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PIUG 2020 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Taking Patent Information to the Next Level

Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16, 2020
Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

Twitter: #PIUG20

Hotel and Travel

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations at the PIUG group rate are available by contacting the hotel at Toll-free Number: 1-800-258-7501 or via the Online PIUG Conference Link . Identify yourself as attending the PIUG 2020 Annual Conference.

The rates for a Standard Guestroom are $169 for Queen Double or King Standard, $189 for King Deluxe, $369 for Executive Suite and $344 for Villas. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes plus a reduced rate of $12.50 per room per night for the use of hotel amenities rather than the nominally charged $25 per room per night.

Hotel Amenities include:

  • In-room WiFi standard service, two device package.
  • Scheduled shuttle service to the Walt Disney WorldTM Disney Ticket & Transportation Center, Disney Springs and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Reservations required (for individual reservations only, not groups. Seating is limited and number of buses are capped at hotels discretion).
  • In-suite coffee.
  • Unlimited local and 800 access telephone calls.
  • Access to staffed, state-of-the-art fitness center.
  • 10% discount on spa services at the Island Spa (present your suite key to the spa concierge).
  • 5% discount at Enterprise / National rent-a-car, located in main lobby (present your suite key to the agent). Discount applies only to cars rented and returned from the hotel location.

Message to Attendees: PIUG has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if PIUG meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if PIUG falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help PIUG keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by PIUG. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing PIUG's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. PIUG appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is noon.

The booking deadline for the room block is currently set at 5:00 PM, September 18, 2020. Please remember to make your hotel reservation prior to 5:00 PM EDT on September 18, 2020 in order to guarantee the room prices negotiated by PIUG for this conference. After that, it is at the hotel's discretion to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Depending on availability, the hotel will honor the PIUG room rate for three (3) days before and after the event.

Hotel Related Transportation

Shuttle Service from Orlando International Airport

Guests can choose to take taxis or a shuttle service from Orlando International Airport. While the hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service, they use Mears Transportation below.

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves many cities in Europe and elsewhere, but flights from all cities do not fly there. The nearest international airport besides Orlando International is Miami International Airport (MIA) which is 240 miles (390 km) away, or about four hours by car or one hour by air. It is easiest to travel to Orlando International Airport if possible and use one of the methods below to travel from the Orlando airport to the conference hotel. The distance from the Orlando Airport to the conference hotel is about seventeen miles (27 km) and there are many ways to get to/from the hotel from/to the airport. From cheapest to most expensive:

Ride Share: Uber or Lyft

($11-22, plus surge pricing, but negotiable up or down); download app first. Pick up your ride at the marked area on level two just outside the baggage area of the airport. Text the sign number to the driver.

Shuttles ($45-70)

Mears Transportation or Mears Motor Shuttle (+1-855-463-2776). Mears also provides taxis and limousines at higher prices.

Orlando Shuttle Service, +1-407-574-4671 (call between 0900-1700), else email


It is possible to grab a taxicab at the airport without a reservation. Many transportation companies listed here provide taxis, buses, limousines or shuttles. ($50-80)

24Seven Taxi

24Seven Taxi or go directly to: for the app., +1-407-502-5111, +1-321-247-8294

Taxi Orlando Cab Service, +1-312-732-8266

Yellow Cab Orlando, +1-407-900-5207


Note that the cost for a limousine may be per car, not necessarily per passenger, so consider this alternative if you have a group of 4-6 people, but do verify when booking.

Access Line Transportation; (1-888-664-2547 or +1-407-517-9386). This company will book one of several sized vehicles for you.

Quick Transportation Service, +1-407-557-5143

MCO Black Taxi, +1-407-680-1181, $50 one way; $100 two ways

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