Area Information


Location - Orlando, Florida

Few vacation destinations in the world can match Orlando when it comes to almost perfect weather (with an average annual temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit) and incredible attractions. Orlando just keeps getter better, with sights and sounds that lure visitors of every age. Make a splash at SeaWorld®, step inside motion pictures at Universal Studios® and experience the wonder of the Magic Kingdom® Park.

Yet, Orlando is more than just lights and action; it's home to impeccable museums, exciting performances, annual festivals, quiet parks and citrus groves. You can see the opera, sample international cuisine, and enjoy Central Florida's celebrated outdoor recreation. There are emerald golf courses from the most renowned architects, thousands of lakes for fishing and water sports, miles of bike and jogging trails and blue skies overhead. Upscale shopping, endless excitement and live entertainment make Orlando one of the most inviting tourist spots. You're sure to leave with your own Orlando memories. For more information on the Orlando area,
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Area Attractions

Universal Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal's family of theme parks, hotels, and entertainment complexes has developed into a world class destination including 2 amazing theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The great dining and night-time entertainment complex CityWalk® completes the mix along with several superb on-site hotels. Universal Studios is located just minutes away from the conference hotel. For more information, please visit
SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is the world's premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides, and unforgettable animal encounters. More than 80 million visitors have explored the mysteries of the sea with up-close animal interactions and exhilarating thrills. Located 1 block from the conference hotel. For more information, please visit
Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove at SeaWorld

A relaxing experience, guests enjoy lush green scenery as they relax on a beach or swim under a waterfall. Guests get a chance to snorkel or go swimming with dolphins. For more information, please visit
Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

It's massive, it's magnificent! Since 1971, Walt Disney World has been the top family-vacation destination in the world. With four giant parks full of rides, shows and attractions, visitors can spend days experiencing it all. Add in an array of fine restaurants and shopping venues, and you'll see that there's plenty to keep you busy! Includes Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. With complimentary scheduled transportation to the four Walt Disney World® theme parks from our conference hotel, you don't have to miss a minute of the fun! For more information, please visit
Holy Land Experience

Holy Land Experience

This biblical history museum offers a journey 3,000 years back in time to the land of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, with stimulating exhibits such as the Plaza of the Nations and the six-story Temple of the Great King. For more information, please visit
Wet 'n Wild

Wet 'n Wild

Visit Orlando's original waterpark, filled with fast rides, lazy rivers and countless ways to cool off. For more information, please visit
Premium Outlets

Orlando Premium Outlets

Experience Orlando's only true upscale outlet center. Save at 110 designer and name brand outlets including Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, La Perla, Max Mara, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tag Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Zegna and more. For more information, please visit

Art & Culture

Peruse Orlando's wonderful museums, including the Charles Homer Morse Museum of American Art, Orlando Museum of Art and Orlando Science Center. Enjoy a lively calendar of festivals and performances from local and touring theatre groups.
Orlando Magic


Orlando is home to pro sports including the Orlando Magic (NBA) and Orlando Predators (Arena Football League), and is the spring training ground for the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros. You can also catch the Orlando Rays AA Baseball League at play.


More that 300 waterways in the Central Florida region provide outlets for swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing.


The East Coast beaches of Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are just an hour's drive away. St. Petersburg Beach on the West Coast is approximately two hours away.
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