47th ALEC Annual Meeting

July 15-23, 2020


The 47th ALEC Annual Meeting is going virtual!

If you are still traveling to Orlando, please see below for helpful tourism information. 

Local Attractions

Walt Disney World

While you’re in Orlando, be sure to take advantage of these specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets. For existing ticket holders, attendees can call 407-566-5600 for ticket options, or they can use their existing ticket to make a park reservation beginning on Sunday, June 28th.  They will need to create a My Disney Experience account first, link their ticket to the account, then proceed to make a park reservation. Details explained in the flyer below!

It is hard to envision Orlando without thinking about theme parks. But Disney is so much more than a theme park; it is its own little world! Disney boasts hundreds of restaurants, shopping areas, and attractions for all ages. Spend the day bowling and shopping for Disney swag at Disney Springs. Explore the world at Epcot or embark on a safari at Animal Kingdom. Visit Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom and grab tea with Mickey and the gang. The Annual Meeting host hotel, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, is located less than 10 miles away from the heart of Disney Magic.

Universal Studios

Universal Orlando® Resort is happy to offer a unique ticket discount for ALEC meeting attendees. To benefit from this exclusive offer simply use this link to purchase your tickets.

You won’t want to miss Universal Studio’s three theme parks and their themed water park while visiting Orlando. It’s the only place in Orlando where you can soar over Hogwarts™ with Harry Potter™, swing through city streets with Spider-Man, and conquer the mighty Krakatau volcano — among other unforgettable adventures. Universal Studios’ close proximity to the hotel gives you even more reason to experience it for yourself during your trip to Orlando for the 47th ALEC Annual Meeting!


A 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, Gatorland combines “Old Florida” charm with exciting exhibits and entertainment. Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World”, Gatorland provides affordable priced family fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles to see. But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park!  Their free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure ensure your day will be chock-full of fun, smiles and special memories! Click here for discounted tickets to Gatorland.

Photography by Visit Orlando

Local Restaurants

Highball & Harvest
Adjacent to the host hotel in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando sits restaurant standout Highball & Harvest. In a past era, conductors would “highball” trains to ensure harvests from central Florida would move quickly from field to table. Today, that legacy lives on in Orlando restaurants such as Highball & Harvest. The culinary team crafts modern-Southern renditions employing local, farm-fresh ingredients which have resonated with the city’s food-conscious hordes.

The Ravenous Pig
The Ravenous Pig, in Winter Park, is worth the 20 minute drive. One of Orlando’s only James Beard Award nominees, The Ravenous Pig creates sustainable food with passion. From charred octopus to Southern BBQ classics to lobster rolls, The Ravenous Pig is sure to entice your taste buds and make your gastronome buddies jealous.

Luma on Park
Luma on Park, an upscale, casual American kitchen, has helped establish Orlando as a culinary destination. Nouveau American cuisine created with local Florida produce and products is sure to entice the palate. When you stop by, be sure to check out Luma’s ”Jewel Box,” a two-story wine cellar that boasts over 7,000 bottles of wine.