Travel to the 2011 Stuart, Florida Conference Headquarters

Stuart, Florida, both the county seat and the only incorporated city within Martin County, is located on Florida's east coast. It is 245 miles south of Florida's largest city, Jacksonville, and 106 miles north of Florida's second largest city, Miami. Stuart and our Conference headquarters, the Courtyard by Marriott, are very easy to reach by either car or plane.

Travel by Car

From the North: Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 101-SW Kanner Highway/Route 76. Turn left onto Kanner Highway/Route 76 at the first traffic light. Continue under the Interstate 95 corridor and through the second traffic light. Then, turn left at the third traffic light onto Lost River Road. Follow Lost River Road past the gasoline station, past the McDonalds Restaurant, and around the Cracker Barrel Restaurant to the Courtyard by Marriot.

From the South: Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 101-SW Kanner Highway/Route 76. Bear to the right at the first traffic light onto Kanner Highway/Route 76. Then, turn left at the next traffic light onto Lost River Road. Follow Lost River Road past the gasoline station, past the McDonalds Restaurant, and around the Cracker Barrel Restaurant to the Courtyard by Marriot.

Note: An interactive map with more specific driving directions can be found on the Courtyard by Marriott's website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/directions/pbist-courtyard-stuart/

Travel by Plane


Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida

The closest major airport to Stuart, Florida, is the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) at: 1000 Turnage Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL. It is immediately adjacent to the Interstate 95 corridor and is approximately 35 miles south of the Courtyard by Marriott, our Conference headquarters.

The airport is serviced by the major airlines such as American Airlines, Air Canada, Continental, and Delta, in addition to the lower cost carriers such as Southwest, AirTran, and JetBlue. It is also serviced by the major car rental agencies such as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

For additional airport information, visit the Palm Beach International Airport website at: http://www.pbia.org/

Driving Directions from Palm Beach International Airport to the Courtyard by Marriott, Stuart, Florida

Distance: approximately 35 miles

Time: approximately 40-50 minutes depending upon Interstate 95 traffic conditions

From the airport, take Interstate 95 North to Exit 101-SW Kanner Highway/Route 76 (approximately 32 miles). Bear to the right at the first traffic light onto Kanner Highway/Route 76. Then, turn left at the next traffic light onto Lost River Road. Follow Lost River Road past the gasoline station, past the McDonalds Restaurant, and around the Cracker Barrel Restaurant to the Courtyard by Marriot.

Alternative Transportation to and from the Palm Beach International Airport

In addition to the major car rental agencies available at the airport, Alexandra’s Airport Transportation of Palm City, Florida, provides “Premier Door-to-Door Airport Transportation Services Serving the Treasure Coast.” Its website is: http://tcairportshuttle.com. . . . For fares, reservations, and service inquiries, contact John R. Wetherbee at: 772/324-8380, or email: john@tcairportshuttle.com.

At the same time, Wayne Brew, the Society’s Executive Director, has reserved a 7-passenger van at the West Palm Beach Airport for the Stuart Conference. Consequently, if you find that you need a ride from the West Palm Beach Airport, Wayne Brew may be able to pick you up at the airport. Wayne will be arriving in Florida on Tuesday afternoon, October 11th, and plans to be available for pick-ups on Wednesday, October 12th. However, you need to email Wayne, in advance to schedule a ride, at: wbrew@mc3.edu.

The Society is suggesting a $10 donation per person per ride to help cover the costs of the van rental and gasoline.

Wayne will be returning the van to the rental agency at the West Palm Beach Airport on Sunday, October 16th. But, he does have plans for an early Sunday morning airport run and a late Sunday morning airport run.

Seating is limited and will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis. So, once again, if you need transportation to and/or from the West Palm Beach Airport, please email Wayne Brew, in advance to schedule a ride, at: wbrew@mc3.edu.

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