TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
The conference will be held at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a New England nautical-themed resort, at Walt Disney World. Disney's Yacht Club is located next to a sister resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, and across Crescent Lake from Disney's BoardWalk Resort. The resort is about five minutes walking distance from Epcot, and roughly 15 minutes walking to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is home to three delicious restaurants which are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
A reduced conference rate of $220 per night is available to conference attendees until Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Reservations may be made online below or by calling (407) 934-7000 and requesting the AACR 2014 RAS Oncogenes conference rate. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until the cut-off date. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 12.5%. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge until 3 days in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
TRAVEL TO LAKE BUENA VISTA
The closest major airport to the conference site is the Orlando International Airport (MCO), located approximately 27 minutes from the hotel. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time.
Taxi service is readily available between the airport and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Taxi service is approximately $20 one-way, plus gratuity. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. Call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. or (800) 263-0600 from Canada, or you may book online. Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0018.
The Disney Yacht Club Resort is also serviced by a complimentary shuttle known as “Disney’s Magical Express.” To learn more about this form of transportation, follow the link below:
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The Association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS