8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Plan Your Trip

Gaylord Hotel


AIAA has made arrangements for a block of rooms at the:

Gaylord Palms
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

Book Regular Attendee Reservations here.
The regular attendee rate is currently $211.

NOTE: The Gaylord Palms is currently sold out on 10 January; however, you are welcome to reserve other nights in the discounted room block.  As the SciTech Forum gets closer, feel free to call the Gaylord to check if there have been cancellations in which 10 January is now available. An overflow hotel block has been arranged at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration (see below.)

NOTE: The Government block is currently sold-out.

The government block rate is for U.S. government employees carrying a current government employee ID only. A government issued ID such as a driver’s license is not sufficient and will delay your check-in and possibly leave you without a room as rooms at the group rate are limited. Don’t risk it and verify your credentials!

Standard room (single or double occupancy) which does not include the non-negotiable $10 amenities fee* (applied at checkout). Applicable taxes will apply. One night’s room and tax is required when booking the reservation. This deposit is refundable until 72 hours prior to arrival.

These rates are good through 15 December 2017, or until the block is sold-out.

The Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center has a $10 per day plus tax, per room amenities fee. This fee includes:

  • Complimentary Walt Disney Transportation
  • Wireless internet access in each guestroom
  • Local phone calls up to 20 minutes ($.10/minute thereafter)
  • Bottled water (2 per room, per day)
  • Access to the resort’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center
  • Complimentary newspaper delivered daily
      View a 360 Virtual Tour

Gaylord Entertainment is committed to taking mindful steps towards minimizing their impact on the environment while providing guests with flawless service. Click here to learn about their GET Green program.

Additional Accommodations

AIAA has made arrangements for an overflow hotel block located two miles away from the Gaylord Palms:

Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration
2900 Parkway Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747

The discounted attendee room rate is $109.

Reservations can be made by one of the following:

1. Hotel Direct: +1-800-634-4774, press 1 for reservations
2. Online
3. Email: Radisson.res@interstatehotels.com

Group attendees should request code: 0118AIAASC to ensure they receive the designated group rate.


Area Airports

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) — 19.3 miles NE
  • Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) — 22 miles NE
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) — 8 miles SE
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) — 50.1 miles N

Bus Stations

  • Grand Central Station — 11 miles SE
  • Orlando Greyhound Station — 17.3 miles NE

Train Stations

  • Amtrak Station (KIS) — 10.9 miles SE
  • Amtrak Station (ORL) — 18 miles NE

Car Rental

  • Renting a car? ACE Rent A Car is providing special discounts to AIAA 2018 SciTech Forum Attendees!  Use code SCITECH online at WWW.ACERENTACAR.com or click here.


  • Gaylord on-site parking, fee: 22 USD daily
  • Gaylord valet parking, fee: 29 USD daily
  • Parking fees do not include tax, which is additional
  • For directions to the forum hotel, click here.

Things To Do

Visit Disney Parks!

Disney provides exclusive After 2 p.m. & After 5 p.m. tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to meeting and convention groups that are not available at our Ticket Windows. The multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary admission to an additional Disney experience like a day at a Water Park, or game of Mini Golf.

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or click one of the links below. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is January 7th, 2018.



ICE! at Gaylord Palms

Journey through more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and two-story-tall ice slides. Delight in a celebration of cultures featuring holiday scenes from around the world and stop by the Frostbite Factory where you’ll see our artisans from Harbin, China carving ice LIVE. ICE! at Gaylord Palms runs through 7 January. Click here to learn more.

About Kissimmee

Kissimmee FL Old Town

Image Credit: Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau

Located in the heart of the sunshine state, Kissimmee, Florida, offers the most adventure and best attractions on earth. Just minutes from Orlando, Kissimmee puts you right in the middle of all the activities and attractions that turn family vacations into experiences that last a lifetime. It's located next to world-class theme parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, and SeaWorld® Orlando.


Florida ranks #2 among states for aviation and aerospace establishments, with more than 2,000 companies employng 82,000+ workers. As a result, Florida has a rich supply chain and talent pool benefiting industry businesses. It's no wonder industry leaders including Boeing, Embraer, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and so many more have significant operations in Florida.

Dates to Remember

  • Early Member Reg Deadline:
    18 Dec 2017
  • Cancellation Deadline:
    18 Dec 2017

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