ASCP 2014

ASCP Welcomes You to the Sun Soaked City Of Tampa!

Tampa was an easy choice for this year’s Annual Meeting. It’s the treasure of Florida’s Gulf Sun Coast region; a laid-back, cultural and highly affordable city to visit. ASCP 2014 will be held at the strategically designed Tampa Convention Center on the gorgeous Riverwalk, just steps away from exciting dining, entertainment, shopping, and several hotel options.

While in Tampa you’ll discover museums, theaters, animal and theme parks, and world-class golf courses for players of all levels. And getting around Tampa is easy and convenient. The Teco Streetcar takes passengers from downtown to core areas of the city.  Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen; October temps are warm and balmy and great for hitting Tampa’s pristine white sandy beaches. Here are a few more can’t miss attractions: 

Must-See Tampa
Enlightening and Fun, Tampa has it all! Check out Tampa’s recently opened Museum of Art and The Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities and Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theatre.  The Straz Center for the Performing Arts brings Broadway to Tampa with one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. In the evening you can enjoy the city’s exciting nightlife with a stroll along the Riverwalk.  And when you’re ready for an adrenaline rush, don’t forget that Tampa is home to the world-famous Busch Gardens theme park. 

An Eclectic Shopping Scene
No matter what your style or budget, you’ll find shopping in Tampa to be a fun and diverse experience.
From upscale shops, elite designers, and quaint boutiques to national names, outdoor markets, and bargain outlets, Tampa retailers have something for everyone. 

Crab Legs, and Snapper, and Shrimp, Oh My!
Some of the country’s finest and freshest seafood can be found in Tampa. And because many Tampa restaurants use only fresh ingredients from locally grown produce farms, you can expect to indulge in an array of delicious and exciting dishes while surrounded by unique ambiance. So get ready to strap on a lobster bib and dive right in!

Explore Tampa’s Wild Side.
Tampa has some of the best zoological and aquatic attractions anywhere in the world. Their Lowry Park Zoo was named the #1 family friendly zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine, and the Florida Aquarium is considered one of the top aquariums in the world. And don’t miss the Big Cat Rescue Animal Sanctuary, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary.

ASCP and Tampa Bay look forward to welcoming you to ASCP 2014, October 8th – 10th. It’s sure to be an event and city that will remain unforgettable for years to come.

Special thanks to our collaborating societies: