|Dinner at the Columbia, the oldest and largest Spanish restaurant in Florida located in the heart of Ybor City, Tampa Bay's historic district, is the conference's Saturday event. The Hilton Garden Inn in Ybor City was the site of the conference. Enjoy a walking tour of Ybor! (Need MediaPlayer to view the video)
About the Location: Ybor City was founded by Cuban cigar-maker Vincente Martinez Ybor, who made Tampa the "cigar capital of the world" in 1886. Ybor City retains its distinctive character in several landmarks, including Ybor Square, now an historic marketplace of shops and restaurants and the important Columbia Restaurant founded in 1905, a dazzling collection of dining rooms and entertainment.