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October 6-9, 2024 Lake Buena Vista, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Who attends GXC?

Attendees include professionals who want to elevate their knowledge regarding therapeutic practices, treatment models, and the latest innovations in mental health, addiction, and holistic wellness. They include therapists, counselors, clinical staff, CEOs, business development staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, admissions staff, consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, private practitioners, program directors, recovery coaches, social workers, interventionists, and people in recovery. General Public who are interested in personal and professional growth are welcome to attend. 

What are the dates / location for the 2024 Global Exchange Conference?

The conference takes place October 6 to October 9, 2024, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort located at 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

Does GXC offer hotel discounts and park tickets?

There are incredible hotel discounts that start at $315 per night; visit this link for info on three Disney Resorts:

https://www.theglobalexchangeconference.com/plan-your-trip

Yes, you can purchase discounted park tickets by going to this website: https://kgstix.com/globalexchangeconference/

What does my registration include?

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Continuing Education units are included in your registration, providing valuable professional development opportunities. 

 CE Accreditation is included and powered by TPN – for further information please  contact info@theglobalexchangeconference.org 

WELLNESS EXPERIENCES 

The exhibit hall will be open and includes a Wellness Center where you can try a variety of biohacks, such as cold-plunge tubs and biosound healing beds.  

EXPERIENCES AND FOOD

Sunday, October 6th: Opening Night Reception 

Time: 6:00 PM onwards 

Location: Beachside at The Dolphin 

Details: buffet-style dinner 

Tuesday, October 8th: Exclusive Evening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure 

Time: BUSES FROM 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM PARK CLOSES 

Location: Universal’s Islands of Adventure 

Details: Substantial Food options 

EVERY DAY – 7.30AM 

Continental Breakfast: Continental breakfast is served each morning in the exhibit hall for all conference attendees. 

Coffee & refreshments: available throughout the day  

Traveling with your family? Once you register you can purchase family member tickets for all the GXC EXPERIENCES.  

Access special discounted Disney Park tickets once you have registered to attend GXC.

What is not included?

Hotel accommodation is additional, though we have secured great rates at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts as well as The Swan Reserve. 

Travel to and from the conference is not included. 

Meals are not included other than two event dinners and three continental breakfasts. 

You can register for a clinician or GXC  lunch with a guest speaker at an additional rate.

Disney charges for parking at the hotel conference center.

What is included with the VIP Registration?

VIP Registration includes expedited registration on site, VIP seating in general sessions, access to the VIP/Sponsor lounge, priority seating on the buses heading to Universal's Islands of Adventure.

I can no longer attend GXC this year. Do you refund tickets?
  1. All requests to cancel or substitute registrants must be made in writing by email at info@theglobalexchangeconference.com.
  2. Substitution of registrations will be made at no charge
  3. A 100% refund (less $50 processing fee) will be extended if cancellation is received prior to July 6th, 2024
  4. A 50% refund will be extended on registration cancellations received between July 6th, 2024 and September 6th, 2024
  5. Registration fees will be forfeited on cancellations received after September 6th, 2024.
  6. All refunds will be processed after the meeting.
Is the GXC held in an accessible venue?

Yes, The Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is an accessible venue. You may want to consider renting an electric scooter from one of the many purveyors in the Orlando area.

How much are tickets to GXC?

STUDENTS: $500 (Please email info@theglobalexchangeconference.org for more details; you will need to present your student ID upon check-in)

EARLY BIRD: $899; AFTER JUNE 30: $1,250

EARLY BIRD VIP RATE: $1,250 AFTER JUNE 30: $2,350

SCHOLARSHIPS: GXC is a 501c3 non-profit organization and we look forward to offering scholarships in the future. Unfortunately, we are not in a financial situation where we can do so for 2024.

I want to attend GXC, but I’m having trouble convincing my boss. Can you help?

GXC brings together professionals and organizations for four days of continual workshops, panels and experiences focused on mental health, addiction treatment, and holistic wellness. It is the premier event for discussing new strategies, collaborating with peers, driving new perspectives, gaining insights and participating in professional development sessions. Past attendees comment on the tangible take-aways they brought back to the office. Others shared that they felt renewed and rejuvenated and able to return to work feeling inspired and motivated. The GXC enables attendees to not only grow professionally but transform personally. World renowned speakers provide life-changing growth and learning. The conference is an exciting team-building opportunity and chance for staff to enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals. Also, there are discounts for groups of six or more! If five people from your company register, the sixth one goes free. Or, each of your group of six will save $150 per person. Please email aliceb@theglobalexchangeconference.org for more details.

