Registration fees for WAAE 2021 World Summit are scaled to the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), If you are unsure of your country's placement on the Index, please see the list linked in item 1.

The registration process for WAAE 2021 is easy. Here are the steps:

  1. Determine your country's level (very high, high, medium, or low) on the United Nations' Human Development Index.
  2. Go to the registration site, select your registration fee level, and follow the instructions to pay.
  3. There are two registration sites - one for employees and students of the University of Florida, and one for all others. Please register at the correct site.

Send any questions to:  and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by September 1, 2020 will receive a full refund, cancellations between September 2, 2020 and October 1, 2020 will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be processed October 2 or later. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to

Bank Wire Policy: A US$30 fee will be applied to all registration fees paid by Bank Wire. If you will be paying by Bank Wire, please contact the UF Conference Department. This does not apply to credit or debit card payments.

Travel and Transportation


The Reitz Union and Hotel is the venue hotel, and it located in the heart of the University of Florida campus. For directions, go to the Reitz Union Hotel directions. 

We also have room blocks at the Marriott AC Hotel and the Holiday Inn hotel. The booking information for all hotels is in this table:

Hotel Name

Hotel address

Conference Name (for booking)

Dates open

Room Price

Booking Link

Group Code

Driving Directions

Last date to book at the conference rate

Reitz Union

655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville FL 32611



Reitz Union Hotel directions

AC Hotel (Marriott)

151 NW 14th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32603


Directions and Map

Holiday Inn

1250 W. University Ave., Gainesville, Florida, 32601


Directions and Map

University of Florida Hilton

1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32607

          Directions and Map    

Transportation: If you are not staying at the Reitz Union hotel, please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the Reitz Union and the airport. If you aren't staying at the Reitz Union Hotel (the host hotel), you will be responsible for transporting yourself to and from your hotel and 6he Reitz Union (the hotels are all within walking distance of the Reitz Union; the Hilton is the farthest away). 

Parking is available for attendees and their guests at all hotels and at the Reitz Union.  

Uber and Lyft are available in Gainesville. 

Recommended Airports

Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)
Distance from Hotel: 8 mi.
Drive Time: 15 minutes

Taxis are available directly outside of the Gainesville Regional Airport baggage claim area. 

Rental Cars at Gainesville Regional Airport

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Distance from Gainesville: 90 mi.
Drive Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Rental Cars at Jacksonville International Airport

Shuttle Service from Jacksonville to Gainesville:

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Distance from Gainesville: 120 mi.
Drive Time: 2 hours

Rental Cars at Orlando International Airport

Shuttle Service from Orlando to Gainesville: 
Lake Limo Shuttle -  (352) 638-2905 
Reservations are required