Eighth Annual Midyear
Auditing Section Conference
The Eighth Annual
Midyear Auditing Section Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on
January 1719, 2002. CPE sessions will be held on the afternoon of
January 17. The remainder of the conference will consist of keynote, plenary
and concurrent sessions dealing with a wide variety of contemporary topics
related to audit, attestation and assurance practices, education and research.
On Thursday, January 17th, one CPA session will be offered from 1:30 to 5:00
p.m. entitled, Challenges Facing the Board Room and Audit
Committees. In addition, the 2002 Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium
will be held on January 17. More information on the Doctoral Consortium is included in this newsletter.
The conference will be
held at the Hotel Royal Plaza in the Walt Disney Resort. The hotel is located
in the highly desirable Downtown Disney Resort area. There is complimentary
transportation to all Disney World attractions.
(in the Walt Disneyworld Resort)
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Web Site - http://www.royalplaza.com
Phone - (407) 828-2828
The Hotel Royal Plaza is
located in the Downtown Disney Resort area and offers complimentary
transportation to all the Disney theme parks. It is within walking distance to
Downtown Disney with its restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Hotel guests
receive preferred tee times at Disney golf courses.
Room rate is $139/night
for single or double occupancy, plus resort service fee of $7 per room per
night and taxes. Please identify yourself as a member of the American
Accounting Association as a limited number of rooms have been blocked at the
group rate for the meeting. The hotel will extend group rate for pre- and
post-stays of the official meeting dates based on availability. Check-in time
is between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (depending on how full the hotel was the
previous night), check-out time is 11:00 a.m. If late check-out is requested
and approved on the day of departure, 50% of the room rate will be charged.
Reservations require a deposit or credit card guarantee.
Reservations may be
made by calling (800) 248-7890 (ext. 2500).
Tickets to the Disney
theme parks can be purchased at the hotel. Information will be forthcoming
regarding special tickets that are offered to groups.
MEARS Transportation provides shuttle service from the airport to all the area
resorts. They have a large airport operation with dispatch locations outside
the baggage claim area. The cost for adults is $15 one way or $27 roundtrip.
Taxi fares are approximately $35 and higher, depending on drop off (once you
get on the Disney property the roads wind around so that you can easily drive a
mile looping around to get to where you want to be). Most folks take the
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