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Join Us for the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference in

St. Petersburg, Florida October 24 & 25, 2022!

You Are My Sunshine City

Here are 10 fun facts about our 2022 host city, St. Petersburg:

  • St. Petersburg is nicknamed "Sunshine City" for good reason - it has an average of 361 sunny days each year. It also holds the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive sunshine filled days at 768 days!
  • St. Petersburg’s beaches are frequently rated in the top 10 of the country! More specifically, the Fort De Soto Park has more than just the ocean and sand - it also boasts campgrounds, boat launches, fishing piers, trails, and more.
  • Locals call St. Petersburg “the burg,” so the residents are technically called “burgers,” but you may get some dirty looks if you call them that.
  • People visit Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games or pet their mascot, a Cownose Ray, found in its tank inside the stadium!
  • The Salvador Dalí Museum, located in the heart of downtown, holds the largest collection of Dalí works outside of Europe.
  • A Rhesus Macaque monkey escaped a colony of monkeys and roamed the town being fed by some locals. The “Mystery Monkey” was on the run for three years when he was finally apprehended after a three hour stake out. The escapee was then was sent to a monkey sanctuary safe and sound where he is living his best life.
  • St. Petersburg is home to the first water reclamation system built in the U.S. and is still one of the largest in the world. It processes over 35 million gallons per day for customers to use for lawn irrigation, fire hydrants, and more!
  • St. Pete Beach is not actually located in St. Petersburg - they are neighboring cities. St. Pete Beach is a barrier island attached to the peninsula where St. Petersburg is located. 
  • Looking to stay young forever? The Fountain of Youth, built in 1901, is located downtown. Today, it is a water fountain that is a tribute to St. Petersburg once being named the “Health City”.
  • The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the western hemisphere's largest suspension bridge, over 4 miles long and 19 stories high.

  • University of South Florida - St. Petersburg - University Student Center: The perfect location, full of top-notch amentities to enhance your learning.
  • Registration is FREE for Unique Venues Clients
  • Customize Your Learning Experience: Choose which educational sessions to attend and grow in your preferred area of marketing, sales, and operations.
  • Registration Includes: Keynote speakers and presenters, networking, Best Of Awards Presentations, a client appreciation party and so much more!

2022 Host Venue

University of South Florida - St. Petersburg - University Student Center

In prior years, we've booked UVAMC at one of our client venues. It's an opportunity to showcase and celebrate our uniqueness as an industry. We're excited to announce that the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, will be our host venue this year.  University of South Florida - St. Petersburg is a short walk, Uber, Lyft, or taxi ride away from our 2022 headquarter hotel. Other public transportation options include a short bus ride on St. Petersburg's bus transportation system, PSTA. 

Learn More About University of South Florida - St. Petersburg - University Student Center

Educational Sessions 

Our educational sessions will be tailored toward marketing, sales, and operations to help enhance the success at your venue. Educational programming will be announced this summer.

Client Appreciation Party

Tuesday, October 25 

This night is for YOU! It has been a long time since we have gathered in person, so get ready to socialize, mingle, and have some fun! This is our way of saying THANK YOU for being a valued client of Unique Venues. You'll enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and the very best's on us!


2022 Headquarter Hotel
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront is ideally located in the heart of the waterfront district, surrounded by an array of dining, shopping, cultural attractions, and sports venues. 

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
We have negotiated a group room block at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel - a short walk or ride from our UVAMC host venue, University of South Florida - St. Petersburg - University Student Center.

Click Here to View General Information About Your Stay

Click Here to Book Your Room


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is the airport that attendees can fly into. Complimentary WiFi, multiple public transportation options on-site, easy access to Uber or Lyft, a variety of dining options, and great shopping can all be found at this airport.

Additionally, St. Petersburg has a plethora of transportation methods to help you get from point A to point B:
  • St. Petersburg Downtown Looper: The Downtown Looper is completely free for passengers and has 20 stops throughout downtown St. Petersburg, arriving at each stop every 15 minutes. The bus runs Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Coast: Coast Bikeshare has 40 bike hubs to pick up or drop off for people to use across the city. St. Petersburg has improved their biking precautions on the streets to get from point A to point B as safely as possible. Download the HOPR Transit app on IOS or Android to pay as little as .25/minute or purcahse a day pass for $20.00.
  • Ridesharing: Uber and Lyft are available across St. Petersburg and beyond!
  • PSTA (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority): is a public transportation resource accessible at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and other places in Pinellas County. Download the Transit app or visit their website for more information about how to access their buses, vehicles, trolleys, and more.
  • Taxi: United Taxi and Yellow Cab are available on-site at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

REGISTERED MEMBERS: If you are not able to attend the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference after you have registered, please let us know before September 25, 2022. Cancelling before the deadline allows us to open additional spots to other Unique Venues clients. If you do not cancel your registration prior to the deadline, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $50.00 to cover non-recoverable expenses.