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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Connections Housing acts as the booking agent for our contracted conference hotels. To reserve a room, call Connections at (404) 842-0000 or (800) 262-9974 OR visit Connections’ website.

All conference events will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 18, at 9 a.m. followed by Preconference Workshops at 9:30 a.m. Conference activities commence at 1 p.m. and the Opening General Session begins at 2:30 p.m. The conference ends on Friday, July 21 at noon. See the full conference schedule

Housing for our conference tends to sell out quickly, so reserve your rooms as soon as you can. SREB’s conference rate expires on June 27, 2023.

Please email for reservation requests.

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Payment: A credit card is required to confirm all reservations when submitting a reservation online or when using a housing form. Connections Housing cannot accept purchase orders. Connections Housing also cannot accept tax-exempt payments. Should your school or district be tax-exempt and/or need to pay via a purchase order, please contact your hotel directly after June 25, 2023.  

Check Payments: If you wish to pay by check, please call our call center directly at 404-842-000 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern. They will take your reservation information and request an invoice from their accounting department to be sent to you directly so you may provide a check. Please do not send the check directly to Connections Housing without an invoice. All checks must be received by Connections Housing by June 2, 2023. Any checks received after this date will be mailed back to the sender and will need to be sent directly to the hotel for processing along with all pertinent reservation information.

Room type: Conference hotels cannot guarantee room types, so your request for “King/Two Beds” is only a request. The hotel and Connections Housing will make every effort to accommodate all room type requests.

Refunds: Refunds will be given if cancellations are made at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival.

Shuttle service will be available from overflow hotels to the Gaylord Palms. The schedule is TBD.

Hotel Rates

All rates quoted below are per night and exclusive of taxes, fees and the Palms’ resort fee, from July 17-21, 2023.

Hotel Name Rates
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center*

$194 (single/double occupancy)

$204 (triple/quad occupancy)

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista (Marriott Village) $146
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista (Marriott Village) $146
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista (Marriott Village) $136

Visit the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center’s website for directions to our conference venue.