Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Starting Friday, May 27, golf carts will not be allowed on property until further notice. At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Guests must be 25 or older to check in. We highly recommend booking your transportation needs in advance due to limited availability. Learn more here.


3 Tips to Keep Attendees Focused During Your Florida Conference

Multi-day conferences and events can be tiring for attendees. Between early morning keynotes, days full of breakout sessions and evening networking events, it’s easy for attendees to feel overwhelmed and start to check out by day two or three. But at our beautiful Northwest Florida meeting venue, we pride ourselves on providing a stunning environment and a variety of activities to keep attendees engaged, energized and enthusiastic throughout your entire event.

Below, three ways to keep your Florida event attendees focused throughout your entire conference.

1. Provide Brain Food


According to scientists eating the right foods can improve your memory, lift your mood and help you concentrate longer — all things that are essential for conference attendees. At our Northwest Florida meeting venue, our banquets team provides a variety of healthy food options for large meals and snack times throughout the day. Work with our meeting and event planners to build the perfect menu and meal schedule to support everything else you have going on at your event. Plus, we also provide an ample amount of water, along with coffee and teas, so your attendees remain hydrated, caffeinated, and on their A-game.

2. Task Idle Hands

Simple tasks like doodling can improve memory and concentration because they provide an outlet for excess energy. During your Florida conference, provide something to keep your attendees busy and keep their hands and minds active while in session. Whether it’s a simple notepad and paper at every seat, or something more quirky like our Hilton Sandestin Beach coloring cards and colored pencils, giving your attendees something to occupy their idle hands will improve the quality of your conference session and help attendees get the most out of every breakout. Outdoor exercise and activity between sessions can also work wonders. Try scheduling a Beach Olympics event (the perfect complement to a Florida meeting on the Gulf) or some simple free time on our beach!

3. Give Plenty of Bio Breaks


Just because your attendees are gathered at our Florida meeting venue, doesn’t mean their minds won’t wander back home to their office. Ensure your attendees are focused on your agenda and not anxiously anticipating finishing their own. Scheduling an ample amount of bio breaks will help your attendees accomplish their typical day-to-day activities, without missing any of your carefully planned conference programming. We also recommend finding time in your conference schedule for longer blocks of free time. At Hilton Sandestin Beach, conference attendees will want to take advantage of our top-notch resort amenities like our award-winning spa, beautiful walking paths, indoor and outdoor pools and more.

Florida meeting planners love the facilities and services at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. We’re experts in meeting planning and execution, and also provide those special extras to help your attendees remain engaged and get the most out of your event. Let us help you plan your next event on Florida’s beautiful Gulf of Mexico. From international conferences with hundreds of attendees to smaller team building events and incentive trips, we have the facilities to support events of all shapes and sizes.


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