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Do I have to submit a Medical Release form? What if I submitted a form last year?

Yes, all attendees must submit a Medical Release form before attending the 2018 Adviser Academy. This includes those who have submitted a Medical Release form in previous years. 
 
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What happens on the Plant Tour?

You will take a bus from the Marriott to the plant in Marceline, Missouri. It is approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive each way. The more you understand how your yearbook is produced, the more efficiently you and your staff can work through the production process. During the optional tour of Walsworth’s Prepress and Printing and Bindery facilities available on Thursday in Brookfield and Marceline, Missouri, see how pages go through the production and printing process. Meet key plant personnel and your customer service representative, and prepare to be wowed! The cost for the plant tour is $50 and includes lunch.
 
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What do I need to bring with me?

Supply List

Required items:

1. Computer (required for technical training sessions; see below)
    • If you are taking the InDesign tech training: Computer loaded with at least InDesign CS5 and Walsworth’s Enhancements for 2015*
    • If you are taking the Online Design tech training: Computer capable of an Internet connection; your Members Only username and password*

2. Closed-toed walking shoes (applicable only if attending Plant Tour)
 
  *If you have questions about your Members Only password or the 2015 Enhancements, please bring your laptop with you when you check in for the Adviser Academy and we will ensure you have everything loaded onto your computer that you will need, as well as your password to access the programs you will be working in.

Optional items:
1. Staff manual
2. Budget
3. Last year’s ladder
 
 
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​What to pack?

In mid-July, Kansas City’s average high is around 90 degrees with a low of 72. Your sessions will be indoors in air conditioning so dress comfortably! 

If you are going on the Plant Tour, bring comfortable walking shoes with closed toes (OSHA rules). We also suggest avoiding white. Dress comfortably but keep in mind you will be meeting Walsworth executives.
 
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Do I have to pay for parking at the hotel?

If you are parking a car at the hotel, your parking fee will be paid for by Walsworth. Please let a Walsworth employee know that you need a parking pass when you check in and what days you will be parking a car. You may park in the hotel parking lot directly under the Marriott.
 
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Is there anything else that's good for me to know?

You must check in to the Adviser Academy at the Adviser Academy registration table. Registration is from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 8. You may also register from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9. The registration table is in the lobby of the Marriott on Sunday and in the foyer on the second level on Monday.

If you did not submit your Medical Release form with your enrollment you will be asked to fill one out during registration and turn it in at the Adviser Academy registration table at the Marriott.

Breakfast and lunch are provided by the Academy.

In addition…

You will be treated to a reception Monday night as our guest at the Plaza Terrace room of the Marriott. Then you will be on your own to explore Kansas City's fantastic dining options, many in walking or free hotel shuttle distance of the hotel.

Each night, feel free to make dinner plans to dine with any of your new friends you just met at the Academy. If you are looking for restaurant recommendations, please see the restaurants flier that will be in your check-in packet. The cost of dinner each night will be the responsibility of each guest.
 
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Can I pay with a PO from my school?

Yes! Email susan.wuckowitsch@walsworth.com to request an invoice. 
 
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My school is tax exempt. Do I have to pay sales tax on my hotel room?

Yes. The Kansas City, Missouri  Marriott Country Club Plaza cannot accept a tax exemption letter from a representative of a school in order for the school or adviser not to pay the sales tax on a hotel room. This notice is pursuant to Section 144.062, RSMo, which states travel expenses, meals and lodging are not included within this authorization.