The Orange County Convention Center is located near Disney World and Universal Studios. It hosts more than 250,000 visitors each year for conventions and conferences. One of the most popular with photographers is Scott Kelby’s Photoshop World, hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. The Convention Center and its surroundings are an excellent location for street and architectural photography.
With the introduction of Walt Disney World, Orlando began marketing itself as a convention destination in 1969. Groundbreaking for the Convention Center was in 1980, and Phase I was completed in 1983 for a total cost of $54 million. The official grand opening for the North-South Building was in November 2003.