8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Plan Your Trip

Gaylord Hotel


AIAA SciTech Forum Location:

Gaylord Palms (sold out)
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

NOTE 1/3/18: The Gaylord and overflow hotel (Radisson) are both sold out at this time.  We recommend searching for other nearby properties to book your hotel room, and several of these options are listed below.  You can also try calling the Gaylord or Radisson directly to see if there has been a cancellation.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you next week! 

List of Local Hotels 

Overflow Hotel:

Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration (sold out)
2900 Parkway Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747


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.

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