The goal of Expo ’20 is to fill you up to the brim with support, information, community and connection, so you can return to the real world with a whole new confidence. Because that world is yours, too.
Taking place June 25-28 in Orlando, FL, National Eczema Association’s Eczema Expo is a four-day gathering for the eczema community, uniting patients of all ages, caregivers, and medical providers and industry professionals. Expo focuses on empowering people with eczema to live their best life, with an emphasis on holistic health and wellness.
Eczema Expo FAQ
What’s on the agenda?
Expo ’20 promises to be educational, supportive and fun!
Thursday, June 25: Get settled in at the Expo venue, the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld. This day will give you a chance to check in, join an orientation session and deepen your Expo experience with a workshop. Evening meet-ups will give you a chance to connect with new and old friends then take it outside for the Opening Night Pool Party.
Friday, June 26: This is our first full, official day of Expo. Start your morning with a free, flare-friendly group fitness session. Expo Camp will kick off for kids and teens with a gameshow-style Eczema 101 session followed by a mix of educational and supportive sessions, and fun games and crafts. Adults will head to opening session in the morning, followed by coffee and a bite to eat (on us!) at the Exhibitor Reception, then an afternoon of up to four in-depth breakout sessions. In the evening, we invite you to join us for Karey-oke Night and Eczema Pub Quiz.
Saturday, June 27: Kids and teens will spend another fun day at Expo Camp, and adults will learn from world-class experts at general session in the morning and afternoon breakouts. Saturday evening, NEA invites all Expo attendees (including kiddos!) to dine and dance at our annual Ecz-travaganza party.
Sunday, June 28: Like all good things, Expo ’20 must come to an end. Kids and teens will have the morning for more fun and friendship at Expo Camp, while adults will wrap up their Expo education with a final general session of inspiring presentations. Expo campers (ages 5+) will join the adults for a group lunch and Expo awards.
View the full 2020 agenda.
Who is Eczema Expo for?
Adults who have eczema
Children aged 0 to 17 who have eczema
Parents of children with eczema
Caregivers, partners, family members and friends of people who have eczema
Medical professionals in the dermatology, allergy or other complementary fields
Researchers in dermatology, allergy and other complementary fields
Industry professionals in the dermatology, allergy or other complementary fields
Why should I attend?
Expo ‘20 will provide attendees with comprehensive tools to live well with eczema: news about the latest treatments and alternative therapies; skin care, sleep, mental health, lifestyle and wellness sessions given by renowned experts; professional- and peer-led support groups designed to address all aspects of life, from grooming to intimacy, infancy through young adulthood, midlife through the golden years, fitness to allergy-friendly eating. Expo Camp is a nurturing, invigorating place designed to give children with eczema the tools they need to take on the world! Campers will make new friends who understand what it’s like to live with eczema while enjoying arts and crafts, playing games and learning a bit about eczema and skincare.
When does Eczema Expo 2020 start and end?
On-site check-in begins on Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m., with Expo Camp check-in from 2 – 5 p.m. That day, orientation sessions will take place every hour, on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the evening, we welcome attendees to join our meet-ups and opening night pool party.
The conference gets into full swing Friday morning at 9 a.m., and wraps up on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.
Where is Eczema Expo taking place?
Expo ’20 is being held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld at 6677 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, FL. Situated within walking distance of Orlando’s bustling International Drive, the resort features luxurious accommodations, lush tropical grounds and a refreshing pool and water playground.
How much is it to register for Expo?
Is Expo ’20 ADA accessible?
All presentations, breakouts and Expo-provided meals will be in wheelchair accessible spaces. If you have an ADA-recognized disability and will need accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after registration to let us know.
Are meals included in my Expo registration?
Yes, some meals are included! On Friday, we’ll serve light snacks, coffee and tea during the morning exhibitor reception. On Saturday, Expo attendees are invited for dinner and drinks at our evening Ecz-travaganza. All meals will be custom-crafted with the Renaissance’s innovative, award-winning cuisine team to be delicious, allergy-friendly and packed with nourishing and fresh ingredients. If you have special dietary needs, please make a note when you register or email email@example.com.
For all other meals, you’ll be able to choose from the four onsite dining options as well as numerous restaurants within Uber-ing distance of the hotel. Keep your eyes out for a future email with our top neighborhood dining picks.
Are there any morning activities planned at Expo?
Yes! Each morning, we will offer an assortment of complimentary fitness classes, including Gentle Yoga, Morning Meditation, flare-friendly Ecz-ercise and water fitness classes, plus an additional family-friendly exercise class daily, free of charge, to all Expo attendees.
Are there any evening activities planned at Expo?
Yes! Thursday and Friday nights, you’re technically on your own, but we’ve arranged some super fun and free onsite activities. Thursday, we’ll host an opening night pool party, where the drinks are on the house, and Friday night will feature Karey-oke Night for the whole family and an adults-only eczema pub quiz. On Saturday night, we’ve got the entire family covered with an all-ages Ecz-travaganza dinner, drinks and dance party.
I’ve got questions. Who can I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-499-3474.