Community Project – American Cancer Society: Hope Lodge
Tuesday, October 27th (TBD)  OPTIONAL EVENT

Hand & Stone is a proud supporter of American Cancer Society (ACS), and we’re excited for the opportunity to also give back to ACS during our National Conference. The community project will take place at the hotel and involves preparing Welcome Kits for ACS Hope Lodge, a facility that offers out-of-town cancer patients and caregivers a free place to stay while traveling for care. Hope Lodge is available in many cities, but there is also one here in Tampa. Learn more here.


Gala Dinner Event at Florida Aquarium
Tuesday, October 27th (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Florida Aquarium | 701 Channelside Drive | Tampa, Florida 33602

Our Gala Dinner held at the Florida Aquarium is sure to be a splash! You’ll enjoy a great meal and entertainment while spending time with franchisees and vendors. We will be running the Tampa Trolley, replica buses, to and from the event, but there are many transportation options. For more information on transportation to the event, check in the Conference App or Facebook Page.


Vendor Showcase/Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, October 28th (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Join us for cocktails and light appetizers during our vendor showcase and reception. This is an opportunity to mingle with other franchisees and spend time with our vendor partners and their teams. We’ll end the event at 6 p.m. so you’ll have time to meet us at our final event of the conference!


Vendor Sponsored Off-Site Event
Wednesday, October 28th (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Join us for live and local entertainment by, Xperimento, a caribbean-style band. We’ll also have light eats and cocktails at our final event of the conference. Check them out here.


Golf Tournament
Thursday, October 29th (Email Kris Smith for details)



The Tampa Riverwalk
Florida Aquarium
Amalie Arena
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Museum of Art
American Victory Ship Mariners Museum
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Glazer Children’s Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa Fishing Charters, Inc.
Westchase Golf Club
Empower Adventures Tampa Bay
Safari Wilderness Ranch
Tampa Bay SUP (Stand up paddleboards)



Sparkman Wharf
Armature Works

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