2017 Annual Convention FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What type of ticket do I need to buy?
    1. Full Registration
      1. This is for watchmakers, clockmakers, or anyone who wants to participate in classes at the convention. It includes all events and meals.
    2. Guest (Plus One)
      1. This is for spouses, children, and guests who want to participate in social events and meals but who won’t be attending classes.
      2. Includes fun off-site events including a trip to the beach, museums, etc
      3. Does not include business meetings or classes
    3. One Day Registration
      1. This is for watchmakers, clockmakers, collectors, or anyone who wants to attend just on Friday or just on Saturday. This ticket includes 1/2 day Vendor Fair, 4 hours of education, and lunch. If you want to attend more than one day and have access to the hospitality suite, Award’s banquet and other exciting events you might want to purchase the Full Registration.
    4. 10×10 Vendor Registration
      1. If you want to demonstrate products or showcase watches this pays for tables & electricity in the Vendor Fair or American Showcase. Includes Full Registration
      2. Contact AWCI to purchase additional options like: larger space, additional tables, badges for more helpers, etc.
  2. Can I pay by check?
    1. Yes, Call AWCI and register over the phone (513) 367-9800
  3. Can I register over the phone?
    1. Yes. Call us at (513) 367-9800 during regular business hours
  4. How do I register for the Chronometer Club Seminar?
    1. Visit the events page at thechronometerclub.org
  5. Will there be time to go golfing or enjoy the beach?
    1. We have a busy schedule planned. There is currently nothing planned on Friday evening but you are encouraged to arrive early or stay an extra day if you want to enjoy the full Tampa Bay experience.
  6. Where should I fly to?
    1. Tampa is close to several very economical airports. The hotel is just 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and a free shuttle is available 24 hours. Nearby airports include:
      1. Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 5 minutes away
      2. St. Pete – Clearwater Airport (PIE) – 14 miles away on the other side of Tampa Bay
      3. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) – 39 miles south
  7. Is there a shuttle from the airport?
    1. The DoubleTree provides a free shuttle 24 hours from Tampa International Airport
  8. How much will parking cost?
    1. There is free parking at the DoubleTree.
  9. How far is it to area attractions?
    1. International Plaza Mall – less than 1 mile
    2. Downtown Tampa – 5 miles
    3. Tampa Cruise Port – 5 miles
    4. Ybor City – 7 miles
    5. Busch Gardens – 13 miles
    6. Clearwater Beach – 20 miles
    7. Walt Disney World & Orlando Attractions – 75 miles