Conference Venue &

Hotel Accommodations

With historic elegance and a very modern sense of independence, The Vinoy® offers a conference and vacation experience unlike any other. Ideally situated waterfront in St. Pete, Florida's thriving downtown district, this award-winning hotel is a short distance from Vinoy Park, Tropicana Field and the Dali Museum. Gracefully designed rooms and suites retain the glamour and charisma befitting our heritage, while adding contemporary perks like WiFi, flat-screen TVs and well-lit workspaces. Elsewhere at the hotel, take a complimentary fitness class, challenge someone to a game of tennis, lounge by one of the pools, tee off from the course at Vinoy Golf Club or book a treatment at the spa. Thanks to its waterfront location and private marina, you can charter a boat and explore the bay. Our resort dining options range from American fare to sushi and are sure to delight. The historic ballrooms and flexible meeting venues are a unique backdrop for events of any size.


      There's something for everyone - from a golf course and tennis to spa treatments, a Kid's Camp and a family pool with a splash pad. Immerse in the fascinating history of St. Petersburg with a visit to Paul's Landing, which overlooks the marina and showcases fresh seafood. Spectacular venues, modern facilities, delicious catering and world-class service: The hotel has all one needs.

The hotel has offered excellent suite rates for the attendees of UMC 2020. The rates are specially discounted for UMC guests: Standard suites $199, Academic suites $169, and Government suites $122

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club


Due to Covid travel restrictions, UMC 2020 will primarily be a virtual event with limited in-person attendance.

If you are interested in attending in person, please contact UMC Conference Manager, Laura Azevedo, for the latest details before registering for in-person or making travel arrangements.

    Subject to future travel restrictions, the current plan is to hold       an on-site conference at the St Petersburg Vinoy Venue in 2021 or 2022. 



Phone: +1 (727) 631-9579

International Marine Minerals Society

University of South Florida, College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave S, MSL 140E,

St. Petersburg, FL USA    33701