Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice of America", so its 42,000
resident yachts, 100 marinas and boatyards, and more than 300 miles of
inland waterways, should come as no surprise. Fort Lauderdale offers
an unsurpassed combination of cultural, recreational, and educational
amenities. The world famous Fort Lauderdale Beach, the downtown
Riverwalk, the Center for the Peforming Arts and the Museum of Art, and Las
Olas Boulevard, are but a few of the places where you can spend time
before or after CHI 2003. With 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and an
average temperature of 77F (25C) to keep all these attractions warm,
it is also no suprise that Money Magazine has named Fort Lauderdale as
the best big city to live in anywhere in the United States.
CHI 2003 will take place in Broward Convention Center, located at the
northern end of Port Everglades, the world's second largest cruise port
and the base for 35 cruise ships. If you have some free time after the
conference, sightseeing cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway take just
a few hours, and day cruises to the Bahamas leave from Port Everglades,
as do longer trips.
The main conference hotel is the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott.
Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marriott Marina is next door
to Broward County Convention Center, just three minutes from the Fort
Lauderdale business district, and one mile from Fort Lauderdale's
With its diversity in nature and culture, Fort Lauderdale is the ideal
location for CHI 2003 with its theme of New Horizons. It persuades you
to look outward at all times, wondering what's over each horizon.
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