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World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous  37

World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous  37
“The Magic Is Still Real”

30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, Florida, USA

Here is the latest WCNA 37 news, with information on the Saturday night concert, local attractions and resources, and being of service. Find full details on all of this and more at WCNA 37 updates.

EVENTS UPDATE

Saturday Night Concert

The ink is dry and it’s official: WCNA 37 will be rockin’ hard with co-headliners Everclear and Blue October taking the stage for Saturday night’s main concert. Check out details here.

Friday Night Comedy 

We’ve added one more comedian to the Alonzo Bodden and Friends comedy show. Read more about Laura House and the rest of the comedy line-up at https://www.na.org/?ID=wcna37-comedy.

UPDATE: Pre-convention Cruise to Cuba 

We have contracted to offer a 5 day/4-night cruise to Havana, Cuba, departing the port of Tampa on 25 August and returning 29 August 2018.  For more information, please visit https://www.montrosetravel.com/wcnacruise.

PRE-REGISTRATION CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS UPDATE

To protect your privacy and to maintain security, credit card pre-registrations will now be processed exclusively online at www.na.org. We will not accept credit card information by telephone, fax, email, or postal mail. Pre-registrations paid by check or money order can still be mailed to the WSO.

BEING OF SERVICE

If you are interested in volunteering at WCNA, the first step is to complete a sign-up form. We aren’t ready yet to begin assigning specific choices and tasks, but when it’s time to start filling openings, we will email you. After that, you’ll then be able to login and make your service choices. https://webdata.na.org/wcna/sign-up.php

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND RESOURCES

Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios Florida* Offers

We’ve made some group arrangements with local theme parks to help you take in some of the local attractions. Visit the links below for information and tickets, and please note the specific details of each ticket offer.

Disney World: www.mydisneygroup.com/wcna37

SeaWorld: https://seaworld.com/orlando/Special-Offers/group-events/

Universal: https://www.uomeetingsandevents.com/Why-Universal/Attendee-Ticket-Options/Default.html

Hilton Orlando: A Tropical Oasis for Families and Friends*

The Hilton Orlando offers an amazing small water park with two pools, including a zero-entry pool, water basketball, a huge water slide, exciting water fountain, winding lazy river, waterfalls, and lush tropical greenery. The Hilton has a structured set of daytime water-related activities for the kids. For members who are registered guests at the Hilton Orlando, join us Thursday and Friday (30 and 31 August) for fabulous pool parties with live entertainment, a DJ, yummy concessions, and many of your fellow Hilton WCNA 37 attendees who are also Hilton guests. We’ll provide more details when we get closer to the Convention.

Mobility Equipment Rental

Scootaround* Personal Transportation Solutions will provide battery-powered three- and four-wheeled scooters and manual wheelchairs, with a booth onsite at the OCCC. For more details, visit https://locations.scootaround.com/WorldConventionNA

Medical Supplies and Equipment Rentals

The following companies offer medical supplies and equipment rental services:

Orange County Convention Center First Aid Services

On Site Medical Services* will be available at the Orange County Convention Center during the duration of WCNA to provide immediate medical services.

I-Ride Trolley Service

I-RIDE Trolley Service* is an affordable public transportation solution with multiple stops along two trolley routes. Single-ride fares, one-day, and multi-day passes are available. For details, visit www.iridetrolley.com.

*Provision of this information does not constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with these organizations.

Let’s Celebrate Recovery in Orlando, Florida!

WCNA 37: 30 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER 2018

Excitement is building—the Magic Is Still Real! We are nearly ready to open pre-registration and hotel reservations; September 2017 is the target month, and you will be notified by email. We believe pre-registration and onsite registration will be smooth at the World Convention; we will be using new technology to speed up the process of picking up your registration packages.

We will be offering a drawing for two full WCNA 37 pack- ages for pre-registrants prior to a cutoff date that will be announced. The two full packages include registration and all WCNA special event tickets (but don’t include pre-registration merchandise.) We will offer specific details when pre- registration opens.

As has been the custom, we will open registration and hotel reservations prior to some of the entertainment and special events being finalized. We will add these as arrangements for them are completed. As always, special-event seating assignments will be determined by the date of pre-registration; this means the location of your seat for ticketed events is driven by your pre-registration date, not by the date you purchase event tickets. As seasoned Convention-goers know, the key to getting the best seats is to register early.

We are enthused to see and to welcome everyone in Orlando! See www.na.org/wcna for more info.

World Convention in Orlando, Florida, 2018

WCNA 37 – “The Magic Is Still Real

30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

Excitement is building, and we are almost ready to open pre-registration and hotel reservations for WCNA 37! We expect to go on sale sometime in September 2017. We will send out an email when we know the exact dates. Right now, we are busy finalizing contracts and making arrangements for what is certain to be a wonderful celebration of our recovery in Orlando, Florida. We are also working to improve the onsite experience for everyone who pre-registers; we hope better use of technology will speed up the process of picking up your packages.

There is another incentive to pre-register: We are planning a drawing for two full convention packages, including registration and all WCNA special event tickets (but not including pre-registration merchandise). All members who pre-register before the cutoff date will be eligible. There will be more specific details about this when we registration opens.

We do need to let you know that there was an incident in which one of the hotel chains may have given the impression that hotel rooms blocked at our convention rate were on sale by taking a small number of room reservations from NA members. This happened without our authorization or involvement. As we understand it, the hotel(s) are working to resolve this challenge. Please note that there are already outside websites or apps that are saying “book your hotel now” these are not from us. We will provide you with all the links to the official site when we go live.

We expect that we will go on sale without all the details worked out on some of the entertainment and special events, which is not unusual for a World Convention. We will add events as they become finalized, but 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.

Information about WCNA 37 workshop and main speaker submissions and volunteer sign-up will be made available once we go on sale.

Also, we try to help members who need assistance with visas to enter the US. Please contact elaine@na.org for more information.

Again, we are working feverishly to get the details worked out as quickly as possible.

See you in Orlando!