On-Site Conference Amenities and Accommodations
The Rosen Centre Hotel is the headquarters for the 2023 NCFR Annual Conference (see room reservations & rates).
All presentations, meetings, poster sessions, exhibits, and events will be held at this location.
Below are several key conference services and amenities to enhance and enrich your conference experience.
Map of the Rosen Centre Hotel
All conference sessions will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel on floors 1 and 2. Looking for a specific room, please see our map of the first and second floors.
Complimentary WiFi in Meeting Spaces
Conference Registration and Badges
Anyone attending NCFR conference events — including visitors — must be registered and wear a badge at all times while attending conference activities. Your registration fee covers attendance at:
- plenaries, special sessions, invited sessions, symposia, workshops, papers, lightning papers, roundtables, resource exchanges, posters
- section and focus group meetings
- meetings of boards or committees to which you belong
- receptions and special events, except the following events that cost extra or are by invitation/RSVP only: pre-conference workshops; TCRM sessions; Mentoring Academy; CFLE Reception; Legacy Circle Reception
Preconference Workshops have separate registration fees. You may add any workshop to your conference registration at any time. Log in at my.ncfr.org, click the Events menu item, then click Edit next to the conference event for which you'd like to modify your registration.
Guests: A $76 registration is available to guests of conference registrants to attend receptions. Please register online at https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2023/registration.
Visitors: Visitor badges are available to approved visitors, such as family of award recipients attending an award ceremony. All visitors must be registered and wear a badge while attending conference activities. Does not include reception attendance.
Badge Pick-Up & Help Desk
Location: 1st floor
Mon., 2–6 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thu.–Fri., 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–11 a.m.
Visit the conference badge pick-up area to pick up your conference badge. Anyone attending NCFR conference events — including visitors — must be registered and wear a badge at all times while attending conference activities
At the help desk, staff can answer questions about how to navigate the conference — locating events and services, contacting other staff for assistance, identifying additional conference details, and more.
Student Aide Check-In Desk
Location: 1st floor, near badge pick-up area
All students who have signed up for and received a student aide assignment for the conference should check in at least 15 minutes before their work time at the student aide desk, located near the badge pick-up area on the first floor.
Hotel Accommodations and Dining
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in all meeting spaces and every guest room
- Complimentary in-room refrigerators
- Vegetarian and gluten-free selections are included at receptions and are available for catered events.
- The Rosen Centre Hotel also houses several dining options, including restaurants, bars, a deli, café, and coffee bar with Starbucks.
- Please see all hotel and dining amenities.
- Please also see restaurants and other local recommendations from our 2023 Local Arrangements Committee.
Health & Safety
All in-person conference participants are encouraged to wear face masks in all conference-related event spaces. NCFR will have a supply of masks available, including clear face masks, but suggests attendees come prepared with their own masks. Read more.
Feeling sick before or during the conference? Here's what to do.
NCFR is committed to providing a safe and collegial meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and free expression of ideas without harassment, discrimination, and hostile conduct, as well as equal opportunity and treatment for all its conference participants. This same commitment is expected of all conference participants.
Please read the NCFR Annual Conference Code of Conduct and learn how to report harassment or unacceptable behavior that occurs at the conference.
Captioning at Sessions: NCFR will offer live on-screen captioning at the 15 sessions scheduled for the large ballroom at the 2023 conference, provided by a captionist with expertise in captioning academic content. This is an expanded coverage from past years. Sponsored by the University of Auburn, Department of Human Development & Family Science
"Speak Louder" Signs: All attendees will also be provided with handheld fans/signs to use in any session to indicate to a presenter to speak louder. Sponsored by the University of Auburn, Department of Human Development & Family Science
Every academic session, regardless of the size of the room, will be equipped with a microphone and amplifying electronic speaker. In some cases, we will have multiple microphones for panel sessions. Presenters have been instructed that they may remove their face masks during presentations.
Clear facemasks designed to allow those with hearing loss to see the lips of speakers will be available for conference attendees. Should presenters wear a face mask, it may be removed during presentations to improve overall audio and support lip reading.
NCFR and the Rosen Centre want to ensure that all individuals can participate fully in the NCFR conference. For needs related to guest accommodations, please contact the hotel directly at (407) 996-9840.
NCFR can provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities for participation in conference sessions when you make a request in advance. It may not be possible to provide certain accommodations when requests are made at the conference. Neither NCFR nor hotel staff can provide personal assistance/aide services. If you would like to request an accommodation for the conference, please contact [email protected].
For parents seeking supervised care for children traveling with them, the Rosen Centre Hotel's suggested child care provider Tootles Event Sitters offers in-room childcare (see rates). Individuals are responsible for making their own arrangements. Call 407-349-7749.
(NCFR does not manage any arrangements, reservations, or contacts with the provider and assumes no responsibility or liability related to participants' child care needs.)
Location: 2nd floor near the Salon meeting rooms. Identifying signage will be displayed outside all-gender restroom.
Family and Nursing Room
A non-staffed, designated room is provided for family time with children and nursing mothers, as well as parents and guardians with young children. The space includes comfortable seating and table and chairs.
Location: Salon 8 (Level 2); Hours: Wed.-Fri., 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Rosen Centre Hotel does not offer a lactation room.
Location: Salon 7 (Level 2)
Hours: Wed., Noon - 9 p.m.; Thur.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Quiet space available Wednesday - Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. each day.
NCFR Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section will host a group meditation time in this room Thursday and Friday, 7:10 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.
Relax and Recharge Room
Location: Salon 10 (Level 2)
Hours: Wed.–Fri., 7 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–1:00pm
The Relax and Recharge Room provides a place to work, unwind, or gather casually with other attendees. Find comfortable seating, round tables, two laptops, a printer, a charging station free for attendees to use.
Getting Around I-Drive
Once you arrive at the Rosen Centre Hotel, you can get around to nearby venues through shuttle and/or public transportation.
Nearby destinations include Orlando attractions, shopping and entertainment.