2019 Innovation Summit

All 2018-2019 Conrad Finalists are invited to attend the 2019 Innovation Summit where they will pitch their innovations to an esteemed panel of industry expert judges and compete for the Foundation’s top honor, being named a Pete Conrad Scholar. Just like the hit TV show Shark Tank! Winning teams receive awards, seed funding grants, investment opportunities, patent support, business services and scholarships to support the growth of their concepts into real businesses that can make real difference. This unique event gives students direct exposure to industry experts, corporate companies, actual investors, even universities!  

Tuesday, April 23 - Friday, April 26, 2019 AT THE Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex IN Florida

Click here to view the most recent version of the Summit Schedule. Please note this is subject to change as the Conrad Team continues to solidify fun plans. 

STEP 1: CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE AT SUMMIT

All Finalist teams must email the Conrad Foundation at info@conradchallenge.org to confirm your attendance at the Conrad Innovation Summit by Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If teams don’t confirm by the deadline, their spot will be offered to an Alternate Finalist Team.

STEP 2: PAY $399 REGISTRATION FEE

Each person attending Summit (all student team members, parents and coaches) must INDIVIDUALLY pay the $399 Summit registration fee through the PayPal link below. The registration fee must be received no later than Friday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  The registration fee covers meals during Summit, transportation to/from Summit and to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO), access to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex during the duration of Summit and special bus tour, as well as a special commemorative 2019 Summit T-shirt.

The link will take you to PayPal to process payment. Make sure to return to this page to move to Step 3 and register!

***If you are a Conrad Sponsor or VIP Guest, please move forward to the registration form. 

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STEP 3: REGISTER ONLINE

Each person attending Summit (all student team members, parents and coaches) must INDIVIDUALLY register for the Summit. All registration forms must be submitted no later than Friday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 


STEP 4: BOOK YOUR TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Air Travel Recommendations:

The Conrad Foundation recommends air travel into Orlando International Airport (MCO), as it has numerous air carriers and flights available to offer you the best airfares and schedules. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 51 miles from the Summit hotels: the Courtyard and Hampton Inn. Please review the Summit schedule to determine when you should arrive and depart. All student teams are encouraged to arrive on Monday evening (4/22) or Tuesday morning (4/23) to register on Tuesday between 10 am - 5 pm at the Courtyard and attend the Opening Dinner on Tuesday evening.

Hotel Recommendations:

The Conrad Foundation has secured a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn located next to each other on Cocoa Beach, Florida with a great discounted rate... but you need to book your room(s) as soon as possible! All rooms must be reserved at one of the hotels no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, March 22 to receive the discounted rate of $189 per night per room (2 queen beds), which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.  If you fail to register by March 22, the room rate will increase to $249 per night and there is no guarantee rooms will be available.

To secure your hotel room(s) at the Hampton Inn,  please call 321-799-4099 and mention the Conrad Summit 2019 OR click here to book your group rate for Conrad Summit.

To secure your hotel room(s) at the Courtyard by Marriott, please call 321-784-4800 and mention the Conrad Summit 2019 OR click here to book your group rate for Conrad Summit.

Ground Transportation:

The Conrad Foundation will provide shuttle service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Finalist hotels on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 and returning transportation from your hotel to MCO on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

To the Hotel from MCO: There are two pick-up times on Monday, April 22 of 3:00pm / 8:00pm from MCO to the hotel, and four pick-up times on Tuesday, April 23 of 9:00am / 12:00pm / 3:00pm / 6:00pm from MCO to the hotel.

To MCO from the Hotel: When making your return flight arrangements, the shuttle service will run on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from the hotel to (MCO) at 8:00am / 12:00pm When deciding what return shuttle to take, please note that it is an hour drive from the Finalist hotel to MCO.

STEP 5: MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!

iF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUMMIT, PLEASE EMAIL THE CONRAD TEAM AT INFO@CONRADCHALLENGE.ORG.