Henderson Beach Resort

Where the essence of fine coastal living is at its best.

Reminiscent of a luxurious grand seaside manner of yesteryear, The Henderson, a Salamander Resort, seamlessly blends modern conveniences with the nostalgia of days gone by — all set against a backdrop of the authentic bustling beach town of Destin located on the Northwest Florida Gulf coast.

GPCA is holding a block of rooms through May 31, 2021. Our block will be released on this date and reservations will only be accepted if rooms are available.

Note: Rooms are going quickly and will likely be unavailable by deadline. Please make your reservations early – if you have difficulty please call the GPCA office. The room rate is $279.00 Single/Double occupancy for a nicely appointed hotel room. Please note the rate is subject to $29.00 resort fee per night, 7% state sales tax and 5% county occupancy tax. The resort is pet friendly, call for details.

Hotel Room

$ 279

Main Resort
*The above rate is subject to a resort fee of $29 per night, 7% state sales tax & 5% county occupancy tax.
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Summer Conference

Highlights

Golf
  • Golf will be played on Monday morning at the beautiful Regatta Bay Course.
  • Enjoy the amazing emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the vibrant course at the Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.
  • The golf course provides the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience and is suitable for players of all skill levels.
  • Listed as #91 on the top 200 course list in Florida.
“TeVAKA!” (Final Night)
  • Join us Wednesday night for the “TeVAKA!” South Pacific Luau.
  • This exciting show will take you on a journey throughout the islands of Polynesia through music, dance and audience interaction.
  • The cultures of Tahiti, Hawaii, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji and lastly the Samoan islands are highlighted.
Welcome Reception
  • See your friends and visit with the vendors.
  • Plenty of good food
  • All attendees receive one complimentary drink ticket – age appropriate.
Children’s Activities
  • When you go to a place that is non-stop fun, the kids want to take part too.
  • Kid-friendly resort and conference program.
  • Special ice cream social on Wednesday for all registered guests.

Summer Conference

Program Agenda

Sunday

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Board of Director's Boat Excursion (limited to 40 and Board Members ONLY - must RSVP)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pre-Con
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM GPCA Board of Directors Meeting (Destin Ballroom)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Allied Partner Reception
8:30 PM - 9:30PM President's Reception - Rooftop Bar

Monday

6:30 AM - 1:30 PM Fishing the Emerald Coast (Additional Fee - first-come, first-serve basis)
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Golfers leave hotel for course
9:00 AM - Completed Modified Shot-gun Start, GPCA Golf Tournament
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Set-up
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Guardian Reception, Sunset Terrace
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Reception

Tuesday

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Announcements
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Spouse Program - Painting by the Sea, RSVP required
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM Session 1 – HPC - Leonard Wood
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Session 2 – HPC - Dr. Stan Cope
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Session 3 – WDO - Derrick Lastinger
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

General Membership Meeting

Installation of Officers

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Exhibit breakdown
9:00 PM - ??? Cigar/Whiskey Bar - Fire Pit Area

Wednesday

7:30 AM Water, Coffee, Danish
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Session 1 – WDO - Dr. Brian Forschler
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 2 - HPC - Brenda Jackson

Concurrent O&T Session

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session 3 - WDO - Dr. Brian Forschler

Session 4 - HPC - Dr. Stan Cope

(session 3 & 4 will run concurrently for those who want more hours and are not attending the brunch)

10:15 – 11:15 AM Professional Women’s Brunch
12:00 PM Ice Cream Social (South Lawn, open to all attendees)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"TeVAKA!" - South Pacific Luau

Reception, Cash Bar
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Luau Performance
8:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration is now closed.

*Total conference refunds will be made if cancellation is received before 5/30/21. Cancellations after this date to 6/7/21 will receive a refund less 25%. No refund for no shows or after 6/7/21.