8th / November / 2010
Presentations now available Click Here >>
7th / September / 2010
Conference Look-Up now available Click Here >>
17th / August / 2010
USDOE Special STEM Assistant to Keynote 2010 STEMtech Click Here >>
4th / August / 2010
Track Keynote Sessions for the 2010 STEMtech announced! Click Here >>
21st / May / 2010
Actor and Activist Ed Begley, Jr. to keynote 2010 STEMtech! Click Here >>
22nd / April / 2010
Advance Specially Priced Disney Theme Park Tickets Click Here >>
24th / March / 2010
The area attractions web page is now available. Click Here >>
Orlando Airport Guide
Ground Transportation Options
From airport to Walt Disney World Dolphin (one-way fee): Approximately $70.00
From Walt Disney World Dolphin to airport (one-way fee): Approximately $60.00
Mears Motor Shuttle
Mears Motor Shuttle operates a shared ride van shuttle service continuously from Level One at the Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. A typical wait time is 20-30 minutes, which can vary based on date, time of day, and business volume. Up to four hotels can be in a transfer zone.
Per-person cost for round-trip transfer via non-exclusive vans:
Adult (age 12 and older): $33.00 - $4.00 discount = $29.00 per adult
Child (ages 4-11): $26.00 - $4.00 discount = $22.00 per child
Please click here to obtain your coupon for a round-trip transfer. Upon arriving at the Orlando International Airport, proceed to one of the Mears Motor Shuttle ticket counters and present the coupon to the Mears counter attendant. After redeeming your coupon for a round-trip ticket, please present your ticket to the Mears "Starter" located on level one at the curb. The Mears "Starter" will direct you to a designated shuttle servicing the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.
STEMtech participants can also purchase their transfer online
in advance. (Choose "Dolphin Hotel at Disney" from
the "Select a Location" drop down list.) However,
they must still stop by the Mears Motor Shuttle counter to determine
the next departing shuttle time before proceeding to the shuttle loading
Transfers from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort are available 24 hours a day by reservation. For return transfers, call Mears Motor Shuttle at least 24 hours in advance to make a return reservation (800) 759-5219. The departure pick-up window is at least 2½ to 3 hours prior to flight time because of possible stops at up to three additional hotels.
- Driver gratuity is not included.
- This shuttle payment option is offered on round-trip transfers only.
- Children under age 3 are free regardless of whether a car seat or not is used.
- Mears Motor Shuttle cannot guarantee wait time at the airport for the shuttle due to varying security measures and traffic.
- The required arrival time at the airport is two hours prior for domestic flights and three hours prior for international flights. The actual hotel pick-up times will be based on the hotel pick-up schedule that will work best for all guests to ensure they arrive within the required times.
- All vehicles entering the commercial lanes are subject to being searched.
- Meeting customers at the gate is prohibited.
- Orlando International Airport Security does not change its search procedure to accommodate flight departures.
- Mears Motor Shuttle will not be liable for any hotel accommodations and/or tickets if a flight is missed due to security checks.
- All inclusions, prices and policies are subject to change until contracted.
Transportation Between Walt Disney World Dolphin and Disney
Walt Disney World provides complimentary, scheduled transportation from the Walt Disney World Dolphin throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Buses depart from the front entrance of the Dolphin wing to the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and all other venues every 15-20 minutes.
Water taxis take guests to Disney's BoardWalk, the Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Epcot every 15-20 minutes starting 1 hour before the parks open*. You will be able to board the water taxi from the boat dock located by the covered walkway between the Swan and Dolphin wings.
The same schedule applies to the return routes from the parks to the Walt Disney World Dolphin. Inquire inside the park you are visiting where the transportation you will be using is located.
A complimentary bus to the Downtown Disney area, Pleasure Island, and Downtown Disney Marketplace departs every 15-20 minutes from the front entrance of the Dolphin wing.
*Park hours do change. Please check with one of the Disney desks located in the lobby of the Walt Disney World Dolphin for the operating hours of the park you are visiting. Buses continue to run one hour after parks close.
Make Your Hotel Reservations Today!
The League for Innovation has arranged for a discounted conference rate at one of Orlando’s finest resorts. Take advantage of this discounted rate by reserving your room today!
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. Enjoy their 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds, the luxurious Mandara Spa, five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, and many special Disney benefits, including complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, and the Extra Magic Hours benefit.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
The “cut-off date” for accepting reservations into this room block is Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Reservation requests received after 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the cut-off date will be accepted at the Resort’s prevailing rate based on availability. The Resort will allow name changes without penalty up to the cut-off date.
Single/Double: $179. This special rate will be offered three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates of October 31 – November 3, subject to availability of rooms at the time of reservation. There are a limited number of guestrooms available at the discounted conference rate. Be sure to book your hotel reservation by Tuesday, September 28, 2010. After this date the conference rate may no longer be available.
RESORT SERVICES PACKAGE
A Resort Services Package valued at $10 (exclusive of tax) per room per day is included in the guest room rate and includes.
- Unlimited local calls and 800 number calls (up to 60 minutes; $.10 per minute charge beyond 60 minutes) and long-distance access (credit card and collect calls)
- 20 minutes of domestic long-distance access per day
- Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
- High-speed internet access
- Unlimited admission to fitness centers featuring the WestinWORKOUT®
STATE AND LOCAL TAXES
The room rate is quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 12.5%.
EXTRA PERSON CHARGE
$25 per night. Children under 18 years of age may stay for free in their parents' room using existing bedding.
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each reservation. The deposit will serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. This deposit is refundable if notice is received at least five (5) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. All deposits shall be charged at the time the reservation is made. The Resort will allow name changes without penalty up to the cut-off date.
EARLY DEPARTURE FEE
In the event a conference participant checks out prior to the reserved checkout date, an early departure fee of one (1) night room and tax will be charged to that individual’s account. Participant’s wishing to avoid this fee must advise the Resort at or before check-in of any change in the scheduled length of stay. The Resort will allow name changes without penalty up to the cut-off date.
Reservations can be made by calling the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort directly at (800) 227-1500 and using the code “League for Innovation” or by clicking on the “Make Your Hotel Reservation” button below. Making reservations outside of the room block through third parties, meeting planners, housing bureaus, or online tools impacts the League for Innovation’s ability to meet its obligations and control attendee registration costs. It also places the League for Innovation in a weaker position to contract for future destinations that will best meet the needs of our members. Please make your room reservation by calling the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort directly at (800) 227-1500 and using the code “League for Innovation” or by clicking on the “Make Your Hotel Reservation” button below.
COMPLIMENTARY GUEST ROOM
2010 STEMtech participants who make their hotel reservations using the link below are eligible to win a complimentary guest room during their conference stay, which includes an upgrade to an Executive Suite and complimentary parking. One lucky winner will be announced during the 4:30 PM Opening General Session, Sunday, October 31.
Please be warned that if you plan on attending the 2010 STEMtech, DO NOT BOOK A HOTEL ROOM when contacted by other companies such as Convention Expo Travel or Convention Housing Services. These companies are contacting exhibiting companies directly and advising that they officially represent the conference. They have done this for other events and attendees have found they are not at the headquarters hotel or they do not have a reservation even though they gave the company credit card information. These companies are in no way affiliated with the 2010 STEMtech. They are NOT the official travel agent for the event. The League for Innovation is not responsible for any reservations made with this company. If you are booking a hotel room or have any questions about your reservation, please contact the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort directly at (800) 227-1500 and use the code “League for Innovation” or click on the “Make Your Hotel Reservation” button above.
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