Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd
Orlando, FL  33896
Telephone     (407) 390-6664
Reservations (888) 444-6664

Surrounded by 36 holes of championship Orlando golf, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and 15 acres of recreation, this four-diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats.

The Orlando resort accommodations, including 720 guest rooms and suites, as well as two- and three-bedroom villas are equipped with every modern convenience and a host of luxury amenities.  In addition to walk-out golf, guests may choose to relax in our European-style spa, dine in one of our five restaurants or enjoy 15 acres of pools and recreation activities including the 850-foot lazy river.

Best known for our recreational offerings, the current Resort Activity Guide is available with fun in store for the whole family.

Complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation is provided to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.  The resort is located just 25 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and 20 minutes from Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

Rooms have been reserved in a Council On State Taxation room block for $249 per night. There is an additional $20 resort fee per night which includes meeting room and in-room wifi. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Omni (click here).


Registration for the Annual Meeting can be done online at any time, or, in-person, from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24th through 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 27th.

This three and a half day Annual Meeting offers sessions for every state tax and government affairs professional with tax responsibilities.  The Meeting has an extensive program covering all types of state and local taxes that business taxpayers are confronted with on a daily basis.  The ever-popular audit sessions and state chamber of commerce roundtables are included, and other conference sessions provide updates on timely SALT issues and insight regarding state tax trends and opportunities.  Targeted to all SALT types and levels of experience.

Registration Fees:  


Before October 7, 2022

After October 7, 2022

COST Industry Member
Gives access to any and all sessions



COST Practitioner Partner
Gives access to any and all sessions except for Audit Sessions



Non-COST Industry Member
Gives access to any and all sessions except for Audit Sessions



Non-COST Practitioner Partner
Gives access to any and all sessions except for Audit Sessions



Chamber of Commerce
Gives access to any and all sessions



COVID-19 Safety Protocols at COST Meetings
– All in-person attendees at COST meetings will be required to comply with current state, local, and meeting venue COVID-19 safety protocols as well as submit a health survey upon arrival at the meeting. COST will provide COVID-19 mitigation protocols in advance of the meeting, which may require unvaccinated attendees to wear a facemask while not eating, drinking, or social distancing, and/or a recommendation to wear a facemask for vaccinated attendees unless eating, drinking, or social distancing. Thank you for your understanding as we deal with the ever-changing COVID world.

COVID-19 Refund/Credit Policy for COST Meetings – COST will refund 100% of registration fees for registered attendees unable to attend a COST meeting in 2022 due to company COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at the time of the meeting. In addition, COST will issue an appropriate refund or credit for attendees unable to attend all or part of a COST meeting due to illness. COST will also allow substitute attendees if a registered attendee is unable to attend due to COVID-19 related issues.

Cancellation Fees:

A $50 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations received on or before October 7, 2022; cancellations after October 7th will not be refunded.

Your company must be in good standing with COST at time of registration and time of program in order for its employees to attend the 53rd Annual Meeting.  For complaints and special refund policies you can contact Karen Galdamez (kgaldamez@cost.org), 202.484.5220.

Hotel Reservations:

Rooms have been reserved at a rate of $249 single/double (plus taxes). Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Omni by clicking here. Please note that there is a $20 per night resort fee.          

We encourage you to make your room reservations early as rooms in the COST block and hotel will sell out. Note: September 23rd is the room reservation cut-off date. Rooms at the group rate may not be available if the COST room block sells out prior to September 23rd.

Continuing Education:

COST will assist you in applying for Continuing Education credit for the COST 2022 Annual Meeting/Audit Session. COST is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


October’s average high in Orlando is in the mid-80’s and the average low is in the mid-60’s. Dress for the conference is business casual.  We encourage you to bring a sweater or jacket to the meeting as the meeting rooms tend to be on the cooler side.


By registering for COST’s conferences, workshops or schools, attendees hereby agree to allow COST to use any photos taken of them during the conference/workshop/school in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces and etc.

For More Information: Please contact Karen Galdámez: KGaldamez@cost.org