MasterLab 2016 Pre-Announcement

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Save the Date… MasterLab is returning to Friends for Life in Orlando

Hello fellow advocates! We are happy to announce that we will host our 3rd MasterLab event during Friends for Life, on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Our agenda is packed with amazing speakers that will teach us how to become better advocates, to make a positive difference in our own lives and the lives of others. We will also learn how advocates can communicate the psycho-social and emotional challenges of diabetes in their advocacy work and how advocates can take care of themselves in the process.

We value and admire the advocacy efforts in the diabetes community, and as part our Diabetes Advocates program, we want to provide you with tools to accelerate and amplify those efforts.

Be on the lookout for our MasterLab scholarships, we want to see you there!

Date:July 6, 2016
Location:Orlando, Florida
Scholarships Include:
  • Airfare to Orlando (if necessary)
  • Airfare home from Orlando (if necessary)
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport with Mears Transportation. You will book your transportation online at You can download the Mears discount coupon to save money on their shuttle.) Request a receipt.
  • Registration to the conference
  • 2 night hotel accommodations (rooms will be shared with another Diabetes Advocates scholarship winner or with a member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation staff of the same gender)
  • Arrive July 5 and depart July 7
  • Breakfast and Lunch on July 6
  • Complimentary entry to Friends For Life Exhibit Hall Grand Opening on Wednesday
  • Scholarships Do Not Include:
  • Extra baggage fees (all bags must be carried on or the expense is absorbed by the scholarship winner)
  • Meals (except those noted above)
  • Friends for Life registration. If scholarship recipient wishes to stay past the days covered, he or she will incur the cost of FFL registration and lodging for the remainder of the week
  • Who Should Apply?
  • Anyone touched by diabetes, who wants to make a difference
  • Advocates and bloggers of all experience levels and types of diabetes
  • Leaders representing small nonprofit organizations
  • TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes members
  • Read more about the conference here:


    To get started, we invite you to take our Diabetes Advocacy Survey, and stay updates with opportunities for Diabetes Advocates.


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