Conference venue

K-CAP 2023 will take place on December 5-7, 2023 in Pensacola, Florida, a quintessential U.S. beach town home to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which is the longest federally protected seashore in the country. Pensacola, one of the oldest cities in the U.S., is home to a beautiful historic district and vibrant downtown streets filled with art galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants.

 The conference will be hosted at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, located just 6 miles from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS), 8 miles from the beautiful Pensacola beach, and at walking distance from the vibrant downtown historic district and a wide variety of restaurants.


We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels for conference attendees between the nights of 2-10 December: 

Courtyard Pensacola Downtown
700 East Chase Street Pensacola, Florida 32502 
Residence Inn Pensacola Downtown
601 E. Chase Street Pensacola, Florida 32502
K CAP 2023 rate: $133
Cut-off date: November 19
K CAP Reservations link 

Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown
101 East Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 United States
K CAP 2023 rate: $219
Cut-off date: November 3
K CAP Reservations link 

These rooms may be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis till there is availability or before the cut-off dates, whichever comes earlier. Please direct any inquiries to and

Additionally, Pensacola has many accommodation options, including inns, hotels, and short-term rentals like Airbnb for travelers of all budgets. 

Traveling to Pensacola 

To reach Pensacola, Florida, you have several transportation options depending on your starting location and preferences. Here are some common ways to get to Pensacola: 

By Air: 
  • Pensacola International Airport (PNS): If you are flying domestically or internationally, you can book a flight to Pensacola International Airport. It's the primary airport serving the Pensacola area.
By Car: 
  • Pensacola is easily accessible by car via the Interstate 10 (I-10) freeway. This connects you to other major cities such as Mobile, AL (approx. 1 hour), New Orleans, LA, and Tallahassee, FL (both approx. 3 hours). • Pensacola can also be reached from Atlanta, GA, a major international airport, by car in about 4 ½ hours.
By Train: 
  • Amtrak does not have a station in Pensacola. However, you can take an Amtrak train to a nearby city like Mobile, Alabama, and then use other transportation options to reach Pensacola.