Over the years I have attended a few blogger conferences to learn as much as I can about social media and also network with fabulous people. Unfortunately, due to our busy family schedule and recently going back to teaching full time, attending conferences has been very few and far in between. However, there is one very special conference that my family and I attend JUNTOS (together) and we are so excited to go again. The conference is Family Forward 2016 brought to you by Mom It Forward, in Universal Studios Orlando, Florida!!
In just a few days my family and I are headed to Florida for our 3rd Family Forward conference and we cannot wait for this trip. This conference is not like any other conference. The difference is instead of leaving your family behind while attending workshops, families get to attend workshops together, receive special VIP treatment at the parks and best of all make family memories throughout the whole trip. These great folks at Family Forward have made this trip completely focused on FAMILIA (family).
What is Family Forward?
“Family Forward gives families experiences, ideas, and skills to embrace bonding in the digital age through workshops centered on topics like charity, 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.
Taking place Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5 at Universal Orlando Resort, Family Forward: Orlando Adventure will give social media influencers the opportunities to create meaningful moments that will last a lifetime all at a price they can afford. What’s more is that attendees will be able to apply the creative ideas they develop and the skills they learn about into their everyday lives once back at home.”
Each each year, Family Forward gets better than the last time. This year we are returning to the beautiful Loews Royal Pacific Resort. This resort has everything you need from the friendly staff that greets you with warm smiles, wonderful room service, a great pool area and great restaurants to choose from. The resort has a paradise atmosphere with palm trees and tropical flowers that surround you and brings you to an island like serenity.
Family Forward goes above and beyond in arranging a great fun filled 5 days and 4 nights of family adventure. Last year’s agenda consisted of the following: after checking in, we headed to the Kick Off Reception hosted by Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with a Superhero theme. The following day we continued to be Superheroes in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and enjoyed awesome workshops with sponsors such as DohVinci, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Monsanto. Caribbean Cruise Lines sponsored a Caribbean style lunch and even gave away a cruise through their Twitter contest. We also became artists creating masterpieces with DohVinci products and then scientists learning about the DNA of a strawberry from Monsanto. We did all this with our families!
Family Forward had also made arrangements for a VIP tour of Universal Studios. This VIP tour is fantastic! It consisted of a group of 12 with our very own tour guide. We spent the day entering rides and attractions through back door entrances with ZERO wait on lines. This by far was our favorite part of the trip.
As an added bonus, as if all that we have done has not been already so amazing, we got to see the Blue Man Group show and ended our last night with a special desert party with a great view of Universal Studios Cinematic Spectacular show.
So just in a few days Mi Familia (my family) will head to sunny Florida and visit one of our favorite places with our favorite people. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us in Family Forward 2016!