FDC2018 will be located at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The Gaylord Palms is located at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Orlando, FL 34746. Click here for directions.
FDC2019 has a block of rooms set aside for attendees and exhibitors at a special convention rate of $199 per night, including self-parking, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. To make your hotel reservation click here or contact the hotel at 407.586.2000.
Policy on Emotional Support Animals
If you require an Emotion Support Animal (ESA) please contact FDC at 800.877.9922 by Monday, June 24th. FDC will require current documentation (not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating (1) the attendee has a mental health-related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV); (2) having the animal accompany the attendee is necessary to the attendee’s mental health or treatment; (3) the individual providing the assessment of the attendee is a licensed mental health professional and the attendee is under his/her professional care; and (4) the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued. This documentation may be required as a condition of permitting ESA’s to accompany attendees. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, ESA’s are not given the same rights and exemptions as Service Animals and approval of ESA’s in public areas and businesses are at the discretion of those entities. If prior approval is not given by FDC, attendees will be asked to remove the ESA from the event.
Parking and Shuttle Bus Service
FDC will offer remote parking at a convenient, non-congested location for FDC2019. Remote parking is the most convenient option for FDC attendees. There is a charge for parking at Gaylord Palms if you are not a guest of the hotel. Parking is extremely limited for drive-in attendees not staying at the hotel.