Do you have more questions about Family Forward?
Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you still have more questions, please click around on the site or get in touch with us. We're always here to help.
How is Family Forward different from other social media conferences?
While Family Forward attendees will be comprised of social media influencers, the focus of the retreat is to strengthen the digital family. Our hands-on workshops and events are centered on making memories and teaching skills families can apply everyday such as communication, creativity, team building, and trust.
Who is attending Family Forward?
Family Forward is a 3-day family retreat organized by Mom It Forward for social media influencers, including mom and dad bloggers and their families, and is focused on helping families connect in the digital age.
How can I get on the invite list?
Attendees will be selected from the Mom It Forward community. Not a member of Mom It Forward? Click here to subscribe to be a part of our community today.
What meals are included in the conference pass?
The exclusive dessert reception on Wednesday, Aug. 21comes included with your family's pass.
What day care or day camp options are available?
Family Forward’s activities and events are created with the entire family in mind. That said, if you’d like to take advantage of child care options while at Universal Orlando Resort, both group and private options are available through the hotel. While we are happy to help you gather information regarding child care and babysitting, these options, including payment and reservations, are not included in your Family Forward pass. Please visit this page to learn more.
Can I bring babies to sessions and workshops at Family Forward?
Yes! Family Forward was created with the entire family in mind. Retreat passes include admission for families of 5 into all activities and workshops.
What conference activities and events involve families?
All of them! Family Forward is all about giving families experiences, ideas, and skills to embrace bonding in the digital age through workshops centered on communication, creativity, team building, and trust. Our premise is that whether you are unplugged or are plugged in, you can maximize opportunities to create connections with your family.
What should I wear to Family Forward?
Think comfort. Theme park casual is the name of the game at this retreat. It will be hot in Universal Orlando so dress for the high temps. Wear comfortable shoes, light colored clothing, and items that won’t wear you down. Here’s a great page that details what items to pack/wear when visiting the parks.
What fitness options are available at the resort?
The Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort has a fantastic fitness center. Your stay at this resort gives you access to the pools at the other two Loews resorts on property. Additionally, Universal Orlando Resort has amazing pathways perfect for a morning run.
What are the Family Forward Individual Sponsorship Guidelines for attendees being sponsors to Family Forward?
The Family Forward team appreciates all sponsors who make this event possible. Our goal is to respect both individual sponsors and official conference sponsors. So we’ve created some simple guidelines to help you as you approach brands about individual sponsorship options.
We allow you to:
- Email us to tell us about your sponsorship options: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to brainstorm options with you to help maximize your sponsor’s investment.
- Hand out business cards to conference attendees. Your cards may include sponsor information.
- Wear t-shirts or other branded paraphernalia.
- Write about your sponsor on your blog and promote on your social media channels, including a reference to Family Forward.
We don’t allow you to:
- Pass out brochures, pamphlets, swag, lanyards, buttons, or other brand collateral or products in the main conference areas or at official conference activities and events, including sponsored suites.
- Place display advertising/signage of any kind in the main conference areas or at official conference activities and events.
- Organize or hold informal events any time from Wednesday, August 21 to Saturday, August 24 during regular conference hours (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.).
If you have any questions or want to brainstorm, email us at: email@example.com.
What hotel should I stay at and is there a group rate?
We Your family registration pass comes included with a standard hotel room that sleeps 4 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort good for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night. Roll away beds, which allow 5 people to sleep in your room, are available upon request when booking your book. Additional rooms are available the 3 days prior, during, and the 3 days after the event at a discounted rate of $139.95 (plus taxes and fees). Please mention FAMILYFORWARD when booking your additional room nights to get the discounted rate.
Can I share a hotel room?
Yes! If you don’t have a lot of family members coming with you, please feel free to share a room. Click here to learn more about the room options.
If you're looking for roommates, jump onto our private Facebook page and start chatting with other Family Forward attendees.
When making room reservations, remember to mention FAMILYFORWARD to get the group rate.
Are there kitchens in the hotel rooms?
You can stay in a hotel room or a suite, which have options for kitchens. Additionally, you can rent a refrigerator during your stay, if needed. Click here to learn more about the rooms.
Will there be parties at Family Forward?
Yes! Our agenda is the best place to go for the party schedule. Please stay tuned as we announce all of our fun activities and events.
What speakers will be at Family Forward?
We will be announcing our speakers at a later date. Stay tuned for more speaker, session, and workshop information.
How do I get to Universal Orlando Resort?
Getting to the resort is easy. Click here to learn more.
How Should I rent a car to get to the retreat from the airport?
Here are some pros and a con to renting a car for Family Forward:
- You have the freedom to leave the resort and go to the grocery store, nearby outlets, or other off-site activities.
- If you are bringing the whole family, it may cost less to rent a car than pay the shuttle fees.
- Renting a car may be more expensive than the shuttle fees.
What transportation options are available to Family Forward attendees?
While transportation and parking fees are not included in the price of your family pass, all transportation once you arrive at the resort is free and available via the Universal Orlando Resort water taxis and walking trails. For more details on transportation to the resort via the airport or driving, please click here.
How long should I stay for the retreat?
If you are booking travel and want to take advantage of all the planned activities, we recommend you arrive Wednesday and leave Sunday so you can be there for all of the instruction, networking, and partying. The dates of the retreat are Wednesday, August 21 - Saturday, August 24.
If you want to come earlier or stay longer, please make arrangements with the resort by calling: 866-360-7396.
What if I live close by and do not want to stay at the resort?
While your registration pass includes 3 nights stay, staying on property is up to you. Unfortunately, we cannot refund you the cost of the hotel as this is a package deal and pricing is based on a varity of factors, not solely on the price of lodging.
What if I have more than 4 additional family members?
You are welcome to bring additional family members to the event. The fee for each additional guest is $200. We ask that you limit guests to immediate family members, a significant other, or a family members coming to help with children.
I would love to refer this retreat to other blogging friends and their families. How do I get on the invite list?
You Please have them email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them on the wait list. Assuming tickets do not sell out before we open registration to the public and based on meeting basic and specific criteria, we will send them a personal invitation. Note that all attendees must be subscribed to the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.