Symposium to Honor
Drs. Arthur N. Popper & Richard R. Fay
50 Years of Underwater Bioacoustics

The one-day symposium will be held at the Mote Marine Laboratory on May 25th, 2013. Information regarding travel to the Mote Marine Laboratory and lodging can be found on this page (see below).
Note: In order to make a hotel reservation you must call the hotel directly to receive the discounted group rate. Make sure to mention the Bioacoustic Symposium at Mote Marine Lab. For hotel phone numbers see below.

Hotel Information
Lodging accommondations for the meeting participants are available at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel and The Lido Beach Resort on Lido Key Island. When making reservations make sure to mention "Bioacoustic Symposium Group" for the group rate discount. Note that there will be a trolley service from the Helmsley Sandcastle hotel and Lido Beach Resort to Mote Marine Lab in the morning and evening on the day of the event.

The Hemsley Sandcastle Hotel
1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
HOTEL FRONT DESK: 1-941-388-2181; HOTEL FAX: 1-941-388-2655

$123 Northside, $136 Courtyard View
$149 Poolside, $175 Gulf Front Double
$181 Gulf Front King views
(1-4 persons), +/-3 Days.
Rate is subject to 12% tax
Dates: May 24th & 25th, 2013 (Check Out May 26th)
Rates are +/- 3 days and rooms are based upon availability
. These rates are a net, non-commissionable rates, and apply to 1 - 4 persons per room, per night.

Hemsley Sandcastle Hotel Reservations:
Reservations can be made Monday - Friday, between 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM, ET at 800-225-2181 or 941-388-2181.

Northside room ($123 per night)
Poolside room ($136 per night)
Gulf Front King ($181 per night)
Make sure mention you are attending the BioAcoustic Symposium at Mote Marine Lab to receive the group rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card, or a one night's room and tax deposit mailed in advance. The deadline to make your hotel reservation and receive the discounted group rate is Tuesday April 23, 2013.

The Lido Beach Resort
700 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34236 USA

HOTEL FRONT DESK: 1-800-441-2113


$149 Deluxe Kitchenette - Features full kitchen with two chair dinette, one king bed & recliner or two executive double beds, flat screen TV, work desk, full bath with vanity and two closets.
$239 Beach Front Junior Suite - Features either two queen beds or a king bed and a sleeper sofa and private balcony with patio furniture. Full kitchen with breakfast bar, dinette, 27" TV, leather recliner, full bath with separate tub and stall shower.
$309 Beach Front 1 Bedroom 2 Bath Suite -
Separate bedroom with king bed and private bath with shower stall. Living area has sleeper sofa, 32" TV, 2 recliners and second full bathroom with oversized Roman tub & 2 sinks. Full kitchen, breakfast bar and dinette & private balcony with patio furniture.

Reservations Monday - Friday, between 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM, ET at 800-441-2113.
All rooms are subject to availability. Due to the high occupancy our resort experiences, your guests are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Rates are per room, per night plus 12% tax and subject to change.
~ Resort Fee ~ Guests will incur a $20.00 resort fee per room, per night which includes Self Parking in our garage, Hi speed Wireless Internet Access in the meeting space and guest rooms as well as Shuttle Service to St. Armand's shopping circle, 24-hr. access to our business center and fitness room, beach lounge chairs, bottled water and microwave popcorn in your guest room & daily newspaper delivery.
In order to receive the group rate, make sure to mention the BioAcoustic Symposium at Mote Marine Lab.

Additional Hotels
Reservations can also be made at the following hotels (note that the group rate discount does not apply and the trolley service to these hotels is not available):

Lido Beach Holiday Inn
233 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 388-5555
Toll Free: (866) 306-5452

Hotel Indigo
1223 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 487-3800
Toll Free: (877) 846-3446

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts,
Sarasota, Florida, USA 34236
Tel: (941) 953-1234
Toll Free: (888)-964-9288

Travel to Lido Key and Mote Marine Lab
The two closest international airports to Sarasota are Tampa International Airport (approximately 60 miles from Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. (approximately 8-10 miles from Mote Marine Lab).

Tampa International Airport Information
CLICK HERE for Directions and Map from Tampa International to the host hotel, Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.

Tampa International Ground Transportation Information:

Tampa International Taxi Information:

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Information
CLICK HERE for Directions and Map from Sarasota Bradenton International to the host hotel, Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.

Sarasota Bradenton International Rental Car Information:

Sarasota Bradenton International Ground Transportation Information:


We would like to thank the following symposium sponsors:

Last updated 3-6-13
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