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Meeting Location:

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Florida:

Florida, or the “Sunshine State,” is located in the southeastern part of the United States. The name Florida comes from the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León as he described the region as “La Florida”, Spanish for “the land of flowers.” Florida is the largest producer of citrus fruit in the United States and produces the majority of oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits. It comes as no surprised that the number one industry in Florida is tourism due to the all of the shopping, beaches, museums, and historic landmarks.  The average high temperature for Fort Lauderdale in March is 83°F with an average low of 68°F. Learn more and visit  www.visitflorida.com/en-us.html.

About Fort Lauderdale:

Fort Lauderdale is located approximately 23 miles north of Miami and 42 miles south of Palm Beach on the southeast coast of Florida. It is the eighth largest city in Florida. Fort Lauderdale was one of the three forts named after Major William Lauderdale in the Second Seminole War. None of the three forts are still standing.

Annual Meeting Location

The Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is the country’s premiere waterfront conference facility. Architecturally designed to take advantage of its location, the Convention Center is nestled on 17 acres of land adjacent to Fort Lauderdale's prized Intracoastal Waterway. A 2,500-space parking garage is connected to the Center via two enclosed, air-conditioned skywalks. The building is a five-minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale Airport, within walking distance of many local hotels, and less than one mile from Fort Lauderdale's famed Blue Wave beaches.

Directions and Parking: www.sunny.org/plan-your-trip/airports

Travel and Transportation Information

Airline Group Discount

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Book with Delta Airlines and you can get exclusive discounts on fares in most classes of service, access to over 40 Delta Sky Club® locations worldwide and SkyMiles® rewards to build toward Award Travel. Delta is part of a global airline alliance that comprises 20 world-class carriers serving over 1,052 destinations in 177 countries with over 16,323 flights daily.

To book your travel with Delta Airlines, visit www.delta.com/air-shopping/searchFlights.action
and enter the Event ID/Meeting Event Code: NMQVA or call 1-800-328-1111.  

Continue to check the AADR website for other travel discounts offered for this meeting!


Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is about 4 miles, or 10 minutes away from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. This airport is ranked 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. It services 640 commercial flights per day on 26 airlines.

Getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport with free wireless internet access in all terminals. When you land, you'll be in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, just three miles from hotels, attractions, the beaches, Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and just about anywhere else you want to be.

FLL Airport App: Get plugged in to what’s what and what’s where at FLL. Download the free FLL Airport App now for flight information, parking information, an airport guide, Greater Fort Lauderdale's Playbook, even the local time and temperature. It’s all there and more, just touch your screen.

Directions from FLL to Convention Center: US-1 North (Federal Highway) to SE 17th Street (East). Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.

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Other Nearby Airports:

Miami International Airport (MIA) is 32 miles, or 40 minutes away from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. MIA is the United States second busiest airport for international passengers. MIA is also the top US airport for international freight.

2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is 50 miles, or 55 minutes away from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. It has 13 airlines that currently serve the airport. Palm Beach International Airport is a public airport three miles west of Palm Beach, Florida, in West Palm Beach. It serves the Greater Miami and Ft. Lauderdale areas and is 51 minutes from the convention center in Ft. Lauderdale

1000 James L Turnage Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Getting Around Fort Lauderdale

Sun Trolley Shuttle

Take the Sun Trolley from the convention center and official AADR hotels to the beaches and restaurants! View the route!

Rental Car Discounts


Receive between 5% - 40% discounts with Avis Budget Group by taking advantage of the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting discount. Reservations may be made by phone (+1.800.331.1600) or internet www.avis.com using the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D012114.

IADR/AADR has partnered with Hertz to offer discounted car rental services to attendees. To reserve a car at these special meeting rates, please use the CV# 04RM0002. You can make reservations online at http://link.hertz.com/link.html?id=26097&LinkType=HZLK&TargetType=Homepage&ret_url=www.aadronline.org or call Hertz directly at +1.800.654.2240 (U.S. and Canada) or +1.405.749.4434 (other)

Enterprise® and National® 
IADR has selected Enterprise® and National® as its car-rental suppliers. Now we invite you to enroll in the award-winning Emerald Club® loyalty program. As a member, you can save 5% on car rental and:

  • Receive your corporate discount when you use your Emerald Club number.  
  • Bypass the counter at select National locations and choose your own car.  
  • Earn Free Rental Days at more than 8,000 National and Enterprise locations worldwide.  
  • Receive convenient Arrival and Return Alerts.  
  • Receive E-receipts for faster returns.  
  • Maximize your Emerald Club member benefits while still enjoying your corporate discount.  

Reference Account # AQSB23R when making all reservations.

Things to Do

Arts & Entertainment

Plunge into a culture as deep as the ocean which frames us. A culture characterized by Seminoles and Broadway shows. Check out the taste of Greater Fort Lauderdale's heritage including tasty jazz and art festivals. And like the horizon here, the list goes on and on and on. Be sure to check out the concert schedules at the  Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Hard Rock Live in Hollywood and the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

And if you’re looking to add creativity to the mix, a walk through  The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is a must with 20+ curated outdoor contemporary art murals by internationally & international recognized artists. For film lovers the newly unique Cinema Paradiso theater features independent films to various locations, not to mention you will notice filming crews quite often in Hollywood.


Visit www.sunny.org/ways-to-play/attractions. Say hello to your wild side and visit sea turtles on the beach, butterflies in an aviary, or an eight-foot gator in the Everglades. Or lose yourself in a museum and experience cultural treasures. Browse through the attractions and activities below and maximize your fun during your visit to Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Sightseeing Cruises & Tours

Delight in an Intracoastal Waterway cruise, where you'll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire's Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and private islands. From popular cruises like the Jungle Queen Riverboat and Riverfront Cruises, to intimate gondola rides, to Water Taxi (use AADR Promo Codes for discount) – taxi cabs in the water! --  to  kayak tours for an up close and personalized look at Greater Fort Lauderdale's flora and fauna. Learn more at  www.sunny.org/ways-to-play/sightseeing-tours.

Free Things to Do:

Stroll Hollywood's famed 2½ mile Broadwalk along the beach. Snorkel (no boat needed) from shore along Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's three-tiered reef system and discover the many underwater treasures. Meditate as you focus on the sunrise by the pier in Deerfield Beach . People watch along Fort Lauderdale's beachfront promenade. Hop on the trolley in downtown Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District on Fridays and Saturdays to experience the lighthearted energy of Las Olas Boulevard. Learn more at www.sunny.org/ways-to-play/free-things-to-do