Tours are not included with any registration package. Anyone who wishes to participate in a tour must select it in addition to their registration category, or tours may be purchased without registering for the conference.
If you have questions, contact Kate Jurik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how this city grew from a Spanish outpost to the fastest growing city in Florida. Our tour takes you step by step through the evolution. Our guides offer little known facts about our city to share with you. Many locals have said “I have lived here all my life and I did not know that about Tampa” after taking the tour.
Tampa has one of the most picturesque harbors in Florida, one abounding with history on all sides. The waterfront features museums, shipyards, and million dollar homes. See the Pirate ship “Gabriella” up close and learn our pirate history. Ask our guides “What’s a Pirate beard in Tampa?” and you will be surprised at the answer! View the most beautiful building in Tampa “the Plant Hotel”, and learn how Tampa became a city and who made it happen.
The CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork in a magnificent 10,000 square foot setting. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed especially for it, so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20 foot sculpture created especially for the site.
The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.