There was much grumbling over Au 05 being in Orlando this year. There was insufficient hotel space, so some attendees were at hotels far away from the conference center. One complained to me that the shuttle busses were so unreliable that he'd spent $50 on taxi fares so far. Because the conference center is located on Disney property, there is no competition and so high prices rule.
Next year, AU 06 will be at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
More details on Au05 in next week's upFront.eZine.