Attending Spire

Location, Venue, and Attractions

Orlando, the City Beautiful, is home to world-class attractions, dining, and entertainment. Most famously, Orlando is home to the popular Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld theme parks. In addition, Orlando is located within driving distances from the beautiful Clear Water, Cocoa, and New Smyrna beaches. Other lesser-known but equally entertaining and unique attractions include GatorLand (with a zip line over live alligators!), the Orlando Slingshot, the Starflyer swing, the Orlando Eye, and the Holy Land Experience. With the beautiful weather of Central Florida during late fall, any outdoor activity, beach, theme park, or otherwise, should be comfortable and fun. The location of the conference and the workshop will be the​ Four points by Sheraton which is located on I-Drive, a hub of fine dining, whose restaurants include Tapa Toro Tapas Bar and Paella Pit, Tin Roof, and Yard House. Our venue is also within close traveling distance to a myriad of other great restaurants, the Orlando Fashion Outlets, and the Universal Studios theme park. ​ As a popular tourist destination, travel to and from Orlando should be easy with direct flights offered by most major airlines. Thus, the best choice for international transportation is to fly to the Orlando International Airport (MCO), and then go to the venue by Lyft/Uber (around 15 miles).


A limited (until completion) number of rooms (with 2 Queen-size beds) are reserved at a special price of 99 USD + tax per night (includes breakfast for 2) at the conference venue. The reservation link will be available soon.

Visa Information

The site U.S. Embassy lists websites and related information about U.S. embassies in different countries and regions worldwide, via which you can learn about procedures, timelines, communities served, required documentation, and fees for obtaining a U.S. visa and traveling to the United States of America.

Please contact the chairs if you need an invitation letter.