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

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.


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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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.

Hyatt Place Hotel

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

Reference NSU for discount.

Courtyard Plantation

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

Reference NSU for discount.

Life Fitness

Life Fitness

Round of Golf – ‘Caddy Shack’ Golf Course!

Come 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

Tom Vitucci

Tom Vitucci
Director, Recreation and Wellness
(954) 262-7304

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.