Weather and Things to Pack

Bring fliers, brochures, job announcements, journals, books, and other things to share with members on the Member Networking Table in the Audubon Foyer.  Your own acrylic stand or frame makes for a nice display.

More Things to Pack

-mask (and disinfectant wipes, if desired)   (We anticipate seating spaced for social distancing. As of September 2022, hotel staff is not masked; they will follow State of Florida guidelines.)
-thumb drive (jump drive) with your presentation

-paper copy of presentation
-device chargers
-umbrella and light jacket
-sweater or cover-up for the air conditioned rooms
-walking shoes  (There is about a 6-minute walk between main tower with sessions and outdoor reception or activities near Oystercatchers Restaurant.)
-sun glasses; extra glasses (And about seeing, a lighted make-up mirror is in the guest lodging.)
-bug repellent
-sunscreen (reef friendly)
-medications or other necessities.  (A small sundries shop is on-site; transit is needed for off-property trips.)
-lipstick (Check out the health and beauty stores at International Plaza.)
-tennis racket
-workout clothes (Challenge yourself on the Peloton in the well-equipped fitness center or enjoy the dry sauna.)
-book or magazine
-binoculars (From the hotel boardwalk, you might spot manatees or spy on the pelican.)

Note: For small printing needs, a printer is available in the conference area (floor #2) self-service business center.

Sundries - The hotel shop offers small items you may need like toothpaste or razors.  For other shopping, you'll need transportation.

Weather - Average Tampa temperature in October: high 850 Fahrenheit/690 low.

Travel To/From Conference

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is a quick 5-minute cab or social transit ride to the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Approximate fares: cab $25; social transit $10-15. Some discount airlines also fly into St. Petersburg International Airport (PIE)--about 15 miles away.  Check out the great eateries inside the airport.

Early flights may be less crowded. Look for flight tips on apps and websites like Hopper, Kayak, and Skyscanner.

Driving?  Hotel garage parking is free for ABC guests.

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For registration questions contact You may also visit the conference page for schedule and other details.  Contact for additional assistance or comments.