May 7-9, 2019 • UF HILTON, Gainesville, FL
General Questions: Valkyrie Aldrnari 352-392-1761
Travel Questions: Beth McLaughlin 352-273-3428
Admin/Program Questions: Thomas Obreza 352-392-1761
Dress code: Casual
Everyone planning to attend part or all of the Symposium MUST register in advance.
Use the program below to assist you in making registration selections
NOTE: If you are attending the Beef Cattle Short Course, this counts as Symposium attendance. Please see the travel section for more information and the link below. EMAIL VAL OR BETH FOR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
REGISTER FOR BEEF CATTLE SHORTCOURSE
Because there is not a Registration Fee associated with the 2019 Extension Symposium, a Peoplesoft Travel Authorization (TA) is not required and is strongly discouraged. If you submit a TA, it will be denied.
Please retain all travel-related receipts so that you can attach them to your Expense Report (ER), after you return from your trip. Even if your Lodging is pre-paid using a UF Pcard, please attach your hotel receipt/folio to your ER. Upon returning, please use ChartField 60357000-103-3300-CRRNT to create your ER.
The registration fee for the Beef Cattle Short Course is also acceptable with this travel. PLEASE CONTACT VAL OR BETH FOR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
ALOFT Address: 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
Reserve rooms May 5-10, 2019 $109/night
HILTON Address: 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607. Hotel Phone: 352-384-3420
There are many things for you and your family to do in your down time in and around Gainesville. Take a look at some of the categories below.
There are several cab companies in town but our easiest transportation system is RTS: WEBSITE. It looks daunting at first but many of us can assist as well as the Hilton.
Florida Museum of Natural History - FREE. Admission charged for special attractions. This is right across the street from Hilton.
Harn Museum of Art - FREE. This is right across the street from Hilton.
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo - $5/$4 Admission. 9am-2pm 7 days a week.
Hippodrome Theatre - "A slice of Broadway in Downtown Gainesville."
Gainesville Community Playhouse - Community theater.
UF Performing Arts - "Diverse array of performing arts experiences" from around the world.This is right across the street from Hilton.
Thomas Center - Art galleries, local history, and more.
Canopy Climbers - Tree-climbing adventure.
Sportody - Multiple adventure opportunities.
Nature walks, trails, bike paths - There are dozens of areas within and around Gainesville. This page gives a great list.
Dogwood Park - Amazing fenced park for your furry friends with amenities.
Escape Key - Rooms designed with challenging puzzle you must solve to escape.
Mystery Bros. Escape Rooms - Purchase tickets in advance to participate in the escape room game "The Temple of Anubis".
Gainesville Food Tour - Must book in advance.
Island Grove Winery - Fine Blueberry wine and tours.
NIGHT LIFE - Such as Rocky's Dueling Piano Bar, Brew Houses, and live music.
Cultural Affairs - Various event listings, landmarks, and other resources.
Visit Gainesville - Multiple resources for all things Gainesville.
Last updated January 22, 2019
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