2020 Osher Institutes National Conference
Dining, Dress, and Weather
Our aim is to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks during the conference, as well as enough variety to accommodate attendees with particular eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in January by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form. For those attendees who need to leave the conference early on Wednesday, April 22nd due to flight departure times, a boxed lunch will be available to you. Please try to schedule your flights so that you can stay until 1:30pm for the table topics and lunch.
Conference dress is business casual. Dress in layers so that you are comfortable in both the air-conditioned meeting rooms as well as outdoors where it may be warmer. Monday night’s dinner is planned at an outside venue so plan to wear your school colors and logo-wear to show your institutional pride. It may get cool towards the end of the dinner on Monday so bring a light jacket. There will also be opportunities for outdoor walks so consider bringing comfortable shoes and warmer clothing for cooler weather in the mornings. We strongly suggest that you check the weather forecast before leaving for the conference and pack appropriately.
Tampa Bay is near the west coast of central Florida. April is a coveted time of year by the locals, with lower temps before the summer heat. Weather in the spring is typically comfortable with highs in the low-80’s and lows in the high-60’s. There can be rain storms so it is best to come prepared with an umbrella or light raincoat.