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:
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
UF Hilton: https://tinyurl.com/IFAS2019
attendees who choose to confirm reservations directly through the hotel via telephone should call: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667), and reference Group Code: IFA519
Anyone who wishes to confirm reservations outside of the main group block dates must call the hotel directly. Up to 3 days before and after will be at the same $129/night rate.
Hotel 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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