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Limited rooms are now available at the Swan & Dolphin Hotel

Rooms have been made available at both Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club.

Both resorts are within a 7 – 10 minute walk to the Dolphin.

Please call 407 827 6776 and mention the ABCT Annual Convention.



Participants are strongly urged to preregister by the deadline of October 17, 2008. Preregister on-line at Or use the registration form which is printed on the final pages of the Convention Program book.



Registration Hours (Atlantic Hall, Dolphin Hotel)

  • Thursday Preregistration pick-up 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • On-site registration 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

The General Registration fee entitles the registrant to attend all events on November 14-16 except for ticketed sessions (Workshops, Master Clinician Seminars, and AMASS). Your canceled check is your receipt. Email confirmation notices will be generated automatically for on-line registrations and will be sent via email the same day you register. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please call the central office: (212) 647-1890.

Your must wear your badge at all times to be admitted to the general sessions and the exhibits. If you lose your badge there will be a $10 charge for the replacement.

All presenters (except for the first two Workshop and Master Clinician Seminar presenters) must pay the general registration fee. Workshop and Master Clinician Seminar leaders will receive information as to their registration procedure from the ABCT Central Office.

Admission to Workshops, Master Clinician Seminars, and AMASS is by ticket only. Preregistration is strongly advised as tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


Preconvention Activities

The preconvention activities will be held on Thursday, November 13. All preconvention activities are designed to be intensive learning experiences. Preregister on-line to ensure participation. For Thursday Clinical Intervention Seminars and the one all-day Institute only, on-site registration is from 7:30 to the 8:30 start time. On-site registration for Thursday Institutes and AMASS is open at the designated registration booth in the ABCT registration area, which opens at 11:00 a.m.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be in writing. Refunds will be made only until the October 17 deadline, and a $40 handling fee will be deducted. Because of the many costs involved in organizing and producing the Convention, no refunds will be given after October 17.


ABCT sends email confirmation shortly after you register on-line. Hard copy confirmation letters are also sent. If you have registered and do not receive a letter by November 1, please email Tonya Childers at detailing the date you registered and the fees you paid.

Payment Policy

All fees must be paid in U.S. currency on a U.S. bank. Any bank fees charged to the Association will be passed along to the attendee. Please make checks payable to ABCT.

Exhibits, ABCT Information Booth

Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. o Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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