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Accommodation, Location, Travel

Due to unforeseen circumstances instead of the Crowne Plaza the conference attendees will be accommodated in two nearby hotels - Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront. All conference events will take place at the Crowne Plaza as scheduled. Free continuous shuttle service to/from the hotels from 7am until 11pm will be provided. All reservations made with the Crowne Plaza will be automatically transferred to these hotels. Attendees will be assigned equivalent or superior rooms than reserved with the Crowne Plaza (both properties are offering partial and/or oceanfront view rooms).  Regardless of any upgrade, attendees will only pay the rate quoted to them by the Crowne Plaza at the time they reserved, including the student rate. The hotel will send an individual message to each participant with the reservation information. The conference organizers apologize for any inconvenience.


The 31st Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-31) will be held May 21-23, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront hotel, in Melbourne, Florida, USA. FLAIRS-31 has arranged conference rates for a block of rooms with the hotel. The block comprises of kings (one bedded rooms) and doubles (two bedded rooms) available at the special conference rate of $129. This room rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and discounted parking at $5. A discounted room rate of $99 is available for students (they must provide a proof of their student status). Upgraded rooms are also available at the special conference rate: Coastal View - $149,  Oceanfront - $179 and Oceanfront suite -$229 (all based on availability). Room rates are exclusive of local and state taxes at 12%.

Conference blocked rooms will be available until either the block is full or until April 30, 2018. Reservations can be made through the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront website. The special conference rate is available with the group code FLR. 

Location, Travel

FLAIRS-31 will be held in Melbourne, Florida. Melbourne is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando on the Atlantic Ocean coast. Most attendees will fly to Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is reachable within an hour by taxi or shuttle service. An alternative option is Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), which is just 7 miles from Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront hotel and is served by Delta and American Airlines with daily nonstop flights to their respective hubs in Atlanta and Charlotte and one-stop service to just about anywhere in the world. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to this airport.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront