FAQs on the 73rd EWA National Seminar


Is the National Seminar slated to proceed as scheduled amid coronavirus concerns?

EWA is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on domestic travel, we have no plans to postpone or cancel our 2020 National Seminar in Orlando. 

EWA cares deeply about the health and safety of our members. We are in touch with officials at the Rosen Centre, the venue for the conference, and are following updates from public health officials at the local, state and national levels.

Amid uncertainty over the impact of the coronavirus in the United States, EWA has extended the period for registration at regular rates until April 5.

Where will the National Seminar be held?

All sessions will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Hotel booking information will be available soon.


When does the National Seminar start and end?

National Seminar regular sessions will run approximately from 9:00 a.m. on May 27 through 3:00 p.m. on May 29.


Will meals be provided during the National Seminar?

Scheduled meals during the seminar will be provided at the Rosen Centre Hotel. EWA does not reimburse for additional meals.


I have a disability or dietary restriction. Who do I inform?

Contact EWA with any concerns or questions. For dietary concerns, remember to provide this information during the registration process.


Will there be site visits during the National Seminar?

We hope so! Visits are still in development; check the National Seminar page for new details.


Can I park my car at the Rosen Centre Hotel?

Self-parking is available at the hotel for $15, and valet parking is available for $23. EWA cannot guarantee parking, but attendees may visit the hotel’s website for more information.



How can I apply for a scholarship?

You must  be a qualified journalist to be eligible for a scholarship. See here for the scholarship application process.


I’m a journalist who received a scholarship. What’s the reimbursement process?

For details on the process, see the Journalist Scholarship Steps.


What does my travel scholarship cover?

Scholarships can cover or reimburse your seminar registration fee, travel to Orlando  (e.g., airfare, train fare, or mileage), and hotel stay. For additional information, see Scholarship Terms & Conditions.


I can no longer attend the National Seminar. What do I do?

If you are no longer able to attend, let us know immediately. Scholarships are nontransferable. If you had a scholarship, we may be able to grant it to another journalist. Refunds for registration fees are available until April 30, 2020, less a $100 processing fee.



Where is the conference hotel?

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone Number: (407) 996-9840

Hotel booking information will be available soon.

I went to make my hotel reservation and the hotel asked me for a credit card. Is my card going to get charged today?

The hotel requires a credit card to hold your room, but as long as you book your room more than five (5) days before your arrival, you should not be charged at the time of booking.

Please do note that the hotel will charge a deposit to your card in the amount of one night’s stay (with tax) five (5) days before the date of your arrival at the hotel.


How do I get to the Rosen Centre from the airport?

We recommend exploring Orlando’s mass transit options and ride sharing options such as Lyft, Uber, or Supershuttle, as EWA will not provide dedicated transportation.



I applied for and received a scholarship. Does this mean I’m registered?

Not yet! You still need to officially register. Follow the instructions provided in your scholarship award letter.


Is my registration transferable?

Registrations are non-transferable. Partial refunds are available until April 30, 2020.


Someone wants to attend a single session with me. Is that okay?

Due to space limitations, we can not allow drop-in attendees to any sessions. Anyone that wishes to attend sessions must register.


Can I register for only one day of the seminar?

Single day registrations are not available.


Can I register and pay on-site?

No. All attendees must register and pay prior to the seminar’s start.


I registered, booked my flight, and reserved my hotel room. What else?

You’re all set! If you have any questions, let us know. Keep an eye on your email for exciting updates!


When will the schedule of events be available?

Soon! Keep checking our National Seminar page for the latest updates and news.


Can I get a list of National Seminar attendees?

EWA does not distribute membership or event attendance lists per our privacy policy. There will be opportunities for networking, and we encourage you to follow the National Seminar hashtag, #ewa20.



How can my organization become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser?

Check out our sponsorship information page. If you have any questions, our development director Rachel Wolin can help.



Where can I get more info on this year’s EWA National Awards for Education Reporting?

More information is on the 2019 Awards page.


I have a guest who wants to attend the Awards Banquet. Can they join me?

Single tickets to the Awards Banquet are available. Contact EWA for more details.



How can I find out my membership status?

Just ask us.