IF:Local Leader Gathering

Orlando
Florida
Orlando, Florida
13-15 Sept 2015
Closed

A gathering for leaders who are taking initiative for the glory of God & for the good of others in their local contexts.

we believe in you. we want to invest in you.

Join IF:Gathering and 500 IF:Local leaders as we gather together in Orlando, Florida to pray, connect with and hear from other leaders, and equip women to do the work of making disciples.

We're sure you have questions. Let us see if we can answer some of those.

FAQ

Want to do more than attend?
We'd love your help!

Volunteer

Does your organization fit the vision of IF?
Contact us!

Sponsorship

GATHERING PLACE

Visit their Website (Hilton Orlando)

Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819

Hilton

Friends, we are so excited for the opportunity to get away and enjoy sunny Orlando, Florida with you! The Hilton Orlando is a great place not only to gather but also to dine and enjoy many amenities!

Here are the top 5 reasons why we are gathering here:

  1. It is just 15 minutes from the Orlando airport. Some of you may be traveling great distances to Orlando, but once you are there it requires no additional travel! We want to get you away for a few days of equipping and get you back home as soon as possible. Proximity to a major airport is key to making that happen!
  2. The onsite amenities are AWESOME: two pools, lazy river, waterslide, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, spa and fitness center, the 9-hole putting green, jogging track, and recreational courts, entertainment is everywhere you look.
  3. Included in the price of your ticket are three meals! We will dine all together Monday lunch, Monday dinner, and Tuesday breakfast. On Sunday night, you will get to choose where you eat at the hotel or in a nearby restaurant! We’ll help be your travel guide! More info coming soon.
  4. We love that we get to enjoy a great hotel while also gathering together for 3 days! We’re all there together in an intimate space to connect, hear from you, and get you trained.
  5. Florida in September? Yes please! We pray that weather will not keep anyone from reaching this destination.
If it were up to us, we would throw open the doors and make this event "give what you can," but the reality is that we have to cover our hard costs. The following ticket price helps us do that but it still leaves us short, and we will close the gap with the support of sponsors.

IF:Local Leader Gathering Ticket Info

There are 500 available.
What's Included...
Ticket price: $325


We know that this ticket price could be prohibitive. We encourage you to talk to your church, women's ministry leader, mentor, or other people in your community that believe in your leadership to ask their support. This is an opportunity for others to invest in equipping you for leadership which will have a ripple effect, equipping & mobilizing other women in your church and local context.
Also, you should keep in mind:
  1. We are going to offer a handful of scholarships to IF:Local Leaders who are nominated by their IF:Locals. More info on scholarships coming soon!
  2. We will offer this content for free to all IF:Local leaders after the gathering.
  3. This is just the beginning! We hope to provide more equipping opportunities in the future.

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GETTING HERE

Hilton Orlando

Directions

6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819

We suggest that you fly into either the Orlando International Airport. It is just 15 minutes from the hotel. If the Orlando Sanford International Airport is a better destination airport, it is 46 minutes from the hotel.  

From Airport

Depart airport on Airport Blvd.
Take SR 528 (Toll Road) West towards International Drive.
Exit International Drive, turn right onto International Drive
At the first intersection, Destination Parkway, Turn right.

From I-4 East

Take exit 72 for SR-528-TOLL E toward Int'l Airport / Cape Canaveral / Sea World / International Drive.
Merge onto SR-528 E.
Take exit 1 for International Drive.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Conv. Center / Wet 'n Wild and merge left onto International Drive.
Turn right at Destination Parkway.

From the Florida Turnpike:

Take exit for Orlando I-4, head west.
Take exit 72 for SR-528-TOLL E toward Int'l Airport/Cape Canaveral/Sea World/ International Drive.
Take exit 1 for International Drive.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Conv. Center / Wet 'n Wild and merge left onto International Drive.
Turn right at Destination Parkway.

For more information visit the Hilton Orlando’s website.

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PARKING GUIDE

We highly recommend using the parking onsite at the Hilton Orlando Hotel. If you reserve a hotel room under the IF:Gathering reservation block, then you will enjoy 50% off parking every night. Daily parking rates at the Hilton Orlando:

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Orlando

The Hilton Orlando

Hilton

6001 Destination Pkway
Orlando, FL 32819



Amenities include:

*This room rate is good the 3 days before and 3 days after event (9/19-9/18)

Sharing rooms is recommended to save on costs. We recommend that you only use one name on the room reservation.

Reserve your room now.

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VISITING Orlando

Here are a few of the world renown attractions just minutes away from the IF:Local Leader gathering. Come early and stay late to visit a few of them with friends and family.

