FAQs

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ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

We still have some spots left, so please do come down and register onsite! The onsite rate of $289 will be in effect. All conference events on the Schedule are included in that price.

WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND NOTOCON?

The cost to attend NOTOCON XI is $239; this does not include the hotel room cost, only the conference itself. Those interested can make incremental payments through July 27, when the rate for anyone unpaid-in-full goes up to the onsite rate of $289.

The Saturday night dinner banquet and Sunday afternoon Lunch With Lon meals are both included. Attendees are responsible for all other meals. There are several on-site dining options and many options near the hotel.

WHERE DO I BOOK MY ROOM?

The NOTOCON XI conference hotel has sold out of rooms. The NOTOCON Onsite Chair has provided a list of several nearby off-site hotels, at a range of price points. If you wish to check for any last minute room availability, please call the Hilton reservation line (1-800-HILTONS) or the hotel directly (407-830-1985), and reference our group code NOTOC1.

WHO DO I CONTACT?

If you can’t find the information you need below, please e-mail the appropriate NOTOCON contact.

WHO MAY ATTEND NOTOCON XI?

All attendees must be of at least the 0°/Minerval degree, and an active, initiate member in good standing of O.T.O. Everyone must pre-register for the conference.

Can my non-O.T.O. family member attend NOTOCON?
NOTOCON is a O.T.O. members-only conference. The significant others and children of IIIº and above members may attend the Formal Banquet and Gnostic Mass, if space and circumstance allows. Initiates of IIIº and above should submit the name(s) of those they wish to attend these functions to info@notocon.org for consideration. Pending approval from the Supreme and Holy King, the individual may attend. Keep in mind, a payment is required to cover associated costs.

Will there be childcare and co-op events for non-members?
We are happy to assist O.T.O. members traveling with non-members and children to connect with others in similar circumstances – so that they may personally explore the viability of childcare, co-ops, carpools to nearby attractions and other non-NOTOCON events. If this interests you, please fill this form out and we will assist you in making these connections.

“DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH” WRISTBANDS

The NOTOCON team respects your privacy; but keep in mind that you are at a public event, and you are your own best protection. Those who would not like their photograph publicly distributed through websites, social media, e-mail, etc., are encouraged to wear the free, bright red, Do Not Photograph wristbands provided at the conference Registration Desk. Anyone posting NOTOCON XI photographs containing members who are wearing a Do Not Photograph wristband, signifying their intent to not be photographed, will be considered to have willfully violated the member’s right to privacy; this could be considered unfraternal behavior. As always, you should gain permission before posting or distributing a photo containing anyone other than yourself.

ABOUT ORLANDO

Where is the local body located?
Hidden Spring Oasis is located at 1488-B Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707, about 7 miles from the conference hotel.

What is Orlando’s weather like?
Average daytime temperatures in Central Florida hover around 95°F in the summer months – but feel like 110°F with the famous Florida humidity. All indoor establishments will have AC. Being the subtropics, there is also the possibility of heavy rainstorms at any moment. Luckily, these storms tend to pass quickly.

 

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The closest airport to the NOTOCON conference hotel is Orlando International (Airport Code: MCO). It is located 23 miles/about 35 minutes from the hotel. UberLyft or a taxi should cost about $65-$80.

How do I get around in Orlando?
This may sound strange to some, but do not plan to walk around to very much. Even if something is close, we recommend driving or using a transportation service. Florida’s public transportation is sparse and can be unreliable.

We recommend renting a car if you plan to leave the hotel multiple times a day. If you do not want to rent a car, UberLyft and taxis are great options. You may want to coordinate with other members from your local body to split the rental car cost.

Where can I rent a car?
There are several major car rental companies located at the Orlando International Airport. The closest car rental agency to the NOTOCON conference hotel is Budget Rent a Car at 225 Shorecrest Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, (407) 767-8559.

Should I use public transportation?
Although public transportation is usually a wonderful thing, we do not recommend it in Florida. The vast majority of locals do not use it, as it is time consuming and unreliable. Also, given the summer weather conditions of heat, humidity and heavy rain, simply walking to/from and waiting at bus stops is often not a viable option.

Liber Resh Times
Dawn: Aug. 11-12 at 6:53am; Aug. 13 at 6:54am
Noon: Aug. 11-13 at 1:30pm
Dusk:  Aug. 11 & 13 at 8:07pm; Aug. 12 at 8:06pm
Midnight: Aug. 11-13 at 12:40am

HOTEL INFORMATION

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Please note… The NOTOCON XI conference hotel has sold out of rooms. The NOTOCON Onsite Chair has provided a list of several nearby hotels, at a range of price points. If you wish to check for any last minute room availability, please call the Hilton reservation line (1-800-HILTONS) or the hotel directly (407-830-1985), and reference our group code NOTOC1.

Conference Hotel Address, Phone & Website
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel
350 Northlake Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
(407) 830-1985

Is hotel parking available? 
The conference hotel has ample, free parking at an on-site lot for the entirety of your stay. Parking is also complimentary to conference attendees.

Hotel Dining & Amenities
On-site dining options include U Restaurant, an American-fusion restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Burger Bar, selling hamburgers and sandwiches; the Cool Beans Coffee Shop, a fast-casual eatery serving Starbucks coffee and light breakfast and lunch options; the U Lounge lobby bar; and a snack shop. Hotel amenities also include a business center, convenience store, concierge, and more.

Grocery/pharmacy/etc. near the conference hotel
Whole Foods: 1 mile away; grocery, wine, beer.
Publix:
1.5 miles away; grocery, pharmacy, wine, beer.
Walgreens:
1 mile away; pharmacy, wine, beer.
Total Wine & More: 0.5 miles away; large selection of liquor, beer, wine, spirits.

Is smoking allowed in the hotel?
Smoking – including e-cigarettes – is not allowed inside the hotel, nor in most public buildings in Florida. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas only.

WILL ROOM SHARES BE AVAILABLE?

Yes! Please contact the Local Accommodations Manager to inquire about roommate arrangements.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE HOTEL

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Ride-shares to/from Orlando International Airport may be available. Please e-mail the Local Transportation Manager to coordinate. Consider having a backup plan for ride-shares, as there are no guarantees flights and ride-sharers will arrive on time.

In addition to UberLyft and taxis, SuperShuttle and Mears also offer service to/from Orlando International Airport.

FORMAL DINNER BANQUET

Is there an additional cost for the banquet?
No! The cost is included with the price of registration.

What is the dress code? 
This is traditionally a formal event – a suit or cocktail dress are both appropriate – though diverse Thelemic frocks can generally be seen and appreciated!

What’s for dinner?
Upon registering for NOTOCON XI, you will have the option to select a beef, chicken or vegetarian dinner at the Formal Dinner Banquet. Those who have food allergies and/or dietary restrictions should please e-mail onsite@notocon.org after registering and let the conference staff know what foods and ingredients you can’t safely consume.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please e-mail info@notocon.org for all other inquiries.