Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Florida
Available to High School and College Chapter Presidents only.
Dates: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Location: Area sessions held in Broward, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Area Delegation Break Out Sessions (Sessions held in Broward, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa)
Attendees are expected to provide their own transportation to these training sessions. Lunch, snacks, and water will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, notebook, and writing utensils.
Friday, July 15, 2022 (note: due to venue capacity, the overnight experience is limited to 130 guests)
Location: Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Students attending the statewide training and overnight conference experience at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will board their bus to leave for Fort Lauderdale. Boarding and Departure time varies by office.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Statewide Group Sessions
Students will participate in roundtable discussions, meeting fellow chapter leaders across the state, sharing best practices, and planning for the upcoming school year.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Travel to MODS & Group Photo Op
Students will board buses and travel to the Museum of Discovery and Science for the overnight camp experience. The group will stop at Esplanade Park for a group photo.
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM Museum of Discovery and Science Overnight Camp Experience
The Museum of Discovery and Science overnight camp experience includes exclusive access to two floors of immersive exhibits, flight simulators and live animal encounters before rolling out your sleeping bag for a unique night at the Museum. Includes "Night at the Ocean" themed activities (including live animal encounters), and pizza or sandwich platters for dinner.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
12:00 AM - 7:00 AM Lights Out
Students will roll out their sleeping bags for an overnight camping experience. Lights out by midnight and back up by 7:00 AM.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Pack Up & Departure
Lights will be back up by 7:00 AM to roll up sleeping bags, grab breakfast, and head home. Buses will leave by 8:30 AM to head back home. Anticipated arrival times will vary depending on area.