Networking Day/Field Trip

When registering, participants will have the option to add on to the basic conference package this additional networking/field trip day. You will get a choice to these three options on June 9th and you will get an additional choice to select one additional night accommodation on June 9th.

For networking day there are 3 choices
(Please note we will be back at hotel between 12:15 and 1pm on 9th June):

Snorkeling: Go out on a boat to a couple of locations to snorkel.

Boat ride: Enjoy a boat ride to same locations as snorkel group to allow networking with that group.

Land option: Tour of Wild Bird Center (approx. 45 min), Tavernier and drop off at Robbie's Marina Islamorada for approx. 1.5 to 2 hours

Snorkeling and Boat Ride

Come explore the beautiful, vibrant reefs of the Florida Keys. Conveniently located about midway between Key Largo and Islamorada, we will get quick access by boat to take you to the top Florida Keys snorkeling locations. We will go to a couple of sites depending on conditions on the day. Sites such as Davis Reef, Crocker Reef, Hen and Chickens are just a couple that we may snorkel at. Snorkelers can expect to see schools of colorful reef fish, mounds of coral, and all manners of various reef life. Mask, snorkel and fins are provided at no extra charge.

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*The snorkeling will take place in water too deep to stand up in, so it is imperative that you know how to swim.
*The boat has a shaded area, toilet and a fresh water rinse off. There is drinking water on board and we provide a fresh fruit snack. If you prefer other beverages or snacks you should bring these yourself.
*There is a community cooler stocked with ice for your use. Remember to bring towels, sun block and anything else you may need for your personal comfort. If there is anyone requiring special assistance, please let us know in advance so that we can make sure we are able to accommodate you.

Wild Bird Center & Robbie's Mariana, Islamorada

Participants will receive a tour of the Wild Bird Center (approx. 45 minutes) and then enjoy the remainder of the time (approx. another 1.5 hours) walking around Robbie's Marina Islamorada.
Robbie's Marina of Islamorada is home of the world-famous tarpon feeding! Take a stroll through the open air style local shops including local art shops and custom photography.

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*Remember to bring sun block, a water bottle, and anything else you may need for your personal comfort.