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3, 2, 1… Blastoff with SYF!

Wednesday, August 7 – Friday, August 9
Huntsville, AL

Join SYF in Huntsville, as we blastoff our 20th Anniversary celebration!

Choose your package to participate in Space Camp, sightseeing tours, Countdown Reception & Golf Pairings Party and the SYF 20th Anniversary Blastoff event. Add the SYF Golf Classic to your registration and take in the views at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail! You don’t want to miss out!

Thanks to the generous support of the Huntsville/Madison County CVB and its partners, all proceeds from this event directly benefit the SYTA Youth Foundation.

Register today! During step four of the regular registration process for Annual Conference, you can sign-up to attend this special celebration.

 Countdown Reception

Sponsored by: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Thursday, August 8, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Grand Hall, Huntsville Botanical Garden

Kick-off your pre-conference experience with your SYTA friends at the Countdown Reception! You’ll enjoy networking, light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails against the gorgeous backdrop of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is a beautiful 120-acre site with stunning floral collections, inviting woodland paths, broad grassy meadows, aquatic areas and demonstration vegetable gardens. This event will include recognition of those who have generously supported the SYTA Youth Foundation over the years.

 SYTA Youth Foundation 20th Anniversary Blastoff Event

Sponsored by: US Space & Rocket Center

Thursday, August 8, 2019

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
US Space & Rocket Center

A team of German rocket scientists transformed Huntsville, known in the 1950s as the “Watercress Capital of the World,” into a technology center that includes the second largest research park in the country and the world’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Join us as we celebrate the start of SYF’s 20th anniversary year with a German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. You’ll experience a festive atmosphere complete with live music, cocktails, imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Stand beneath the world’s only full-stack space shuttle, complete with two solid rocket boosters and external tank, and walk the length of a suspended authentic Saturn V moon rocket.

Not buying a package? Purchase a ticket for the Countdown Reception + Blastoff Event for $125.

 SYF Golf Classic

Friday, August 9, 2019

7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail – Hampton Cove; Highlands Course
$295 registration fee (club rentals sold separately)

The SYF Golf Classic is an incredible opportunity to support the SYTA Youth Foundation while making your pre-conference experience more productive. Golfers of all levels are encouraged to participate. Transportation, green fees, breakfast and the annual awards luncheon is included. The Highlands course at Hampton Cove is one of the gems of the RTJ Golf Trail.

Silent Auction

Saturday, August 10 – Monday, August 12

The SYTA Youth Foundation Silent Auction gives you the opportunity to build brand awareness, solidify relationships and maximize exposure to the student and youth travel community. The Silent Auction is marketed to the entire SYTA and SYF community (members and donors) whether they are attending annual conference or bidding from home. All proceeds directly benefit the mission and work of the SYTA Youth Foundation.

The SYF Silent Auction is held online only, through Bidding for Good. All items are displayed online and a small number of items are displayed at the conference. We ask that the donations are not shipped to SYF Headquarters. SYF connects the donors and highest bidders after the auction closes.

SYF accepts auction donations until July 19, 2019.

To donate, please send your donation form to [email protected].

5K Run/Walk/Slumber

Sunday, August 11

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Location TBD


Dance Your Meal Off (DYMO) featuring the SYTA All-Star Band 

Monday, August 12
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Location TBD

Join friends, network and dance for DYMO! All proceeds benefit students who would not be able to travel with their classes, bands or performance groups. The $50 registration includes two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres.

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