Can I purchase tickets on the day of the conference?

If there is space available, tickets will be available the first day of the conference.

Will GXC offer a virtual experience?

You have to purchase and attend our live event in Florida - our on-demand platform powered by TPN will feature all our live CE sessions plus bonus virtual material. For more information on our CE sessions please contact us at info@theglobalexchangeconference.com

Are meals included with my registration pass?

There is an opening night reception on Sunday, Oct. 6 with buffet dinner served; dinner is also included on Tuesday Oct. 8 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with options from The Burger Digs at Jurassic Park and Three Broomsticks Restaurant at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and snacks are available throughout the park; Continental Breakfast is served in the exhibitor hall each morning. You can add one or more clinician lunches with guest speakers for an additional fee.

When can I register for the golf tournament?

Shortly, you will be able to add golf to your registration. The golf tournament takes place on Sunday, October 6 at Walt Disney World Disney’s The Magnolia Course, beginning at 8:00am. This is a new course for GXC2024! The cost per person is $375 and there are sponsorship opportunities. Transportation from The Dolphin to the golf course will be provided.

Can I arrange an event for our organization at GXC?

YES!  

We can arrange private experiences, dinners, receptions and park experiences for your organization. 

  • There are many options of Restaurants to choose from 
  • Disney park experiences from, Private Safaris, private restaurants, character appearances 
  • Boat and cruise firework experiences   

Please contact – sam@theglobalexchangeconference.org to start exploring your company's visibility

Is there a park buy-out for 2024?

YES!  

UNIVERSAL’S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE™

What is the GXC Exclusive Evening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™?

The GXC Exclusive Evening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ is a special event where GXC attendees have private access to the attractions, providing thrills and adventures in a unique setting. It's an opportunity to connect with peers in an unforgettable way and share experiences together. 

What attractions are included in the GXC Exclusive Evening?

Guests will enjoy access to thrilling attractions such as Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™, and VelociCoaster. 

Will there be food included?

YES! Experience a wide variety of dining options at GXC’s exclusive park buyout: burgers, chicken strips, plant-based options, desserts and more. 

What entertainment options are available during the evening?

Entertainment options include scheduled performances by the Frog Choir, Wand Experience at Ollivanders™, and encounters with raptors at the Discovery Center. 

How can I attend the GXC Exclusive Evening?

Register for GXC and automatically attend.    

Once you register you can also register additional family members for the event at $250 to include transport, park and as much food as you can eat.  

Register today to secure your spot and join us for this unforgettable experience! 

How do I get to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ for the event?

GXC transportation from the Dolphin Hotel is provided for all guests. Our GXC transportation exclusive red carpet backstage experience offers an extra-special touch to your adventure! 

PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE ADVISED THAT INDEPENDENT TRAVEL IS NOT AN OPTION AND PRIVATE PARKING IS OVER 30 MINUTES FROM THE PARK. 

GXC VIP Tickets secure priority lines and priority seating.

Is there anything else I need to know about the Universal event?

Please contact us directly for accessibility information at info@theglobalexchangeconference.com

Height restrictions apply please check in advance.

EXHIBITORs & SPONSORs

Can we exhibit or sponsor?

YES! View the Exhibit Hall floor plan here:

https://exhibit-reg.bravuratechnologies.com/exh-fpstatus?id=34500105

Who can I contact for more information about exhibiting/sponsoring?

You can reach out to Justin at jwiliamson@theglobalexchangeconference.org or call  866-357-0080

SPONSOR PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE HERE

When can I start putting my booth up?

General move-in is Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 8am to 6pm; breakdown is Wednesday October 9, at 12:00pm.

What are the exhibit days and hours?

Monday, October 7 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 8 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 9 from 8:00am to 12:00pm

How early can I send the material for my booth to the hotel?

Once you have registered your booth you will receive additional information from Freeman Services, a national event company. Standard booths are 10’ X 10’ and island booths are available. Each booth has a skirted table, text-only ID sign, two chairs, a wastebasket, but no electrical (must be ordered separately). 

