Conference Location

The conference is held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767.

Where to Stay

Sink your toes into 10 acres of sugar-white sands at the exclusive Sheraton Sand Key Resort while you take a break from the conference. Enjoy pool and beach activities, tennis, spa services, fitness center, shopping, casual and fine dining, and more. You can also hop on a trolley to explore the scenic Clearwater Beach area.

Conference Rates

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at the special group rate of $175 single/double plus tax. As an added bonus, these group rates come with a complimentary internet access code, which will be provided at check-in.

For reservations, please call 727-595-1611 and identify yourself as a participant of the Social Marketing Conference to receive the special group rate. Visit for online reservations.

Group rates cannot be guaranteed after May 14, 2016, so be sure to make your reservation early!


The Sheraton Sand Key Resort offers complimentary self-parking; however, parking is limited, so it is recommended that attendees arrive early to allow sufficient time to locate a space.


Over-Flow Hotel

Coconut Cove All Suite Hotel, 678 S. Gulfview Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, (727) 216-6993

The hotel is on the other side of the Sand Key Bridge. The distance is walkable, though the bridge is steep, and June is hot and prone to thunder storms. The Jolley Trolley has a stop very close to the Coconut Cove, and will deliver you directly to the Sheraton Sand Key.

Standard suite is $129 plus tax (currently 12%). The cut-off date for this rate is May 14, 2016. If interested in a reservation, please call the local number and identify yourself as belonging to the USF Social Marketing conference.


Travel and Accommodations

Ground transportation to/from the airport and hotel is available through SuperShuttle passenger van service. Please contact Super Shuttle directly at (727) 572-1111, toll free (800) 258-3826, or online at Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

SuperShuttle Airport Arrival Instructions (Note: This services requires a reservation)

  • Upon arrival at the Tampa International Airport, please proceed to baggage claim to pick up your bags. The baggage wheels are divided by airlines, so make sure you search for your airlines baggage claim area.
  • After collecting your baggage, follow signs to Ground Transportation. SuperShuttle has a booth on the ground floor (near the glass entrance/exit doors).
  • Check in with the reservation agent and give either your name or your confirmation number. If you find yourself slightly off track, the SuperShuttle agent will assist you. Tell them you are traveling to the Sheraton Sand Key or Marriott Sand Key and they will direct you to the next departing Shuttle.
  • You may wait in the heated/air conditioned room near the agents’ booth. Please ensure that all of your bags are accessible to the driver to load prior to departure.

For more information regarding ground transportation to/from Tampa International Airport, please visit