Clearwater Beach is characterized by white sand beaches stretching for 2.5 miles (4 km) along the Gulf and sits on a barrier island. It has a full marina on the Intracoastal Waterway side and is linked on the south by a short bridge to another barrier island called Sand Key, where Sand Key Park is located.

The area offers shopping, restaurants, and activities such as parasailing, jet ski rentals, boat tours (with a common sighting of dolphins in the Gulf waters), miniature golf, fishing charters, and "pirate ship" cruises.

With miles of sugar white sand beaches and warm sea breezes, makes Clearwater Beach the perfect location for the AARS2017 Symposium.


The AARS2017 Symposium will be held at: 

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
tel: 1-800-456-7263



Located on the Gulf of Mexico, 25 minutes west of Tampa, Florida. 

Clearwater has frequently been ranked one of the best beaches in the United States. Its Sandpearl resort was named one of the best beach resorts in the U.S. In 2009 an episode of Brooke Knows Best was shot on the beach. In January 2013, Clearwater Beach was awarded the designation of Florida's Best Beach Town by a USA Today reader poll ranking 10 Florida beach destinations.

AirPORT & Transport

Clearwater Beach is approximately 20 miles (30 km) from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and 25 miles (40 km) from downtown Tampa.

Take the Super Shuttle at group rate of $45 Round trip.

For reservations: Supershuttle

All rental car companies are represented at the airport.  Sheraton provides free parking for Guests.


Hotel Rates

Special Group Rate: 
$160 Single/Double/ $180 Triple bed room + 13% tax

Come early / stay late Rate:
This special rate is available ONLY 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting (subject to availability), for people that want to come early or stay late and enjoy the beach.  All other dates outside that window will be at regular hotel rates. Please plan to make your reservations early to assure you have a room for your extended stay.

for special group rate to book is Sept 15, 2017.

Hotel Reservations:

On-Line:  click to book

Phone: +1 727-595-1611 / Group code AJ26AA 

Roommate Service: Please indicate on the Registration Form if you would like to share a room.