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ShelterBox USA 2015 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida


SHELTERBOX USA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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. 

Read the online agenda via ISSUU below or scroll down further for the simple list view. We will provide you a finalized printed version (including facility map) at the conference!



SPECIAL GUESTS

 


ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER




Thursday 
OCTOBER 8  
EARLY ARRIVALS

5-7pm
ShelterBox Hospitality Suite


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Friday
OCTOBER
 9  CONFERENCE DAY 1

9am-12pm
PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY (Optional) 
$20 • Pre-registration required!
Nancy Dodge, Ambassador
MEET IN THE HOTEL LOBBY AT 9:00 AM
Orlando Operations Center tour
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
 
9:30am-12pm
ShelterBox Response Team Continuing Education
(SRTs only) Get the latest developments in the SRT program.
Nicky Richardson, SBI Ops Development Manager
Suwannee 16 
 
12-1pm
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

12:30-1pm
REGISTRATION
Suwannee Foyer
 
1-1:15pm
CONFERENCE KICK-OFF 
Find Your Passion!
A very special welcome to the 2015 Annual Conference.
Alan Monroe 
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
1:15-2pm
ShelterBox Vision
Gain insight into current ShelterBox operations and plans for the future.
SB USA Executive Director
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
2-3pm
Keynote Speaker
Nick Strayham is a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lived in a ShelterBox tent with his family 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.
Nick Strayham
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
3-3:45pm
Effects of Post-Disaster Stress & Impact on Survivability
Dr. Nicholas Hall, PhD is an award winning psychoneuroimmunologist, specializing in stress and its effects, who will speak on the subject in relation to disaster response.
Dr. Nicholas Hall
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
3:45-4pm
BREAK
 
4-5pm
Anatomy of a ShelterBox Deployment
Hear the stages of a disaster response through the lens of a SRT veteran.
Bruce Heller, Board Member
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
5-5:15pm 
Day One Wrap-Up
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
5:30-7pm
Cocktail Reception
Catch up with fellow volunteers over provided snacks and a cash bar.
Suwannee 18 + 19


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Saturday
OCTOBER 10  CONFERENCE DAY 2
 
8-8:30am
BREAKFAST
Suwannee Foyer
 
8:30am
Welcome and Introduction
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
8:30-9:30am
ShelterBox Int'l Update: More Than Just the Box
Meet the ShelterBox International CEO and learn how the organization has evolved in the past few years and where it is going.
Alison Wallace, SBI CEO
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
9:30-10:15am
New ShelterBox Equipment Demonstration
See and touch the latest gear including: Oase Tent, Shelter Kit, Luminad, Thirst Aid, Flex 3 Tent & SchoolBox.
Nicky Richardson 
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
10:15-10:30am
BREAK
 
10:30-11:15am
Operations Panel Update and Q+A
An interactive session to learn more about our response efforts and partnerships. 
Nicky Richardson + Panel Guests
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
11:15-11:45am
Nepal Speaker
Ashish Chaulagain 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.
Ashish Chaulagain, Rotaractor
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
11:45am-12pm
BREAK
 
12-2pm
HUMANITARIAN AWARDS LUNCHEON 
Join us as we honor and celebrate the achievements of those who make our lifesaving mission possible!
John Keane, Chairman + SB USA Executive Director
Butler Balcony
 
2-3pm
Serving Our Donors Together
Learn how to manage donor expectations and get an overview of the organization's donor work flow.
Jim Carriere, Treasurer + Amy Farrington, Director of Administration & Donor Relations 
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
3-3:15pm
BREAK
 

3:15-4:15pm 
Breakout Sessions (Choose One)
 
Non-Rotary Fundraising
Learn more about proven initiatives like Combined Federal Campaign, Affiliate Marketing and  Youth mobilization.
Theresa Mohan, Vice Chair + Chris Alexander, Communications Manager
Suwannee 13
 
Building on the Rotary Partnership in your District
As the only Project Partner for disaster relief with Rotary International, ShelterBox receives incredible support from the Rotary network.  Get an understanding of the Rotary District structure and learn how to increase opportunities to improve the partnership at a grassroots level.
Board Members: Bruce Heller, Gary Olsen + Louis Turpin
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
 
4:15-4:30pm
BREAK
 

4:30-5:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)
 
Solo and Team Fundraising Tips + Tricks
Get ideas from some of the best solo + team fundraisers who will speak about unique and fun opportunities to engage your community to support your favorite disaster relief charity. 
Ambassadors Bill Woodard, Dave Nichols + Nancy Dodge
Suwannee 13
 
Communication Workshop
Use the communication tools at your disposal! Craft a press release and engage the media and explore tips to maximizing the power of your social media. 
Amanda Eyer, PR Committee Chair + Chris Alexander 
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
 
Evening
DINNER ON YOUR OWN


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Sunday
OCTOBER
 11  CONFERENCE DAY 3
 
8-8:30am
BREAKFAST
Suwannee Foyer
 
8:30-10:15am
Ambassador Workshop: Collaborating for Success
Wine tasting events. Ride for Dignity. Hosted dinner parties. What tactics do you employ that may be helpful for others across the country? And, with time being what most volunteers wish they had more of, learn how to maximize the time you DO have to give without the trial and error of starting from scratch.
Greg Krauska, Ambassador
Suwannee 16 + 17
 
10:15-10:30am
BREAK
 
10:30-11:00am
Stories From the Field
Personal experiences from SRTs to use in your presentations!
ShelterBox Response Team members
Suwannee 16 + 17

11:00am-12pm
For Those We Serve
We serve our organization, our team and, most importantly, our beneficiaries. By taking what you’ve learned during the conference and applying inspiration and a simple road map, you can amplify your impact on the lives of disaster survivors worldwide.
Alan Monroe + SB USA Executive Director
Suwannee 16 + 17



WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL

HOTEL
 

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.



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

Directions between airport and Rosen Shingle Creek.

  
 
TRANSPORTATION
 
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.
  
 
  
ORLANDO

Attractions 
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.

Shopping
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.

Recreation
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.
 


REASONS TO ATTEND

• New ShelterBox equipment on display including the Oase tent + Flex 3 tent!
 
• Hear a first-hand account of a recipient of ShelterBox aid after Hurricane Katrina.
 
• Fundraising best practices, including tips + social media instruction.
 
• Brainstorm ideas + enjoy fellowship with volunteers.
 
• Celebrate volunteer achievements. 



Hands



INSPIRATION

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." ~ Andrew Carnegie
 
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Whatever the cause, ShelterBox remains fully committed to meeting the needs of refugees, migrants and the displaced." ~ Alison Wallace