Orlando Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events

Orlando Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events
Nov. 18 – 21 – International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (25,000 attendees)
IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest international tradeshow for the amusements and attractions industry, with more than 27,000 attractions professionals attending from around the world. Thousands of qualified amusement park and attractions buyers from more than 100 countries meet at IAAPA Attractions Expo.
Nov. 20 – 22 – ASHA Convention (14,000 attendees)
The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, November 20–22, 2014. It is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together more than 12,000 attendees, the Annual Convention provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources to advance your career.
Nov. 27 – 30 – Central Florida International Auto Show (40,000 attendees)
The 2014-model Central Florida International Auto Show rolls into the Orange County Convention Center with hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more.
Showgoers are invited to check out the newest rides, sit behind wheels, experience the latest in-car technology and even take a test drive right at the show.
From car buffs to consumers, the Central Florida International Auto Show offers something for everyone! The auto show will feature a dazzling collection of high-end luxury cars, plug-in electric vehicles, family fun and much more!
The Central Florida International Auto Show is owned and presented by the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, Inc., and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC. The auto show will be open to the public Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) through Sunday, December 1, at the Orange County Convention Center (West Concourse), located at 9800 International Drive, in Orlando. Show hours are Thursday, from 12 noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking is available in the convention center lots. The auto show is pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center parking lots during all show hours. Admission to the event is $9 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and older), military w/any DOD ID and students under 21 w/ID, $3 for children (7-12) and children 6 and younger are free.
*Family Day is Sunday, December 1! All children 12 & under admitted FREE with paying adult.
Attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine with each paid online admission, an $18 value, courtesy of the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, Inc. (courtesy of www.wftv.com) www.autoshoworlando.com
Dec. 1 – 4 – I/ITSEC The Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (20,000 attendees)
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.
Dec. 9 – 14 – AKC / Eukanuba National Championship (25,000 attendees)
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) returns December 13-14, 2014 to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. Already one of the world’s premiere dog events, the 2014 event will offer all-breed competitions, specialty competitions and special attractions, breeder seminars, the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC Obedience Classic, junior events, consumer attractions and of course the crowning of a new National Champion. This event is open to the public. http://www.akc.org/aenc/
Dec. 9 – 11 – POWER-GEN International (20,000 attendees)
Throughout the years, POWER-GEN International has covered it all, providing a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed our industry for more than two decades. Since our inception in 1988 in Orlando, POWER-GEN International has traveled coast-to-coast and evolved into the largest, most respected power generation event in the world. With a record-setting expected attendance of more than 22,000 attendees, 90 countries and 1,400 exhibitors, there’s simply no other place to be for education, networking and new business development.
Dec. 13 – Showdown in O-Town II (7,500 attendees)
http://www.spiritcheer.com/Showdown_in_OTown.html This event is open to the public.
Jan. 4 – 5 – ASI Show (5,608 attendees)
At The ASI Show, our business is helping your business grow by bringing together suppliers, decorators and distributors within the advertising specialty industry. Attracting 20,000 attendees each year, The ASI Show takes place in five popular destinations at strategic times of the year. The action-packed schedule features exhibits promoting the newest and most unique items, the industry’s largest education conference and non-stop networking opportunities.
The format of The ASI Show allows for meaningful conversations. Much more than a “scan-and-go” show, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your industry relationships, learn the latest trends and discuss your sales goals and clients’ needs face to face with leading suppliers.
Showcasing a wide range of products and services, 81% of ASI Show attendees find new items they were not aware of prior to attending and 87% say they are more likely to show their clients products they find at an ASI Show.
Jan. 8 – 10 – Surf Expo (20,000 attendees)
Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 26,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.
