Annual Conference Roommate Finder*
ADCES provides a discussion forum for members looking to find a roommate for Annual Conference. You may post your own request, or browse the threads that have already been posted by following THIS LINK. This forum can be useful in making the initial connection between potential roommates; however, this is a public forum open to all ADCES members, so once you have selected your roommate, you may want to move your conversation to a personal email address in order to work out logistics.
Here's what a member had to say about finding a roommate through this forum:
"As I prepared to register for the annual conference I noticed that there were several incentives and travel savings tips posted on the AADE Website. [ ] Just as I thought I was finished with my travel savings research I found a new feature called “the room share program.” After I read the description, I placed it aside and hesitated to pursue it. Perhaps this program is over the edge and too risky I thought. Later after I reviewed the total hotel expense projections I thought I would give it a shot. I must admit I was a bit nervous about my plan to share a room for four nights with a person I met online.
Now that I took advantage of the program I would like to recommend it to other members who are traveling solo and are looking for more ways to keep the travel expenses down. My roommate Dede and I think that this program was truly a brilliant idea. Not only did we keep our expenses down but also and most importantly we developed a new friendship!"
-Elaine Massaro MS, RN, CDE
To assist with selecting a roommate and making lodging arrangements, users may wish to discuss the following questions with potential roommates:
- Do you snore?
- Do you smoke or do you require a non-smoking room?
- Do you go to bed early or stay up late?
- Do you have any special needs?
- Who will make reservations with the hotel? What type of room will you choose?
- Will the cost of the room be divided evenly among each guest?
- Who will confirm billing arrangements with the hotel?
- Who will provide a credit card upon checking in?
- Will you block incidentals from the room, requiring cash payment for room service and other hotel services?
As this list does not provide a comprehensive set of questions addressing every aspect of shared lodging, users are responsible for considering questions that address concerns specific to each individual. Please note that it is not ADCES’ responsibility to address these issues and ensure any arrangements resulting from use of this forum are adhered to.
ADCES is not responsible for screening or selecting roommates; and is not involved in financial arrangements between roommates or, between roommates and the hotel. ADCES makes no guarantees of any kind about roommate compatibility, trustworthiness, security, safety or any dispute that may arise between roommates. Persons who reserve rooms and occupy rooms at the hotel are financially obligated to pay for those rooms regardless of whether or not a roommate agrees to share expenses. Please remember that if you sign up as a roommate, you create an obligation to the person with whom you share a room. If you cancel your reservation at the last minute, or if you "no-show", you will be obligated to settle any financial agreements you've entered in to.