About The Smart Conference Host Colleges

About The Smart Conference Host Colleges

Rosen College of
Hospitality Management

Ranked among the top five in quality worldwide by CEOWorld Magazine among 1000+ hospitality management programs, UCF Rosen College is the largest hospitality college in North America, with approximately 3,000+ students studying in a wide range of undergraduate degree programs, as well as graduate degree programs in both Master and Ph.D. studies. Located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces, the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, UCF Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education. In addition to learning from our faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from our unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and booming industry. For more information about UCF Rosen College, please visit the website.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida is one of the largest Colleges in the institution with more than 11,000 students. CECS has six departments, Civil Environmental and Construction Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. CECS is ranked in the top 100 Engineering Colleges, nationwide, according to the US News and World Report, Best Graduate Schools ranking. CECS’s select list of research strengths lie in areas such as: Transportation, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Computer vision, Human Computer Interaction, Power Systems and Smart Grid, Signal Processing and Communications, Modeling and Simulation, Human Factors, Materials, Turbomachinery and others.  For more information about CECS, please visit the website.

About the
University of Central Florida (UCF)

One of the youngest universities in Florida, the University of Central Florida was established in 1963 as Florida Technological University (FTU). In October of 1968, the doors opened for the first classes. The original enrollment class consisted of 1,948 students. Since then, the enrollment size has increased to more than 66,000 students enrolled in fall of 2017. The university prides itself on diversity and offers 212 degree programs to students from 145 different countries. UCF is committed to making life better in the classroom and the community with a student-centered approach to everything they do. For more information about the University of Central Florida (UCF), please visit the website.

Orlando Florida – The World #1 Destination and the International Gateway City

The Rosen College as the venue for the Smart Conference is located in Orlando, Florida which is the number one tourist destination in the world.  Each year, Orlando and Central Florida are visited by more than 72 million domestic and international tourists who come for leisure and business purposes. Orlando provides the largest living laboratory for hospitality and tourism research in the world. By taking advantage of this environment, the conference organizers intend to integrate a new model of learning and networking for attendees by providing an enjoyable and inspiring conference atmosphere and an interactive learning environment.  Furthermore, the numerous attractions and events within the vicinity area, the all year round pleasant weather, close proximity to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the multiple evening dining and entertainment opportunities in the local area such as International Drive make the Rosen College the perfect setting for intellectual stimulation and social networking. https://www.visitorlando.com/

 You may find discount tickets to many Orlando-area attractions by visiting this website: https://tickets.visitorlando.com/

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort – the Conference Designated Hotel for Accommodation

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort, a 4-star resort hotel with an award-winning golf course, will be the officially designated hotel for accommodation for the Summit. The participants will be staying at this beautiful resort hotel during the conference with a family & friends rate. During their stay, attendees can have easy access to many of the services offered at the hotel including the fitness center. The hotel is only a 10 minutes’ walk from the Rosen College, though scheduled shuttle service will be provided throughout the day during the conference. http://www.rosenshinglecreek.com/

Hotel Accommodations:

To make online hotel reservations for The Smart Conference click the link: Smart Tourism Conference – Room Block 2019

Rooms are not available at Rosen Shingle Creek prior to the conference. The hotel is sold out on April 29 and 30, 2019 .

Note: The hotel block at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort was released as of 4-11-19.  You may still make reservations at the hotel if there is availability by calling 407.996.9939 or 866.996.6338.

Rosen Shingle Creek is the first choice for your accommodations during your attendance at The Smart Conference. The hotel is located at the property adjacent to Rosen College of Hospitality management at 9907 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32919. Rooms are not available at Rosen Shingle Creek prior to the conference. The hotel is sold out on April 29 and 30, 2019.

Click HERE for a list of Preferred Hotels for The Smart Conference if accommodations are not available at Rosen Shingle Creek.