2023 Annual Conference FAQs
When is the 2023 conference?
The conference begins the evening of Thursday, July 13 and ends at the closing banquet on Saturday, July 15.
Plan to checkout and depart on Sunday, July 16.
Attendees make their room reservations directly with the hotel. To help with costs, TTSGI has contracted a block of sleeping rooms for this event at a discounted room rate. Reservations are made directly with the hotel. Please make your reservations early, as we only hold a limited number of rooms in the block. The cost of the room is $179.00/night (+tax), which includes breakfast.
The TTSGI room block will be held until June 20, 2023, unless all the rooms are reserved from the block before this date.
(rooms in the block are 1st come, 1st serve).
Important Reminder: The conference dates are July 13-16 (arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday).
Things to do in Cincinnati?
Who may attend the conference?
Current members of TTSGI and their guests (family, friends) are welcome to attend. A current member is one who has joined or renewed membership ($50.00 annually) within the last 12 months.
What airport do I fly into?
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The airport code is: CVG
How do I get back and forth from the airport to the hotel?
The hotel is located 23 miles from the Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and 5 miles from Lunken airport. The hotel does not offer complimentary ground transportation. To find low-cost ground transportation service or to book a ride to/from CVG you can visit these websites for options:
What should I wear?
The conference is a casual event. Most attendees wear comfortable clothes such as pants, t-shirt, blouse, jeans, shorts. The hotel meeting rooms will be air conditioned, so be prepared in case the hotel is cooler than you prefer. The Saturday night closing banquet is a bit dressier event. Men may wear sport coat and ladies often wear dresses on nicer pant outfit.
What should I bring?
Attendees often bring photographs of their twins to show other twins they meet. Also, please consider bringing something to donate for the auction or raffle, which help support the organization.
I am a first-time attendee, what should I expect and what is expected of me?
The first two items on the schedule are Check-in and the First Time Attendee’s Welcome Reception. At check-in, each first-time attendee will receive a name tag and a packet of information. Once checked-in, the attendee can go to the welcome reception. This event is designed to ease first-time attendees into the conference weekend. At this reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet others attending for the first time. They will also meet Board Members and Regional Coordinators. After the 30-minute reception, first-time attendees will be invited join the other conference attendees at a dessert reception. We recommend having dinner prior to check-in.
During the conference, there will be keynote speaker sessions, breakout sessions, memorial events, and workshops. Our goal is to offer ample time for sharing. However, no one is required to speak. Between sessions, there will be scheduled free time for attendees to relax, reflect, and casually meet others. Finally, we will have a closing banquet on Saturday evening, followed by our annual charity auction. Plan to depart on Sunday.
What meals are included?
Thursday – No dinner provided; Light dessert reception provided
Friday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate
Friday Lunch – Not provided
Friday Dinner – Not provided
Saturday Breakfast – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate
Saturday Lunch – Not provided
Saturday Dinner – Banquet meal provided
Sunday – Hot breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included in your room rate
Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes, there is a complimentary fitness center with a yoga studio.
What is the cost to attend the conference?
Early Registration Fee (January 2, 2023 – February 28, 2023): $240/person
Regular Registration Fee (March 1, 2023 – June 10, 2023): $290/person
At-Door Registration Fee (July 13, 2023): $340/person
One parent accompanying a minor child (under 18) can pay a reduced fee of $100 because TTSGI requires that a parent also attend the conference.
Note: There are no discounts for partial attendance. All twinless twin members paying the registration fee can attend as much or as little of the conference as they are able. TTSGI does NOT offer day rates.
*All attendees must register individually. The registration does not include hotel reservations.
What should I do if I have to cancel at the last minute?
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any registration fees 30 days prior to the conference. The last day to receive a refund for registration fees is June 10, 2023. After June 10th, we are unable to refund registration fees for any reason. The conference center requires our final attendee count one month prior to the conference, and they calculate our cost based on that number. The conference center is unable to make cost adjustments for last-minute cancellations. For hotel cancellations, please contact the hotel directly regarding their cancellation policy.
Can I transfer my registration for the conference to another member or family member?
No, we do not allow transfers of registrations.