Plan Your Trip


The conference begins the evening of Wednesday, November 2nd with the AHEPPP Welcome Reception and concludes late afternoon on Friday, November 4th.  We hope to see all our AHEPPP members join us for AHEPPP takes Disney Epcot after the closing lunch on Friday. 

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Suggested arrival times: AHEPPP Institute attendees should plan to arrive Tuesday, November 1st. AHEPPP Institute will begin on Wednesday, November 2nd. Regular conference attendees should plan to arrive on Wednesday, November 2nd, by the evening. The conference will begin at 5:30 with the AHEPPP Welcome Reception.


Come discuss The Magic of Family Engagement with AHEPPP this year at the 2022 Family Engagement in Higher Education Conference. The conference will take place at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, located just steps away from Disney Springs and minutes away from the Magic Kingdom. 

AHEPPP has a negotiated rate of $189. Guests reserved in the designated group block will not be charged a Resort Service Fee and will receive complimentary guest room internet. Space is limited, so please reserve early. Once the block is full, we cannot guarantee this rate or space at the event venue. 

Please utilize this link to reserve your accommodations.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs® Area
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Flight suggestions

MCO: The Orlando International Airport is 18 miles (approx. 25 minutes) from the Disney Springs area.
SFB: The Sanford Orlando International Airport is 45 miles (approx. 60 minutes) from the Disney Springs area.

Suggested arrival times:

AHEPPP Institute attendees: Suggested arrival time for Tuesday, November 1st by the evening.  Institute will begin on Wednesday, November 2nd.  
Regular conference attendees: Suggested arrival time by Wednesday, November 2nd, in the late morning/afternoon. The conference will begin at 5:30pm with the AHEPPP Welcome Reception and Opening Dinner.


Uber/Lyft: Rates will vary depending on the time of day. At MCO airport, conference attendees can catch a rideshare from the designated pick-up zone.

MEARS Connect (Recommendation)

Orlando Airport Shuttle/Ground Transportation:

Hotel parking: The hotel offers a rate of $22 for self-parking or $30 for valet.


Orlando in November boasts an average high-temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C), and an average low-temperature is 58.6°F (14.8°C).

Excursions & Special Events

Join AHEPPP for a night out in Disney Springs on November 3rd after the conference program concludes for the day.  The committee has made dining reservations at various restaurants at Disney Springs.  This is an opportunity for attendees to network with members from all over the country.  Sign ups coming soon!

AHEPPP also invites you on Friday once the conference has concluded for AHEPPP takes Disney EPCOT! 

Places to eat

There are hundreds of delicious restaurants and bars in Orlando for you to try. The conference hotel is located within walking distance of Disney Springs and less than 5 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. 

Conference Chair's recommendations:
Gideon’s Bakehouse
Chef’s Art Smiths’ Homecomin'
Wine Bar George

If you’re up for an adventure the town of Winter Garden has cute restaurants and is a short ride-share away. In addition, the Disney created town, Celebration, has several restaurants to explore. There are also plenty of quick-stop restaurants and fast-food restaurants close by.

Make a Trip to Disney

Come Visit Disney Springs! With many shops, restaurants, and bars, take some time to visit the area while attending the conference. 

Interested in Visiting a Disney Park?  Included in your stay through the resort fee at the hotel is shuttle service to all the Disney Parks. You can also purchase discounted park tickets!  To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 11/01/2022. Park reservations are required in addition to a ticket purchase.

Local & Central Florida Off-the-Beaten-Path

Lake Eola & Downtown Orlando
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
Winter Garden
Blue Springs State Park
Local Schools: Rollins College, University of Central Florida, & Valencia College