About the Conference Meeting Site
All scheduled meeting activities will be held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in the West Building. This includes registration, all oral and poster sessions, exhibits, town hall meetings & workshops (except those held Saturday and Sunday) and the plenary lectures that will be held in the Chapin Theater, also in the West Building. The entrance to the West Building is on International Drive. Using the main entrance (middle of the building), our activities will all be in the left wing, all three levels. Registration is on level one. Diagrams will be available to assist you on-site.
The OCCC is the nation’s second largest convention center. Located at 9860 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, 12 miles from the Orlando International Airport, the OCCC is situated in the heart of Downtown Orange County, the area’s tourism core.
The convention center hosts a food court located on level one in the center of the West Building with a wide variety of options. A FedEx Kinko’s also is located in this area if you should need “business services” or shipping. See the Meeting Services section for more information.
While we know there will be great science presented at this meeting, as well as the opportunity to get together with colleagues from AGU, ASLO and TOS, you may not know about the many additional opportunities Orlando has to offer. There are art schools and galleries; performing arts, including theater, ballet, opera, and symphony performances year round; historic homes and museums; parks, zoo and gardens; eco tours; and many more outdoor activities. Orlando has a history of breaking attendance records for all types of meetings; it’s easy to get to from most anywhere in the world and hosts more than 50 million visitors each year.
An information desk will be available at the convention center to assist you with questions about Orlando.
For more information about what to do in Orlando, please visit the attractions page.