Optional Social Events

ITA & FUN – They Are Synonymous!

If you are ALREADY REGISTERED for the Collaborative:  Login to the ITA website, Go to My ITA, My Events, Beside 2023 Fall Collaborative, choose Add Session(s).

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Fall tropical fling ... MONDAY NIGHT DINNER PARTY


FOR ALL ATTENDEES - No Sign Up needed


6:30 – 9:00 PM Dinner, Specialty Drink and Tropical Music

Think about what you will pack for this FUN Party!  We suggest summer casual wear, your favorite Tropical shirt, pants, skirt, dress, or…!  You get the idea!

Think Florida’s Gulf Coast:  Beautiful beaches, gentle warm breezes, lazy days and nights, casual fun with good friends.  Tropical music, your favorite summer beverages, great food and networking!

All included in your registration!


While planning your trip, please try to set aside some ”Personal Time” to enjoy one or more of the many things the Social Committee has planned or other things you might enjoy while in St. Petersburg. Remember that each Social activity below has links to read more about the activity and/or location. 

Click Here to email Social committee with any questions.

Most of the activities have an additional cost and the prices are shown in each section below.  Keep in mind that your standard registration fee includes all Meals during the event, the Sunday Receptions, and Monday Night's Dinner Party Event! 

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If you are ALREADY REGISTERED for the Collaborative:  Login to the ITA website, Go to My ITA, My Events, Beside 2023 Fall Collaborative, choose Add Session(s).

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Come Join The Fun

>> Golf options <<

 For Early Arrivals

SATURDAY, November 4


More details will be provided closer to the event date.

Please contact Steve Krueger (skrueger@chortek.com) to sign up

Tee times will likely start around 1:00pm or 1:30pm – golf paid directly to golf course 


Primary Golf Event

sUNDAY,  November 5

The Vinoy Golf Club-Private Course

Green Fees:  $214 per person includes cart (regularly $250) - ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Meet in Lobby at 6:45 am. Tee Times beginning at 7:32 am. Groups will use the hotel shuttle to GET TO the course

Originally created by John R. Van Kleek, a well-known golf course and landscape architect, the championship Vinoy Golf Course was redesigned by Ron Garl with the philosophy that a course should, “…sit softly on the land.” Located on Snell Isle, this 18-hole, par-71 course challenges serious golfers while providing an unforgettable round for casual players.

Club Rental available for $70 that includes 2 sleeves of golf balls. Email Steve Krueger to request rental clubs SKrueger@chortek.com

NOTE: Golf Attire – Proper golf attire is required for all players. Proper attire shall mean the following:

· Men: Shirts with collars and sleeves and slacks or Bermuda shorts of mid-thigh length are considered appropriate attire. Mock polo shirts are the only non-collared shirts permitted. Tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweat pants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swim wear, short shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts are not permitted.

· Women: Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length shorts and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Halter tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swim wear, tennis dresses, short shorts, or other athletic shorts are not permitted.

· Golf Shoes: Appropriate golf shoes are required for all golfers. Football, soccer or other large knobby spike shoes are not allowed. Tennis shoes or other soft sole shoes are subject to the approval of the golf professional on duty. Use of non-metal spikes of a type approved by the Club is mandatory.

This dress code is mandatory for all players. Improperly dressed golfers shall be asked to change before playing. If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the pro shop before starting play.



Saturday - November 4

St. Petersburg Sunset Sightseeing Cruise and Dinner 

Sat_Sunset_Cruise(Meet in lobby 4:15 pm to walk over to pier 2 to meet boat)

$70 USD Person - Advanced Registration Required
Includes boat cruise. Dinner will be paid on your own at the restaurant.  

Depart from the beautiful St. Pete Pier and go on a dolphin site seeing tour directly from downtown. A great, convenient location to view the amazing wildlife Tampa Bay has to offer. You will also have great views of the pier and downtown skyline. We have wine and beer available for purchase on the boat.

After the boat cruise, we will walk over to dinner at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille for an ala carte dinner (not included in price of this event - pay on your own).

Doc Ford’s St. Pete is an experience you have to try to believe.

Although they do not take large party reservations on the weekends, we will plan to walk in and sit in smaller groups.  Dinner checks will be paid individually (or by your table group).

