19th NFXF International Fragile X Conference

The NFXF International Fragile X Conference is the premier educational event for the Fragile X community. This biennial event brings individuals with Fragile X and their families, caregivers, friends, and professionals together to learn from one another and celebrate Fragile X. This unique experience is not only educational but also empowering.

Join Us July 25–28, 2024, in Orlando!

The 19th NFXF International Fragile X Conference is July 25–28, 2024, at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando. What you’ll find on this page:

  • Agenda
  • Hotel: Information and booking in the right column below
  • Registration: See below
  • Sponsors
  • FAQs

Registration

Regular pricing is available now through June 21, 2024. See what’s included for on-site vs. virtual attendance below the pricing table. Also see our list of FAQs.


Registration
Early Bird
3/18-4/30
Regular
5/1-6/21
Late
6/22-7/24
Individuals (18+) $249 $279 $309
Self-Advocate (13+ full mutation*) subsidized by the Sibling & Self-Advocate Network $149 $179 $209
Sibling (13-17) subsidized by the Sibling & Self-Advocate Network $149 $179 $209
Professionals
(e.g., industry, government, physician, treatment, educator)
$299 $329 $359
Virtual Only $199 $229 $259

*Who is a Self Advocate? A self-advocate has Fragile X syndrome, is at least 13 years old, and plans to attend Self-Advocate sessions. All minors (ages 13-17) and self-advocates ages 18+ with behavioral support needs must be accompanied by a registered parent, caregiver, or legally authorized representative throughout the conference. See more about self-advocates in the FAQ below.

What’s Included for On-Site & Virtual Attendance On-Site Attendance Virtual Attendance
Keynotes ✓ Live stream***
Industry Updates ✓ Live stream
Panel Sessions* ✓ Live stream
Self-Advocate Sessions**
Breakout Sessions Recording only
Kickoff Reception (Thursday)
Poster Presentations (Friday) Recording only
Saturday Celebration
Access to Recordings Post-Conference: Keynotes, Industry Updates, Poster Presentations, and Panel and Breakout Sessions

*Due to the sensitive nature of the content, some sessions will not be recorded.

**Self-advocate sessions cover topics, activities, and strategies to educate and empower self-advocates, encourage connections with other self-advocates and their caregivers, and learn meaningful strategies and skills to implement at home, school, work, and community.  Sessions may be interactive including movement, hands-on activities, music, and talking. See the agenda for more.

***Live streams and recordings will be available on the Whova app. Instructions will be provided. Recordings will be available within two weeks after the conference. There will not be any opportunity for virtual attendees to interact with presenters for recorded sessions. Self-Advocate sessions will not be live-streamed or recorded. 

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19th NFXF International Fragile X Conference Orlando Florida

   IMPORTANT DATES

Conference
July 25–28, 2024

REGISTRATION

Now–June 21 — Regular
June 22–July 24 — Late

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HOTEL

July 1, 2024
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Childcare: The deadline has passed to sign up for childcare through KiddieCorp. KiddieCorp Health and Safety Measures.

Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Sponsors!

Laurie and Will Bridges
Joanne Crotty
Peggy and Mike Flanigan
Kara Frech
Ilana Garber
Randi Hagerman
Stephanie Jacob and John Harrigan
Denny and Marcia Haugen
Susan Howell
Reymundo Lozano, MD
Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD
Stephanie Sherman
Shari and Brian Silver
Kristin, Riley and Jake Smith
Anne and Jay Souder
David Tillman
Victoria Wilkins, MD

Become a 40th Anniversary Sponsor

Conference Agenda & Speakers

This is the preliminary full agenda, which can be filtered by date, location (conference room), and tracks in the right column. To view a single track, click the box next to “Filter by Track,” which will uncheck all tracks. Then choose the tracks you’re most interested in. You can also search by keyword in the Search box.

Conference Agenda & Speakers

VIEW THE AGENDA

You can also open or download a PDF.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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Conference FAQs

Self-Advocate sessions are not monitored. The presentation style and physical and sensory demands (including noise and level of interaction,  participation, and movement) may vary with each session and presenter. Presenters are only responsible for facilitating the content and activity of the session.

