URGENT - Latest CommSummit Information - Oct. 2, 2012

We have new developments regarding our upcoming CommSummit in Miami, Florida, Nov. 26-28, 2012. Please take note of these changes. 

New Hotel arrangements

Due to the fact that our registration surpassed 200 delegates and there is no space in our IAD Headquarter Office, the convention has been moved to Sheraton Hotel by Miami International Airport, and that incurs a higher hotel rate per night.  We are handling the reservations directly with the hotel with the delegate list you have provided us.

Room rates

Cost per single/double room is $109.00 per night. This will be processed through the unions as previously outlined.  Please be advised that this is a special rate available to the IAD, and if you or any delegate tries to reserve directly with the hotel, the rate will be significantly higher.


The Sheraton Hotel will provide a shuttle bus to transport you to and from the airport during your stay.


The IAD will cover additional meals during the convention to include:

Monday, Nov. 26 – dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Wednesday, Nov. 28 – breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Thursday, Nov. 29 – breakfast.

Program Schedule

Monday, Nov. 26  -            2:00 to 5:00 pm – Registration

                                        7:00 to 9:00 pm – Opening program

Tuesday, Nov. 27              8:00 am to 5:00 pm– Seminars and presentations

Wednesday, Nov. 28          8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Seminars and presentations

                                        5:45 pm- 7:15pm – Dinner and closing program

Please visit our website for program schedule details at www.commsummit.org

Tech Expo

During the CommSummit, several vendors will be available to display audio/video equipment for your work. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to purchase any tech gear, please send a list of equipment items you are interested in to Jose Romero, who is IT director at the IAD and who is overseeing this tech expo. Send your list to Jose Romero at romerojo@interamerica.org 

Financial charges

Please remember that all charges for registration fees and hotel stay will be sent to your union. Keep in mind that we will not be dealing with individual transactions for registration and hotel stay.

Final delegate list

We are booking each delegate to from Nov. 26 and checking out on Thursday, Nov. 29, if you are planning to arrive a day earlier, please notify us if you have not done so to make proper hotel arrangements.

Please refer to our CommSummit event website for the latest information at www.commsummit.org

We look forward to seeing you and working closely with you during this event.


IAD Communication Team