Evening Activities

The benefits of Vertex Exchange continue into the night—with a line-up of networking opportunities and activities that you won’t want to miss.

Welcome Gathering

Sunday, October 28 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: South Palm Court at The Diplomat Beach Resort.

After you stop by the registration desk to pick up your conference packet, join us for this fun, casual get together to meet other attendees and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Cost: Free for Conference Participants

 

Optional Networking Events on Monday Evening

Fort Lauderdale Pub Crawl Cycle Party

Monday, October 29 | 6:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Fort Lauderdale’s best mode of transportation takes you on a 2 hour pub crawl in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Cycle Party is a 100% green, pedal-powered party on four wheels! A trained company pilot steers and operates the brakes, lights and direction signals. The Cycle Party group bike seats 15 riders around a center table under a rooftop. There are ten pedaling seats on Cycle Party. In other words, 10 riders pedal while 5 get to lounge. Cycle Party has a wide selection of music for your ride or you may bring your iPods to listen to while you pedal. This “party on wheels” is the most interactive and entertaining tour to take of the downtown Fort Lauderdale area and will surely be a blast for all participants.

Must be 21 years old to attend.

Includes shuttle to and from bike tour location, two hour cycle party pub crawl with 3 alcoholic drinks per person including beer, wine, and top shelf liquor.

Participants will be given the opportunity to purchase food during and after the tour.

Meet in the lower lobby of the Convention Center to depart at 6:15 PM

Cost: $75.00

Catamaran Evening Cruise

Monday, October 29| 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Set sail aboard this spacious 48 foot Spirit of Lauderdale catamaran. Guests will enjoy an exhilarating and breathtaking sightseeing cruise along Florida’s Coast. During the two hour adventure, guests can relax in the undercover lounge area with wrap around horseshoe bar or on the upper deck area. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail served by the professional and friendly crewmembers.

Must be 21 years old to attend.

Includes shuttle to and from Bahia Mar Marina. Beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages are included. Sandwiches and dry snacks are included.

Meet in the lower lobby of the Convention Center to depart at 6:00 PM

Cost: $50.00

Glass Blowing Class

Monday, October 29 | 6:30 PM – 10:15 PM

Visit the Hollywood Hot Glass Studio in the center of ArtsPark in Hollywood, Florida to experience the wonderful art of glass! It’s one of the largest and most interactive glass studios on the East Coast. Work with expert glassblowers to create your own gorgeous piece of unique glass art. The experienced artisans make learning the basics a fun, engaging process- it may just lead to a new hobby or obsession!

Includes shuttle to and from Hollywood Hot Glass Studio.

Two hour glass blowing class to create one glass item per participant.

Sandwich box lunch will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages.

Meet in the lower lobby of the Convention Center to depart at 6:30 PM

Cost: $50.00

Join us for an exclusive evening event at Diplomat Landing!

Tuesday, October 30 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cross the Sky Bridge to Diplomat Landing and celebrate along the Intracoastal Waterway with drinks, food and music Tuesday evening during our exclusive outdoor evening event. Enjoy a night of high-energy entertainment as you dance, laugh and sing along to your favorite hits – Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band is coming back to Exchange with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. If you saw them at our event in 2015, you know why this is something not to be missed! You’ll also have an opportunity to sit back and savor a variety of cuisine while networking with your conference peers while taking in the view along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Cost: Included for registered conference attendees
$125.00 for guests
Must be 21 years old to attend.