ELFA 56th Annual Convention
ELFA 56th Annual Convention


Please note: All standard sleeping rooms under the ELFA block have been filled. There are several suites available at the JW which can be reserved by contacting, Shawna Androlia (Shawna.Androlia@marriott.com), Senior Group Accounts Coordinator, at the JW Grande Lakes Orlando.

For other local hotels near the JW Grande Lakes Orlando, please visit our ELFA dedicated hotel link.

Suite Reservations

A number of suites have been reserved for private entertaining. Companies wishing to hold private parties should plan to schedule these on Monday, October 23rd any time after 5:30pm. Please contact Lisa Ramirez, VP Business and Professional Development at lramirez@elfaonline.org or 202-238-3414 to reserve a suite. Please specify the type of function, timing and number of people expected.

Getting There

The JW Marriott Grande Lakes is located in Orlando, Florida. Discover Grande Lakes Orlando, home to over 500 acres of the most enchanting natural surroundings and enriching activities found in Florida.

The Resort is accessible from Orlando International Airport, from Interstate 4 and from the Florida Turnpike. For directions, please go here:

Both hotels offer complimentary transportation to and from Walt Disney World© Resort, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld (for registered guests only). All transportation will depart from The Ritz-Carlton or JW Marriott front drives. Reservations required 24-hours in advance, please call 407- 393-4006.

For further information about the convention locale and all it has to offer, please visit their website

What to Pack

Business casual dress for education sessions is encouraged. The temperature range in Orlando during October is a high of 85° (daytime) to a low of 66° (nighttime). Suggested dress for social events is as follows:

  • Sunday Evening Welcome Reception: Business casual.
  • Monday/Tuesday Optional Spouse Programs: Casual attire, comfortable shoes.
  • Tuesday Night Closing Reception: Casual attire.

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