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2020 Annual Conference FAQs

When is the 2019 conference?

The conference begins the evening of Thursday, July 9 and ends at the closing banquet on Saturday, July 11. Plan to depart on Sunday, July 12.

Where is the conference?

The conference will be held in Denver, CO at the:
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Aurora
13696 East Iliff Place, Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 337-2800

Attendees make their room reservations directly with the hotel. To help with costs, TTSGI has contracted a block of sleeping rooms for this event at a discounted room rate. Reservations are made directly with the hotel. Please make your reservations early, as we only held a limited number of rooms in the block. The cost of the room is $149.00/night (+tax), which includes breakfast. Click here to book your room at the group rate for TTSGI now.

The TTSGI room block will be held until June 17, 2020, unless all the rooms are reserved from the block before the date (rooms in the block as 1st come, 1st serve).

Important Reminder: The conference dates are July 9-12 (arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday).

Who may attend the conference?

Current members of TTSGI and their guests (family, friends) are welcome to attend. A current member is one who has joined or renewed membership ($50.00 annually) within the last 12 months.

What is the schedule for the conference?

A 2020 Conference Schedule will be posted soon. Click here to view the last year’s 2019 Conference Schedule to get an idea of what to expect.

What airport do I fly into?

Denver International Airport. The airport code is: DEN
Note: The locals call the airport DIA (Denver International Airport).

How do I get back and forth from the airport to the hotel?

There is a complimentary shuttle service to/from the hotel. See instructions below:
Info about airport pick-up:

  • Call the hotel at 303-337-2800 and reach the front desk to let them know you have arrived. You will need to provide your name, phone number.
  • The hotel will let you know when the next shuttle will be pick you up.
  • After collecting your luggage, head over to East Baggage Claim, Level 5, and find Door 505. Then, make your way over to the 3rd island outside of the doors where it says “HOTELS”.
  • Once the shuttle arrives, make sure the driver is heading towards the DoubleTree Denver-Aurora.

Airport drop-off:

  • Upon check-in, hotel staff are happy to arrange a shuttle departure time with you. Be sure to sign up in advance, so the hotel can ensure we have space for you.
  • You will be dropped off at the East Terminal, Level 5, Door 505, at the 3rd island (where the driver picked you up!)

Other important info. about the shuttle:

  • Space is limited on the hotel shuttle, make sure you speak with the hotel’s team ahead of time to ensure a seat.
  • Shuttle is only available during specific times.
  • DIA is approximately 20-40 minutes from our hotel, depending on traffic.

Other options for transportation to/from hotel:

  • SuperShuttle is available at $22.00/per person/one way. Their phone number is 303-370-1300 or visit www.SuperShuttle.com.
  • Tax services, including Uber and Lyft, are also available

What will the weather be like?

In July the average low is 54° and the average high is 86°. For more info visit www.weather.com.

What should I wear?

The conference is a casual event. Most attendees wear comfortable clothes such as pants, t-shirt, blouse, jeans, shorts. The hotel meeting rooms will be air conditioned, so be prepared in case the hotel is cooler than you prefer. The Saturday night closing banquet is a bit dressier event. Men may wear sport coat and ladies often wear dresses on nicer pant outfit.

What should I bring?

Attendees often bring photographs of their twins to show to other twins they meet. Also, please consider bringing something to donate for the auction or raffle, which help support the organization.

I am a first-time attendee, what should I expect and what is expected of me?

The first two items on the schedule are Check-in and the First Time Attendee’s Welcome Reception. At check-in, each first-time attendee will receive a name tag and a packet of information. Once checked-in, the attendee can go to the welcome reception. This event is designed to ease first-time attendees into the conference weekend. At this reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet others attending for the first time. They will also meet Board Members and Regional Coordinators. After the 30-minute reception, first-time attendees will be invited join the other conference attendees at a dessert reception. We recommend having dinner prior to check-in.

During the conference, there will be keynote speaker sessions, breakout sessions, memorial events, and workshops. Our goal is to offer ample time for sharing. However, no one is required to speak. Between sessions, there will be scheduled free time for attendees to relax, reflect, and casually meet others. Finally, we will have a closing banquet on Saturday evening, followed by our annual charity auction. Plan to depart on Sunday.

What meals are included?

Thursday – No dinner provided; Light dessert reception provided
Friday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate
Friday Lunch – Not provided
Friday Dinner – Not provided
Saturday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate
Saturday Lunch – Not provided
Saturday Dinner – Banquet meal provided
Sunday – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate

Does the hotel have a fitness center?

Yes, there is a complimentary fitness room and swimming pool.

Are there any tourist attractions nearby?

Yes, there are many local attractions such as local shopping at 16th Street Mall, Coors Field, and the Pepsi Center.

What is the cost to attend the conference?

Conference Registration:

Early Bird Fee (Jan 2 – Feb 28): $225.00/person
Regular Registration Fee (March 1 – April 30): $275.00/person
Late Registration Fee (May 1 – June 5): $300.00/person
Walk-In/at door registration Fee (July 9th) : $325.00/person
One parent accompanying a minor child (under 18) can pay a reduced fee of $100.00 because TTSGI requires that a parent also attend the conference.

Note: There are no discounts for partial attendance. TT member paying the registration fee can attend as much/little of the conference as he/she is able. TTSGI does NOT offer day rates.
*All attendees must register individually. The registration does not include hotel reservations.

What should I do if I have to cancel at the last minute?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any registration fees 30 days prior to the conference. The conference center requires our final attendee count one month prior to the conference, and they calculate our cost based on that number. The conference center is unable to make cost adjustments for last-minute cancellations. For hotel cancellations, please contact the hotel directly regarding their cancellation policy.

What if I want to attend but am unable to afford the conference?

Please contact our Executive Director, Michelle Getchell at contact@twinlesstwins.org to find out about possible assistance.

Can I transfer my registration for the conference to another member or family member?

No, we do not allow transfers of registrations.

The Conference Committee, the Board of Directors and the Regional Coordinators are all looking forward to a great conference full of companionship, making connections, sharing our stories, a powerful keynote address, worthwhile break-out groups and most importantly seeing you all there!