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2021 Southern Conference of Bar Presidents

October 21-23, 2021 | Orlando

The Florida Bar is proud to host the 2021 Southern Conference of Bar Presidents annual meeting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, October 21-23. Join us in the Sunshine State for great food, after-hours Florida fun, and Southern hospitality.

Events will begin Thursday afternoon, October 21, with the Executive Director session followed by a group reception and dinners Thursday evening. Programming will continue Friday morning, October 22, with optional activities in the afternoon and an amazing dinner event Friday evening, and will conclude Saturday, October 23, with morning programming followed by an afternoon of optional events and a wonderful dinner. We’re planning group outings and optional activities, and if you’re extending your stay, be sure to explore all that Orlando has to offer.

Hotel Information

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the host hotel. Our special group rate of $299 will be available until September 30, 2021 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Suites will be offered at 20% off the prevailing rate, based on availability.

  • No resort fee
  • Overnight self-parking: $25 per day
  • Overnight valet parking: $33 per night

Make your reservations online or call Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686.

Conference Registration

Registration is $895 per attendee ($1,190 with guest). This price includes tickets to all events and dinners (with the exception of optional activities) and the guest registration includes all three dinners.

Schedule of Events

Tentative

Thursday, October 21

Noon Registration Opens
1:00–5:00 p.m. Executive Directors Meeting
5:00–6:00 p.m. Group Welcome Reception at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
7:00–9:00 p.m. Group Dinners* at Disney Springs®

Executive Directors: Enzo’s Hideaway
Bar Presidents: Paddlefish
Bar Presidents-Elect: Homecomin’
Bar Past Presidents: House of Blues

Friday, October 22

7:30–8:30 a.m. Bar Executives & Bar Leaders Breakfast
8:45–10:15 a.m. Educational Program: The Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Legal Issues and Response
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:45 a.m. Educational Program: Bush vs Gore: Two Decades Later
11:45 a.m.–noon Wrap-Up Discussion
1:00–5:00 p.m. Optional Excursions or Free Time
6:30–10:00 p.m. Group Dinner*

Harambe Marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Saturday, October 23

7:30–8:30 a.m. Bar Executives & Bar Leaders Breakfast
8:45–10:15 a.m. Educational Program: The Rosewood Massacre: The Enduring Legacy Then and Now
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:45 a.m. Educational Program: Gideon v. Wainwright
11:45 a.m.–noon Wrap-Up Discussion
1:00–5:00 p.m. Optional Excursions or Free Time
6:30–8:30 p.m. Group Dinner*

SummerHouse at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

*Important note: The specific restaurant venues and optional group activities are subject to change based on continued availability and operation by Walt Disney World® Resort, Hello Florida, and the specific venues based on COVID-19 and related pandemic changes that may arise. Regardless of changes that may occur, this tentative itinerary will remain substantively the same.

Optional Excursions

If you are looking to explore other areas of Orlando and nearby Florida attractions, we have the exciting excursions below for your consideration. There will be a survey during the registration process for you to indicate which (if any) of the below excursions you are interested in attending. This will help us determine which ones to offer as most require a minimum number of registrants. Registration for optional excursions will be available closer to the dates of the meeting. We will email all registrants once it is available.

Friday, October 22

Wild Florida

Time to explore your wild side in the Florida Everglades. Gliding across natural waterways in an airboat, you will experience the beauty of what makes up the most of Florida only an hour away from major theme parks. Wild Florida allows guests to experience an adventure filled with a range of wildlife, including gators, peacocks, sloths and many more. The 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve has seen little to no change since early pioneers arrived in covered wagons in the early 1800’s. Inspiring education and conservation, Wild Florida provides an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person $100

Winter Park Cultural Tour

Winter Park is an enchanting town with secret gardens, side streets, and unique stores. The historic scenic boat tour will take you on a one hour, 12-mile journey through three pristine lakes where you will see some of Winter Park’s most prestigious and notable homes. Explore the charming downtown and local boutiques on Park Avenue and see what makes this city one of Florida’s hidden gems. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person $50

Andretti Karting

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is the premier location for an action-packed day. Get your adrenaline pumping with SODI RTX KARTs and state-of-the-art arcade games. Engage your senses and test your skills while competing with colleagues during this day of fun. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person $50

Saturday, October 23

Kennedy Space Center

Embark on a journey of discovery as you leave the hub of Orlando and travel towards the headquarters of modern exploration. Passing Florida’s natural wetlands and intercoastal waterways, you’ll arrive in Cape Canaveral, home of the Kennedy Space Center. With live action shows, bus tours, and the IMEX theater, your curiosity will be satisfied at the Visitor Complex. You’ll learn about man’s relationship with the universe beyond our atmosphere, the center’s history, and the day-to-day workings of the space launch headquarters. Head back to Orlando feeling inspired and awed by human accomplishment. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person $100.

Gatorland

Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida’s oldest attractions, and provides a unique and natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today. Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World,” Gatorland today provides affordably priced family-fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk, educational programs and much, much more. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person is $50.

Kayaking on Shingle Creek

Get in touch with Florida’s natural habitat through a trip down Shingle Creek. Paddle with ease and take in the endless shades of green as you journey further south! While the Everglades may seem like a distance from Orlando, the headwaters are just a short drive from the popular convention district. Shingle Creek is a serene waterway flowing through cypress forests before reaching the marshes of South Florida. As the water gently guides you, a green canopy of trees and diverse plant life frames your path. Overhead, the sounds of birds chirping and other wildlife pull your attention as you hope to catch a glimpse of them in action. Your eco-guide helps in spotting the hidden creatures while detailing out the rich history of the creek and its impact on the Florida Everglades. Feel at peace with nature as you wade through this beautiful landscape. Whether you are an avid kayaker, or a first-time explorer, grab a paddle and enjoy the water! Includes roundtrip transportation to and from location.

  • Estimated registration fee per person is $115.
*Important note: The specific restaurant venues and optional group activities are subject to change based on continued availability and operation by Walt Disney World® Resort, Hello Florida, and the specific venues based on COVID-19 and related pandemic changes that may arise. Regardless of changes that may occur, this tentative itinerary will remain substantively the same.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 SCBP Annual Meeting? We offer several sponsorship levels.

Know Before You Go

Visit Disney’s “Know Before You Go” page often for the most up to date information and to and review current COVID protocols.

Park Reservation Information

Reserve your Park pass early as passes may sell out prior to arrival.