When does Un in the Sun get started?
Check-in and registration will begin on September 4, 2017 from 2:00-4:30p.m. We will have an opening ceremony at 6:00 and a gathering to get to know each other after that. Some families will arrive a few days early to enjoy the awesome weather and beach and some will stay after the conference!
How much is registration? How can I get the best deal?
The earlier you register, the better value you receive! Here is the pricing schedule for registration:
|Ticket Type||Early Bird|
Apr 1 – June 26
June 27 – Sept 3
|At the door|
|Children Under 3||FREE||FREE||FREE|
*Returned Check Fee: $35
Is the conference fee refundable?
Conference fees are non refundable. When you register, we plan for you to be at this awesome event and that means we start paying for things like flights for speakers, conference space, etc to make it happen. Once you’ve committed to us, we are committed to you.
If you need to cancel, you may sell your registration to another family that is not yet registered. Unsold or forfeited registrations will be donated to a family that may not be able to attend otherwise.
When should we book our rooms at the TradeWinds?
We strongly suggest that you book your room early this year. We are scheduled during a holiday and rooms book up fast. We have a guaranteed number of rooms, but when we surpass that, they will only honor our rate if there are rooms available. Otherwise, they will charge the much higher street price. Last year we ran out of rooms and we were able to get just enough to cover everyone, but please don’t wait. We don’t expect that we can do that again. When you book, they will only charge your card for the first night. You MUST be already registered for the conference to book a room. This ensures that those committed to attending will have a room.
What are the negotiated room rates for the conference and what is included in the room?
All hotel rooms and suites include a refrigerator or mini fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker with daily complimentary coffee, dish ware, stocked mini-bar, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, iron and ironing board, high-speed wireless Internet access, in-room safe, flat screen high definition TV, pay-per-view movies and cable TV with premium channels, voice mail and daily newspaper.
Standard Hotel Rooms are offered at a group rate of $149* Rooms are available with either two double beds or a single king bed. This room comes with a window and entrance off the walkway and is approximately 300 sq ft.
Tropical View Rooms are offered at a group rate of $169* Rooms are available with either two queen beds or one king bed. This room overlooks lush, tropical landscape and the calming meandering waterway from your balcony and is approximately 300 sq ft.
One Bedroom Tropical Suites are offered at a group rate of $214* This suite offers two queen beds in one room and a separate room with a double-size sofa bed, kitchenette with full-size refrigerator and 2 burner stovetop, and a dining table . The room overlooks lush tropical landscape and meandering waterway from your balcony and is approximately 536 sq ft.
There are additional room types at the resort, not listed here. They are not part of our room block and do not receive our discounts. If you desire a different type of room than listed above, you may contact the hotel or refer to their site http://www.tradewindsresort.com . Go to “Accommodations” / “Island Grand” to see all room types. *Please note all room rates are subject to Pinellas county taxes.
I can only make it to one day, can I just register for that day?
You may come for just one day but the registration fee will be the same.
What is included in registration?
Your registration for the conference includes all conference activities – speakers, gaming room, activity room, all Sunshops, the Talent Show, and all other activities put on by Un in the Sun.
Can I just wait to register the day of the conference?
Only if there are spots available. We think this conference is an incredible value from the resort to the speakers, so it is quite possible that this will be a sold out event. We recommend registering as soon as possible for your family.
Have all of the speakers been chosen?
We have a great group of speakers lined up for our Un In the Sun Conference, but we are always looking for more incredible individuals to add to our lineup. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am local and would like to commute. Can I just register for the conference, but not stay at the hotel?
Yes, you have that option. Registration rates will be the same for those who stay at the hotel and those that commute or use another hotel. But please allow us to show you why you will want to stay at this amazing hotel. If you haven’t taken a look at all of the resort’s amenities on our location page, please do! We worked hard to secure the very best pricing so that all families could enjoy a truly awesome vacation with so much built-in fun for the entire family. You will want to stay and have connection time with the families you know and the new families you meet once the sun goes down. Last time we had so much fun in the evening, no one wanted to even go to bed! Your kids will likely want the same. In addition, there are some extra costs to consider associated with not staying at the hotel:
In addition, there are some extra costs if you are not staying at the hotel:
- Parking: $10 per day (included when staying at the hotel)
- Wrist bands to use hotel amenities such as pools, water slide, cabanas, mini golf, and paddle boats – $30 per person for the length of the conference (included when staying at the hotel)
What is the Bazaar?
We had so much fun at Un in the Sun 2015 and 2016, we are doing this again! This is where adults and kids can sell their wares – items do not have to be homemade. This event will occur near the end of the conference giving kids extra time to create their goods. Conference attendees will have a chance to list what they will be selling before the conference begins.
Is there wifi?
But of course. The wifi at the hotel is great and it’s included!
Where is the Un In the Sun Facebook Group?
Click HERE to find us on Facebook.
Where’s the nearest airport/what are my transportation options to the hotel?
If you’re flying in from out of town, there are two airports very close by – Tampa International Airport and St. Pete Clearwater Airport. Tampa is served by all the large carriers, and St. Pete is served primarily by Allegiant a great discount airline that flies to many smaller markets across the country. From there, you can either rent a car for your stay, take a hotel shuttle (available for a fee), or take a cab to the hotel.
You can also take the train into Tampa and then take a shuttle or cab from there to the TradeWinds. Greyhound Bus also stops nearby.
What are our options for food?
So many choices! The resort has 10 different dining options from Pizza Hut and Beef O’Brady’s to fine dining. In the local area there are many more restaurants. Each standard hotel room has a mini fridge, a toaster, microwave and coffee maker. Each Tropical Suite includes a full size refrigerator, 2 burner stove-top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a dining room table. There is a Publix grocery store only half a mile down the road, so you have that choice as well.
What about Gluten-Free Options?
Gluten-free menu options are available at all TradeWinds dining outlets, and special diets can be accommodated. There is even a kid-friendly snack amenity which can be made with gluten-free products.
What is the Weather like?
Average weather in October in St. Pete Beach – The temperature typically varies from 76°F to 84°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 88°F. In other words, beautiful!
Who is on the planning team, and how can I get in touch with you?
What else is there to do near St Pete Beach?
So much to do, see, and explore! Visit our local area page for lots of info on the area!
We are driving down in our RV – where is the best place to camp?
We would prefer you to stay at the awesome TradeWinds Island Resort so you can be around for chats and chance meetups, but there is a KOA about 20 minutes away that is available. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in this option, and we will put you in touch with our local RV families.
I’ve reached the end and you haven’t answered my question.
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