Nothing captures our curiosity more than the future, and nothing captures the future better than Otronicon.

Next Event: January 16 - 19, 2015


What if tomorrow’s heart surgeons were trained on state of the art, simulated patients? What if, someday, you could learn from the world’s most renowned companies – without leaving your desk? What if an evening on the town in ten years meant a virtual stroll through the streets of Paris?

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If you have a passion for technology, simulators, and video games in general, mark your calendars for the most interactive technology expo in Central Florida - Otronicon. This event takes the world of video games and simulation, and transforms them into in-depth immersive experiences.

There will also be classes in video game creation, as well as exclusive peeks at simulators created by experts in the field. This is the one weekend when the Orlando Science Center leaves its doors open for extended evening hours, so be sure to plan on experiencing all of the interactive fun at Otronicon.

Otronicon is a celebration of interactive technology that takes place each January at Orlando Science Center. It offers a glimpse into the future and a demonstration of how interactive technology will impact how we work, learn and play. At Otronicon, guests walk on the cutting edge through state of the art video games, digital media, digital art, and workshops – not to mention military and medical simulators typically not available to the public.

Otronicon is open to the public for four full days. The event also adds value to the community through a strong field trip component.


My son thinks he is interested in this
(digital media) as a career. I can’t
think of a better place for him.

- A guest when asked why he would spend his three-day vacation
driving his son from Jacksonville to spend it at Otronicon.


Sponsorships are available. Please call the Development Office at 407.514.2233 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Complimentary guest passes, consignment vouchers, discount offers and reciprocal member admissions are not accepted during major special events such as, but not limited to, Otronicon.

All individuals interested in volunteering during Otronicon must complete this form and send it to Danielle Kapusin, Manager of Volunteers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Space is limited.

Otronicon Volunteer Information Sheet


Saturday marked day two of Otronicon and we're just getting started! See what you missed, and be sure to be here Sunday and Monday for the eighth annual spectacular.

Photos courtesy of Michael van Gelder and Jaffy Escarcha.

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Let The Games Begin! The four-day Otronicon event has begun. Check out the photos from Day One! 

Photos courtesy of Michael van Gelder.

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January 17, 2013

More than 200 VIP guests attended a sneak preview of Otronicon last night. The Science Center’s largest annual event, Otronicon is a celebration of technology that’s “made in Orlando, played in Orlando,” promoting the innovation that’s occurring in our backyard and its impact on how we live, learn, work and play. Speakers in last night’s presentation, included Science Center President JoAnn Newman plus Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart, Science Center Trustee and head of NAWCTSD/NSA Orlando Captain Steve Nakagawa and Trustee Daryl Holt, EA Sports VP and GM of EA – Tiburon.

The event was launched with a flash mob inspired by the film “Revenge of the Nerds” with dancers in nerd garb celebrating “geek chic.” Guests included Chase Smith from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ office, Winter Park City Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel, Dick Harkey from Represenative John Mica’s office, Susan Fernandez from Senator Marco Rubio’s office, Cindy Brown from Representative Daniel Webster’s Office, David Odahowski from Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Flora Maria Garcia from United Arts of Central Florida, and Dr. Ann Manley from Dr. Phillips Charities.

Photos courtesy of RF Photography and Jaffy Escarcha.


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Thinking back to high school geometry, did you ever think you might calculate the hypotenuse of a triangle in your adult life? Or apply the principles of acceleration learned in physics class?

For aviators, understanding math and physics is a must for reviewing flight plans and calculating fuel usage. Students, however, often don't see a correlation between math and science and their life experiences. Like generations before, they find themselves questioning when they will ever use the lessons taught in school.

What kids do understand is technology. 

When it comes to technology in education, there is an enormous amount of evidence that indicates immersive, game-based learning environments foster deeper learning and provide opportunities to develop and exercise collaborative skills.

It’s all a matter of harnessing gaming power for an academic purpose. Lockheed Martin is working to combine technology and learning for professionals and students through its Prepar3D® simulation software. It’s one conduit to help engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.



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Check out the new 30 second spot for Otronicon 2013! It has lots of your old favorites and plenty of new things as well. Don't miss all the exciting new experiences this year!

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