Conference and Showcase Location

Florida International University
Engineering Center
10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL  33174

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The campus is located on the north-east corner of Flagler Street and 107th Avenue.  It is easily accessible from the Florida Turnpike extension (toll), the Dolphin Expressway (toll) and the Palmetto Expressway.

Parking is free during the event. Please park in any unmarked spot.

Sessions will be held in EC 1115 on the ground floor of the building near the west entrance.

The Showcase will be held in the Panther Pit located on the second floor of the building.


The following are hotels near the conference site and are listed by distance from the Engineering Center.  They are all in a good area and are close to dining and shopping venues as well as quick access to major highways and the airport.
If desired, less expensive options can be found near the Miami International Airport or in the Broward County/Fort Lauderdale area. Our social media sites on the Links page can be used to try to find shared rooms or opinions about other local hotels.

Eurosuites Hotel and Residences
1750 NW 107th Ave‎ (about a mile north of campus on the west side of the road)
(786) 472-9095
~$150 per night

Aloft Miami Doral
3265 NW 107th Ave ‎ (almost two miles north of campus on the east side of the road)
(786) 272-7200
~$134 per night

TownePlace Suites Miami Airport West/Doral Area
10505 NW 36th St (east of 107th Ave behind Miami Children’s Hospital)
(305) 718-4144
~$132 per night

Best Western Plus Miami Airport West Inn & Suites
3875 NW 107th Ave ‎(just SW of the corner at 41st St)
(305) 463-7195
~$96 per night

Baymont Inn and Suites Miami Airport West Doral
3805 NW 107th Ave ‎ (just SW of the corner at 41st St)
(888) 424-0140
~$85 per night

Hampton Inn and Suites Miami-Doral/Dolphin Mall
11600 NW 41st St ‎ (SW corner of the Fla. Turnpike and NW 41st St)
(305) 500-9300
~$150 per night


Thursday Lunch

La Focaccia
“Panther Pit” on the 2nd Floor of the Engineering Center

The on-campus restaurant has graciously been willing to open during our Showcase event.  Lunch can be purchased throughout the Showcase.  A selection of lunches are available for $8 and include the main meal, soup or salad and a beverage.

Thursday Evening Dinner

Jardines de Confucio – “Latin-Influenced Chinese”
10658 Fontainebleau Blvd
(305) 228-9272

To get there from the conference, simple go north on 107th Ave. for 0.5 mile.  It is located in the shopping plaza on the right – either turn in before the light or make a right at the light and immediately turn right into the north entrance of the plaza.  Participants will select and pay for their own meal.