Amelia Island, Florida

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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2008. For current conferences, please see the current events page at
Conference Location and Accommodations
All sessions and meals were held in the Conference Centers at Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. This resort overlooks the azure blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west, and sits nestled among centuries-old live oaks, the majestic maritime forest, and tranquil salt marshes.

Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Hotel Direct Line: (904) 261-6161

Group Reservations: (888) 261-6165
Online Reservations:
Group Code: 8B72QU

The room cost for our attendees at the Amelia Island Plantation was US$149. Note that rooms are also subject to tax and resort fees. The deadline for reservations at the discounted rate was August 28, 2008. Make hotel reservations by contacting the Amelia Island Plantation directly via telephone at (888) 261-6165, or online at Be sure to request the US-Taiwan Business Council's group rate - Group Code 8B72QU - or you will be charged the hotel's regular rack rate.

Make reservations by the deadline date of August 28, 2008. Thereafter, reservations can only be confirmed subject to availability. Hotel check-in is after 4:00pm, and check-out is 11:00am. Should your flight arrive early or leave late, please contact the hotel to inquire about flexible check-in/check-out times. If you have any questions about your room reservation at the Amelia Island Plantation, please call the hotel directly at (888) 261-6165. Please see the Amelia Island Plantation website for additional reservation policies.

Amelia Island Plantation. Room with King-size bed.

Airport Transportation
Transportation from the airport to the Amelia Island Plantation is the attendee's responsibility. The hotel is located a 45 minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

The Amelia Island Transportation Department operates a shuttle service to/from JAX. A Shuttle round trip costs $86.00 per guest, plus any applicable fuel surcharges, and a 48 hours advance reservation is required. All shuttles depart from JAX and from Amelia Island Plantation every hour, on the hour, based on reservations. Approximate travel time to Amelia Island Plantation is 40 minutes. Make reservations via the online form, by sending an email to, or by calling (888) 261-6161 and selecting menu Option 7.

Gator City Taxis - (904) 741-0008 - is the official taxi company serving the airport. Taxies depart from the lower level of the terminal building next to the baggage claim area. Express Shuttle - (800) 394-0116 - is a minibus service for the area surrounding JAX. Go to the Express Shuttle booth in Section 5 of the middle kerb outside the baggage claim area. Please call in advance for reservations.

On-site Transportation
Complimentary on-property trams are provided for all resort guests, making every venue easily accessible. Bike and golf cart rentals are also available for exploring the resort and surrounding areas.