IAAPA 2018 IAE Website Masthead

Expo Location
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
North and South Buildings
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL, US

2018 Dates
Conference: Nov. 12 - 16
Trade Show: Nov. 13 - 16

2018 Trade Show Floor Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10am - 6pm
Thursday, Nov. 15: 10am - 6pm
Friday, Nov. 16: 10am - 4pm

2016 IAM Orlando Attendee Page

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Class of 2015 IAM Orlando hard at work on the class case-study


Course Materials and Useful Information 
The following course information and resources can be downloaded in advance of the program.   
2016 IAM Orlando Schedule

2016 IAM Coursebook 

Funworld Overview IAE 2016 Orlando 
Much of the course is designed around this fictional amusement park, Funworld Park. Background information on the park includes the park’s history, operating data for the last two seasons, ride package and other data.

2016 Faculty bios

Other Resources
IAAPA Amusement Park Benchmark Report_2015-2016
IAAPA Water Park Benchmark Report_2014-15
IAAPA FEC Benchmark Report 2013-2014
IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook_2016-2020
Reporting Standards Document
IAAPA Ride Incident Report (January 2014)

Course Location, Date and Times
The 2016 IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers course is taking place in room S331AB at the Orange County Convention Center. The convention center is conveniently located in the heart of the city’s tourism district. The OCCC is a short walk and cab ride to I-Drive where you can find restaurants, shopping, and a variety of attractions. The OCCC is also approximately a 20-minute cab ride to Universal Studios Resort Orlando and Walt Disney World, respectively.  

Details on how to get to the venue can be found on the travel page of the IAAPA Attractions Expo Webpage.
Course Schedule

The program will begin on Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 AM and is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday, November 16 at 3:00 PM.

Upon arrival to the OCCC, please pick up your badges from the Registration Area, located in the S220 Concourse.

You may pick up your badge and course materials there any time after 8:00. The daily course schedule is as follows:
Sunday Nov 13
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM:  Institute course presentations, class work and lunch 
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM:  Tour of the I Drive 360 and dinner at the Yard House)

Monday Nov 14
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Class work 
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch and Learn: Disney Springs from Concept to Completion

Tuesday Nov 15
8:15 – 10:00 am  VIP seating at IAAPA Kickoff Event *
10:30 am – 1:30 pm Case-study and working lunch
1:30 -3:30 pm  Presentation of Case Studies, Certificates, & Group Photo. Program Concludes 

*Note: The Kick-off event is taking place in the IAAPA Theater in room N320. That is in the north side of the convention center. The class will meet outside the IAAPA Theater on Tuesday morning and will then be escorted to their seats. Look for IAAPA staff and faculty holding IAAPA signs.    

Meals, etc
Your course fee includes lunch each day, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and dinner on Sunday evening at the Yard House. Please note that the program ends at Yard House on Sunday and return transportation from Yard House will not be provided but it is a short cab or I-Drive Trolley ride from the Convention Center and local hotels.

Dress Code 
The dress code during the course is business casual. Part of the program includes a walking tour of the I Drive 360 venue. The weather in Orlando is normally good but it can be chilly in the evenings so bring a sweater. 

Information Exchange
Tell us about your facility! We encourage you to bring and share promotional material from your facility (parks maps, event schedules, videos, etc.) If several participants of your attraction participate, only one needs to bring the promotional material.

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 Registrants can earn 16 credit hours towards IAAPA Certification by participating in this event.