2019 Lodging & Transporation

Gainesville, Florida | 14-17 November 2019 | University of Florida at Gainesville


Conference Hotel:  Holiday Inn University Center

The Holiday Inn University Center is conveniently located on the edge of the University of Florida campus and only a few blocks from the conference venue in Smathers Library.  The hotel offers free parking and a free shuttle service to the campus.  There is an on-site restaurant open for lunch and dinner, a breakfast café, and room service is available.



SHD Conference Rate: $125.00 per night (plus 12% tax), includes free wireless internet.

Reservation Deadline:  October 24, 2019


You may book now by calling 1-352/376-1661 or book online through the hotel website.  Use the Group Block code: SHD

The conference rate is available for reservations beginning the Monday before the conference through the Tuesday following the conference.






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Transportation to Gainesville

The University of Florida is located southeast of the city of Gainesville.  Link to Google Map

  • Major roads in Florida: Interstates: 4, 10, 95, 75, 275, 295
    • Toll Roads in Florida: Some interstate highways have tolls. Besides the Florida Turnpike (Ocala to Homestead), Alligator Alley (1-75 between Miami and Naples) and the Bee Line Expressway (Orlando to Cape Canaveral) also charge tolls. In addition, some coastal islands have bridges at which a fare is charged.
    • How much Florida Tolls Cost: They depend on the section of which toll road you’re driving and how far you’re going, but are priced by mile and by the number of vehicle axles. See a toll calculator for the Florida Turnpike here.
    • Disabled Parking Permits: Florida honors any special license plate or parking permit issued to a disabled person by any of the 50 U.S. states. Florida also honors plates and permits from these Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon. Other foreign visitors should obtain a temporary Florida permit at any Florida County Tax Collector’s Office. To get a Florida permit, bring along a copy of the current parking permit issued by your own country and proof of ID, such as a valid passport or comparable identification,​ to verify your ownership of the out-of-country parking permit.  The temporary parking permit may be issued for up to six months and costs $15. 
  • Amtrak: Visit Amtrak for an interactive map of Florida stops.
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

    Jacksonville International Airport is located 80 miles from Gainesville, approximately an hour and a half by car. It’s the closest major international airport

  • Gainesville Regional Airport

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