Get Ready For UCT 2010!

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August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

From the waterfront bistros serving fresh seafood to the Spanish dishes served by families who own and operate their own cafes, the quest for a memorable meal ends here. Every type of food and every sort of atmosphere is offered on the local menu. Enjoy the moonlight and listen to the waves on one of the area's dinner and dance cruises or private charters. Channelside Bay Plaza, walking distance from the UCT partner hotels, features a unique mix of retail, dining and entertainment. Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge has four chic bars, plasma TVs, a gourmet menu and 13 bowling lanes. There’s Wet Willie’s, a daiquiri bar and restaurant serving exotic and classic frozen daiquiri’s. There’s even an Imax theater!

After a day filled with education and networking, you’re sure to find something that will occupy your down time.

Getting to UCT

UCT is working with the Tampa Housing Bureau to handle your hotel room needs. We have not partnered with any travel providers or agencies. If you are contacted by a company implying that they are acting on behalf of UCT, report them to show management! Send an e-mail to: or phone 281-558-6930 x 222 and include their contact information. Help us keep costs down by utilizing the hotels where we have negotiated special rates for UCT attendees. Reservations may be made online at or by using the housing form at the end of this section.

Headquarters Hotel: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina – diagonally across the street from the convention center. The rate is $179.

Overflow Hotel: Embassy Suites Downtown Tampa Convention Center – across the street from the convention center.

The Tampa International Airport is seven miles west of downtown Tampa (just minutes from our partner hotels) and offers 273 daily nonstop scheduled departures to 68 domestic destinations and 42 weekly nonstop scheduled departures to five international markets. The average taxi ride from the airport to downtown is $20 - $22, and there is a minimum $10 fare.

Exhibitor’s Corner

New Payment Policy
We're in this financial crunch together, that's why we're implementing a new payment policy – you may now make installment payments on your booth! To secure your space, include a payment representing ¼ of the total amount due with the completed exhibit space application. For details

Buyer's Guide