2023 Member Cruise &
Tech Conference

Unique Opportunity To Personally Connect With Other IT Business Owners & Vendors
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ITBOG’s Member Cruise & Tech Conference is exclusively for members and sponsors that are part of the ITBOG community and their guests. Enjoy a unique opportunity to gather “at sea” in a leisurely, luxurious environment that will highlight learning, networking and relaxation.
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The Fun Begins In:


Your adventure will start on Friday, November 10th in Port Canaveral, FL where we will depart for a 4-day cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean's “Allure of the Seas”. The cruise will return to Port Canaveral on Monday, November 13th.
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This is an educational and social convention you don’t want to miss! “The Allure of the Seas” is the most-decorated ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet and has won more awards than any other ship in the world. The cruise will take you from Port Canaveral (Friday) to CocoCay (Saturday) with a day at sea (Sunday) and back to Port Canaveral (Monday).


It’s not your usual conference agenda! Our itinerary allows you to learn and network on Sunday (our “at-sea” day) while spending the rest of the cruise having fun and continuing to build those business connections as we cruise around the Bahamas.


Watch this video to see why you'll want to take this much-needed vacation!

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Do I Secure My Sponsorship?

It's easy! Just complete 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1 - Complete the form at the bottom of the Sponsorship Info page. 
  • Step 2 - Upon submission of the order form, you will receive the Sponsor Prospectus and instructions on how to select your level and add-ons. Step 2 also requires that you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Step 3 - Sign sponsor order form and submit payment.

I am Already A Sponsor of ITBOG, Does That Make Me A Cruise Partner Too?

No. The cruise sponsorship is separate from the annual social sponsorship.

Can I Sponsor The Cruise If I Am Not An Existing Annual Sponsor of ITBOG?


Can I Just Select An Add-On And Not A Full Sponsorship Level?

No. The add-ons are only an option with the purchase of a full sponsorship.

How/When Do I Register My Co-Workers/Guests?

Once we receive your full sponsorship payment, you will be provided with a registration link to sign up yourself, your co-workers, and/or your guests.

Is There An Additional Fee For Guests?

Each sponsorship level comes with a limited number of complimentary registrations for your co-workers. Spouses, significant others, and children must pay $199/person.


Can I Speak At The Event?

If you are interested in presenting a topic, please send us an email with a short bio, title, description of the session, and learning objectives by TBD.  The conference committee will review all submissions and make a decision by TBD.

How Many Co-Workers Can I Bring With Me?

Each sponsorship level allows for a limited number of complimentary registrations for co-workers.  This allows them to participate in all conference activities.

Can I Use My Complimentary Registrations For My Spouse Or Children?

No.  Spouses, children, and non-work related guests will need pay a guest fee of $199.




What Is The Format For The Conference?

There will be sessions on Sunday, November 12th where conference attendees can participate in educational, business-enhancing work sessions. See Full Itinerary.

Who Is Presenting?

We are still working on that. Check back soon.


Can I Bring A Guest With Me?

Yes. If you are bringing a spouse, children or other non-work related guest you will need to register them and pay $199 fee if they plan to participate in the conference activities.

Are There Things To Do For Teens/Children?

YES!  The ship has a number of activities to keep your kids entertained while you are on board.



How do I Book My Cruise Reservation? Reservations can be made through your travel agent or directly through Royal Caribbean

Does My Sponsorship Cover The Cost Of My Accommodations?  No.  As with all other conferences, travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the individual.

What Is The Best Way To Book My Flights? 
As with all conferences, flight arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Guests should fly in/out of the Orlando airport (MCO). Your return flight on Monday, November 13 should not be before 1pm EST. We HIGHLY recommend that you plan to arrive in Orlando no later than Thursday, November 9th to ensure that any travel delays do not affect your ability to board the ship on time on Friday, November 10th. 

What Do I Need To Book My Reservation with Royal Caribbean?  Each traveler will be required to provide the following at the time of booking:

  • Name as it appears on travel documents
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Proper deposit

Do I Need A Passport?  It is possible to travel to the Bahamas from the United States without a passport, but it is not advisable. US citizens can enter the Bahamas without a passport, they can not legally re-enter the US without proper documentation. A passport, passport card, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant documentation is required for US citizens to enter or re-enter the United States.

Does The Real ID Take The Place OF A Passport?  No.

What Is Not Covered By My Cruise Price?

  • Air transportation
  • Ground Transportation (with the exception of the one shuttle on November 10th from the designated Orlando hotel to the port, and the designated shuttle from the port to the airport on November 13th).
  • Conference tickets
  • Shore excursions (except those that are sponsored by our group)
  • Meals and accommodations ashore
  • Select beverages or beverage packages (can be purchased ahead of time)
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities (recommended amount is $54.00/per person for the entire cruise)
  • Telephone calls
  • Specialty restaurants (unless you participate in a dine around)


What Is There To Do On The Ship?  Click HERE to explore all of the options.

What Is There To Do At CocoCay? Click HERE to see what there is to do while we are CocoCay on Saturday.