Jan. 8 – 11 – Florida United Numismatists (15,000 attendees)
The show in January is renowned for being the bellwether event on the numismatic calendar. With over 1500 dealers, Heritage Auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 of the most avid collectors, the FUN show kicks off the year on a high note. Make your plans early to attend this monumental numismatic event! Admission to the show is FREE to the public! Show attendees must first stop by the public registration booths and pick up their “HELLO” badge before entering the bourse floor. http://www.funtopics.com/fun-convention.html
Jan. 10 – 12 – MLK Volleyball Tournament (10,000 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Jan. 12 – 15 – Wesleyan Church Conference (2,000 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Jan. 15 – 17 – It Works! Global Freedom Conference (10,000 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Jan. 21 – 25 – US Open Taekwondo Championships (5,000 attendees)
USA Taekwondo (USAT) will be hosting the 2015 US Open Taekwondo Championships in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center on January 20-25, 2015. Here you will find the latest information needed for competitors, coaches, officials and supporters in relation to event registration for all classes and categories, the full schedule, where to get the best hotel deals and much more. For the 2015 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships; USA Taekwondo will be adding 10-11 (Youth) Sparring and 33+ (Ultras) sparring to the schedule. The 10-11 (Youth) sparring division will use USA Taekwondo Junior Safety rules. To view these rules please go to the following link: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Taekwondo/Resources/Referee-Information. The 33+ (Ultra) sparring age divisions will be broken by the following (Black Belts ONLY): 33 to 45 and 46+. Age category is determined by the age as of December 31, 2015. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Taekwondo/Event-Calendar
Jan. 21 – 23 – FETC (11,000 attendees)
Discover the future of education technology at FETC 2015. For 34 years the most dynamic and creative minds in the learning landscape—educators, administrators, district-level leaders, state and national policy leaders—have converged at FETC to take part in this exchange of ideas and techniques for the continuing pursuit of excellence.
Explore the integration of technology across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten to college through hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices. Be inspired by education technology implementations in compelling sessions, workshops and events for education professionals, industry leaders and policy practitioners committed to the future of teaching and learning.
Jan. 21 – 23 – PGA Merchandise Show (41,000 attendees)
The world’s largest and most influential annual golf business event hosting some 40,000 industry professionals from more than 76 countries and over 1,000 golf-related brands participating in product exhibitions, demonstrations, educational seminars, special events and social functions.
Jan. 23 – 25 – Orlando Spring Home & Garden Show (30,000 attendees)
Orlando Home & Garden Show will be held for a period of three days in Orlando, United States of America. This international expo will be attended by a large number of home owners and home buyers from all over the world. This international expo will facilitate the home owners and buyers by giving them an opportunity to have a direct conversation with the landscapers and gardeners of the contemporary times. Orlando Home & Garden Show will bring into lime light the importance and value of various kinds of home improvement ideas and techniques. By attending this expo the home owners and buyers can also understand the significance of all kinds of home accessories and kitchens and bathroom accessories. This event is open to the public.
Jan. 29 – 31 – Stampin’ Up! (2,300 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 – Orlando Boat Show (1,500 attendees)
The boat show in January will double in size from 90,000 sq. ft. to 180,000 sq. ft. Don't miss this spectacular show! We have doubled our booth space to over 60 10X10's! Central Florida's Premier Boat Show! With 16 of Central Florida's Best Boat Dealers Representing Over 60 Manufacturers: Bowriders, Pontoon Boats, Ski Boats, Cruisers, Fishing Boats, Bass Boats and Deck Boats Marine Electronics, Accessories & Much More! http://www.orlandoboatshow.com/
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 – Orlando Gift Show (6,500 attendees)
If you’re a Florida retailer, the Orlando Gift Show is the only one you need. Offering so much, so close, it is easy to reach and even easier to shop. In fact, it’s the only show custom-tailored to the Florida marketplace. The winter Orlando Gift Show offers a broad and deep selection of giftware, home accents, souvenir and resort resources that promise to make your shop the community’s center of attention. So join us to find your next best sellers. Only in Orlando. http://www.orlandogiftshow.com/Content/32.htm