2019 EPIC-N Conference – Logistics

Location and Lodging

All meetings and meals, unless otherwise noted in the agenda, will take place at

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: +1-813-977-7066

Room reservations in the conference block are now closed.

Getting to and around Tampa

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the most convenient airport to utilize when visiting the Tampa Bay area. It is just 20-minutes from the venue. St. Petersburg /Clearwater Airport (PIE) is approximately a half hour away from the hotel.

Ground Transportation
Taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15. For more information, contact Yellow Cab at (813) 253-0121 or United Cab at (813) 777-7777. Lyft and Uber also are available in Tampa.

There will be a charge of $9.00 for guest’s overnight self-parking.

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Pricing Ends
Fri, Feb. 22, 2019

Regular Registration Fees Go Into Effect
Sat, Feb. 23, 2019

Lodging Reservations Due
Fri, Mar. 8, 2019


Early Bird Registration Price = $395

Regular Registration Price = $425

For every person you register for your party after yourself you receive an $100 Discount on your total registration.

If you are a local government leader, or are located outside the US looking for travel and/or lodging support please email info@epicn.org.

Any questions about registration fees can be directed to info@epicn.org.


Email questions regarding any aspect of the conference to Marshall Curry at the email info@epicn.org and your request will be directed to the appropriate party.

Things to do in Tampa

Welcome to Tampa!

With an average daytime temperature of 73 degrees and an average of eight hours of sunshine daily. Tampa in April is the perfect location for the 2019 EPIC-Network Conference!  Enjoy the amenities of the conference hotel and be sure to explore some of our area attractions below during your visit, including amazing restaurants and shopping.


Some of the best beaches in the United States are located in the Tampa Bay area. The City of St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg, just south of Treasure Island, and Clearwater Beach. With miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine and an abundance of recreational opportunities, these beaches are some of the most enjoyable in the world.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa is a 335-acre African-themed animal theme park.  The park officially features 8 roller coasters and 2 water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions. Its newest roller coaster, Cobra’s Curse, was opened in June 2016.


Channelside Bay Plaza is an entertainment complex located in downtown Tampa. This neighborhood is one of the fastest growing areas of Tampa with high rise condominiums, shops, dining, and entertainment venues. 

Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium enables you to get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world. More than a must-see attraction, we are working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas.

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