Created in 2017, Connect DTO is a six-month course that offers in-depth insights into Downtown Orlando. Class members participate in educational sessions, tours and small group setting conversations with community leaders. Session topics include Downtown real estate, art and culture, sport and entertainment, lodging and dining, technology, quality of life and more.

Connect DTO participants are typically Orlando area business professionals who are established or emerging leaders in their companies or organizations. The goal for each class member is to garner strategic insights into commerce, community, culture and catalystic movements happening in Downtown Orlando now and the future.

Each class has no more than 35 members that are hand-selected by the Connect DTO committee. The next cohort will begin in January 2018 and will meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at various Downtown venues/ locations. This is a DOP member-exclusive program and the fee to participate is $1,000*.


Recruitment for the 2018 ConnectDTO class is underway!