Sunday, June 8
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join fellow conference attendees for a digital press trip at Busch Gardens! You’ll explore the park's newest land, Pantopia™, and newest ride, Falcon’s Fury® — all while gaining the experience, tips and tools to take away best practices in pitching and planning your next digital media trip.
Spend the day in the park with digital media experts and leading travel bloggers, and discover the best methods to facilitate digital press trips, work with online journalists and report your digital impact.
Activities will also include animal interactions at Jumbo Junction; riding the best coasters, including Cheetah Hunt® and Falcon’s Fury®; and enjoying lunch and informative PR sessions with the experts.
*This event is an additional $250 fee not included in the basic conference registration fee.
Sunday, June 8
One of Tampa’s premier cultural attractions, the History Center’s cutting-edge, interactive exhibits provide a fun, educational experience for visitors of all ages. The Tampa Bay History Center takes visitors on a journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories. You'll follow in the footsteps of Florida's first people, set sail with Spanish conquistadors, and travel with pioneer families, immigrant cigar rollers and sports legends. Venue is within walking distance of the hotel.
Newcomers: 6–6:30 p.m.
Everyone: 6:30–8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10
Mingle in front of a 34-foot wide panoramic window of a coral reef. A winding pathway leads you from one vibrant and eye-catching gallery to the next, with exotic and fascinating exhibits at every turn. More than 2,300 fish, including moray eels, tarpon, angelfish and queen triggerfish call the 500,000 gallon exhibit home. The Florida Aquarium showcases the aquatic animals and ecosystems of Florida and around the world. With the wetlands trail, bays and beaches, and Explore-a-Shore, the Florida Aquarium is a unique and fascinating experience for all.
*Transportation begins at 6:45 p.m. Shuttles load from the lobby of the Marriott.