FAQs on the 75th EWA National Seminar

What are EWA’s COVID-19 safety policies?

EWA is working closely with the Rosen Centre to provide the safest environment possible, and we will be following the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines to the best of our ability. Proof of vaccination is required for all registrants and we will enforce mask wearing throughout the conference, aside from eating, drinking, presenting or taking a professional photo. Hand sanitizer stations will also be provided. Due to room size, we can not guarantee a six foot distance between attendees during sessions, meals and other events. 

For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Safety Policies


Where will the National Seminar be held?

All sessions will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel.


When does the National Seminar start and end?

Tentatively, regular sessions will run from July 24 to July 26, 2022. Sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. on July 24, 2022 to 2 p.m. on July 26, 2022. EWA will be providing more details in early 2022.


What meals are 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?

Parking on site is limited and EWA cannot guarantee parking. For more information, contact us.



How can I apply for a scholarship?

You have to 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 non-transferable. If you had a scholarship, we may be able to grant it to another journalist. Refunds are available until June 1, 2022.  There are no refunds after June 2, 2022. 



Where is the conference hotel?

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


Where do I reserve my hotel room?

If you are NOT a journalist member who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, please use this link to book your hotel stay as soon as possible:  

If you are a journalist members who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, please keep an eye on your email inbox for an update on your application.

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

A credit card will be required at the time of booking. Please note that a hotel deposit in the amount of one room night with tax will be charged to your card five (5) days before your arrival at the hotel in July.

If you cancel your hotel reservation five (5) or fewer days prior to your arrival, the credit/debit card used to guarantee the reservation will be charged a one night’s guest room and tax fee.


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

We recommend using an Uber, Lyft or Supershuttle as EWA will not provide dedicated transportation. Mass transportation options are also available.



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. Refunds are available until June 1, 2022.  


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, #ewa22.



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

Our development director Rachel Wolin can help.


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

Check out our 2021 Awards page for more information on the contest. The page will be updated with the finalists early 2022 and the winners will be announced during the 2022 National Seminar.



How can I find out my membership status?

Just ask us.