ETOP 2023



Conference Hotel

The ETOP Conference will take place all at one location.


Phone: (321) 799-0003

1550 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 

NOTE:  There is another hotel just north of this location called Hilton Garden Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.  This is NOT the location.

To ensure you receive the special rate for ETOP 2023, use BOOK HOTEL ROOM link.  Doing so helps us satisfy our contract requirements with the hotel.

Rate:  $209/night City View King or a City View Double Queen Room.

Includes discounted self-parking and complimentary guest room Wi-Fi included.  Credit card and name required to reserve room.  Please ensure you can use your credit card in the United States.

Rate valid until April 16, 2023.

Telephone Booking Steps:

  1. Reservation Telephone: 1-866-580-7402
  2. Provide the group code: ETOP23
  3. Provide your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests in the room
  4. Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card



Located 50 miles west of Cocoa Beach, Orlando International is a major airport with service to every major US City and connections to the rest of North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, and Africa.

Note that security lines out of Orlando can be prolonged if you do not have TSA Precheck.

The drive from Orlando International to the conference hotel should take about 1 hour, and is a toll road on State Road 528.    


Located 38 miles south of Cocoa Beach, Melbourne International Serves limited cities in the U.S.  

The drive from Melbourne will take about 40 minutes.  There are no tolls along the drive.  

Transportation to the Conference

We will update and provide transportation options.  Current options are:

  • Rental Cars
  • Uber/Lyft (Approximately $80 each way)

ETOP 2023 is minutes from the Kennedy Space Center.  Find out about NASA Operations and news about the next launch.

Visa Information

We can provide a Visa letter that can be used to submit that you will be attending our conference.  You must first be registered for the conference.  The registration form requires you fill out passport information and ask for a visa letter.  Once you have registered, we will send a PDF of the letter to the email address specified in the registration form.


Note that we can not help with obtaining visas nor do we have any contacts with the U.S. Department of State.


For more information on the U.S. visit process visit 

For questions about receiving the visa letter, contact Mike McKee.

Shipping To ETOP

SHIP TO HILTON:  Boxes can arrive no sooner than May 11 at the hotel.   The hotel can’t accept pallets.  Note:  Sunday, May 14, 2023 is Mother’s Day and space is limited due to activities that day.


For questions please contact Denise Whiteside at or 407-823-6834.




Cocoa Beach Trolly

If you don’t have a car, there is an inexpensive trolley that will take you up and down the beach.  Explore some of the spots we have suggested.



For attendees looking for childcare or other services, we recommend they visit the following website, Find Child Care, Babysitters, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping