Black Meetings and Tourism

January / February 2020

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B M & T ••• January/February 2020 ••• 18 nearby Children's Museum of Virginia, Norfolk Naval Station or the Virginia Zoo, this Marriott location is ideal for business or leisure guests. Conference attendees and leisure travelers alike can enjoy the beautiful seas of Norfolk by simply boarding the American Rover Norfolk Harbor Sailing Cruises. Set Sail with the friend- ly and experienced crew of this 125 pas- senger Sailing Schooner. This service offers daytime and sunset harbor cruis- es under sail on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia. Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax as the captain points out the sights of the historic Norfolk Harbor. Just one town over in Alexandria, visitors can explore the some of Virginia's rich history at The African- American Heritage Park. This natural habitat was designed to co-exist with the original landscape of the cemetery and preserves the interesting and varied plant life on this site. The park's innova- tive plan also sustains a wetland area that provides a home for mallards, painted turtles, beavers and crayfish in their natural habitat. The focal point of the park is a sculpture group of bronze trees called "Truths that Rise from the Roots Remembered" by sculptor Jerome Meadows. This formation acknowledges the contributions of African-Americans to the growth of Alexandria. For booking contact the sales team at (757) 627-4200. Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center Ft. Lauderdale's conference facili- ties provide a great venue to host your conference, meeting or event. The location of the Greater Fort Laud- erdale / Broward County Convention Center is irresistible. This Florida con- vention center is nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, and surround- ed by all that South Florida has to offer. The Fort Lauderdale Con-ven- tion Center will help you through each step, from event booking and planning to exhibitor setup, ensuring a great conference, trade show, company meeting or event. The high-tech 600,000-sq. ft. three level meeting and exhibit conference facilities feature state-of-the-art technological services, including tele- conference capabilities, high speed wireless internet access, digital phone lines and business grade telephonic services. The conference venue tech- nical service team is able to provide you with the latest in technology to ensure your conference or event runs as smoothly as possible. With four exhibit halls, two ballrooms and 31 meeting rooms, the venue's flexile space can be configured into a vari- ety of ways to meet the needs of and group size. In the near vicinity of the conven- tion center conference attendees

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