Critical & Creative Design Thinking Program

Plan Your Trip

If you are planning to join us in-person, we hope that you will stay for some extra time to enjoy everything that Sarasota has to offer! Please find airports, accommodations, and other information below to aid in planning your visit.


  • SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
    Approx. 1.5 miles from USF Sarasota-Manatee

  • TPA - Tampa International Airport
    Approx. 51.1 miles from USF Sarasota-Manatee

  • PIE - St. Pete - Clearwater International Airport
    Approx. 43.4 miles from USF Sarasota-Manatee


Kompose Hotel Sarasota

965 University Pkwy Suite 103
Sarasota, FL 34243
Distance from venue: 1.2 miles

Hilton Garden Inn

8270 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 
Distance from venue: 0.2 miles

Home2Suites by Hilton

8260 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 
Distance from venue: 0.2 miles

Attractions & Things to Do

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 

The Ringling preserves the legacy of John and Mabel Ringling. Home to the State Art Museum of Florida, the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, two Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 

Selby Gardens is a beautiful bayfront sanctuary of native plants and regional history of Sarasota, FL.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Fancy a show? Check out the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe for musical productions, dramatic live shows, young artist showcases, and more.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a non-profit, marine research organization. Explore Florida’s native wildlife and support oceanic research.