Gravens Conference

Venue and Schedule

The 33rd Annual Gravens Conference on the Environment of Care for High Risk Newborns, in collaboration with the March of Dimes
March 4-7, 2020

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Hotel Phone: (727) 595-1611
www.sheratonsandkey.com

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at a special rate of $218 (plus tax, currently 13%) for single/double occupancy. Total per night comes to $246.34.

For reservations, call the hotel directly* at (727) 595-1611 (not the national sales office) and identify yourself as a participant of the USF Gravens Conference to receive the special group rate.
*If no one picks up at the local number, the call is automatically transferred to the national reservation line. The phone reps at the national reservations line will not know of the group and special rate. Continue to call the local number.

If you prefer to make online reservations, please visit: Book your group rate for The 33rd Annual Gravens Conference  (This will avoid the problems with reaching the national reservations line.)

The deadline to receive the group rate is January 29, 2020.  This assumes the block has not sold out. If so, you will be quoted the standard rate, which is considerably higher than the group rate. The hotel sells out every year. Do not wait until the last minute. The hotel has complimentary parking.

Dress is casual throughout the conference. Please bring a jacket to the meeting rooms, as they are often cold.

The hotel sells out every year.
Do not wait until the last minute.
 

The hotel has complimentary parking. 

Dress is casual throughout the conference. Please bring a jacket to the meeting rooms, as they are often cold.

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Overflow Hotel: Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Marriott Suites on Sand Key at 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. (This hotel is across the street, and down about a block. Excellent rooms for a roommate situation.)

Rates: $235 + 13% tax, which becomes $265.55 a night.

 The cut-off date is on or before midnight February 5, 2020.  This room block is small, so if interested, book early.  Parking is complimentary.

Call in number: (727) 596-1100 (Identify yourself as a participant of the USF Gravens Conference.) 

Marriott Suites on Sand Key

1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Airport & Ground Transportation

The two airports nearest the hotel are Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE). Both airports offer car rental and SuperShuttle.

Reservations can be made at www.supershuttle.com or 1-800-282-6817. SuperShuttle from Tampa airport is approximately $28 one way, or $64 RT.

Taxi fare from Tampa airport can exceed $60.  Uber and Lyft are averaging $35, before gratuity.

For more information on Tampa airport, visit www.tampaairport.com, and for information on the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport, visit http://www.fly2pie.com

There is a local company that makes Tampa airport/Sheraton runs for $45 (plus tips) per van, not per person. If you are part of a group, this might be the most cost effective. The web site is www.freebeachride.com or call Tony at (727) 678-4741. (This tip is courtesy of a past conference attendee.)