The Twenty-Sixth Academic Chairpersons Conference will be in Orlando, Florida at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center. Built in 1985, this 11-story hotel reflects the elegance of the grand hotels of the 1930s with its Art Deco style. Located at 1500 Sand Lake Road, seven miles from the airport, it adjoins the Florida Mall Shopping Center, containing numerous shops and restaurants. In addition, it is only a 15-20 minute drive to Disney World, Epcot Center, and Sea World.
Hotel rates are $159 (plus tax and service charge)-single or double. These rates also apply three days before and after the conference if space is available. Reservations can be made online, by calling 1-800-588-4656, or directly to the hotel at 407-859-1500. You must mention the K-State Academic Chairpersons Conference to receive the special rate. Reservations must be made by January 5, 2009 to receive the group rate. Reservations made after January 5 or after the block has filled will be on a space available basis and may not qualify for the conference rate, so please make your reservations early.