TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
A wide range of hotel accommodations are available including rooms to share with other attendees at special Symposium pricing, ranging from $101.00 USD (for single/double/triple/quad) to $162.00 USD (single/double). All hotels are located within 1.5 miles of the convention center. Complimentary shuttle service will be available throughout the meeting for easy transportation between all hotels and the convention center.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS July 4-12: The reduced convention rates are available between the dates of July 4 through July 12 only and availability varies by hotel. To obtain the special Symposium pricing, attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations through the Greater Fort Lauderdale Housing Bureau. The Online Hotel Reservation system can be used for those interested in the dates July 4-12 only. Deposit requirements are noted on the Reservation website. Reservations MUST be made through the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (Housing Bureau) in order to receive 11th ICRS rates. Please do not contact the hotels directly. If you try to make reservations online with an arrival date prior to July 4 or departure after July 12, the online system will show that hotels are not available. For this reason, all reservations which extend outside the dates of July 4 - July 12 must be made directly with the Housing Bureau only, using the form posted above. See EXTENDED DATES directions below.
As an alternative to the online reservation system, you may email/mail/fax the hotel reservation form posted above. Note: If you wish to email the hotel reservation form, you must save the form to your computer, and then fill in the form using Adobe Acrobat (not Reader). You may then email the form as an attachment to the Housing Bureau. If you lack Adobe Acrobat, you can print the blank form, fill in the form by hand, and fax to the Housing Bureau.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXTENDED DATES HOTEL RESERVATIONS. If your stay in Fort Lauderdale extends beyond the special pricing dates of July 4-12, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM. For extended stays, you will need to complete the hotel reservation form (posted above) and email, fax, or mail to the Housing Bureau at 954-765-4414. You will receive the special pricing as available for July 4-12 dates and regular hotel pricing for dates outside. If you try to make reservations online with an arrival date prior to July 4 or departure after July 12, the online system will show that hotels are not available. For this reason, all reservations outside the dates of July 4 - July 12 must be made directly with the Housing Bureau only, using the form posted above. Note: If you wish to email the hotel reservation form, you must save the form to your computer, and then fill in the form using Adobe Acrobat (not Reader). You may then email the form as an attachment to the Housing Bureau. If you lack Adobe Acrobat, you can print the blank form, fill in the form by hand, and fax to the Housing Bureau.
HOUSING BUREAU CONTACT: For further assistance with your hotel reservations, contact the Housing Bureau directly or by telephone at 877-664-4774 or 954-765-4774.
GENERAL INFORMATION: An acknowledgment of your reservation request will be sent by the Housing Bureau within a two-week period. Check the accuracy of your acknowledgment. You will NOT receive a separate confirmation from your hotel. Please be sure to print a copy of your acknowledgment. If you do not receive an acknowledgment number, the Housing Bureau did NOT receive your reservation.
If you are interested in finding a person to share a hotel room with, please mail or fax your name, address, telephone/fax number, e-mail address, arrival date, departure date, gender and gender preference along with a signed letter of request to 11th ICRS Meeting Manager, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998, fax: (301) 634-7014. A complete list of names and addresses will be sent to you. It is your responsibility to contact these individuals. ICRS and FASEB employees assume no responsibility with respect to this service and accept no liability relative to the service.
Deadline for all Housing Reservations must be made by Thursday, May 29, 2008 (midnight EST) to receive the reduced conference rate. Rates cannot be guaranteed after May 29, 2008.
You are required to supply a valid credit card number to guarantee a reservation. A first and last night's deposit may be required by the hotel to hold your reservation.
All cancellations must be received in writing and will be issued a cancellation date and number. Cancellations made after Thursday, May 29, 2008 will result in a $100.00 non-refundable penalty and may also result in forfeiture of a two night's deposit charged at your hotel's discretion.
To make a change to an existing reservation access your reservation online OR contact the Housing Bureau in writing via fax, e-mail, or mail through June 1, 2008. Please reference your acknowledgement number. An early departure penalty may be charged at your hotel's discretion.
Note: The ICRS Meeting Management Office does not have access to hotel reservation information.
All inquiries must be made to:
Getting to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
You have the choice of three airports for the Greater Fort Lauderdale area:
Miami International Airport (MIA) (www.miami-airport.com) is located approximately 45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and shuttle service is available (NOT THROUGH ICRS) by Super Shuttle to all the Fort Lauderdale hotels accommodating ICRS attendees. See below for more information on Super Shuttle service from Miami.
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (www.broward.org/airport) is serviced by several major national and international carriers. This airport is easily accessible and convenient to the downtown area. It is approximately a 15 minute cab ride from the airport to the convention center.
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) (www.pbia.org) is also an option for flights. It is located approximately 55 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale area. Check for shuttle service options prior to booking a flight to West Palm Beach airport. See below for more information on Super Shuttle service from Palm Beach.
Airport Shuttle Service
Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com) provides service from the Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Reservations are not required for your arrival at the airport to the hotel but it is strongly recommended to make advance reservations for your return trip. Super Shuttle provides service to many hotels daily in the Fort Lauderdale area and has a set departure schedule from each one. You will need to make advance reservations to secure your seat for the departure time that allows you sufficient time to travel to the airport, perhaps making several hotel pick-ups, and enough time for check-in and security prior to your flight departure. Please plan accordingly.
To Make Reservations for your return trip via Super Shuttle to the airport:
Miami: (305) 871-2000
Welcome Florida provides service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), Miami International Airport (MIA) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). If you would like to arrange transportation between one of the 3 airports and the local hotels in Fort Lauderdale, please complete this form and FAX it to Welcome Florida at (954) 449-8979. Please be sure that all transportation requests are submitted to Welcome Florida with a minimum of 24 hour notice of your arrival/departure time. You will be responsible for all charges as this is not part of your 11th ICRS registration.
Shuttle Bus Service to/from Convention Center & Conference Hotels
The 11th ICRS will provide complimentary shuttle bus service from the six convention hotels to the Convention Center, Monday - Friday. A detailed shuttle bus schedule will be available in early May.
The hotels participating in the 11th ICRS housing and providing shuttle service are: Hyatt Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club, Renaissance Hotel, Comfort Suites Airport & Cruiseport, Embassy Suites, and Hyatt Place Hotel.
11th ICRS Shuttle Schedule between hotels and Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Parking at the Convention Center
Parking is available at the Convention Center at the maximum daily rate of $15/day. www.ftlauderdalecc.com/convention-center-parking-rates.htm.