It is the sole responsibility of the accompanying registered attendee (parent, caregiver, or legally authorized representative) to recognize and provide ALL support needs for the self-advocate while in the sessions and throughout the conference space.

As a parent, caregiver, or legally authorized representative to a self-advocate, you are required to be on the conference property at all times during the self-advocate sessions and conference events.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and safe environment for all attendees. Should the demands of any session or event exceed the coping strategies or abilities of a participant or the safety of the individual or other attendees be at risk, the NFXF reserves the right to request the attendee leave the session and/or conference space to calm down.

We will have heavy appetizers on Thursday and Friday evening. We will have a full meal at the Saturday evening celebration (a ticket to the Saturday evening celebration is included with the individual registration and additional add-on tickets will be available for purchase for non-conference attendees). You are responsible for all other meals. There are a few options within the hotel itself, including a daily discounted soup & salad lunch and a dinner option. Water stations can be found throughout the hotel and in all meeting rooms.

Yes, please see the following for social events and other opportunities:

Thursday, July 25

  • Kick-off Reception

Friday, July 26

  • Poster Presentation Session
  • Informal lunch-break meet-ups*

Saturday, July 27

  • Informal lunch-break meet-ups*
  • Saturday Celebration: Entrance to this ticketed event is included with attendee registration. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for non-registered attendees.

Lunch Meet-ups: Conference rooms will be organized by theme or topic for attendees to connect with others during lunchtime. These will be informal and will not be facilitated.

*Create Your Own: Registered attendees will also have the option to create their own meet-ups via the event mobile app, Whova. A link will be provided once available.

There are a few reasons to stay at the hotel selected for the conference:

  • Room Rates: We negotiate the best possible room rate by contracting for a block of rooms. Typical room rates would be significantly higher at the same hotel without this advantage.
  • Extend Your Stay: The special rate is available before and after the conference dates. The room block is available from July 21-July 29, 2024, which allows you to make a special vacation out of the conference at significant savings.
  • Hotel Staff: The hotel staff are briefed on Fragile X and are prepared on how to best support the needs of you and your family.
  • Networking: Staying at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando provides numerous opportunities to network with other attendees, including professionals, caregivers, parents, and self-advocates.
  • Convenience: You don’t have to worry about getting to sessions on time, taking a quick break between sessions, or looking for a parking space when you stay at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando.

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Yes, on-site self-parking at the hotel is $18 per day, with a 50% discounted rate for all guests attending the conference.

There are two nearby airports, with Orlando International Airport (MCO) being the closest. Both are listed here:

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

  • Distance from the hotel: 13 Miles
  • Phone: +1 407-825-2001

*Please note: Due to the popularity of MCO, their website recommends arriving a minimum of three hours before flight departure.

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
1200 Red Cleveland Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

  • Distance from the hotel: 41 Miles
  • Phone: +1 407-585-4500

Options

Airport Website Transportation Links

Options

  • Local Shuttle: The hotel offers a shuttle that is included for guests who elect to add on the optional resort fee of $20 per night.
  • Ride-Share: Uber or Lyft
  • I-RIDE Trolley: Exclusive, convenient, and affordable transportation to hundreds of exciting Orlando destinations within the International Drive Resort Area.

Yes! We have partnered with our sponsor, Me and The Mouse Travel Agency, who can assist with planning your family vacation to all of the Orlando area destinations. You may contact them at fragilex@meandthemouse.com.

YES!! This is a family-friendly event. Non-registered family members are welcome to enjoy the hotel amenities and the many iconic Orlando attractions.

However, due to space limitations and our commitment to the health and safety of all registered attendees, ONLY registered attendees (including children and adults) are permitted in the conference space and sessions.

Saturday Evening Celebration: Each registration will cover one entry to the Saturday Celebration, but you can purchase additional tickets for non-registered family members during the registration process.

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Conference locations are chosen years in advance through a competitive proposal process. Our partner helps us select sites that are best suited for the Fragile X community. We will continue to move the conference around the country to manage overall costs.

The NFXF is a bipartisan organization in all things we do.

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