2023 AAUS Diving For Science Symposium


Save the date!
The 2023 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium will be hosted by the University of West Florida, 24-29 April 2023 in Pensacola, Florida.
Join us in the nation’s oldest city as we celebrate AAUS history and dive into our future. Dating back 450 years as the first European settlement in the United States, Pensacola has a rich and colorful history, and the heart of the City of Pensacola is its downtown.

 Palafox Street is the central thoroughfare running north and south through the city and with its walkability, many museums and historic sites, as well as shops, restaurants, hotels, and meeting spaces, will serve as our meeting and entertainment district for the week.

Instead of a large room block as we have done in previous meetings, this location lends itself to many housing options. We do have a few small room blocks available (noted below), but we are encouraging you to book the lodging of your choice in and around Palafox street. While this allows you to have many options based on your price and desired amenities, it does require that you book early! Below you will find a list of suggested properties along with their currently published rates for April 2023 and their cancellation policy. There is ample parking downtown, paid and free options, however, if possible, we encourage you to find lodging within walking distance to take full advant age of this beautiful city. Some transportation to some events may be available. More information available when the full schedule is released. In addition to these hotels, you will find a large selection of Airbnb or VRBO available downtown, with prices starting at approximately $90/night.