Location and Venue
ABOUT ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Located in central Florida, Orlando is the most visited city in the United States, thanks to its status as the theme park capital of the world! An inland city, it is home to SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort, and Legoland® Florida Resort, among others, where you can enjoy open-air attractions.
The five-mile loop of International Drive offers a diverse selection of restaurants and an endless array of exciting entertainment, including The Wheel at ICON Park, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel, with air-conditioned passenger capsules ready to take you high above the city! For a taste of culture, Orlando offers the Orlando Museum of Art and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, both in the heart of downtown Orlando.
Orlando Time and Weather
Orlando, Florida, is in the U.S. Eastern Time zone. The United States will be observing Daylight Saving Time at the time of the meeting; local time will be four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −4).
This time of year in Orlando is hot during the day and mild in the evening, with an average high of 84°F and low of 66°F.
The headquarters for Fellows 2023 is Caribe Royale Orlando, a four-star resort and conference center that sits at the edge of the Walt Disney World and Epcot resorts.
Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience (Subject to change.)
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. To promote the safety of everyone at the meeting, CRF will follow all CDC guidelines, state and local requirements for in-person gatherings, and any additional restrictions in place at the venue at the time of the event. To learn more about current guidelines and requirements, please visit the following websites:
You must not attend the meeting (or must immediately leave) if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 during or within 10 days of the start of the conference. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:
Fellows accepted through the application process and paid registrants have different booking processes. Please read below.
- Fellows Accepted Through the Application Process
CRF will reserve and pay for your hotel room on your behalf. Do not make your own hotel reservations or contact the hotel directly for reservations. Hotel reservations you make independently will not be honored for reimbursement. You will receive detailed information about hotel and travel in your Fellows 2023 acceptance letter.
- Paid Registrants
To book your hotel for Fellows 2023, you must be registered for the program. If you have not already done so, register now. After you register, you will receive booking information in your registration confirmation email. Already registered? Check your email!
CRF has set aside a limited block of rooms at the Caribe Royale Orlando, the site of the meeting, at a discounted group rate for paid registrants. You must book your hotel through the link provided in your confirmation email to receive the discounted group rate (subject to availability).
Hotel booking for paid registrants opens on December 14, 2022.
Book early for the best chance to secure the group rate. Rooms at the group rate are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis through Monday, April 17, 2023 or until inventory in the group block is fully booked — whichever occurs first. Hotel accommodations and the preferred group rate are subject to availability.
If you need to cancel, please note: Room cancellation must be made in accordance with the hotel cancellation policy, three days prior to the date of scheduled arrival, or your credit card will be charged for a one-night stay plus applicable taxes and fees.
CAUTION! Watch out for booking scams! Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF and Fellows 2023. To avoid scams, be sure to book ONLY through the CRF housing link. Please see more about how to avoid booking scams.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is just 17 miles from the Caribe Royale Orlando. You’ll find taxis and ride share services, as well as car-rental services, on the ground transportation level of the terminals.
If you drive to Orlando or rent a car at the airport, you can self-park at the Caribe Royale Orlando for $22.00 per night (plus tax). Valet parking is available for $30 per vehicle (plus tax). If you are attending via the fellows application process, please refer to your acceptance letter for information on what is reimbursable and what is not.
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