Orlando, FL USA

Orlando, Florida, the City Beautiful, is the economic center of Central Florida. Residents enjoy extensive parks, temperate weather, diverse business and neighborhood districts, major league sports teams and a rich cultural climate. Orlando’s Economy and jobs market continues to thrive as a result of public venues and SunRail construction, Downtown redevelopment, Main Street business districts, an expanding computer simulation and technology industry and the new Lake Nona Medical City. Visitors from across the world travel to Orlando to enjoy the many theme parks, entertainment and sports venues, Downtown Orlando and the City’s distinctive neighborhoods.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The University of Central Florida Center for Emerging Media (CEM) is located in downtown Orlando and is home to a diverse group of teachers, learners and industry professionals collaborating in a creative environment that emphasizes high-production values, cutting-edge technologies and time-tested production techniques. The UCF Center for Emerging Media is housed in a building which started life as the Orlando Expo Centre. Over the years, the Expo Centre hosted conventions, exhibits, trade shows, meetings and banquets in its close-to-everything downtown location. It also served as the centerpiece of the Orlando Centroplex, which included the original Amway Arena, home to NBA’s Orlando Magic.

With it’s rapid growth and popularity, the Center for Emerging Media is poised to serve as the educational centerpiece of Orlando’s new Creative Village, which will build upon the success of Orlando’s digital media industry by transforming the original Amway Arena site (now leveled) into a 68-acre mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of downtown Orlando. When complete, this high quality, sustainable neighborhood development will support a diverse and dynamic mix of uses including up to 1,200,000 square feet of office/creative space, 500,000 square feet of higher education space, 25,000 square feet of K-12 education space, 1,500 residential units, 150,000 square feet of retail/commercial space and 225 hotel rooms.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Several Popular Airlines fly into Airports that serve Orlando, FL, including, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Orlando is 7 mi from Orlando Intl Airport (Orlando, FL). and 19 mi from Central Florida Regional Airport (Orlando, FL).

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REACHING CITY

After flight to Orlando, you will land at the Orlando International Airport, the 13th busiest airport in the United States. Its old name is McCoy Air Force Base. Upon arrival, passengers will be taken to the Main Terminal and Baggage Claim via an AGT train system. From the Main Terminal, proceed to Ground Transportation Level 1 for the taxi stand, bus stop, and shuttle van terminals. Orlando flights will be a lot less hassle if you have prearranged a private car to pick you up. Just go to Level 2, the same floor as Arrival/Baggage Claim. Orlando International Airport is replete with shops and restaurants for passengers. It is also a free WIFI zone. Flights to Orlando are easy to find, so you can head to this exciting city whenever you want. Lynx buses, a private transport system can take you from one county to another. Almost all resorts, hotels, and theme parks offer shuttle services that can be arranged beforehand. Trolleys cruising along International Drive are another fun way to get around. Taxi cabs and limousine services are for those who want a more convenient method of transportation. On the other hand, taxi rides are cheaper for two people on tour. Rent-a-car services are always available, and you can book them through your hotel. Since Orlando’s theme parks are so vast, they offer monorails, ferry boats, and coaches to take you from one park to another. Transportation in the city is as convenient as finding cheap flights to Orlando.

VISA INFORMATION

All passengers using US airports for transit purposes are required to obtain a transit visa. This does not affect qualified travellers travelling visa-free under the Visa Waiver Program. To qualify for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program, nationals must travel on a valid passport, for holiday, transit or business purposes only and for a stay not exceeding 90 days. Holders of UK passports with the endorsement British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Protected Person, British Overseas Citizen or British National (Overseas) Citizen do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. A passport which states holder has right of abode or indefinite leave to remain in the UK does not qualify for visa-free travel. A visa does not expire with the expiry of the holder's passport. An unexpired, endorsed visa in an expired passport may be presented for entry into the USA, as long as the visa itself has not been cancelled, is undamaged, is less than 10 years old and is presented with a valid non-expired passport, provided that both passports are for the same nationality. Nationals of countries not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.