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ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

Complimentary breakfast is available at our select hotel, The Floridan Palace,  and lunch will be provided by us –but not your typical “conference” lunch. Everyone attending will be provided a voucher to enjoy lunch “their way” across the street at Heights Public Market. Heights Public Market is a food-lover’s dream and a truly innovative concept in Tampa. The 22,000 sq-ft industrial market features an open floor plan with communal seating surrounded by restaurants showcasing the top chefs and restaurateurs in the Bay Area.

HOW FAR IS YOUR SELECT HOTEL FROM THE EVENT LOCATION?

Distance from The Floridan Palace Hotel to Rooftop 220 (located at 220 W. 7th Ave, Tampa FL 33602)  is 9/10ths of a mile. Courtesy shared transport will be made available to/from our Event immediately prior to our 8:30 AM Start time and immediately after our 4:30 PM each day. 

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FROM YOUR SELECT HOTEL?

It’s walkable (9/10ths of a mile) on a nice day. And of course, Uber and Lyft services are readily available. Courtesy shared transport will be made available to/from our Event immediately prior to our 8:30 AM Start time and immediately after our 4:30 PM each day.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING AT OUR ROOFTOP 220 EVENT VENUE?

For those driving to our Rooftop 220 Venue (220 W. 7TH AVE, TAMPA, FL 33602), parking is available on a first come first serve basis in the 220 lot (across from the 220 building), or in any of the Armature Works West guest parking lots. Please disregard any Park Mobile signs and tell any attendants you encounter that you are here for a Rooftop 220 event, and you will not need to pay to park.

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT BEGIN AND END EACH DAY?

Our SignatureSessions will begin promptly at 8:30 AM and concluding at 4:30 PM on both days.

WILL I HAVE A CHANCE TO MIX WITH OTHER ATTENDEES?

OF COURSE! Our Hugs & Handshakes “get-acquainted” mixer will take place at the 8:30 AM start of our Wednesday opening session on the open-air deck section of our Rooftop 220 meeting venue –with unparalleled views of the Tampa skyline and waterfront.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING AT ROOFTOP 220 (THE EVENT LOCATION)?

Parking is complimentary in any of the Armature Works parking lots adjacent Rooftop 220, our Event location. If a parking attendant is present, just let them know you are here for an event at Rooftop 220 and there will not be a charge to park.

CAN I COME EARLY AND STAY LATER AT YOUR SELECT HOTEL?

Our room block at our special rate is available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after Encounter 360° for those who wish to come early or stay later to enjoy Tampa Bay and beyond. Simply click on the following link to make your reservations THE FLORIDAN HOTEL. Don’t forget to use our special ENCOUNTER 360° Group ID: 2T8FC49 to capture our discounted rate of $204. per night.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN TAMPA BAY IN LATE MARCH?

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 75°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 86°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 56°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 69°F.

HAVING A PROBLEM BOOKING MY HOTEL ROOM?

If you have any issues booking your hotel room for the dates you wish or at our special rate, simply contact Stephen Russell at CRUISECATION via (941) 879-5881 OR by email to [email protected]

HOW FAR IS IT FROM YOUR SELECT HOTEL TO POPULAR FLORIDA VISTOR ATTRACTIONS?

Distance from  THE FLORIDAN HOTEL to the following attractions; Ybor City; 5.3 miles, Busch Gardens; 8.8 miles, Clearwater Beach; 24.7 miles, Walt Disney World; 65 miles, Sea World; 73.2 miles, Kennedy Space Center; 128 miles.

WHAT IF I REGISTERED BUT CAN'T ATTEND?

As this is a “breakeven not-for-profit Event”, your registration is non-refundable but can be transferred to whomever you wish (just let us know and we’ll assist with the transfer). If you don’t know of anyone interested,  please reach out to us via [email protected], and (if we have a waiting list) we’ll do our best to facilitate sale to the next-in-line. Once sold/transferred your ticket will be fully-refunded excluding any Eventbrite fees paid.  If there’s no one left on the waiting list, your ticket proceeds will be included in our “excess funds” bucket, the balance of which will be carefully donated to legitimate, good nonprofits in need via our affiliated GoodWorks 360° Foundation. Alternatively (assuming Seats remain available and no waiting list exists), you may simply wish to “gift” it to us to create a scholarship in your name for someone who otherwise would not be able to attend.
 
In the event of governmental regulation or advisory, recognized health threats as determined by the World Health Organization, CDC, or local government authority or health agencies (including but not limited to the health threats of COVID-19, H1N1, or similar infectious diseases), this event will either be postponed or canceled entirely at our discretion. Outright cancellation will result in a full refund to all registered participants.

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