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Travel and Lodging

Conference Hotel

Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld®

NMEA16 room rates start at $129.00 per night. 

This special rate expires at 5pm on May 25th! Book today! 

Click here for Reservations or call
1-800-266-9432, be sure to mention the National Marine Educators Association 2016 Conference

Immerse yourself in luxury at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. These deluxe accommodations and premier location across from SeaWorld® and other famous Orlando attractions that inspire unforgettable experiences. Well-appointed guest rooms offer ample space for relaxing and boast thoughtful and comfortable amenities for a sound night's sleep or productive business day. Professionals will appreciate this SeaWorld® Orlando hotel's 165,000 square feet for creative meetings. Children can splash around at R Aqua Zone, a waterpark built to excite, while grownups can break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Five restaurants, a Starbucks and ice cream shop will please all palates. Pamper yourself in style at the full-service Neu Lotus Spa and enjoy a massage, facial or scrub. Looking to explore Orlando like a local? Ask our friendly Navigator for tips about hidden gems and plan your next big adventure at Renaissance now.

Click Here to Request a Free Orlando Planning Kit


Getting around Orlando

I-RIDE Trolley Service

By using the area's exclusive and convenient I-RIDE Trolley service you can sit back and ride up and down the miles of fun that make up the International Drive Resort Area.

Discover how this wonderful, cost-saving amenity takes the parking and driving hassles out of your vacation and lets you cruise the Drive in charming style.

The I-RIDE Trolley is the exclusive, convenient and affordable transportation to hundreds of exciting destinations within the International Drive Resort Area. Visit the Official I-RIDE Trolley website at

Operates daily from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 


Getting to Orlando!

By Air

Orlando International Airport - MCO

Airport Phone: +1 407 825 2001

Hotel direction: 13 miles W

Conference hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Discount Airport Shuttle: Mears Transportation Group has provided a $4 off coupon valid for five days before and five days after the official conference dates. Each person will either need to the print off the coupon and turn into the counter agents at Level 1 at the Orlando International Airport -- or-- they may pre-pay for their ticket online using the priority code 519335019. 

Instructions for both options are printed on the coupon below.

Click here for a direct URL link to NMEA16’s reservations online. Discount rate of $33/round trip only applies to the shuttle. Be sure to choose "Shuttle Reservations" from the online menu of options.

Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way)

Driving directions from Orlando International Airport: Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 4 West. Merge onto toll road SR-528 West toward Interstate 4/International Drive. Proceed to exit 1 for International Drive. Turn left onto International Drive and at the second traffic light turn right onto Sea Harbor Drive. The hotel will be on the right.



Room Sharing Request

If you would like to save even more money, we have a created a document to help you find a roommate for the NMEA16 Conference. Please note, that we are not pairing people or coordinating room reservations, but rather we are providing this form to assist you with finding potential roommates yourself to share a room while attending NMEA16. All reservations and communication between you and potential roommates is your responsibility. 

You can access the document and submit your responses at



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