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USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

Join us in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida for our 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention!

December 7-11, 2016 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa

The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun. Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer or call 703-779-0440 ext. 3003. Register for convention by logging into your Online Services account or by filling out this Registration FormPhoto via The Diplomat Resort & Spa. 

Click here for the 2016 Convention Schedule, please note this is tentative and subject to change. 

December 7-11, 2016


Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood

Curio Collection by Hilton

3555 South Ocean Drive,

Hollywood, FL 33019

Phone: 954-602-6000 Fax: 954-602-8275

Reservations can be made starting in January 2016. Click here for our Booking Website or use our call our Reservations Line (855) 689-2911. Group Code GUSEA.  

Getting to Fort Lauderdale, Fl:

The Diplomat Resort and Spa is located just off of Interstate 95, only a short drive from both the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and the Miami International Airport. We are also conveniently located just 10 minutes south of Port Everglades, the second largest cruise ship port in the United States, and only 30 minutes north from the also popular Port of Miami.

By Air

The resort is easily reached by flying into one of the two major international airports nearby. We are just 30 minutes by car north of Miami International (MIA) and a short 15-minute drive south from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). All major domestic and international airlines serve Miami International, whereas most domestic and a few select international carriers fly into Fort Lauderdale. Car rentals with many major companies can be conveniently arranged from both airports, and taxi service is just as easily accessed.

By Taxi

Follow signs in either airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Fares range from $60 to $80 one way to/from Miami International and from $25 to $35 one way to/from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. You can also try using Uber - download the App for a ride!

By Car

A wide range of rental car companies are available at both nearby airports. Additionally, Hertz is located conveniently across from the resort at The Diplomat Landing. For rental reservations and information please contact them directly at (954) 454-8914. Within the resort, USA Transportation, a transportation agency can arrange full-service ground transportation options, including limousines, town cars and expeditions. Please ask at our concierge or call directly for reservations and information at (954) 602-8990. Self-Parking is available for $20/day. 

Click here for driving directions to the Diplomat Resort & Spa 

Experience Fort Lauderdale! Click the image below for where to see, play and eat in Fort Lauderdale:

Founded in the early 1920s, the City of Hollywood was built as Joseph Wesley Young’s “Dream City in Florida.” Centrally located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood is historic yet contemporary. It is a beach town with major shopping, attractions and an oceanfront one-of-a-kind promenade—The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk— that has been named one of America’s Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine. Hollywood is also a vibrant hub of arts and cultural activities with a multitude of dining options.

Click here for the Diplomat's "Things to do in South Florida"

Click here for other things to do in the area, including dining, tours and shopping. 

USEA members receive a discount on Water Taxis - use the promo code: usea (not case sensitive). Visit to book now! 

Additional Information
Want to be a vendor at the 2016 USEA Annual Convention? For more information contact: [email protected]

Our host venue, The Diplomat Report & Spa, has taken additional measures regarding mosquito prevention. You read about their efforts, and get more information about mosquitos in South Florida, by clicking here















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