World Convention




WCNA 37 – The Magic Is Still Real 

30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

PRE-REGISTRATION
In addition to helping us better plan WCNA, here’s another incentive for pre-registering: All members who pre-register by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation) will be entered in a drawing for two (2) full convention packages, including registration and all WCNA special event tickets! (Does not include pre-reg merchandise) 

Click  here for a downloadable and printable pre-registration form and hotel reservation form.

Click  here to pre-register.

WEBSITE
We know that some members experienced challenges with transaction delays on the first day of registration sales. We have worked to try to resolve these challenges, and believe that the technical glitches have been ironed out. Nonetheless, it is still possible that you will experience a delay, as there are numerous people all over the world using the pre-registration and hotels sites at any given time. Please be patient and DO NOT HIT THE BACK BUTTON right away. It may take a few minutes for the system to process your transaction.

WCNA 37 HOTEL OPTIONS
While we realize many people are accustomed to booking rooms on their own, it really helps WCNA when you book rooms in our room block. Here is some encouragement to pre-register and book rooms in our room block: If you pre-register and book your hotel in the WCNA room block by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation), you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE, THREE-NIGHT STAY! We will randomly select two pre-registrants and cover their room and tax charges for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of WCNA. 

Click  here for a downloadable and printable pre-registration form and hotel reservation form.Portuguese | Spanish | Russian | German | French

Click here to go to  hotel reservations

HOTEL SUPPORT NUMBER/CONFERENCE DIRECT
The support telephone numbers for the hotel options site are toll-free within the US: 844.460.9824, or from outside the US: +1 704.419.8426 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 9:00 pm Eastern Time).

EVENTS
We are excited about the entertainment we have lined up for this convention. All of the details have not been worked out on some of the entertainment special events, which is not unusual for a World Convention.  We will add information about the events as they become finalized. You need not wait to register. Special event seating assignments are determined by the date of pre-registration. This means that the location of your seat for ticketed events is driven by the registration date, not by the date you purchase the tickets. The key to getting the best seats is to register early.

Thursday Blues LunchFriday morning Jazz BrunchFriday night Comedy | Saturday Concert | Coffee Houses

POST CONVENTION CRUISE TO CUBA
We have also contracted to offer a 5 day/4-night cruise to Havana, Cuba, aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, “Norwegian Sun,” departing Port Canaveral, September 3rd, 2018 and returning September 7th, 2018. For more information see http://montrosetravel.com/wcnacruise

SPEAKERS
Interested in being considered as a WCNA main speaker or workshop speaker , or know someone you would like us to consider?

Here is a link to information and our online form

Here is a link to our downloadable form

BEING OF SERVICE
Want to participate in the WCNA 37 speaker evaluation process?

Here is a link to information and our online form

Here is a link to our downloadable form

Additionally, we’ll have more information in the spring of 2018 on other ways you can be of service for WCNA-37. 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS 
A website has been setup by the Orlando CVB to highlight and provide access to information about all thing to do in Orlando. Please see link at http://na18.orlandomeetinginfo.com/ for more information.

PREREGISTRATION MERCHANDISE
We have been getting some calls about the Pre-Registration Merchandise. It has been our habit at the World Convention to create a specialized design for the Pre-Registration Merchandise. We do not intend to depart from that philosophy for WCNA-37. The design is still being finalized. The Embroidered Tee-Shirts will be in both men’s and women’s cuts. Ladies cut will have be a “V” or “relaxed” neck design. All shirts both men’s and women’s will be true to US sizes.   

VISAS
The US requires the citizens of many foreign countries to obtain visas to enter the United States. If you are not a US citizen and are intending to travel to WCNA-37, please ensure that you have obtained the correct visa to enter the country.

Detailed information on US Visa Policy from the US Department of State website

To check if you need a visa to visit the United States please contact your nearest US embassy. Click here for a list of US embassies worldwide .

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 36 participating countries to travel to the US for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. More information on the VWP

ESTA
All qualified VWP travelers are required to obtain electronic travel authorization prior to boarding an air or sea carrier to the US. Travelers who do not receive travel authorization prior to their departure may be denied boarding, experience delays or be denied admission into the US. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, but no less than 72 hours prior to departure. Authorization is obtained through an online registration system known as the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

Apply: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/esta

Visas from Countries not Covered by the VWP

local US embassy . They are advised to allow up to four months to obtain a visa for entry into the US. Please be advised that fees are applicable to visa applications – see the below links for further information.

Full list of US Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missio ns

More information on Visa fees

Step-by-Step Guides to obtaining a US Visa

ADA INFORMATION
WCNA-37 does not provide a general shuttle for the convention, as most of the WCNA facilities are within walking distance of the Convention Center. As we have done in the past we are suppling a first come first served limited ADA shuttle from hotels in the WCNA-37 room block. We will post telephone numbers for attendees who need these services.

ORLANDO CONDITION AFTER HURRICANE
We have received telephone calls with questions about the condition of the Orange County Convention Center and hotels after the hurricane. Orlando is “open for business” as they say. There was some damage to several areas of the city, and the power system was temporarily disrupted, but by and large Orlando has come through it to the other side. See http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news for additional information. There are still some areas that require repairs, as we understand it, but we do not anticipate any disruption to the WCNA experience for our members because of the recent hurricanes.

NAR-ANON
In the spirit of cooperation, not affiliation, WCNA 37 will provide space for Nar-Anon to hold meetings throughout the weekend in the convention center. Nar-Anon members will need to register for WCNA and wear a WCNA badge to attend the coffeehouses, events and dances.

See you in Orlando!

Miscellaneous

Note: NA World Services, is not affiliated with any of the service providers being utilized for WCNA 37. 


The Orange County Convention Center-West building located at 9800 International Drive, Orlando Florida, is the primary location for meetings and events. 

Orlando is the most visited city in the US—and it’s a great fit for an event like ours. Information about Orlando and surrounding areas, and about the Orange County Convention Center is available at: www.visitorlando.com and www.occc.net/Attendee. Stay tuned for more information on pre- and post-WCNA activities.