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Destin’s forecast calls for inspiration, creativity, and productivity. Planning for the future is like walking into a hurricane — there’s always something coming at you from every direction – and weathering the storm can be a challenge. But at the 2018 WTA Spring Meeting, you will discover that, the forecast is positive and sunny skies are ahead. WTA is putting together a fantastic event full of educational and networking opportunities that will help you avoid the hurricane force winds. Enjoy the Offshore Breezes Blowing in Fresh Solutions, blue skies, bright ideas, and a high chance of powerful brainstorms, March 18-21, 2018 at the beautiful Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, Florida.
Spring Meeting Schedule (Subject to Change)
» View Spring Meeting Schedule (updated 02.12.18)
Sponsorships are designed to help you engage, impress, and network with convention attendees. Whether you are seeking new business, jump-starting entry into the telecommunications industry, or want to grow your partnerships with key clients, a WTA sponsorship is your chance to leverage your exposure to WTA members. No matter your budget or size, a partnership with WTA is a can’t-miss opportunity. Individually tailored sponsor packages are available upon request.
» WTA’s 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities (last updated January 2018)
This is for submitting registration information electronically only, not online payment. Once you receive your confirmation registration email, please print and mail payment to WTA within 7 days.
Telco Member Registration:
$799 by January 12/$899 after January 12/$999 at-the-door
Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions scheduled (does not include golf).
Associate Members Sponsoring Registration:
$799 by January 12/$899 after January 12/$999 at-the-door
Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions (does not include golf). Associate Members who sponsor a minimum of $2,000 will receive this registration. Sponsoring registration discounts are noted on the registration form.
Associate Members NON-Sponsoring Registration:
$1,099 by January 12/$1,199 after January 12/$1,299 at-the-door
Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions and receptions (does not include golf).
Not a WTA Telco Member Registration:
$1,399 by January 12/$1,499 after January 12/$1,599 at-the-door
Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions, receptions, and breaks (does not include golf).
Not a WTA Associate Member Registration:
$1,899 by January 12/$1,999 after January 12/$2,099 at-the-door
Registration includes admittance into all educational sessions, and receptions (does not include golf).
Spouse/Guest/Children 13 and older Registration (not a telco, vendor or employee in the telecommunications industry):
$99 by January 12/$129 after January 12/$139 at-the-door
Registration includes Sunday reception, Sugar Rush Social, and breaks (does not include golf).
Children 4-12 Registration:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
WTA Golf Tournament – Monday, March 19, 2018:
$130 by January 12/$140 after January 12/$150 at-the-door (if space available)
Includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls, tournament service, box lunch. Beverage carts will circulate during the tournament. The conference full/social registration fee is required in addition to your golf fee to participate in the tournament.
WTA will refund 50% of registration fees (golf and sponsorships will not receive any refund) if written notice of cancellation (email@example.com) is received on or before January 31, 2018 (phone call cancellations will not be accepted). No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after January 31, 2018.
It is mutually agreed that WTA is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen property, or personal injuries resulting from any cause. All claims for any such loss, damage or injury are expressly waived by the attendee or exhibitor.
SANDESTIN GOLF & BEACH RESORT IS THE SPRING MEETING HEADQUARTERS
Destin is THE family spring break destination in Florida and WTA’s Spring Meeting is definitely during spring break. The Resort and WTA’s room block will book fast due to high demand. So don’t hesitate in making your hotel reservations or your opportunity for a place to stay will definitely blow away.
WTA has contracted a limited number of rooms directly with the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. WTA may not have the opportunity to increase the number of contracted rooms once the group block is full. Be sure to check the hotel’s tax, resort fees, parking fees, additional persons charge and cancellation policies when making your reservations.
BOOK YOUR ROOM TODAY!
Call the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort directly at 800.320.8115 (Group Code is 23I4CP). Cut-off date for the group reservations, based on availability is February 13th, 2018. If you have any problems with your reservation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Complex Studio: $179; Grand Complex 1 Bedroom: $195. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at time of check-in. Room rates include the daily resort fee. The Resort fee covers items, including but not limited to, self-parking, complimentary resort transportation; Wi-Fi in the Baytown and Linkside Conference Center; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board.
The Resort requires a one night’s room deposit. The required advance deposit for each reservation is refundable only if the reservation is canceled or arrival date is change at least seven (7) days prior to arrival date. Rates apply only to those registered and attending the WTA Spring Meeting. Resort check-in time begins at 4:00p. Resort check-out time is 11:00a.
