Events

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Business Casual Attire

Welcome Reception
1 Hotel South Beach
Please join us for the official Welcome Reception of the 2018 ISHC Annual Conference at the 1 Hotel South Beach, the host hotel of the conference. Enjoy a panoramic ocean view while making new contacts, catching up with old friends, sipping cocktails and tasting hors d' oeuvres of fresh, local cuisine at the Cabana Pool and Terra Gallery. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Optional Tour for Guests/Spouses of Conference Registrants
Additional cost of $15/person
10:45 am - 12:00 pm followed by lunch (optional)
Casual Attire - appropriate for walking

The Bass Museum - Private Group Tour
Enjoy an interactive tour of The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition. The exhibition encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. For more information about The Bass, visit thebass.org.

The Bass is a short 5 minute walk from the 1 Hotel South Beach. Guests/Spouses will meet in the lobby of the 1 Hotel South Beach at 10:45 am and walk over to the museum together. Following the tour, guests/spouses are welcome to have lunch together at the 1 Hotel South Beach. A lunch reservation will be made for those who want to join. Please note, lunch is not included in the fee. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Additional cost of $125/person
Limited to the first 100 people to sign up
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Casual Attire - appropriate for walking

Little Havana Tour
Meet in the lobby of the 1 Hotel South Beach at 5:15 pm and transfer by bus to the starting point of the Little Havana Tour. Please note, the transfer to Little Havana will take approximately 45 minutes due to rush hour traffic.

After a day of indoor meetings, the Little Havana Tour is a great activity for outdoor fresh air for all attendees. It touches on all the cultural highlights of the Cuban culture which is the main influence of daily Miami life. The tour guides will share fascinating history behind the people, places and past-time traditions. Stops will include a cigar shop to watch cigar rollers handroll tobacco into the finest cigars, one or two fabulous art galleries each with incredible range of artwork and life stories of the artist or collector, a coffee shop for proper Cuban cafecito (sample offered), a chocolatier with the best dark chocolate from Venezuela (sample offered) considered the new caviar, and ending at popular bar, once a famous nightclub dating back to 1935 and renovated/reopened four years ago and now the hottest spot in Little Havana - the Ball & Chain.

Mojitos, cocktails and authentic Cuban cuisine will be served at the Ball & Chain. Salsa dancing lessons will be available for those who are interested.

 Afterwards transfer by bus back to the hotel (ETA 9:45/10:00 pm).

Friday, October 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Additional cost of $30/person
Casual Attire - appropriate for walking

South Beach Team Scavenger Hunt
Back by popular demand, take part in a fun team challenge where you will get to know ISHC members and guests while learning fun facts and exploring South Beach. Participants will be divided into teams to tackle challenges and capture team photos using a member's smart phone. The Scavenger Hunt will begin from the 1 Hotel South Beach lobby at 2:00 pm. From there, teams will cruise Ocean Drive to admire the biceps and Lamborghinis, visit scenes of famous movies, and pay homage to Gianni Versace. But also discover the often overlooked cultural side of South Beach with sights like Española Way and One World Symphony. Teams will end up back at the 1 Hotel South Beach where they'll find out which team won.

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cocktail Attire

30th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Please join us for a very special evening you will not want to miss as we celebrate ISHC's 30th Anniversary! Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, awards and celebrating with ISHC members and friends as we wrap up the 2018 ISHC Annual Conference in style in Miami Beach.