Registering for the Conference
Every conference participant needs to register for the conference
Registration is $225 per person for ages 6 and older, $75 per person for ages 0-5.
Note: You must register for the conference and also book your hotel room. Registration for the conference does not include your hotel room.
Cancellations prior to September 22, 2023 will be refunded minus a $25 per person processing fee.
After September 22, 2023, no refunds are available.
Is cost a concern? A limited amount of scholarships may be available. The scholarship application will be online in summer 2023.
Conference Schedule at a Glance
Friday, October 6
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Registration opens at 5:00 pm. Stop by to pick up your name badge, conference t-shirt, and green/orange bracelets nice and early! It's very easy to find other FFLs – look for the bracelets and conference tees!
Saturday, October 7
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sessions for adults and children begin at 9:00 am and run all day. Carb counted Opening Keynote Breakfast and lunch buffet will keep you well fed. Visit exhibitors from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Sunday, October 8
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Carb counted breakfast buffet starts the day off right, followed by sessions all day for parents, adults, and kids. Fond farewells at the end of the day.
Should I Attend?
"At this conference, dreams come true. It’s where, for one week out of the year, diabetes kids are the cool kids." - Alice Morgan
" Sometimes, when days are kind of rough, I’ll put on a green bracelet to remind myself that I am not alone. "
Is this just for children and their families?
At FFL Orlando 2022, over 1,700 people came from 45 states and 12 other countries, including 703 first-timers.
More than half of the people with diabetes were adults
Friends for Life® began when our amazing Laura Billetdeaux asked CWD families if they wanted to vacation together. That annual gathering turned into the conference it is today, and includes T1 adults, grandparents teens, tweens and toddlers, and siblings of people with diabetes.
Families & Individuals
with type 1 diabetes including toddlers, tweens, teens and young adults, as well as siblings
Adult Living with T1D
their partners and spouses, and their children and friends
Siblings and Children
who, even though they don't have diabetes, they still live with diabetes
Grandparents and Other Caregivers
who are supporting their family members with type 1 diabetes
Health Care Professionals
who work with people living with type 1 diabetes (CEUs are not offered)
"So many green bracelets symbolized those of us living with diabetes. Our loved ones wore orange. And everywhere I turned I didn’t feel the need to explain when I started to beep." - Cara Richardson