GRAND COMPLEX INFORMATION
WTA has contracted rooms in The Grand Complex. The Grand Complex offers guests the opportunity to be located within steps from the activities of the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Sandestin’s Baytowne Conference Center. Hip happenings abound, with street performers, concerts, festivals and family-friendly attractions that are fun gatherings for Sandestin guests to attend.
Luxury Destin vacation rentals of the Grand Complex include the Grand Sandestin, Lasata, Bahia and Elation. Be just steps away from the activities, restaurants and shops of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. And if you plan on bringing your family and spending a few extra days, you’ll find a Destin vacation condo rental that’s right for you at the Grand Complex. There are units with golf cart rentals available at this complex. For more information on these units, please contact the Reservations department.
ABOUT DESTIN, FLORIDA
Destin is a city in northwest Florida. It’s known for its incredible Gulf of Mexico sugar white sand beaches, emerald water, world-class deep sea fishing, golf courses, nature trails, waterfalls and pools, and boat loads of outdoor adventures. You’ll find just what you need in Destin, Florida, where temperatures heat up and the city comes to life! Tucked along the emerald coast in what is referred to as the Florida Panhandle, Destin is located about 50 miles east of Pensacola, and 55 miles west of Panama City Beach.
DETAILED DRIVING and RESORT INFORMATION:
Sand Dollar Transportation, Sandestin Resort’s exclusive partner, provides professional airport transportation service for Sandestin. Call 850.687.9650 or visit their website at www.sanddollartransportation.com.
WTA’S SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT – MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018 – SANDESTIN GOLF & BEACH RESORT, BAYTOWNE GOLF CLUB
This esteemed course is now even more popular after an extensive renovation by original course designer, the legendary Tom Jackson. Now offering one of the most sought-after golf experiences in the crowded field of courses in Northwest Florida, the Baytowne Golf Club has twice been hailed by Golf Digest’s Places to Play with a stellar 4 ½ stars ranking. Routing here will take you from the beach to the bay and features some of the only elevation changes in the area. Excellent for all skill levels, the Baytowne course is as forgiving from the forward tees as it is challenging from the championship ones. The course also offers a fifth set of U.S. Kids junior tees, making great play for beginners, kids, or getting in a quick afternoon round. Baytowne Golf Club plays 3,002 to 6,804 yards. Baytowne Golf Club is located at 1199 Troon Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 and can be reached at (850) 267-8155.
Cost/Rentals: Rental information will be available prior to the golf tournament.
Shot Gun Start: 1:00p (check-in required by 12:30p)
Teams: Pairing requests will not be accepted. Golf pairings will be selected as follows: All associate member golfers will be divided evenly among all the teams. Member golfers will be placed in a drawing. Names will be drawn one by one and placed on a team beginning with team one. Spouses will be paired together.
A minimum of 60 golfers will be required for a shotgun start. Be sure to check with the WTA Registration Desk prior to the Tournament to verify rules, teams and shot gun start/tee times. Proper golf attire required (including Practice Facilities) to include collared shirts and spikeless shoes. No denim or women’s halter tops allowed.
SPA SANDESTIN DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: » VIEW SPA MENU
When you’re ready to get pampered in paradise, head to Spa Sandestin for specialized treatments that are pure delight. The extensive spa menu includes favorites like de-stress, deep tissue and sports massages, body treatments including the head-to-shoulder Sandestin Splurge, and facials to cleanse, tone and relax. They also offer a full range of beauty services including manicures, pedicures, make-up and hair. So indulgence and spoil yourself like you mean it.
To make reservations contact the Spa at 850.267.6466 or www.sandestin.com/spa. A 15% spa discount is available to WTA attendees (some services may be excluded).
Resort casual is the dress throughout the Spring Meeting (unless otherwise noted). Just as a reminder it is difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature for everyone in the meeting rooms. Please bring a jacket or sweater for your comfort. This is a large resort, wear comfortable shoes and plan your time accordingly.
RUS MEETINGS AVAILABLE
Private meetings with RUS representatives from Washington, DC will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. WTA invites you to take advantage of these one-on-one meetings. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the RUS information on the Registration Form to schedule your meeting times. If you have any questions, please contact WTA at 202.548.0202 or email email@example.com.
QUESTIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS
If you have any questions or need any assistance regarding the WTA Spring Meeting or need accommodations to fully participate, please contact WTA 406.443.6377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.