FAQ's

When will the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning be held?
January 22 – 26, 2018

Where will the Institute be held in 2018?

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center

8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821

Reservations: 888-789-3090

When does registration open?
Registration opens August 1, 2017. If you would like your name to be included in the Conference Guide & Registration List, you must register by Friday, November 17, 2017. 

How do I register for the 52nd Annual Institute?
Registration opens on August 1, 2017.  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. 

When does the Institute begin and end?

Monday, January 22, 2018 9:00 a.m. – Fundamentals Program

Friday, January 26, 2018 10:50 a.m. - 12:00 noon – Wrap-up Session


When can I pick up my badge and materials?

The Registration Desk will open on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention.  Attendees enjoy picking up their materials and badge while they network with colleagues the afternoon before the Institute opens. 
The Registration Desk will reopen on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 a.m and Tuesday – Friday at 8:00 a.m.

 

What does the registration fee include?
Educational Live Programming: Monday – Friday
Institute Materials: Print (approximately 7 books) or a 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

Daily Networking Breaks in the Exhibit Hall
Welcome Reception: Monday 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Daily Transportation: Complimentary shuttle to and from designated hotels during programing hours Monday - Friday.

Evening Transportation: Complimentary evening shuttle to and from selected local dining and entertainment areas Monday –Thursday.

 

What are the options for Institute Materials?
The Institute materials are available in print 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 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 for the Mobile App will be included in the Institute 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.  [Print Guest Program Flyer]

  • Monday – Welcome Reception (additional guest ticket) – $30
  • Tuesday – Cooking Demo at Emeril’s with Four-Course Luncheon - $120
  • Wednesday – Cypress Forest Guided Kayak Tour - $100  
  • Thursday – Museum Tour and Winter Park - $40

Can I register on-site?
Registration is available on-site at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center beginning on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and continues on Monday, January 22nd 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 17, 2017.

How do I confirm my registration?
Online 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 Institute. 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 by Thursday, December 28, 2017. Guest program fees are not refundable. CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN TWO WEEKS. REFUND CHECKS TAKE SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.  To cancel your registration, please complete one of the forms below and fax to 305-284-6752

Print this form if you registered ONLINE:  ONLINE - Cancellation Form

Print this form if you registered by MAIL:  MAILED - Cancellation Form

How do I make a hotel reservation?
To make your hotel reservation online, please visit the Hotel page on our website.  To reserve by phone, reference “Heckerling Institute” when making your reservation.  
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort: 888-789-3090
Courtyard Village at Lake Buena Vista: 888-789-3090

SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista: 888-789-3090
Gaylord Palms: 800-429-5673
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: 888-353-2013
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort: 888-353-2009
Sabal Palms & Royal Palms: 800-845-5279

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

How much is a taxi/shuttle from the airport?
From the Orlando International Airport to the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort a taxi is 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 attendees registered as of Friday, November 17, 2017 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 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be held January 14 – 18, 2019, at the Orlando World Center Marriott.