2007 Fall Facilities Workshop

Schedule Overview, Hotel & Travel

Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Science, Engineering & Mathematics Workshop
Mission Inn Resort
Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida (- near Orlando)
November 30 - December 2, 2007

Schedule Overview

Workshop registration runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Friday, November 30 and will take place in the Los Reyes Foyer of the Mission Inn's El Nuevo Mundo Conference Center. The workshop begins at 3:00 pm on Friday and concludes at noon on Sunday, December 2.

Event Hotel

The workshop will take place at:

Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48
Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
Phone: 352-324-3101

Reservation information:
Room rates: Single: $155.00 | Double: $155.00, plus tax
Reservation deadline: Monday, November 5, 2007
Reservation phone: 1-800-874-9053; for the group rate, request the Project Kaleidoscope Block

All guest rooms at Mission Inn are non-smoking. Hotel check-in: 4:00 pm; Hotel check-out: 12:00 pm.

Hotel cancellation policy: All individual room deposits are refundable with a fifteen (15) day notice of cancellation (written or faxed).

Mission Inn Resort & Club is located at the center or Crossroads of Florida, 35 minutes northwest of Orlando and area attractions in the rare, gentle hills of Lake County. Equidistant from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Mission Inn is easily accessible to major highways and interstates. This area is considered the central highlands of the state and has long been noted for its scenic beauty, relatively mild climate, and as one of the world's major vacation destinations.

Mission Inn is nestled near the shores of beautiful Lake Harris in the quiet town of Howey-in-the-Hills, population 1,000. The average elevation of the area is 72 feet above sea level with the surrounding terrain varying from 53 to 192 feet above sea level.

Event Travel

By Air

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Distance from hotel: 42 miles; 45 minutes

Ground Transportation to and from Orlando Airport

Transportation between the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is available through Mears Transportation. 48 hours advance notice is required. To make pre-paid reservations, please call special accounts at 800-223-3868 or 407-843-0855.

Rate information:

  • Town Car (3 passengers): From Orlando Airport: $120 | To Orlando Airport: $120
  • Luxury Van (6 - 8 passengers): From Orlando Airport: $120 | To Orlando Airport: $120
  • All rates include driver gratuity and meet and greet service.

    By Car

    For maps and directions to the hotel, visit the hotel website. Resort parking is complimentary.

    Event Attire

    Event dress is casual.

    Event Questions

    If you have questions, please e-mail us at applications@pkal.org.