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The NSU Main Campus is just minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale.

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Welcome to Fort Lauderdale!

We are delighted to be holding our training institute in the famous city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The city is widely known as one of the most beautiful in the world and it is sure to attract many participants. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be an exciting meeting, both scientifically and culturally, and we look forward to seeing you in Fort Lauderdale.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is the county seat of Broward County, and a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to over five million people.

The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. Fort Lauderdale is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards. Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs host over 4100 restaurants and 120 nightclubs.

Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend, in what is now known as the Sailboat Bend neighborhood, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort.

Bar-B-Ranch Broward County's oldest and largest public riding stable offers ponies and horses for all ages and levels of riding experience. Scenic trail rides, pony rides, lessons and day camp are offered on and off the farm in Davie.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World New 160,000 sq. ft. showroom dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast, including fishing, hunting, boating, camping, athletics and golf. Features indoor waterfall, archery and shooting range, aquarium, and restaurant.

Billie Swamp SafariBillie Swamp Safari Swamp Buggy exo-tours and airboat rides, alligator and snake show, swamp critter show, gift shop and Swamp Water Cafe.

Boomers! Greater Fort Lauderdale The latest state-of-the-art video games, go-kart racing and Outlaw Kart racing, rock wall, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, laser tag and the Sidewinder thrill ride!

Dolphin Swim Keys Adventure Tours lets you choose from two unforgettable swim with the Dolphin Experiences. Come on in, the water's fine and we don't bite! Dolphins are the most gentle and intelligent mammals next to humans and even more so once you meet them! Swim with the Dolphins in an adventurous experience when you visit them in the Florida Keys.

Dragonfly Expeditions The Florida Everglades Backwater Tour: travel the wild backwaters on a private tour with our experienced field biologists and naturalist guides for a day of discovery and exploration in one of the world's most threatened and beautiful wild places – The Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Preserve. Also available: multi-day journeys seeing art on Las Olas Blvd, exploring the New River by bike, nautical wanderings through Broward County, old Florida horseback journey and unexpected and unforgettable Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Gondola Tours Authentic gondola tours for history enthusiasts and romantics alike. Imported Venetian gondolas for hire in the heart of the "Venice of America." Tours are always private.

Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino Casino gaming with Vegas style slots, world-class thoroughbred racing, no limit poker, fine dining and live entertainment. Live racing January through April.

Jungle Queen RiverboatJungle Queen Riverboat Famous barbeque and shrimp dinner cruise with variety show and all-you-can-eat dinner.

Riverfront Cruises & Anticipation Yachts Cruise the calm waters of Fort Lauderdale's magnificent inland canals in safe and comfortable luxury yachts.

Sea Experience Glassbottom Boat & Snorkeling Tours Two trips daily, 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, an 86-acre resort featuring a 130,000-square-foot casino, is approximately eight miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Free $5 slot play with new player sign up! More than 2,000 gaming machines, 48 poker tables, daily tournaments and mini-tournaments.

Sea Experience Glassbottom Boat & Snorkeling ToursSun Trolley Travel quickly, easily and conveniently to restaurants, shopping and the arts in Fort Lauderdale's celebrated Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District aboard the trolley service provided by the Downtown Development Authority. Ride for 50 cents throughout the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, from the Arts & Entertainment Garage (opposite the Broward Center for the Performing Arts) through Old Fort Lauderdale Village, Las Olas Boulevard, The Museum of Art, Stranahan House, A1A to Vistamar, and points in between.

Water Taxi Experienced and informative captains, convenient stops and on call service. Efficient and economical. Eleven stops between Beach Place and downtown during regularly scheduled hours.

Pink FlowerBonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical, historical museum.

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum presents private collection of Packards dating from 1909-40 in a recreated showroom and memorabilia including dashboard clocks, hood ornaments and more.

International Fishing Hall of Fame The International Game Fish Association's $32 million facility offers stunning visual settings and exciting interactive experiences, including simulated fishing. It provides an extraordinary setting for any business meeting or social event.

International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum & Aquatic Complex This swimming and diving facility is open daily for lap swimming and water aerobics and hosts national and international aquatic competitions. A museum houses over 10,000 square feet of Olympic memorabilia from over 100 nations, honoring the world's greatest aquatic stars.