  1. Walt Disney World — 15 minutes away from the Hilton Orlando, Disney World is the main attraction in Orlando. If you’ve ever wanted to go enjoy the Disney experience without kids…this could be a fun thing to do! Shuttle Service provided from the hotel. (shuttle service available)
  2. Universal Orlando — If you love movies, TV, and knowing what happens behind the scenes, you should spend the day at Universal. Known for rides inspired by our favorite films, like Jaws, E.T., and Harry Potter and only a 7 minute drive from the Hilton Orlando. (shuttle service available)
  3. SeaWorld Orlando — Shamu and friends are waiting for you! View the amazing marine life like you've never seen before. Only 3 minutes from the Hilton Orlando (shuttle service available)
  4. Discovery Cove — One of the SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Discovery Cove gives you the chance to explore the ocean first hand. You can spend the day swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with stingrays, feeding tropical birds and walking on the ocean floor.
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios — You probably remember this as Disney MGM Studios, new name, but the same great film and TV inspired rides!
  6. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Featuring a one-of-a-kind experience with multiple attractions, shops and a signature eating establishment. Bringing the wonder and magic of the amazingly detailed Harry Potter books and films to life.
  7. Universal CityWalk Orlando — Drive over to the CityWalk one night for dinner, live entertainment, shopping and more. They have everything from one of Emeril’s restaurants to fun Orlando shops.
  8. Hot Air Balloon Rides in Orlando — Hitch a ride on a hot air ballon! Tours leave every day at sunrise.
  9. Gatorland — Home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles, some of them have been featured in movies, television shows and commercials. The 56-year-old theme park combines a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and action-packed outdoor entertainment, including daily alligator wrestling shows.
  10. Kennedy Space Center — Experience a rocket launch from the Firing Room Theater, view real shuttle pads and walk beneath a moon rocket. Meet a real astronaut, enjoy Mad Mission to Mars view IMAX films and the world's largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, exhibits, hands-on activities and simulators.
  11. Harry P. Leu Gardens — Leu Gardens is a botanical charmer. The Leu House, built in 1888, is surrounded by 40 acres of formal gardens. Leu was an avid horticulturist and, as he and his wife Mary Jane traveled the world, they picked up dozens of exotic species to plant at their home. these gardens are definitely one of the best things to do in Orlando. There’s a butterfly garden (active year-round), a museum and educational tours.
  12. Playa Linda — The 24 miles of shoreline in the Canaveral National Seashore is the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach on Florida’s east coast. It’s just north of Kennedy Space Center. If there’s a shuttle sitting on the pad at Launch Complex 39, you can see it clearly from the beach. This is one of the prettiest and most peaceful beaches in the state. From May through October endangered sea turtles nest on this beach; if you see wooden stakes in the sand and/or plastic fencing, they’re protecting a turtle nest. Do not walk over or disturb the nest as the eggs can be broken by foot traffic.
  13. Orlando International Premium Outlets — Your kids aren’t with you…so go on a shopping spree! With over 150 designer outlets…this is the place to go.
  14. Downtown Disney Marketplace & Boardwalk — Downtown Disney is a fun place to experience the magic of Disney without the hefty cost of one of the theme parks. Depending on the month, there may be additional free festivities throughout the marketplace.
  15. Titanic the Artifact Exhibition — $20 / ticket. For all of you who enjoy historical experiences…you will love this exhibit. Displaying over 100 artifacts from the Titanic as well as reproductions of well known places on the ship, like the Grande Staircase, you will feel like you stepped on board the Titanic. They even have actors playing famous passengers from the voyage to teach you about different rooms in the ship.
  16. Spa at the hotel — If you just want to relax…book a spa treatment at the Hilton Hotel Spa. It is the perfect place to rest, relax, rejuvenate, and restore.
  17. The Orlando Eye — The Orlando Eye is the tallest observation ferris wheel on the east coast of the USA. The gradual rotation in one of the 30 high-tech capsules gives you an ever changing perspective. Each capsule contains Apple iPad Air tablets which allow you to explore and learn more about the landmarks and surroundings in several languages and effectively see beyond what the eye can see.
  18. Celebration Towne Center — Celebration is a town designed and created by the Disney Company in the 1990s. It is located right outside of Magic Kingdom and has a downtown area full of boutiques and fun restaurants.
  19. Pointe Orlando — Pointe Orlando is another fun shopping area in Orlando that also includes many great restaurant options and fun nightlife.
  20. Bok Tower Gardens — Located about 30 minutes from Orlando among rolling hills of citrus, Bok Tower Gardens is one of Florida's first attractions and best kept secrets. Voted Florida's "Best Garden," the nearly 50 acres of gardens surround Pinewood Estate, a 20-room, Mediterranean-style 1930s winter retreat, and the 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower. Tower houses one of the world's finest carillons whose 60 bells ring every half hour and during daily concerts at 1 and 3 p.m.

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SCHEDULE

all times are eastern

**Doors open for main sessions & breakout sessions 15 minutes prior to start time.

Sunday, September 13


Monday, September 14


Tuesday, September 15



We encourage you to stay for optional recreational activities that afternoon & night!

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