2017 Conference Local Arrangements Guide

2017 Annual Meeting of Music Theory Southeast
March 3-4, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Getting There

Driving from the north:
  • I-75 S to exit 128 (Alico Rd)
  • L Alico Rd (heading east)
  • R Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy (heading south)
  • L FGCU Blvd
  • R at Lutgert Hall (campus entrance), follow FGCU Blvd S around until stop sign.
  • L into Parking Lot 7 for Bower School of Music.
Driving from the south:
  • I-75 N to exit 123 (Corkscrew Rd.)
  • R Corkscrew Rd (heading east)
  • L Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy (heading north)
  • R FGCU Blvd
  • R at Lutgert Hall (campus entrance), follow FGCU Blvd S around until stop sign.
  • L into Parking Lot 7 for Bower School of Music.
From the Airport:
  • L out of the airport onto Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy (heading south)
  • Drive 5 mi. south on Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy
  • L FGCU Blvd
  • R at Lutgert Hall (campus entrance), follow FGCU Blvd S around until stop sign.
  • L into Parking Lot 7 for Bower School of Music.
Flying: Southwest Florida International Airport (code: RSW)
  • Airport shuttle to conference hotel: There is a shuttle service from RSW to the conference hotel. Simply call to the hotel (239-210-7200) after procuring luggage (or perhaps while waiting for bags). There is also a shuttle service from the hotel to campus. Notify the front desk of your transport needs.
  • Taxi
  • Lyft ridesharing service


 Guest parking passes for Friday can be obtained from the information booth at the main campus entrance on FGCU Boulevard. No passes are required on Saturday.

Conference Venue

All conference events will take place in the Bower School of Music Recital Hall.


Conference hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport /FGCU
12600 University Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Other hotels near campus

Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center Hotel
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Residence Inn Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center
10054 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Courtyard Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center
10050 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport
13600 Treeline Avenue South
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport
10081 Intercom Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Days Inn & Suites Fort Myers Near JetBlue Park
10150 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL  33913

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Estero
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL 33928

On-campus Dining (Friday only; Campus on Spring Break starting Saturday)

Cohen Center

  • Jamba Juice
  • Einstein’s Bros. Bagel
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Brahma Express (sushi)

Howard Hall

  • Market Place
  • BYOB
  • Azul’s
  • Boar’s Head


  • Starbucks

SoVi Dining Hall

Off-campus Dining

The Gulf Coast Town Center (R out of campus) is the nearest location with the most number of dining options, ranging from fast food to a 4-star steakhouse.

Amoré Brick Oven Pizza ($$) – Handmade New York-style pizza.
Aurelio’s Pizza ($-$$; GF) – Handmade Chicago-style pizza.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse ($$) – Chain for pub grub and house-brewed beer.
Brahma Sushi Lounge ($$-$$$) – Hip quarters for sushi and cocktails.
Burger 21 ($$) – “Gourmet” burgers.
Calistoga Bakery Café ($-$$) – Panera-style menu and setting.
Cantina 109 Mexican Grill ($$) – Locally owned contemporary Tex-Mex.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill ($$; GF) – Italian cusine, including pasta, pizza, steak, and seafood.
Chili’s Grill & Bar ($$) – Lively chain for Tex-Mex and American eats.
Chipotle ($) – Chain for build-your-own Mexican fare.
Connors Steak & Seafood ($$$-$$$$; GF) – Fresh seafood and premium aged steaks.
Culver’s ($) – Fast-food burgers and frozen custard.
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que ($$) – Barbecue and burgers.
Foster’s Grille ($) – “Charburgers,” fries, and shakes.
Fresh Planet ($) – Smoothies, pitas, and rice bowls.
Ismorada Fish Co. ($$-$$$)- Seafood and cocktails.
The Keys Bar & Grill ($$) – Festive atmosphere feature a dueling pianos show.
LongHorn Steakhouse ($$-$$$) – Steakhouse chain with American West vibe.
McDonald’s ($)
Miller’s Ale House ($$; GF) – Burgers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood.
Moe’s Southwest Grill ($) – fast-casual burritos, tacos, salads, and bowls.
Olive Garden ($$) – Family-friendly Italian chain.
Outback Steakhouse ($$) – Aussie-style steaks, seafood, and burgers.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro ($$-$$$)- Contemporary, bistro-style restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine.
Pincher’s Crab Shack ($$) – Fresh seafood.
Pita Pit ($) – Pitas, featuring meat, veggie, and breakfast fillings.
Pollo Tropical ($) – Marinated and open-flame grilled chicken, “made from scratch” sides.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews ($$) – Gourmet burgers, bottomless fries, cold beer.
Subway ($)
Tijuana Flats ($) – Mexican chain eatery with hot sauce bar.
Zaxby’s ($) – Casual chain for chicken finger platters.

Also nearby is the Miromar Outlets (L out of campus), a shopping center similar to the GCTC with numerous dining options.

Ford’s Garage ($$) – Local chain serving burgers and beers.
All American Grill ($-$$) – Burgers, fries, soups, salads, and milkshakes.
La Bamba Real Mexican Food ($$) – Authentic Mexican cuisine, available as entrées or a la carte.
Luna Pizza ($-$$) – New York style pizza.
Luna Rossa Italian Grill ($$) – Authentic Italian cuisine.
Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar ($$) – Panini sandwiches, pastas dishes, and entrée salads.
O Provencale French Deli ($$) – Authentic French cuisine, featuring salads, sandwiches, crepes, and desserts.

Campus map 

Campus Map PDF

GCTC map


Miromar Map

Miromar PDF

Non- and Post-Conference Activities

Spring training baseball game: ATL vs. BOS, Sunday, March 5, 2017, JetBlue Park, Fort Myers, FL, 1:05 pm.

Fort Myers Art Walk (held every first Friday of the month)

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7751 Penzance Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Fort Myers Beach

Sanibel Island