2019 Conference Socials

We hope you'll join us for all of the Conference socials! It's a great way to connect with others in the international GUE community, make new friends and dive buddies, and enjoy delicious meals together! Please note that dinner Friday and Sunday nights are not included with conference registration, and Saturday's event is not a full meal. You can pay for your seat at the same time as registration, or add the socials for yourself or a guest anytime.

Friday, November 8

Dinner

Meet and socialize with our international communities and exploration groups during cocktail hour. Choose a table hosted by a member of one of these many groups to find out more about their GUE efforts in the past, present, and future while enjoying a casual dinner with a range of dishes to suit every taste.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Swick House, 15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615

Cost: $40

Includes: Lasagna, vegetable lasagna, jambalaya, chicken fajitas, caesar salad, cornbread, and garlic toast, with beer, wine, iced tea (sweet and unsweet), and lemonade

Saturday, November 9

Lunch

Take a break from presentations and enjoy a delicious lunch, conveniently held in the Celebration Ballroom.

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: Celebration Ballroom at Hotel Indigo, 5020 S.W. 30th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608

Cost: Included with registration

Includes: A buffet lunch of soup, salads, chips, cookies, and your choice of cold or hot sandwiches

Dinner

Enjoy cocktail hour before heading to dinner at one of Gainesville's many restaurants.

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: The Gathering at Hotel Indigo, 5020 S.W. 30th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608

Cost: Included with registration

Includes: Light fare and finger foods with one hour of unlimited beer and wine
Miller's Ale House
Casual sports pub with basics from bar snacks to steaks and tap beers
2881 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

MidiCi Italian Kitchen
Neapolitan wood-fired pizza and pasta dishes
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave #100, Gainesville, FL 32608

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Americanized Italian, including pasta and salad dishes
2711 Clark Butler Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608

Bahama Breeze
Caribbean-inspired food with tropical taste
3989 Plaza Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Outback Steakhouse
Australian-themed, serving steaks, seafood, and American fare
3760 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

4 Rivers Smokehouse
Counter-serve eatery featuring Texas BBQ and homestyle sides
3262 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
Decadent Dessert Bar
Sweet treats and high quality coffee
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave Suite 80, Gainesville, FL 32608

Cracker Barrel
Homey chain restaurant serving American comfort food
4001 SW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32608

Longhorn Steakhouse
Casual steakhouse chain known for grilled beef and American dishes
2933 Clark Butler Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608

Texas Roadhouse
Steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin
3830 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Bonefish Grill
Contemporary grill offering seafood-centric menu and steaks
3237 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Chuy's
Tex-Mex eats in a kitschy, Elvis-themed setting
3410 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Sunday, November 10

Lunch

Join us at EE for a casual picnic lunch before heading back out to workshops and fun diving!

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Extreme Exposure, 18481 High Springs Main St., High Springs, FL 32643

Cost: Included with registration

Includes: Your choice of cold deli sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies, and tea or lemonade

Dinner

Enjoy live music around a fire and some traditional southern bbq for dinner. Afterwards, join us for s’mores and divers’ versions of “scary stories” around the campfire.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Extreme Exposure, 18481 High Springs Main St., High Springs, FL 32643

Cost: $40

Includes: BBQ chicken, brisket, garden salad, loaded potatoes, and vegetable kabobs with beer, wine, iced tea (sweet and unsweet), and lemonade

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Thank you for considering sponsorship of the GUE Conference! If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor, please contact HQ.

Sponsorship is open to the entire dive community, including manufacturers, dive shops, and instructors. The levels below can apply to monetary donations or donations of goods (such as dive gear and accessories, dive destination packages, and class spaces) with a matching retail value to be used for the conference itself or for the global silent auction on our website for the week leading up to the conference. This will allow all of our members, not just those attending the conference, to see the items up for auction, place bids, and help support GUE’s mission. The auction will have a very large audience, providing advertising to an international group of divers interested in quality, cutting-edge products and equipment. 

Level A: Donation of $2,500
  • 10x20 space with (2) standard size 6 foot tables and (4) chairs in the pre-function area in which to promote your group, activity, or business
  • Special mention at the conference presentations
  • Logo prominently displayed on the conference agenda
  • Large logo on the conference t-shirt and bag
  • Free conference registration and admission to Friday and Sunday night socials for 2 people
Level B: Donation of $1,500
  • 10x10 space with (1) standard size 6 foot table and (2) chairs in the pre-function area in which to promote your group, activity, or business
  • Logo on the conference agenda
  • Logo on the conference t-shirt and bag
  • Free conference registration and admission to Friday and Sunday night socials for 1 person
Level C: Donation of $500
  • (1) standard size 6 foot table in the pre-function area in which to promote your group, activity, or business
  • Name listed on the conference agenda