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Travel and Tour Information


The App

The App

For the first time, AOCS is offering a mobile event guide to enhance your Annual Meeting experience!


Activate your attendee profile on The App and you’ll be able to:

  • build your itinerary;
  • search presentations and abstracts;
  • connect with other attendees;
  • and much more!


Login details for The App are being distributed to registered meeting attendees now.  To access, simply type the provided web address in your internet browser. 


Need assistance? Before the meeting, you can email for troubleshooting tips and tricks.  Need help once you’re in Orlando?  Stop by The App Help Desk at the Butler Room.



Orange County Regional History Center Tour

Sunday, May 3 | 1:00–4:00 pm


Set in the historic 1927 Orange County Courthouse, the Orange County Regional History Center takes guests on a dynamic, interactive journey through Central Florida’s rich heritage. This downtown venue, located in the “Heart of the Community,” brings history to life through audio and video presentations, hands-on exhibits, motion sensitive figures, and costumed docents who tell the story of the state that spans from 12,000 years ago through the present.


Tickets are US $45 each and include museum admission, a docent guided tour, and round-trip transfer via deluxe vehicles.


It’s not too late to reserve your seat! Contact Doreen Berning at +1 217 693 4813 to add the tour to your Annual Meeting registration.



Travel Notes

Airport Transportation

Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard just off of the Beachline Expressway (SR 528, Exit #2.)


For shuttle and town car transportation to and from Orlando International Airport, Rosen Shingle Creek recommends:


Shuttle and taxi transportation is also available to and from Orlando Sanford International Airport.


Conference Attire

The attire is business or business casual for all meeting events. Relaxed casual is encouraged for the optional tour and Tuesday evening Lawn Party.  Do not forget to bring comfortable shoes!


Emergency Contact

We encourage all attendees to provide emergency contact information to AOCS which will help medical personnel in the event of an emergency.

  • Edit your profile in the AOCS records by logging in to the AOCS website and selecting ‘Emergency Contacts’ in the communication section. If you do not recall your login details, please contact Doreen Berning at
  • At the meeting, please complete the reverse side of your name badge with your emergency contact Information.


Orlando Weather

Sunshine and warm temperatures are a highlight of visiting Orlando. In May, expect daytime highs around 31°C/88°F and average lows are a pleasant 18°C/65°F.


Orlando Information

The Official Visitor Center of Orlando sells discounted theme park and attraction tickets and provides currency exchange services. The friendly, multi-lingual staff can assist with questions in person or via telephone at (407) 363-5872.  Additional resources: interactive map, listings of events and free things to do, and on-the-go guides to theme parks, Orlando airports, restaurant, and more.


Taxes on purchases range from 6.5 to 7 % on most merchandise.  A 6% resort tax is imposed on all hotel rooms in addition to the sales tax.



AOCS Toy Drive

In an effort to give back to the Orlando community for graciously hosting the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting, we are asking attendees to make a donation to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. We hope to create a diverse toy collection, so please bring a toy or book that represents your native country!


The hospital welcomes new toys so that every child who is hospitalized can receive a gift to brighten their day. Here is a list of suggested toy donations. They ask that donated toys are unwrapped and no stuffed animals please. A collection box will be located near the registration desk at Rosen Shingle Creek, Sunday-Wednesday.


Thank you for helping AOCS give back!



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