GCEC 2015: Collaborate > Empower > Transform

About Gainesville Florida

Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. Gainesville is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, the University of Florida. Known for the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.


Average High Temperature: 76° F / 24° C
Average Low Temperature: 54° F / 12° C

Fall weather in Florida is absolutely delightful. Enjoy warm, sunny days and mild, breezy nights at GCEC 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.

Things to Do

Gainesville is host to many cultural events, art and theater, as well as unique restaurants and cuisine. Outdoor activities are plentiful given the beautiful natural surroundings.

From Gainesville you can easily visit major cities, Florida's famous beaches and theme parks. Just 2 hours to the west, Tampa and serene Gulf Coast beaches await; 2 hours to the east Jacksonville and the Atlantic coastal beaches and 2 hours south, you will find Orlando, the home of Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks.


Getting around Gainesville is fairly easy. The RTS Bus System can take you most places. Taxis are available and you can walk to many locations. The Gainesville Regional airport is the local airport. Car rentals are available at the airport and throughout the city.