2017-18 International Conference

February 21st - 23rd, 2018

COPE Prison Revival Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2018

The heart of our biennial International Conference is Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant
it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
Today, more than ever, we see the need to align services, share resources, and partner for the holistic success of each returning citizen.

We took this need seriously and scoured our contacts and database and have pulled together history makers, industry experts, trailblazers, and like minded believers for a unprecedented event. Each guest speaker, presenter, worshiper, volunteer, and COPE Board Member are 100% invested in your conference experience.

Whether you want to know more about Florida prisons and service providers, or need to know more about today's gangs and the ever changing landscape of the criminal mind, or simply need to get away for some sun and a time of refreshing, this conference is for you!

CONFERENCE SITE & HOTEL

CLARION INN LAKE BUENA VISTA 
8442 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL 32836  (407) 996-7236​
Directions: 16.5 miles from the airport to the Hotel

ONLINE RESERVATIONS - GRPCOPE 
No Airport shuttle is available
See below for shuttle options.
Two miles away from Disney Springs™
formerly known as Downtown Disney®
and the Walt Disney World® Resort
FREE Shuttle to Disney World Theme Parks
(Universal; SeaWorld; Aquatica) and Outlet Shopping
HOTEL RESERVATIONS will OPEN by Nov. 9, 2017
Check-in: 4:00 pm    Check-out:11:00 am
​HOTEL FEATURES:
2 seasonally-heated swimming pools
Gift shop in the Lobby
Self-Service Laundry Facilities
Valet laundry and dry cleaning​
Playground & Ozzie’s Splash Zone for kids
24-hour video arcade game room - 
including Billiards and Air Hockey
Responsible/well-behaved pets permitted with
approval prior to making reservation
KEY AMENITIES:
Free Guest Parking and Complimentary Wi-Fi
Simmons Beautyrest® Pillow Top Mattresses
Compact refrigerator, microwave coffee/tea maker
Electronic safe large enough for laptop
​24-hour Business Center with Free Printing
Buffet Restaurant; Lite Bite Mini-Market & Deli
Onsite Pizza; ​Comfort Zone Bar & Grille
Super Market within walking distance

AIRPORT

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Hotel distance: 16 miles

MEARS Shuttle Service - 855-463-2776
NOTE: ​ May be cheaper than a Uber or Taxi,
but stops at every hotel for the riders of that day.

UBER from Orlando Airport
$25-30 Uber X; $36-44 Uber XL; 
$47-58 ​Uber SELECT; ​$55-68 Uber SELECT XL

 

REGISTRATION

Includes 3 meals, General Sessions, Workshops, & Materials

​Hotel Reservation includes Daily Breakfast for 2

Early Bird Special Rates available thru January 9th, 2018

Important dates & times to remember - program schedule will be made available closer to the event date.

WEDNESDAY

5:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Opening General Session
9:00 pm Coffee Reception with the Board of Directors & Exhibitors
FRIDAY
5:30 pm 35th Anniversary Dinner Banquet
7:00 pm Closing Session
SATURDAY
COPE Prison Invasion - morning time to be determined
Holy Land Group Excursion - afternoon time to be determined

Trends Q&A Panel:

Today's Gangs, Tomorrow's Chaplain, and Industry Changes

Not attending? No problem, submit your Questions here.

NOTE: Time may not permit all submissions to be asked. However, Panel members will receive a copy of your questions and their answers will be published
in our next newsletter.

EXHIBITORS

Are you unable to attend but still want to have a presence? Consider shipping your materials and letting one of our volunteers host your table!
Looking to impact others in a big way? Consider sending a State Chaplain ($150+Hotel) from your region,
or hosting a Banquet Table ($250), and your organization will be highlighted in collateral and signage. Download the Sponsor/Exhibitor Information sheet, complete the registration application, and email or fax it.  office@copeconnections.org  682.292.8097 fax
Or simply call us at 682.292.8009