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2017 Florida Summit

What is the 2017 Florida Summit?

The annual Florida Summit was created as a platform for dialog amongst recreation professionals of the same region to collaborate on ideas in order to improve programs and services. Today the Summit, is an opportunity to showcase our various programs throughout Florida in one location and highlight innovative planning designs, current trends in the field, and experts from around Florida who will share ideas and best practices of recreation. 

When is the Conference?

Friday, July 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT

Where is the Conference?

Building Name: Carl DeSantis Building, and the event is held in the Atrium

Where to Park: Parking Garage name is "Libray and main student parking garage". (use the name for the Google Map search OR see direction description from the drop down below)

Who Should Attend?

You! Other guests include recreation professionals from universities and colleges throughout the state of Florida, NIRSA Region II members, recreation and sports equipment vendors, and more!

What to Expect?

A new vision for your department and program area. Plus, you will hear from compelling speakers who will get you to think outside of the box through interactive sessions that focus on Rec Improvements.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee.

Register Here

Want to be a Presenter?

Submit a PresentationIf you want to be a presenter or submit a presentation, please fill out our application.

APPLY HERE.

We are accepting presentations now through June 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Michael Birch at mbirch@nova.edu for more information.


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**PARK IN LIBRARY AND MAIN STUDENT PARKING GARAGE** – see map above

Parking Instructions: Please park on the 2nd level or above for free parking. If you park on the 1st level, you will have to pay for parking.

DIRECTIONS TO NSU CARL DESANTIS BUILDING and PARKING GARAGE:

Directions from Florida’s Turnpike (Heading North or South)
Take Florida’s Turnpike to exit 54. Take Exit 54 from Florida’s Turnpike onto FL-84/W State Road 84. From FL-84/W State Road 84 turn Left onto Davie Road, Right onto Nova Drive, Left onto College Avenue, Right onto SW 30th Street, and Left onto SW 75th Avenue. Once you enter on SW 75th Street, you will see the Library and Main Student Parking Garage ahead on your right (THAT IS WHERE YOU PARK), and the Carl DeSantis Building ahead on your left. Enter through the main entrance of the Carl DeSantis Building.

Directions from I-595 (Heading North or South)
Exit onto University Drive heading south. Turn Left onto SW 30th Street, and Right onto SW 75th Avenue. Once you enter on SW 75th Street, you will see the Library and Main Student Parking Garage ahead on your right (THAT IS WHERE YOU PARK), and the Carl DeSantis Building ahead on your left. Enter through the main entrance of the Carl DeSantis Building.

Directions from I-75 (Heading North or South)
Take I-75 to I-595 East. Exit onto University Drive heading south. Turn Left onto SW 30th Street, and Right onto SW 75th Avenue. Once you enter on SW 75th Street, you will see the Library and Main Student Parking Garage ahead on your right (THAT IS WHERE YOU PARK), and the Carl DeSantis Building ahead on your left. Enter through the main entrance of the Carl DeSantis Building.

Directions from I-95 (Heading North or South)
Take I-95 to I-595 West. Exit onto University Drive heading south. Turn Left onto SW 30th Street, and Right onto SW 75th Avenue. Once you enter on SW 75th Street, you will see the Library and Main Student Parking Garage ahead on your right (THAT IS WHERE YOU PARK), and the Carl DeSantis Building ahead on your left. Enter through the main entrance of the Carl DeSantis Building.

DIRECTIONS TO OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTER

Directions from Florida's Turnpike (Heading North or South)
Exit I-595 East, take I-595 East to U.S. 1 South, go left at Dania Beach Boulevard, heading east, and go over Intracoastal Waterway bridge. Bear right, second turnoff, into Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Proceed 2.5 miles into park. Center's entrance on left, just past U.S. Coast Guard at 8000 North Ocean Drive

Directions from I-595
Take I-595 East to U.S. 1 South, go left at Dania Beach Boulevard, heading east, and go over Intracoastal Waterway bridge. Bear right, second turnoff, into Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Proceed 2.5 miles into park. Center's entrance on left, just past U.S. Coast Guard at 8000 North Ocean Drive.

Directions from I-75 (Heading North or South)
Exit I-595 East, take I-595 East to U.S. 1 South, go left at Dania Beach Boulevard, heading east, and go over Intracoastal Waterway bridge. Bear right, second turnoff, into Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Proceed 2.5 miles into park. Center's entrance on left, just past U.S. Coast Guard at 8000 North Ocean Drive

Directions from I-95 (Heading North or South)
Exit I-595 East, take I-595 East to U.S. 1 South, go left at Dania Beach Boulevard, heading east, and go over Intracoastal Waterway bridge. Bear right, second turnoff, into Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Proceed 2.5 miles into park. Center's entrance on left, just past U.S. Coast Guard at 8000 North Ocean Drive.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise-Sawgrass Mills

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise-Sawgrass Mills
13400 West Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 835-3603
Website

Rate: $99/night
Reference 2017 NIRSA Florida Summit/NSU for discount block.


Hyatt Place Hotel

Hyatt Place
8530 W. Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 370-2220
Website

$109/night
Reference NSU for discount.


Courtyard Plantation

Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Plantation
7780 SW 6th Street
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 475-1100
Website

$94/night
Reference NSU for discount.

Life Fitness

Life Fitness

Lucky’s Market – Plantation

Lucky’s Market – Plantation

Reach Media Network

Reach Media Network 

Round of Golf – ‘Caddy Shack’ Golf Course!

CaddyshackCome enjoy a casual round of golf at the exclusive NSU owned and operated Grande Oaks Golf Club.  Home to the original 1980 movie, "Caddy Shack", Grande Oaks is not your typical South Florida layout.  There are many beautiful oak trees; not a single palm!  Minimal but strategically placed water will be kind to your missed shot and make your good ones that much more rewarding.

Come enjoy a great afternoon of golf on one of South Florida's gems!  We look forward to seeing you!

Tee Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $45 + applicable tax

To Register for this program, check ‘Round of Golf’ box on the conference registration form:

Register Here

Pre-Conference at the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center

Nova Southeastern University Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center Join us for an evening of fun at the Nova Southeastern University Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center (GHOC)! This beautiful 87,000 square foot facility houses 5 stories of NSU’s world renown marine biology program. The social will be held on the 2nd floor outdoor terrace with small bites and a cash bar, and facility tours will be offered throughout the evening.

Time: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Address:8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004-3078

Phone: 1-800-39-OCEAN

To Register for the pre-conference social, check the box on the conference registration form:

Register Here

Tom Vitucci

Tom Vitucci
Director, Recreation and Wellness
(954) 262-7304
tomv@nova.edu

Note: To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or access to any Nova Southeastern University Recreation and Wellness sponsored function, contact Tom Vitucci at (954) 262-7301 or email tomv@nova.edu at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request.

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