Hotel and travel for Orlando, Florida, USA

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Views of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center where SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022 will be held

Welcome to Orlando, an important hub of innovation

SPIE is pleased to announce the next meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA. 

The Southeast of the United States is a hub of defense technology with most major defense contractors from the U.S. and abroad having significant operations in Florida. With over 17,900 companies and 194,000 employees, the Florida defense and homeland security industry is one of the nation's largest. From defense aviation to biometrics to cybersecurity, Florida's areas of industry expertise are wide-reaching and ranked fourth in the nation for high-tech employment.


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, Florida, 34746 USA

In November 2021, the United States government plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign nationals. Fully vaccinated individuals may enter the United States with proof of vaccination and a negative pre-departure COVID test. Fully vaccinated individuals will not be subject to any quarantine mandates upon arrival in the US. Consult your preferred airline for further information and details regarding return flights. SPIE plans to partner with a testing service that can provide, for a fee, viral tests, such as PCR or rapid test, for the convenience of our attendees.

As an international traveler to a US-based SPIE event, you should check:

US travel restrictions: Look for current restrictions on entering the US from different regions. Visit the CDC for updated information 

Visa requirements: Depending on your country of departure, you may need to apply for a National Interest Exception for travel to the U.S. 

Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.

Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.

SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.

Make your hotel reservations

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Hotel options and reservation details will be available in January. Book through SPIE for the best offers.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center hosts attendees of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022

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Getting there and around

Coming soon:

  • Airport information
  • Shuttle service
  • Public transit services
  • Car rental
  • Driving directions and parking
  • Tourist attractions

Public transportation for getting to and from SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Don't forget to your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.