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When: 07/16/2017
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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida  32821
United States
Contact: PBUS

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PBUS 2017 Mid-Year Meeting
July 16-20, 2017

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Tentative Mid-Year Agenda

Registration Form

Exhibit Hall Schematic

Transportation Information

Renaissance Floor Plan
Oceans Ballroom

For more information, please
contact the PBUS office at
(800) 883-7287
or send email to

FAX: 202-783-4125

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

1-800-266-9432 Reservation line

The extended early-bird rate ends on Monday, July 10 at 5:00 EST.
On-line registration ends July 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.

The exhibit hall is now CLOSED.

Conference Fees Include:

Full registration: includes all breaks, general session(s), breakout session(s), exhibit hall, Monday new member/welcome reception, Tuesday luncheon, Tuesday Council of Presidents' meeting and Wednesday's PBUS summer picnic at SeaWorld.

Guest registration: includes all breaks, exhibit hall, Monday new member/welcome reception, Tuesday luncheon and Wednesday's PBUS summer picnic at SeaWorld.  Does not include any general session(s), breakout session(s) or Council of Presidents' meeting. Only two guests allowed for each full registration.  A GUEST CANNOT BE A LICENSED BAIL AGENT.

One-day pass: includes educational sessions, exhibit hall and Council of Presidents' meeting if the pass is for Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Does not include any meal events. A one-day pass can only be purchased for one day only - Monday or Tuesday.

Note: The CBA Testing Center and MCBA Orientation Session will not be held at the mid-year meeting; it will resume during the 2018 winter conference in February.

No refunds will be given after July 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.

Renaissance Hotel Rates - guaranteed room rate ends at 11:59 pm Monday, June 26, 2017
Single/double room rates are $149 per night (plus applicable tax of 12.5 percent). All rooms include coffee maker, small refrigerator, safe, robe and dual vanities. Rates are available for three days prior and three days post main conference dates based on availability.

Optional resort fee of $25 (plus applicable tax) includes: in-room bottled water refreshed daily, local/long distance calls, wireless in-room internet for all Marriott Rewards members (or $14.95 per day), Disney, Universal Studios and Premium Outlet transportation, 10 percent discount at neu lotus spa, 10 percent discount in Tradewinds restaurant for dinner and breakfast for children 12 and under (2 children per one adult purchase) in Tradewinds restaurant.

Mention the 2017 PBUS mid-year meeting if calling the reservation line to get the group rate.

Renaissance Amenities

  • Family pool and Aqua Zone water park for children
  • Onsite activities: pool table, ping pong table and pool activities
  • Onsite Navigator Desk for ticket and transportation assistance
  • Free shuttle to SeaWorld (every 30 minutes; also within walking distance)
  • Two oversized hot-tubs (handicapped accessible)
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby and atrium area
  • Laundry facility
  • Arcade
  • Grab-n-Go shop
  • Six onsite eateries
  • Fitness center

PBUS Summer Picnic at SeaWorld
PBUS will be having a group activity at SeaWorld on Wednesday, July 19. Ticket holders will be able to enter SeaWorld beginning at 12:00 noon and PBUS will host a summer picnic with reserved pavilion from 12:00-3:00 pm. All full and guest registrations will receive one SeaWorld ticket with their registration; additional tickets can be purchased when registering or via this LINK.

Members of the Florida Bail Agents Association (FBAA)
Significant PBUS discount on a full mid-year registration for licensed Florida bail agents who join the Florida Bail Agents Association between May 1, 2017 to the mid-year meeting. Call the FBAA at 941-421-7408 or membership chair Tim Bellis at 305-431-1110 for details on the PBUS registration discount. 

PBUS Bail Enforcement Certification Courses - For full conference registrants and Tuesday one-day pass holders
PBUS will be offering two introductory bail enforcement certification courses at the mid-year meeting, to be taught on Tuesday, July 18, 2017; two remaining courses will be taught at the 2018 winter conference. Each course is $50. To attend the courses, individuals must have a full registration or a Tuesday one-day pass and have paid the course fee. Attendance verification and a waiver of liability will also be required to obtain the course curriculum. The courses are general in nature pertaining to fugitive recovery and are not state specific. Duane "Dog" Chapman will facilitate the first course and PBUS member David Robinson will facilitate the second course. 

I-RIDE Trolley
I-Ride Trolley operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to the International Drive resort corridor where there are a multitude of restaurants and entertainment venues. Single cash fare is $2 per ride, $1 for children 3-9 years and $0.25 for seniors (65 and over) or a one-day pass can be purchased for $5 (exact change required for all tickets). For more information call 407-354-5656 or visit the I-Ride Trolley online.

Exhibit Information - CLOSED
The exhibit area will include up to 20 tabletop displays and includes one six foot table with two representatives. The exhibit tabletop assignment process, exhibitor schematic and exhibitor contract can be located in the far right table. Tabletop spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and will not be assigned without prior payment. Exhibit set-up will take place on Sunday, July 16 with the exhibit space open on Monday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Tuesday (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) July 17-18, 2017. PBUS will make every effort to accommodate tabletop choices taking into account competitor tabletop locations. Exhibitors must man their tabletop during show hours.

PBUS 2017 Holiday Destination Raffle
The Fundraising/Raffle Committee will continue selling raffle tickets onsite at the mid-year meeting for a chance to win a trip to the Palladium Hotel and Resort Experience for two for six nights and seven days. Raffle tickets can be purchased online with your registration or via this LINK through Sunday, July 2, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST and then onsite at the venue.  Your ticket stub will be mailed to you or ticket number sent via email if purchased online. Details of the raffle are below:

  • Choose your own destination: Spain, Brazil, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico or the Dominican Republic
  • Trip must be used in the 2017 calendar year
  • Includes $600 in airfare
  • $25 dollars per ticket; buy four and get one free
  • Cash or check payable to PBUS for onsite sales
  • Winning ticket drawn at the conference
  • You don't have to be present to win

Don't miss the opportunity to win this wonderful trip! The winner will be chosen at the President's luncheon.

    President's Luncheon
    The President's luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This ticket is part of the full and guest registration; additional tickets can be purchased when registering of via this LINK.

    PBUS For Women Only (FWO) Luncheon
    The FWO committee is again hosting a fabulous luncheon with special guest country music star Wynonna JuddThe luncheon IS NOT part of the registration fee but can be purchased with your registration or via this LINK. Men who purchase a ticket may also attend the luncheon.

    Membership Meeting Notice
    PBUS will hold a membership meeting on Tuesday, July 18 from 5:00-6:00 pm; changes to the By-laws may be made.  

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    PBUS Office Location

    1320 N. Semoran Blvd.
    Suite 108
    Orlando, FL 32807

    Office (202) 783-4120
    (800) 883-7287
    FAX (202) 783-4125

    Melanie Ledgerwood
    Association Manager

    Michelle Tremaine
    Meeting Planner