|Date and Location|
June 20 to 23, 2018
Dancing at: Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Host hotel: Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown
1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Online Hotel Reservations
Reservations by phone: 1-260-490-3629 or 1-866-704-6163
The AACE block of rooms sells for $121/night plus tax with free Wi-Fi.
Pets are allowed for an additional surcharge.
The convention center features low-nap carpeted ballrooms. Please plan accordingly.
When making reservations, please notify the hotel that you|
are with the AACE Convention to get the $121 room rate.
Update as of May 7, 2018:
We have been notified that some of our room block is completely filled and
there are no other rooms we can add to it at this time. The next nearest hotel
is the Hilton
Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, but we do not have a
negotiated rate with this hotel. If you are unable to get a room at the Courtyard
due to the room block being filled and have to arrange an alternate hotel, we
will not charge the $75 opt-out fee for staying at a hotel other than the host hotel.
Registration opens 4:00 PM Wed., June 20
- Dance times:
- Wednesday (Trail-In): 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
- Thursday through Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM (with lunch/dinner breaks)
- The hotel is 20-30 minutes from the airport and has a free shuttle.
- On-site parking $4/day; ample city parking
- Hotel rooms offer free WiFi, in-room microwaves, mini-fridges & iPod docking stations
- There are plenty of food and beverage places within walking distances
- The Bistro offers breakfast options within the hotel
and Champions Restaurant and Sports Bar is the in-house restaurant and bar.
- There is a fitness center and a heated indoor pool.
- There's a business center with computers and printers, as well as copy and fax services.
- The dance halls in the convention center have low pile carpet or cement floors. AACE will provide packing tape for shoes.
- The Fort Wayne Visitor's Center has prepared a special website for us:
Visit Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts
and an extensive list of Fort Wayne Restaurants.
There is also an interactive Map Explorer of the area.
- Airlines which fly into Fort Wayne:
- Allegiant - direct to Phoenix/Mesa, Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St.Petersburg, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Myrtle Beach, SC (seasonally)
- American - direct to Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare and Charlotte
- Delta - direct to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis
- United - direct to Chicago O'Hare and New York City/Newark
- Southwest does not fly into Fort Wayne, but there are several low-cost ways to get from Indianapolis or Chicago Midway to Fort Wayne:
- Shuttles from Indianapolis or Chicago Midway to Fort Wayne:
- Hoosier Shuttle, 260-469-8747, toll free 1-877-392-2463
- Hoosier Ride, 1-800-544-2383
- Greyhound, 1-800-231-2222
- Wanderu, searches Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, and hundreds of other bus and train lines to find the best deals from $1 to 2000+ cities in North America.
- Baron's Bus, 1-888-378-3823
- Amtrak, 1-800-872-7245, also serves Indianapolis (but not Fort Wayne). The station is in the same building as the Greyhound station.
RV Parking Information
Anyone planning on coming into Fort Wayne with a vehicle that cannot fit into a
standard parking garage with standard heights and widths should make arrangements
for on-street parking through the Permit Coordinator,
The cost for all on-street parking is a one-time fee of $35.00 for
the permit and $6 per spot per day.
The cut-off for all parking reservations is Friday, May 26, 2018.
Anyone who does not make a reservation for one of the reserved spots needs to
coordinate their own parking in downtown. It is strongly recommended
not to try this.
NOTE: Most meters in downtown are 2-hour meters. By City
ordinance, a vehicle may park at one of these meters for 2-hours, and then must
move. They may not "feed the meter" all day. Violators will be ticketed and
Johnny Appleseed Campground
is located at 1500 Harry Baals Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 off of U.S. 930 (Coliseum Blvd.) in Johnny Appleseed
Park in Fort Wayne along the scenic St. Joseph River. To reserve your spot call the Campground at 260-427-6720
during the campground's normal season from April 15-October 31. Office hours are daily from 9am to 7pm (EST)
May-September, 9am to 6pm (EST) April and October.