EREC Conference Center Fees
On July 9, 2009, we were informed by UF that additional budget cuts had been made. This greatly affects the way the Center operates, particularly with regard to the Conference Center.
Since its completion in 2001, the Conference Center at the Everglades Research and Education Center has accommodated the local agricultural community by serving as a central location for industry meetings and related conferences, at no cost to the users. In order to maintain this facility and to continue to provide a clean, attractive location with state of the art audiovisual capabilities, there will be a nominal charge for the use of this facility, effective immediately. Charges will go toward cleaning, repairs, and maintenance of the audiovisual equipment.
The Conference Center Use Agreement has not changed; use is limited to UF groups, and direct agriculture industry associated groups. User groups will need to complete and submit the Use Agreement form[78KB] prior to use. The user will still be responsible for basic clean‐up and trash removal; failure to do this will result in an additional charge.
|Monday-Friday, regular business hours (8:00am–5:00pm)|
|½ Day use (4.5 hours) morning or afternoon*||$200.00|
|Full day (9 hours)*||$400.00|
|Monday-Friday, after hours** rate
(time outside of normal business hours)
|½ Day use (4.5 hours) includes opening before 8:00am or ending after 5:00pm*||$250.00|
|Full day (9 hours), and includes opening prior to 8:00am and/or closing after 5:00pm*||$500.00|
|All or part of the day, restricted to special industry training and events||$600|