Museum of Art / Fort LauderdaleFeatures impressive permanent CoBrA art collection.

Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation Imax Theater Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits. You can hang out with bats, alligators, turtles, sharks and explore Florida's amazing Everglades. Be charmed by a 12-foot snake, pet a big green iguana or fly like an astronaut on the Mars Rover. And immerse yourself in a five-story giant screen adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX® Theater.

Seminole Okalee Indian Village Explore the history and culture of the Seminole Indians featuring an authentic Seminole Village with Tribal members demonstrating their world famous arts and crafts. Over 30 different species of animals are on exhibit. Surrounded by native animal exhibits include the endangered Florida panther, alligators, river otters, fox, birds, and more. Wildlife shows, alligator presentations, and animal feedings on the weekends.

Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Museum Explore the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Indians. Journey through and authentic Seminole Indian Camp surrounded by native animals including alligators, river otters, panthers, black bear, and more. Over 30 species on exhibit, deep water alligator wrestling, arts and crafts demonstration, wildlife shows, animal encounters, and photo-ops.

Stranahan House Preserved turn-of-the-century house furnished with antiques of the era. Stranahan House is the oldest structure in Broward County.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts State-of-the-art complex situated on the banks of the New River allows your guests to arrive by boat for a truly dramatic evening! BCPA is home to the finest Broadway productions, musicals, opera, dance and children's shows.

Butterfly World Thousands of live, rainbow-hued butterflies dwell in ten acres of waterfalls, orchids, roses and tropical gardens that are also home to fish, hummingbirds, lorikeet, insectarium, butterfly farm and outdoor cafe.

IbisEverglades Day Safari Your Everglades Day Safari will be an exciting adventure through the different kingdoms that make up the Everglades. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide who will discuss the past, present and future of this truly unique area. Includes a jungle cruise, nature walk, lunch, drive and airboat ride.

Everglades Holiday Park - Sightseeing Tours offer a journey on an airboat through the "River of Grass", expert fishing guide tours, fishing facilities, boat rentals and 24-hr. general store.

Florida FlowersFlamingo Gardens & Wray Botanical Collection are 60-acre botanical gardens & wildlife sanctuary - exotic and native plants, Florida's "Champion" trees, alligators, flamingos, bobcats & Florida Panthers, Bird of Prey Center & free-flight walk through aviary.

Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District Offering the area's best arts and entertainment venues along with great restaurants, shopping, and lodging and heritages sites in a lush, tropical park setting. Major cultural attractions are Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Florida Grand Opera, Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale and Stranahan House.

Seminole Paradise 12 themed restaurants and dining options, 11 high-energy nightclubs and entertainment venues and 22 distinct retail shops. Enjoy spectacular sites and sounds of the Fountains at Paradise at night.

Sawgrass Mills Florida's largest retail and entertainment center features 350 name-brand stores, outlets, restaurants cinemas and entertainment venues. Home to Wannado City, America's first indoor role-playing theme park for kids! The Colonnade Outlets, an exclusive new collection of luxury outlets and elegant dining in a foliaged, open-air promenade. Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Restaurants, cinemas and entertainment venues have extended hours.

IKEA Florida's first IKEA store offering a wide range of home furnishings and accessories of good design and function at low prices so the majority of the people can afford them.

Las Olas Boulevard Where the chic shop, where fashion trends are set, where strolling window shoppers chat in a dozen languages, and where visitors young and old gather to please their palates, to be entertained and to be delighted.

The Galleria Mall Neiman-Marcus, Saks, Macy's, Dillard's, Red Door Spa, restaurants, nightlife. Galleria Mall offers world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife along the beachfront (between A1A and Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale).

Downtown Hollywood Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafes, brick-lined walks and six blocks of unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozen of restaurants.

Weston Town Center Discover the heart and soul of the Weston community featuring premier one-of-a-kind boutiques, upscale salons and casual or fine dining, casual and fine dining live entertainment, and special events.

Swap Shop Largest indoor-outdoor flea market in South Florida. Air-conditioned entertainment and food court area.

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