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Experience Tampa at the AACTE Annual Meeting

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The 2017 AACTE Annual Meeting in Tampa is an opportunity for you to not only invest in your own professional development but also come away feeling both energized and rested. With its warm climate, sunny days, palm trees, and beautiful beaches, Florida is a great place to learn, connect, and relax in March.

This year, AACTE has four host hotels located just steps away from the Tampa Convention Center (TCC):

  • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina (AACTE Headquarters Hotel) boasts on-site restaurants, a rejuvenating spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a sparkling rooftop pool. Walking distance to TCC: less than 1 block. Learn more
  • Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center is conveniently connected to the Tampa Convention Center via a sky-bridge. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast and complimentary evening reception daily, a 24-hour fitness center, and a pool. Walking distance to TCC: less than 1 block. Learn more
  • Westin Tampa Harbour Island provides a state-of-the-art fitness studio and outdoor pool. Walking distance to TCC: 2.5 blocks. Learn more
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown showcases a rooftop swimming pool, whirlpool and sundeck, 24-hour fitness center, restaurant and wine bar, and Starbucks café. Walking distance to TCC: 3 blocks. Learn more

Besides giving you easy access to the conference at the TCC, these hotels will position you to take advantage of the area’s restaurants and sites, many within walking distance. Enjoy attractions such as the Florida Aquarium, stroll along the Riverwalk, catch the Tampa Bay Lightning in action at Amalie Arena, or even take in spring training with the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Cruise out of the Port of Tampa or go on an outing to Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, the Tampa History Center, or the Tampa Museum of Art.

Be immersed in the warmth and modern facilities downtown Tampa has to offer. Get the discounted registration rate and receive AACTE’s special hotel rates when you make your reservation and register by February 3 for the AACTE Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, March 2-4.

Note: the link for hotel reservations will be available exclusively on your registration confirmation.

We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation using #AACTE17.

Come experience the enhanced AACTE Annual Meeting – One community. One purpose. One place.


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE