WERC 2015 Annual Conference

2015 WERC Conference - Frequently Asked Questions


Average temperatures in Orlando in early May are:   High: 86°F    Low: 64°F 
Temperatures in hotels and meeting rooms can often be difficult to manage, so we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket for your comfort.


Will be available again this year exclusively in the conference mobile app. 


Located across from the exhibit hall on the convention level of the Hyatt Regency Orlando, the Corporate Lounge will be open exclusively to current corporate members.  Lounge Hours:

Monday & Tuesday, May 4 & 5, 2015         7:00 am – 4:30 pm


For driving directions, click here.


Facility tours require advance registration and the fee is $45 per tour. Click here and search by session type for facility tours.


Orlando information including special discounts to attractions and restaurants can be found here.


Tickets for meals and the evening social events will be in the attendee’s badge envelope.

Meal Tickets For Guests:

Attendees can purchase tickets on-site for guests who would like to attend any of the evening functions.
A guest refers to a spouse, significant other or a personal friend. A guest is not a business associate or staff colleague. 
A guest ticket will not allow access to any sessions or activities except evening receptions on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

  • WIRE & Reception (Monday):   $40.00
  • Tuesday Reception:                 $40.00


We know you LOVED the 2014 conference mobile app and CAN'T WAIT to get your hands on this year's version! If you're registered for the conference, you'll receive an email as soon as the app is available. Watch for the email in April.

Twitter Name: @WERC (places your tweet on WERC’s main stream of discussions) 
Twitter Hashtag: #WERC2015 (a hashtag is a discussion blog for a particular event)


NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM for 2015! Click here for information and to register.


The onsite Registration Desk will be located at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on the Convention Level. Registration Desk Hours are:

  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (10am for WIRE attendees and 12:00 noon for conference attendees)
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 – 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM


WERC and its partners do not utilize third parties to solicit our exhibitors, attendees or members for purposes of selling hotel rooms, audio visual equipment, mailing lists or any other product or service. WERC is aware that there are companies soliciting our participants, however WERC has NO affiliation with them. Exhibitors and attendees are urged to exercise caution and advised to secure products and services only through WERC’s exclusive channels.

Conference Hotel Rooms: The Hyatt Regency Orlando is the exclusive 2015 conference hotel. The only way to guarantee the integrity of your reservation and credit card information is to book your room directly through the hotel. Booking information can be found here.

Audio Visual Equipment: CCR Solutions is WERC's exclusive 2015 conference technology rental provider. The only way to guarantee the integrity of your order and credit card information is to reserve equipment and services through them. Exhibitors can find information on technology services and equipment rental in the official Exhibitor Services Kit (available in February, 2015).

Mailing Lists: WERC takes the privacy of our exhibitors and attendees very seriously and does not make our mailing lists available to third parties for their use or sale. Exhibitors or sponsors interested in sending either email or mail to conference attendees should contact their WIRE sales representative.


The 2015 Conference Call for Proposals was open June 5 – August 8, 2014 and the program is complete at this time. Watch your weekly WERCWatch e-newsletter and www.werc.org in June 2015 for the 2016 Conference Call for Proposals.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, WERC will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. WERC will also attempt to accommodate attendees with special dietary needs. Special needs can be identified when attendees register on-line. Questions? Email conference@werc.org.  


WERC does not permit hospitality suites to operate in the conference hotel during the official conference dates. If you would like to reserve a suite for other purposes, call the hotel at 800-233-1234.


Click here for a list of WERC Media Partners. Interested in becoming a media partner or attending the conference as a member of the press? Call the WERC office at 630.990.0001.


Are you attending the conference and interested in lending a hand?  Information can be found here


Click here for complete information. Or contact one of the following people who will be happy to assist you.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gary Master – 412.596.7387


Jim Indelicato – 630.521.9033


Exhibit Operations Management:
Linda  Griffin - 773-588-4692 - email:lgriffin@werc.org 

WIRE Hours:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • Exhibitor registration, move-in/booth set-up: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • Lunch in exhibit hall: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Networking reception in exhibit hall: 4:15 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Lunch in exhibit hall: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Exhibitor move-out/booth tear-down: 1:30 – 6:00 pm