The Kauffman Foundation will provide one round-trip, lowest-priced, reasonable ticket for each invited participant. The Foundation will be directly responsible for shuttle service to and from the hotel, hotel accommodations, and conference meals. If you prefer, the Foundation will alternatively cover rental car expenses for three days.

Participants will be provided one round-trip ticket from and to the originating airport when the trip is booked through the Kauffman Foundation travel partner, Travel and Transport. To make arrangements, contact or 877-504-7643.

Travel arrangement deadline is noon CDT on Wednesday, May 20.

We provide the lowest-priced, reasonable ticket at the time of booking. If you prefer not to accept that particular itinerary, you have the option of changing the itinerary but will be asked to pay the difference between the fare offered and the fare of your choice.

All charges, fees, additional fare costs, or penalties incurred from changes made to airline reservations after they are ticketed are solely the financial responsibility of the participant and are not subject to reimbursement. Luggage expenses will not be a covered expense.

When contacting Travel and Transport, please be prepared to provide:

  • Your name as it appears on your photo ID
  • Method of payment
  • Date of birth 
  • Gender
  • Seating preference (aisle or window) 
  • Time requirements for travel
  • Departing airport
  • Relevant frequent flier numbers
  • Special requirement requests

Ground Transportation:
Ground transportation from and to Jacksonville  Airport, as well as to and from the hotel will be pre-arranged and covered by the Kauffman Foundation. If you prefer, the Foundation will alternatively cover rental car expenses for three days.

Conference Hotel:
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-1100

Kauffman will cover up to three night's hotel.

Other Travel Notes:
For any person who is planning to attend the conference yet chooses to make his or her own travel arrangements, please notify Mette Kramer at to ensure that all other accommodations are reserved.

We regret that we are not able to cover any other travel expenses, including: home-to-airport transportation, airport parking, meals while traveling, or incidental costs including car valet gratuities, spa services, restaurant/bar, honor bar, or any costs associated with guests traveling with meeting participants. Meals on your own are not reimbursed by the Kauffman Foundation.

Meals during the event will be provided by the Kauffman Foundation.

Cancellation Policy
As a courtesy, we ask that all cancellations be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting Mette Kramer at