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ShelterBox USA 2015 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

October 9-11, 2015 • Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, FL

Join ShelterBox SRTs, Ambassadors, staff, board members and special guests for the 2015 Annual Conference in beautiful Orlando, FL!  Our theme, “For Those We Serve,” will find many sessions focused on learning more about our beneficiaries as well as our donor’s needs.




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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception



9:30 AM - NOON

Pre-Conference Activity 
(Optional; Registration Required)
Orlando Operations Center tour • 9 am-11 am • $20 p/p
The Orlando Operations Center is a 28,000 sq ft joint facility that provides public safety support and the continuity of government during a major disaster.  The Orlando Operations Center is comprised of four major operations for the City of Orlando. It houses the Traffic Management Center, the 911 Communication Center, the Network Operations Support, and the Emergency Operations Center. The tour will consist of a briefing and a walkthru of the facility.
Topics to include:  Emergency Management  •  Operations Response and Recovery Operations  •  Public Safety  •  Continuity of Government  • Shelter Coordination

1:00 PM - 
1:15 PM
Conference Kick Off 

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
ShelterBox Vision

Gain insight into current ShelterBox operations and plans for the future.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Keynote Speaker

Nick Strayham is a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lived in a ShelterBox tent after his home was destroyed. He will be speaking about what it was like to experience this life changing event and how ShelterBox helped him rebuild his life.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Effects of Post-Disaster Stress & Impact on Survivability 

Dr. Nicholas Hall, PhD is an award winning psychoneuroimmunologist specializing in stress and its effects.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Disaster Scenerio: What Would You Do?

An interactive exercise that provides insight to real-time disaster decisions and outcomes.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ShelterBox Deployment Walkthrough

Hear the stages of a disaster response through the lens of a SRT veteran.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception



8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

ShelterBox International Update
Get a live update from the ShelterBox Ops team.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
New ShelterBox Equipment Demo
See and touch the latest ShelterBox gear. 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Operations Panel Update and Q+A
An interactive opportunity to learn more about our response efforts and partnerships. 

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Nepal Speaker
Guest speaker will share what it was like when the 2015 Nepal earthquakes struck, the immediate aftermath and how he worked with the ShelterBox International Operations team to deploy aid instantly.

11:45 AM - NOON

NOON - 2:00 PM
Humanitarian Awards Luncheon
Join us as we honor and celebrate the achievements of those who make our life-saving mission possible!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Serving Our Donors Together
Learn how to manage donor expectations and get an overview of the organization's donor work flow.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
(Choose One)
> Non-Rotary Fundraising
> Gaining Support from Rotary
> Getting Involved with Major Gift Development

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Sessions 
(Choose One)
> Solo and Team Fundraising Tips + Tricks
> Powerful Presentations
> Communication Workshop

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception



8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Ambassador Roundtable
Interact with leading Ambassadors on their tools and methods for success.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

"Make A Pitch" Fundraising 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stories From the Field

Personal experiences from SRTs to use in your presentations!

11:00 AM - NOON
Conference Wrap-up + Goodbye


Program and complete session details coming soon!

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL


Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
Book your room now for a great rate* 

Group rates available nights of Oct. 5-14. Book online or call (888) 996-6338.

*Reservations must be made by Sept. 8 to ensure the group rate.

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
(407) 825-2001

Directions between airport and Rosen Shingle Creek.

Mears Transportation
Shuttles to/from Rosen Shingle Creek and Orlando International Airport ($18 per person when booked in advance).
Click here for details. 

Transtar Transportation Group, Inc.
Shuttles to/from Rosen Shingle Creek and Orlando International Airport.
Call (866) 888-5530 for details.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
For car rental information, click here or call (800) 261-7331.

Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located minutes away from Orlando’s world-famous attractions like Universal Orlando, Wet ‘n Wild, Sea World Orlando and others. Click here for details.

From outlet malls and department stores, to world-class boutiques and specialty shops, Orlando is the place to find just what you’re looking for! Click here for details.

Rosen Shingle Creek has an extensive array of activities at including four shimmering pools, championship golf—or perhaps an exciting game of sand volleyball followed by a soothing massage. Click here for details.