OTHER ACTIVITIES

Accompanying Guest Tours

A variety of activities are available to guests attending the meeting with registered attendees. The Accompanying Person Package includes 3 daytime tours to unique venues in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Package price: $125.00

To purchase the Accompanying Person Package or the evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, indicate your selection(s) on the attendee's registration.

The attractions in the 3 day package include:

Day 1 - Everglades Holiday Park
Tuesday, July 8th - Depart Convention Center 9:30AM

Enjoy an airboat ride through the Everglades, an experience you won't forget. A naturalist familiar with the history, vegetation and wildlife will guide you through this unique natural wonder. The park is known for its bird population and the cohabitation of alligators and crocodiles. A trip to South Florida is not complete until you visit the Everglades.


Day 2 - Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall
Wednesday, July 9th - Depart Convention Center 9:30AM

Shop until you drop during this 3 hour shopping extravaganza! Recognized as one of the most popular destinations in south Florida, guests will be able to shop at nearly 400 name brand stores in this nearly 2 mile mega complex.




Day 3 - Jungle Queen Riverboat
Thursday, July 10th - Depart Convention Center 9:00AM

A trip up the New River is truly a relaxing way to sightsee in Fort Lauderdale. Cruise by the luxurious waterfront homes and the beautiful scenery of the waterways. The commentary by the Riverboat Captain will get you acquainted to the history and landscape and entertain you along the way.


To purchase the Accompanying Person Package or the evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, indicate your selection(s) on the attendee's registration.


Optional Evening Entertainment

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Complex

This trip is not included in the Accompanying Guest Tours Package

Price: $20.00 per night round trip transportation

Tuesday, July 8th - 7pm-11pm
Wednesday, July 9th - 7pm-11pm

Bus service will take you to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an evening of entertainment on your own. The massive complex provides endless entertainment as you can chose to visit the casino, enjoy dinner, browse through the shops, or stop by one of the many nightclubs and lounges.

To purchase the Accompanying Person Package or the evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, indicate your selection(s) on the attendee's registration.

Reef Rally: 2 Nights of Music & Awareness
The Reef Fest benefit concert has scheduled to two nights - Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - for a "Reef Rally" to welcome and entertain attendees and exhibitors from the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. Over 10 bands and artists will be performing to raise awareness and benefit the Reef Fest Fund. A great chance to listen to live music and network! FREE admission and shuttlebus transportation (6PM-12AM) for 11ICRS attendees. Note: transportation is not included.

Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Alligator Alley Native Florida Taproom & Music Hall, 1321 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (approximately 20 minute taxi ride from area hotels).
For more information, visit www.reeffest.org .

IMAX Screening of Deep Sea 3D
IMAX Corporation and the AutoNation®IMAX® 3D Theatre at the Museum of Discovery and Science present a special screening of Deep Sea 3D! Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, and directed by world-renowned underwater cinematographer Howard Hall, this film will transport you below the ocean surface to swim with some of the planets most unique creatures. Come to the IMAX booth in the Education Center to pick up your FREE ticket to Deep Sea 3D, showing Wednesday, July 9th at 8:00PM at AutoNation®IMAX® Theater at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Then get ready to take the plunge once again when filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall take you to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia's Coral Sea for their newest underwater film, Under the Sea 3D, opening exclusively in IMAX theatres beginning February 2009. Visit www.imax.com for more information. Note, transportation is not included.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8 PM
AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater (approximately 10 minute taxi ride from area hotels)
Located at the MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
401 Southwest Second Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
www.mods.org/IMAX/


Closing Banquet and Social

Thursday, July 10
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Convention Center

Admission for conference registrants is included in the registration fee. Guest Tickets are available.

Please join your friends and colleagues for a night of celebration, dinner, drinks, and dancing in true South Floridian style. There will be ceremonies, a flavorful old Key West dinner, and dancing to music provided by the Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffett-style band. The atmosphere will be tropical ambiance in the Florida Keys.

This will be a fun, casual event celebrating the culmination of the Symposium.