Foursquare Connection 2013 is just days away, but there’s still time to make plans to be there May 28–30 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Connection organizers share the following important last-minute details as attendees prepare to “Engage: Learn.Live.Lead.” at his year’s annual gathering of the Foursquare family.

Conexión Hispana

Conexión Hispana kicks off the conference Tuesday afternoon, before the opening general session that evening. To attend, be sure to arrive early and check in by Tuesday morning.

Get Online

Convention details are covered in-depth in an online blog located at foursquareconnection.tumblr.com. This is the “unedited, informal, off-the-books, behind-the-scenes commentary” from the team that helps bring Foursquare Connection to life.

When the event starts, Foursquare Financial Solutions is sponsoring live online streams at ConnectionLive.org, called “Connection Live” and “Live Backstage,” where conference speakers will be interviewed following their sessions. In the event you can’t make it to the actual convention, you can still experience a taste of what’s happening. Search your favorite app store for "Foursquare Connection 2013" as well. Then download the Foursquare Connection 2013 App—available for Android and iPhone as of May 25, 2013—to follow convention news and find schedules.

Finally, if you’re tweeting during Connection 2013, use #connection13 as the hashtag to connect with others on Twitter; use #foursquareconnection when snapping those Instagram photos. In fact, you might just see your photo show up in the July issue of Foursquare Leader magazine.

Down to Business

“Engaging in the business is important to the future of our movement,” notes Connection Manager Tammy Sevcov. “We want people to have a voice.” To prepare to engage in convention business, review proposed bylaw amendments in advance of the business sessions.

New Check-In System

A new check-in system will be implemented this year for parents and their children. Parents who are registered for the convention can expect additional details forthcoming.

Foursquare officials are praying earnestly for Connection 2013, so that each attendee will be powerfully impacted and personally refreshed.

“The opportunity,” says Tammy Sevcov, “to enjoy Florida at these rates, getting to be with hundreds of your closest friends and stay engaged in a movement that has its greatest days ahead … I’m not sure why anyone would want to miss this!”

Register online by May 25 for the special Convention Rate. Registrations will also be accepted at Connection 2013, for the On-Site Rate. Modifications to registrations may be made until May 10.

For more information, visit the official Foursquare Connection 2013 website.

By: Cara Davis, a freelance writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn.