6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
The conference will be held at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. Sun-drenched and spectacular, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center brings excitement to life through world-class restaurants, dynamic on-site recreation, and breathtakingly beautiful gardens under glass.
Underneath climate-controlled signature glass atriums lies an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options. When you aren’t participating in a Hobsons University session, there is plenty to enjoy. The conference rate of $179 per night (plus taxes) includes the resort fee. When you book your room, the hotel will charge you for one (1) night of lodging for a deposit. You may cancel your reservation at no charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Full cancellation details are available on the hotel's website.
Attendees will receive:
Guest room wired and wireless high-speed internet access
Local and toll-free 800 telephone calls (limited to 20 minutes per call)
Fitness center access
Two complimentary bottles of water, refreshed daily
Online access to the Wall Street Journal
Scheduled complex shuttle service
The Gaylord Palms is located only 1.5 miles from the main gate of the Walt Disney World theme parks and 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. A one-way cab is approximately $25.
The Gaylord Palms has partnered with Mears Transportation to provide transportation to and from the airport as part of their 24-hour shuttle service. There is a fee for this service. Reservations can be reserved online or by calling Means at 407-423-5566.
Orlando is home to array of nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, street performers and of course Disney. No matter what you are in the mood for, Orlando has it all!
The Gaylord Palms is providing Hobsons U attendees with the opportunity to take advantage of great deals on the local Orlando attractions through a customized website. Following is the link to the site – the deals will not be available until January 1, 2013. You’ll be able to review the options and follow the booking instructions on the site. Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of these great deals in 2013.
We have arranged two specific local tour options for Hobsons U attendees. Please register for these in advance during the registration process.
Universal Orlando CityWalk and Party Pass – July 24th from 6:00pm to 12:00am
Cost = $15.00
This tour provides you bus transportation to and from CityWalk and the Gaylord Palms, as well as complementary admission to all the nightclubs at CityWalk. (Dinner is on your own.)
Grab dinner. Mingle with colleagues or other attendees over cocktails. See a concert. Catch the latest movie. Dance the night away. You can do it all in one place – Universal CityWalk®, Orlando's hottest spot for entertainment. As popular with locals as it is with visitors, this 30-acre entertainment complex is Orlando's ideal destination for a night of family fun, a place to hang out with friends, or a romantic evening for couples. In addition to its nightclubs, restaurants, shops and cinemas, CityWalk is also host to a variety of concerts and special events throughout the year.
Universal Orlando CityWalk Blue Man Group – July 24th from 7:00pm to 12:00am
Cost = $100
This tour provides you bus transportation to and from CityWalk and the Gaylord Palms, and attendance at the Blue Man Group show. (Dinner is not provided.)
Experience the new face of today’s entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort with Blue Man Group. Their unique form of entertainment that combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a blissful party atmosphere that people of all ages agree is a totally outrageous experience. These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a full sensory experience that combines theatre, percussion, music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. World-renowned for their live stage shows, Blue Man Group now brings their eclectic show to the Sharp AQUOS Theatre.