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17th Annual Narrowing the Gulf Conference for Underrepresented Students in Postsecondary Education

The conference will be held March 17-18, 2016 at SPC's EpiCenter. The conference is co-sponsored by SPC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Retention Services Department and the Florida Association of Higher Education and Disability (FL-AHEAD).

Registration Fee

Prior to Feb. 1 (Early Bird) $125
Feb. 2 – Feb. 17 $150
After Feb. 17 $175
FL-AHEAD, any AHEAD affiliate or the national
association members (includes cost of Thursday luncheon)
Student $50
SPC Faculty and Staff Free Admission


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Holiday Inn Express, 13625 ICOT Blvd, Clearwater. This newly renovated hotel is within walking distance of the conference site. Transportation will also be provided to attendees.

Room rates
Standard room $129 per night plus tax.
King suite: $159 per night plus tax.

Guest room rates may include a hot breakfast each morning. Call 1-800-465-4329 and ask for a reservation with the St. Petersburg College Narrowing the Gulf group rate.