090

When does Institute registation open?
Registration opens August 1, 2016. If you would like your name to be included in the Conference Guide & Registration List, you must register by Friday, November 4, 2016.

How do I register for the 51st Annual Institute?
You may Register Online (instant confirmation) or you may print the Institute Registration Form and mail the completed form to the Heckerling Institute (allow up to two weeks for confirmation letter).  The Institute does not accept registrations by phone.

How much is the registration fee?
Registration fee is $1,080.

What does the registration fee include?
Access to 5 days of educational programming: Monday – Friday
Registrants receive Institute materials in Print (approximately 7 books), CD-ROM, or USB Flash Drive.
Additionally, registrants will have complimentary on-site access to the conference materials through the Heckerling Mobile App which will be available on their web-enabled smart phone or tablet. Access will be available Monday – Friday of Institute week. 
Daily Continental Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Monday Evening Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Evening Transportation: Complimentary evening shuttle service to selected local dining and entertainment areas.

What are the options for Institute Materials?
The Institute materials are available in Print, CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive.
On-site access to the conference materials through the Heckerling Mobile App will be available on your web-enabled smart phone or tablet during the Institute. Access will be available Monday – Friday of Institute week.  Additional Materials: An additional CD-ROM, USB or Print Materials may be purchased for $250.

How will “On-site Access to Institute Materials” work?
Complimentary on-site access to Institute Materials is designed for registrants that prefer to use their web-enabled smart phone or tablet during the lectures.  Access instructions will be distributed at the Institute Registration desk when you pick up your badge and materials.  Access to the Institute materials will only be available on-site, Monday – Friday of Institute week. Conference materials are copyrighted and cannot be duplicated, reused or shared.

Do you offer Guest Programs?
Yes, please visit the Guest Program page for descriptions and additional tour details. 
Monday – Welcome Reception (additional guest ticket) – $30
Tuesday – Create Your Own Masterpiece - $90
Wednesday – Orlando Museum of Art & Leu Gardens - $65
Thursday – Winter Park Cultural Tour - $60

Will you offer complimentary evening shuttle service to Disney Springs and Universal City Walk again this year?
Yes, free shuttle service will be available again this year Monday – Thursday evenings.
Monday & Wednesday: Disney Springs (6:00pm – Midnight)
Tuesday & Thursday: Universal City Walk (6:00pm – Midnight)

Can I register on-site?
Registration is available on-site at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center beginning on Sunday, January 8th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and continues on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 a.m.  Registrations will be accepted at the door on a space-available basis.

When is the registration cut-off date?
There is no cut-off date for registration. However, if you would like your name listed in the Conference Guide & Registration List you must register by Friday, November 4, 2016.

How do I confirm my registration?
Online credit card registrations receive a confirmation email immediately.
Registrations received by mail will be confirmed by letter within two weeks of receipt.

I can only attend 3 days of the conference. Can my colleague attend the rest of the week or is there a prorated fee available?
Sharing registrations is not permitted. All registrants receive a complete set of materials for the entire Institute. Prorated fees are not available.

What is the cancellation / refund policy?
Registration fees are refundable (less a $100 administrative fee) if written notice is received no later than Friday, December 16, 2016.  Refunds will not be issued after that date. Guest program fees are not refundable. CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN TWO WEEKS.  REFUND CHECKS TAKE SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.

How do I make a hotel reservation?
To make your hotel reservation online, please visit the Hotel Information page. 
To reserve by phone reference “Heckerling Institute” when making your reservation.
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort: 888-789-3090
Courtyard Marriott Village at Lake Buena Vista: 888-789-3090
Sabal Palms & Royal Palms: 800-845-5279
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: 888-353-2013
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort: 888-353-2009

How far is the airport from the hotel?
Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 18 miles (25 minutes)

How much is a taxi/shuttle from the airport?
From Orlando International to the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
Taxi: approximately $45 one-way

What is the attire?
Business casual

Will I be able to ship my materials from the Orlando World Center again this year?
Yes, FedEx will be on-site again this year on Thursday and Friday. The shipping price will be announced at a later date.

Can I get a list of Institute attendees ahead of time?
A list of those registered as of November 4, 2016 will be published in the Conference Guide and Registration List and will be made available on-site.

When and where is next year’s Institute?
The 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be held January 22 – 26, 2018, at the Orlando World Center Marriott.