Florida Summit 2018

  • Jun 15

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Contact

    Catherine Cramp | CatC@recsports.ufl.edu
    Aaron Hobson | AaronH@recsports.ufl.edu
  • Registration
  • Activities & Social
  • Conference Program
  • Hotel & Travel
  • Sponsors

This year’s Florida Summit in Gainesville, Florida, will feature a wide range of roundtable sessions for all levels of collegiate recreation professionals and students.  The conference will feature over 15 sessions in ONE day at the University of Florida!

An opening session for attendees will kick off the conference at 9:30 am on Friday, June 15th.  

Complete your registration today by clicking here. Registration closes Monday, June 11th. 

Things to Bring: 

- School Lanyard 

- Water Bottle 

- Towel (If you wish to shower at SWRC after workouts) 

Thursday Activities

Please indicate your interest for any of the facility tours or golf outing on the registration form. Tours and Tee Times will be determined by Monday, June 11. 

  • Thursday Golf Outing with David Bowles* 
  • Facility Tours:
    • Lake Wauburg
    • Student Recreation & Fitness Center & Campus
    • University Athletic Association Facilities

*There is a fee associated with this activity.

Thursday Evening Social

Experience all that Gainesville has to offer with an evening filled with fun, food and casual karaoke at Gainesville’s newest hangout. Only blocks from downtown, Gainesville’s Depot Park is a transformed abandoned industrial tract now city treasure. Catch up with colleagues, grab a bite to eat, visit the cash bar, or sign up to take the stage and belt out your favorite rendition!

Location: Depot Park, Depot Bldg.

Website: http://www.depotpark.org/

Address: 201 Southeast Depot Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601

Time: 6:30pm-9pm

Free Parking: 874 SE 4th Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (Click here for map)

Food: Big Lou’s Pizza and appetizers are provided

Drinks: Water & Lemonade provided


  • Thursday, June 14th:
    • Interested in attending a Group Fitness Class? All Florida Summit attendees are eligible to attend any of the Group Fitness classes listed below, just tell the instructor you’re with Florida Summit! Please arrive 15 minute before the start of class. Spots limited.
      • Southwest Recreation Center (SWRC) Upstairs – Gator Theory 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      • SWRC Activity Room 1 – Zumba – 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      • SWRC Activity Room 1 – Cycle 45 – 5:15 - 6:00 pm
      • SWRC Activity Room 3 – Zumba – 6:00 - 7:00 pm
      • Flavet Field – Outdoor Bootcamp – 6:30 - 7:30 pm​
  • Friday, June 15th:
    • SWRC Activity Room 1 – ViPR – 7:45 - 8:30 am

REMINDER: Bring a towel if you wish to shower at SWRC.

The conference program will go here. 

There are a few lodging options for your visit to Gainesville: 

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - 3877 SW 37th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
    • Breakfast included
    • $95/night + tax
    • Options to book room:
      • Call 352-745-7777 and refer to group name “Florida Summit”.  To receive the rate of $95 per night, rooms must be reserved by 5/25/18.
      • Go to marriott.com, enter the dates and enter the applicable code listed below under Group Code: 
        • Standard Kings: FLSFLSA
        • Standard Two Queens: FLSFLSB

  • UF Hilton Conference Center - 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
    • $129/night + tax
    • No breakfast included
    • Walking distance to Southwest Recreation Center (SWRC)
    • To book room, call 1-800-HILTONS and refer to group/event name “NIRSA Florida Summit.”  To receive the rate of $129 per night, rooms must be reserved no later than 6/11/18.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Florida Summit 2018!