WordCamp Miami will be held at Florida International University (FIU) for the first time in 2015. The College of Business will host the event on the main Modesto Maidique Campus this year. Checkin will take place in the College of Business Complex (https://goo.gl/maps/DpgIv), and sessions will be held in lecture halls nearby. (See map below.)
There is ample free parking just outside the College of Business with overflow parking in the Panther Parking Garage (PG on the map). From the North or the South find your way to campus using the Turnpike, exiting on S.W. 8th Street, also known as U.S. Highway 41 – Tamiami Trail. Make sure to take the exit heading EAST. Once on 8th Street, go east two traffic lights to SW 112TH Avenue, and turn right. After entering campus, take your first right, and then your first left. Park anywhere not restricted by signs for Faculty or Admin.
From the airport or downtown Miami, take the Dolphin Expressway (836) West to the Turnpike, and head South on the turnpike one exit. Take the exit for SW 8th Street EAST and follow the directions above.
The College of Business Complex is adjacent to the parking lot.
Public Transportation to FIU
If using public transportation, buses 8 and 11 go to FIU from downtown Miami. Check schedule, routes, and fares here: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/routes.asp.
Pre-negotiated Rates at Nearby Hotels:
Comfort Suites – Kendall (3 miles / 5 minutes from FIU)
3901 SW 117th Ave, Miami, FL 33175
Points Affiliation: Choice Privileges
Conference rate: $109
Reservation instructions: Call the hotel directly at 305-220-3901 and give the name of the conference: WordCamp Miami. The deadline for reservations at the reduced rate is May 15th.
Aloft Miami Doral (4 miles / 10 minutes from FIU)
3265 NW 107th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33172
Points Affiliation: Starwood
Conference rate: $121
Use this link to reserve rooms at a 15% discount (=$121 for a standard room):
Hampton Inn – Doral (5.5 miles / 10 minutes from FIU – free shuttle to/from FIU!)
11600 Northwest 41st Street, Doral, FL 33178
Points Affiliation: Hilton Honors
Conference rate: $109
Reservations can be made by telephone: 305-500-9300. Use reference code C-WOR to receive the reduced rate. Reservations at the reduced rate must be made by 5/15/2015.