Located at the base of the downtown St. Pete Pier!  Doc Ford’s St. Pete is as stunning as it is delicious. With inside and outside views of both downtown St. Pete, and Tampa bay, there’s a seat in the house for everybody. Enjoy the sea-breeze on the seawall while enjoying a couple Doc Ford’s Mojitos and Yucatan Shrimp!

4:15pm Meet in Lobby, 5:00-7:00 Sightseeing Cruise, 7:00 Walk to Doc Ford’s, 7:30-9:00(ish) Dinner at Doc Ford’s


sunday - November 5

Salvador dalI museum tour

Click on above for more information

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

$30 USD Person - Advanced Registration Required

Experience the comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali works under the guidance of one of their eSalvador_Dali_tourxpert Docents. we will have all to ourselves. You’ll learn all about the man, the art and the legend that is Salvador Dali. Perfecte

Every visit to The Dali reveals something unique that will expand your mind the way only Salvador Dali can. Creative energy is sown over every inch of the grounds, and we encourage you to explore it all at your own pace after our private tour.  

We will meet in the lobby of the Vinoy at 10:30 am sharp.  Then walk the beautiful Bayshore Dr for less than 1 mile to the Museum.  Our private Docent tour will be from 11:00 – 12:00, then you are on your own to peruse the facility for another 60 minutes.  We will meet back up at 1:00 to head back to the Vinoy.  If you prefer not to walk, the doorman at the Vinoy can assist you in obtaining a Taxi, or Uber.


Sunday - November 5


Click below for more information on Boat Cruise and John's Pass

$95 USD - Advanced Registration Required

Meet in Hotel Lobby 8:00am

Nature and Eco Tour Private Charter Cruise

Meet in lobby at 8:00 am; bus will depart at 8:15 to Hubbard’s Marina. Boat Cruise Tour will be from 9:30 – 11:30 followed by lunch and exploring on your own at John’s Pass and return to hotel by 2:00 pm.

Sun_boat_cruiseThe Nature and Eco Tour Cruise takes you on a journey through the beautiful back waters of Boca Ciega Bay, where you’ll have the opportunity to see dolphins up close in their natural habitat.  Fully narrated, so you’ll learn about the local history, abundant wildlife, ecosystem and even the historic commercial fishing vessels as you cruise through the bay. Our knowledgeable and experienced Crew will help you spot these magnificent creatures and share interesting facts about them.

John’s Pass Experience

on your own for lunch and exploring.

Palm Trees.  Tropical Breeze.  Salty Air.  Sunkissed Hair. Not A Care. Johns_PassTake Me There.

Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. The beach is a short stroll away. Conveniently located near St. Petersburg beach at Hubbard’s Marina.

Bus will depart John’ Pass promptly at 1:30 to return to the hotel.


tuesday Morning - November 7


Yoga Class 6:00-7:00 AM

On Tuesday morning at 6:00 am, we have a local Yoga instructor coming to lead a group of ITAers in morning outdoor Yoga.  More details to be be provided. 


For Those Staying After Meeting Adjourns 

Tuesday Evening - November 7

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Arrive at Tavern between 5:30pm and 6:00pm


Stillwaters Tavern; 224 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg

Note: No cost to sign up - you will pay for your own food/drinks at the restaurant

If you are staying over Tuesday following the Fall Collaborative conclusion and want to hang with other ITAers, join others for ala carte dinner or drinks just a short walk away!  We have made arrangements for individual tables.  All will be responsible for their own individual check and/or table.

Tue_StillwaterThe heart of any tavern is its beer selection. With 20 beers (many regionally crafted), 4 wines, and 2 cocktails on tap, along with an extensive wine and cocktail list, Stillwaters Tavern certainly lives up to its name.

Ideally located on Beach Drive with access to waterfront views, Stillwaters Tavern invites you to partake in the lighthearted ambiance as we deliver some of the most creative food being served in Tampa Bay. Our patio offers a clear view of the NEW iconic St. Pete Pier, gorgeous Tampa Bay and bustling Beach Drive.


Cancellation / Substitution Policy
Cancellations will be honored up to 7 days prior to the event with no obligation. Substitutions within the same company will be honored. After 7 days, there will be no refunds. 

Waiver and Indemnification Policy

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