Can I sell my products during GXC?

If you are interested in selling a product in the exhibit hall, please send an email request to info@theglobalexchangeconference.org 

Is there WiFi in the exhibit hall?

Wifi is unreliable in the exhibit hall. You can sign up for WiFi when you register your booth.

Continuing Education Units

How many CEUs can I receive during the conference?

We are offering over 50 potential CEUs from world-renowned presenters and educators. Attendees can expect to earn 20 over the course of the conference.

Who can I contact for CEU questions?

Please send an email to info@theglobalexchangeconference.org with your questions.

Is there a consolidated list of all presentation titles and topics available at the conference?

There will be an Agenda available this summer. Speakers, bios and topics will be available on the website shortly.

When will the schedule be available?

The schedule/agenda will be available this summer.

What is the application and selection process for becoming a presenter?

Applications to present at GXC2024 are now closed. You can look out for an online form to complete in January 2025 for GXC2025. There is a committee that reviews the applications and selects the speakers. 

Are CEUs included in my registration?

Yes, just be sure that you sign in and sign out of every session at the conference to receive your CEUs.

ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE DETAILS

Does GXC have a dress code?

Business casual, or just casual is fine. The conference center is air-conditioned, so a sweater or light jacket is a good idea.

How do I stay current on GXC’s latest announcements?

Be sure to sign up for our email list. The link is here

How can I connect with the GXC community on social?

If you want to stay in touch with the amazing GXC community, just use the hashtag #GXC2024

FaceBook (Meta) | https://www.facebook.com/GlobalExchangeConference

Instagram |  https://www.instagram.com/globalexchangeconference/

Linked In | https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-global-exchange/?viewAsMember=true

I am a speaker presenting at GXC2024. Do I have a point of contact once I arrive at the hotel?

Yes, your point of contact is Lori Phillips.

Are there any scholarships available for the GXC2024?

The Global Exchange Conference is a 501c3 non-profit organization and we look forward to offering scholarships in the future. Unfortunately, we are not in a financial situation where we can do so for 2024. We do offer a $500 student rate. Please send an email to info@theglobalexchangeconference.org for more details. Many companies are willing to reimburse their staff for attending GXC for their professional development and you can earn Continuing Education units by attending. 

Is there a consolidated list of all presentations titles and topics available at the conference?

Yes, there will be a full list of presenters, titles, and bios available soon! 

How often is this conference offered?

The Global Exchange is an annual event.

Are there partial or reduced rates available?

The Global Exchange Conference is a 501c3, non-profit organization and at this time we are, unfortunately, unable to offer partial or reduced registrations. Many companies are willing to reimburse their staff for attending GXC for their professional development and you can earn Continuing Education units. 

Will the sessions be recorded to view on-demand after the conference?

Yes, the sessions will be recorded at GXC2024!

Is there a discount for groups?

Yes, there are discounts for groups of 6 or more. 

Save $100 per person when you bring 5 attendees (Only $799 per person!)

Save $125 pp when you bring 10 attendees  (Only $774 per person!)

Save $150 pp when you bring 15 attendees (Only $749 per person)

Save $200 pp when you bring 20 or more (Only $699 per person)

Please email aliceb@theglobalexchangeconference.org for more information  or call 866-357-0080.

Is there a daily parking fee if I stay at an alternate hotel?

Yes, if you drive to the conference Disney collects a parking fee. This is one reason why it makes sense to book your hotel through the conference. There are discounted hotel rates for The Swan & Dolphin and The Swan Reserve. You can book your hotel at this link: https://www.theglobalexchangeconference.com/plan-your-trip

Is there transportation from Orlando Airport?

We do not organize transportation but you can book the Sunshine Flier for a nominal fee. There are plenty of UBER and Lyft rides available at the airport.

Beware of Hotel and Attendee List Scams

It has come to our attention that scammers are targeting GXC attendees and attempting to sell attendee lists and solicit bookings at unauthorized hotels. GXC does not rent or sell email lists to third parties. See our Policies and Agreements to learn more. If you receive a call/email from any of these solicitors, we urge you not to use their services and to only book directly through the reservation link provided by GXC