Social Events

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and exciting social events on Monday, June 2nd.  Each event offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the culture and cuisine of Miami, Florida  while getting to mingle with a group of fellow attendees.  Times are indicated in EST (Eastern Time Zone).  Please note that participation in these events is optional and "at your own risk".

Ordering Tickets:

Tickets for social events can be purchased via Eventbrite at the bottom of this page.  Dine Around "tickets" facilitate capacity planning for each dining venue (there is no charge for these tickets); however, the cost of your meal will be on your own. Social event ticket refund deadlines vary per event and are the same as the registration deadlines. 

Dine-Around Venues

Dine with a group of other attendees at one of several casual restaurants in Miami's vibrant Bayside Marketplace, or venture to the Design District.
  • Cost = Varies
  • Monday evening, June 2nd
  • Meet in hotel lobby at 5:30pm
  • See Restaurant Suggestions page for directions to Bayside Marketplace via Metromover (free light rail transit). Design district locations will carpool and/or share taxi.
  • Options are ($$ = $11-$30)

Sightseeing Boat Tour

Sightseeing cruise

Miami Aqua Tours invites you to delight yourself in an unforgettable Sightseeing Cruise around Biscayne Bay, the Venetian Islands as well as the views of the homes of the rich and famous with an extraordinary tour narrated by our expert tour guides simultaneously in English and Spanish. On our tour we will pass by many tourist attractions like the American Airlines arena home of the Miami Heat, Bongos Cuban Cafe, The Miami Herald Building, Children's Museum, Parrot Jungle Island, Miami Beach, South Point Park, and many more.
  • Monday evening, June 2nd
  • Cost $27 adults ($19 children) plus 7% Tax and $1 City of Miami Surcharge. Total cost including tax is $29.89 adults ($21.33 children).
  • 90 minute cruise
  • Meet in Hotel lobby at 5:30pm for transportation to Bayside Marketplace via MetroMover (free downtown rail service) or shared taxi service. (Note: Cab fare not included in tour price above.)
  • Sightseeing Tour departs at 6:30pm from Bayside Marketplace. Check-in and boarding begins 20 minutes before cruise departure.
  • Snacks and beverages are available for sale on board. (Also, Bayside Marketplace is home to a wide selection of restaurants.)
  • Registration/refund deadline May 26th, 2014

Bus Tour

Miami hop-on-hop-off bus tour

The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Miami has been specifically designed to show you the best that Miami has to offer. You can enjoy it all from the comfort and great vantage point of our open-top buses, or hop off wherever you like to explore the places that intrigue you most before hopping back on to continue your journey with us.

You will see all the most thrilling and attractive areas such as South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Little Havana and more. You will see iconic buildings and monuments like the Freedom Tower, Vizcaya Museum and the Versace Mansion, not to mention the sleek shapes and vibrant colours of the Art Deco District.
  • Choose either a 24 hour ticket (Wed., Thurs., or Fri.) or a 48 hour ticket (Wed.-Thurs or Thurs.-Fri.) June 4th through June 6th
  • 24-hour ticket cost is $35 adults, $26 children (tax included)
  • 48-hour ticket cost is $44 adults, $35 children (tax included)
  • Tours depart from Big Bus Welcome Center station at Bayfront Park (near Bayside Marketplace)
  • Beach Loop and City Loop take visitors to 20 sites throughout Miami (South Beach, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and more)
  • Buses depart every 15-20 minutes for the Beach Loop and every 30 minutes for the City Loop
  • Buses run daily from 9am - 7pm. (Note: Last full loop departs at 4:30pm.)
  • 90 minutes per loop with live tour guide commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the stops
  • Registration/refund deadline May 26th, 2014
Note: The bus tour is an "on your own" daytime opportunity to explore Miami on your own schedule. Select your preferred dates and duration for the hop-on-hop-off ticket.  

Walking/Dining Tour of South Beach Art Deco District

Join us at the South Beach food tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American “comfort food” cuisine, uncovering the hidden hotspots for crunchy patacones, authentic empanadas, home made Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more.
  • Monday evening, June 2nd
  • Cost is $59 per person plus 15% gratuity. Total is $67.85 per person (includes tour, dinner and gratuity)
  • 2.5 hour tour
  • 1 mile of leisurely walking with plenty of seated breaks
  • Meet in the hotel lobby at 4:30pm for transportation via shared taxi/shuttle service to South Beach (Note: Cab fare not included in tour price above.)
  • Tour departs from South Beach location at 5:00pm
  • Registration/refund deadline May 16th, 2014 - DEADLINE PASSED

Eventbrite Tickets