Bridge Program

This unique program has helped highly accomplished business executives prepare for academic roles by providing best practices, peer-to-peer practice and feedback, lectures, individual applications, and individual reflections.

Event Location, Hotel and Travel Information

Event Location

AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33602 USA
Phone: +1 813 769 6500

The meeting space is located on the first floor in Suite 100. The Westin and AACSB are next door to one another, connected by a covered walkway. 

Hotel Location

 

The Westin Tampa Waterside
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard 
Tampa, FL 33602 
Tel. +813 229 5000

Click here to make your hotel reservation 

Hotel Reservations

  • AACSB group block rate: 139 USD per night, single/double occupancy, plus taxes. Current tax is 13.5%.
  • Includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.
  • Group block cut-off date: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - sleeping rooms are based on availability and may sell out prior to the cut-off date. Each delegate is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee.
  • Any guestroom changes, cancellations, etc., are the delegate’s responsibility and must be made directly with the hotel according to the guidelines below in order to avoid financial penalty.
  • Cancellation: All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card, money order or deposit check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservation 48 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge. When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available.
  • Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.
  • Third-Party Companies: We have been made aware that third-party companies, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS), Global Expo Travel, Exhibitor Travel Bureau, and Business Travel Management, are contacting our attendees, introducing themselves as the official ‘housing bureau’ for the event. This is not the case. If you booked through these companies, we believe that your information may be compromised and we would strongly recommend that you do not give any personal information, including credit card details to any unknown vendor. If you receive an e-mail from these companies, please forward to it to [email protected].

The Westin Tampa Waterside Parking and Transportation

Parking at AACSB International

The hourly rate is 4 USD. The daily maximum parking rate is 36 USD. If parking less than a full day the rate would be prorated.  

Local Dining and Entertainment

AACSB's Health and Safety Commitment and Guidelines

AACSB’s top priority is the health and safety of our event attendees and staff. We are working with our partners and vendors to develop protocols that will continue to evolve to reflect the current state of the pandemic response and ensure the safety for everyone in attendance. We will continue to monitor and follow mandates required by federal, state, and local jurisdictions, as well as the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Get Vaccinated: We strongly encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as it is available to you. We recommend that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your vaccine shot) prior to traveling to the event. 
  • Know Your Local Travel Protocols: Please make sure you fully understand your local government travel restrictions and return protocols

ONSITE SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Masks Are Optional: While masks are now optional, we will still have some disposable masks for any attendees who may wish to wear one.
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations Provided: We recommend that attendees utilize hand sanitizing as often as possible throughout the event. We also encourage you to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitization: Meeting rooms will be thoroughly cleaned between each session according to the hotel's comprehensive cleanliness standards.

Visa Invitation Letters

AACSB International’s policy requires attendees be registered and paid in full to receive a visa invitation letter. If you have an invitation letter request, please email [email protected]. Please allow up to 2–3 business days for a response.