Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Travel to Orlando

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The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World". Aside from being home to Walt Disney World, Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has approximately $13 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando. 


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Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
600 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746


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Visiting Orlando

The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World". Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has approximately $13 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.

Whether you are traveling as a family, couple, single traveler or with friends, you'll find so many things to do. Orlando offers unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Whether that means a week spent at theme parks or a weekend on the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be. Search from theme parks, attractions, arts and culture, shopping, spas, golf, dining, outdoor adventures and nightlife to build your perfect itinerary Sunshine and warm temperatures are one of the highlights of an Orlando vacation. Expect daytime highs around 69° F from December through February, with June through September temperatures rising to 89° F (32° C) and higher. View area forecast and monthly averages.

Official Visitor's Guide to Orlando - a great overview of all the area has to offer. Theme parks and attractions, culture and heritage, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and more!

Read more at the Visit Orlando website.

Discount Walt Disney World® Resort Tickets - Four world-famous theme Parks, unlimited recreation, world-class shopping, and savory dining will ensure your stay is unforgettable! Whether looking for one-of-a-kind networking opportunities with colleagues, magical vacation experiences with family and friends before or after your meetings and events, or simply finding time to relax and unwind, take advantage of everything Walt Disney World® Resort has to offer.

 Dining and Nightlife

Whether you are the most serious of foodies or the most casual of diners, you're in for a treat because Orlando has plenty of delicious options to satisfy every taste and budget. From theme park dining and dinner shows to farm-fresh and celebrity-chef anchored gourmet, including the Wolfgang Puck Grand Café, we suggest that you come hungry! View a list of popular restaurants here. Or browse for Nightlife and Entertainment options.

 Shopping

Discover a shopper's paradise like no other destination in Orlando. Designer brands and the hottest fashion trends are always in style at The Mall at Millenia and The Florida Mall where shoppers will find top department stores. Orlando's outlet centers, including Orlando Premium Outlets - International Drive, Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, and the Lake Buena Vista Outlets, feature a wide selection from the world's top designers at incredible savings. 


 Airport information

Getting to Orlando is quick and easy with an ever-growing list of non-stop routes to both of the area's airports, Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Sanford Orlando International Airport (SFB).

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Distance from Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center: 20 miles

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

  • Distance from Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center: 50 miles

Ground transportation

Once you are in Orlando you can choose from a large selection of rental vehicles, taxis, limousines and public transportation. Travel by car is also convenient with a number of major highways flowing into Central Florida and throughout the rest of the state. Orlando's public transportation system, LYNX, is a great way to get around town.

Mears Transportation - Orlando's largest shared ride shuttle service to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO) direct to your hotel. $23 one-way or $37 round trip. Discount may be available.

Mears Taxi Service - from MCO to Hotel is approximately $53 one-way.

Super Shuttle - Shared ride shuttle service direct from MCO to your hotel. Approximately $18 round trip.

LYNX - provides public transportation services for Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Starting at $2.25 for single ride or $8 for 7-day pass.

Additional Transportation Information

 Parking

Resort self-parking is $22.00 a day; valet parking is available for $29.00 a day. (Tax is additional.) Rates are subject to change. Please note that special rates may apply for groups or special events.


 Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental is the selected as the official car rental agency for this Event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a Defense + Commercial Sensing conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0023. Discount rates apply for rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be quoted with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0023. Click here to book online Book Hertz Online

 • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
 • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
 • In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent.
 • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434.

Visa information

If you need a travel visa, begin the visa application process now. Strict security requirements may cause delays in visa processing. It is strongly encouraged travelers to apply for their visas as early as possible (at least 3 to 4 months before the visa is needed).

Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas to present their papers may access information and the form on the Visa Information and Invitation Requests page.

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