Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022 On Demand
6-12 June 2022

Hotel and travel for Orlando, Florida, USA

Find information to make your travel and onsite logistics the best possible experience
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

Travel to the United States

Effective 8 November, 2021 vaccines will be required for non-US citizens coming into the United States. Visit the CDC for a list of accepted vaccinations.

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 US 

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

Hotel information

Housing closed on 5 March 2022, convention rates are no longer available. You may make a reservation with the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center directly via the link below to receive their best available rate.

Exhibitor sub-block request (10+ rooms)

Exhibitors seeking 10 or more hotel rooms should request a sub-block. Use the button below to email the appropriate contact at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. 


For any exhibitor housing questions please contact the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. 
Email: Tabatha Figueroa,
Phone: 1 407-586-0000
Toll-Free: 1 877-350-3236


Important dates

Deadline to submit a hotel sub-block request 11 January 2022
Deadline to assign rooms with names 5 February 2022
Last day to cancel rooms without penalty Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax deposit


Reserve your sub-block

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Walt Disney World - To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 04/02/2022.

Getting there and around

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.