2017 Conference

Coming Soon to Central Florida

The FNPS Conference Committee and participating chapters are planning a first-of-its-kind even in central Florida.

May 18-21, 2017

Theme:  Connections: Above and Below

The venue will be the Westgate River Ranch Resort. This upscale resort is in the heart of Florida, just of SR 60 south of Lake Kissimmee.  The area has many, many field trip opportunities most of which will be new to the Conference.

Wednesday, May 17 - onsite registration begins

Thursday, May 18 - Field trips and workshops

Friday, May 19 - Speakers and workshops

Saturday, May 20 - Speakers and workshops

Sunday, May 21 - Field trips

Click here for venue photos

To Make Reservations:

Call the Resort’s Call Center at 863-692-1321 – Press 1 for Reservations.  Please be sure to use FNPS Group Code (61-528) when making individual reservations.  The Resort’s Call Center’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm, Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. These hours are subject to change.  Warning - if you get transferred to the corporate office, you won't be able to register - you must register through the Resort's Call Center.

All individual guestroom reservations will require a deposit of one night’s room and applicable taxes in order to hold the reservation on a definite basis.  The deposit is required at the time the reservation is made and may be applied to any major credit card.  Cancellations for individual reservations must be made seven (7) days prior to the first check-in date in order to avoid payment of a penalty in an amount equal to one night’s room and applicable taxes.  Substitutions or transferals in lieu of cancellations may be made by individuals directly with Westgate River Ranch FNPS Group Sales Manager:  863-692-1321 Ext 40064.

A security deposit equal to a fifty dollar ($50) credit card hold or two-hundred dollars ($200) cash deposit is required at check-in for each individual Reservation to cover any incidentals. This amount is fully refundable upon check-out if no incidentals are charged and there is no room damage.

Please note that all rooms, glamping and meeting rooms are non-smoking.

Available Overnight Options:


Lodging Type Fri/Sat Rate Weekday Rate Average Rate (>2 nights)
Lodge Suite SOLD OUT! $100.00/night $100.00/night $100.00/night
Lodge Guestroom $110.00/night $110.00/night $110.00/night
Deluxe Lodge Suite $120.00/night $120.00/night $120.00/night
  (2-night minimum)
$200.00/night $200.00/night $200.00/night
Westgate RV site $70.00/night $45.00/night $55-$62/night
Westgate tent site $43/night $25/night Per/night price averaged
River Ranch RV Resort $60.00 - $80.00/night must contact directly at 863-692-1116

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.  Each reservation for which the required deposit has been received is guaranteed for late arrival up until 11:59 p.m. of the scheduled check-in date. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.  A late departure charge may apply for any room(s) occupied after the scheduled check-out time. Requests for early check-in or late check-out cannot be guaranteed. 

Additional Information

Firewood:  Guests may not bring any firewood to the Resort, nor may they collect firewood from the Resort’s land. The wood is part of the natural habitat and should be left intact. All firewood used while at the Resort must be purchased directly from Resort.

Parking:  Parking is complimentary for all guests.

Pets: There is a non-refundable fee of $175 required to bring a pet.  The price is the same no matter how many days your pet will be on the property.  There are also breed and weight restrictions (inquire while making your reservation).