2023 BBCB Summit Destination

Summit Venue & Hotel

We welcome you to Tampa, Florida for the 16th annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit at the Tampa Convention Center.  The host hotel is the Tampa Marriott Water Street. 

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Aerial view of Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Convention Center


Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views of the Garrison Channel which connects to the Hillsborough River, 600,000 square feet of transformable spaces, and state of the art amenities—all under the Florida sun.

The facility has four-levels of space comprised of an exhibition hall, ballroom, spacious pre-function areas and several breakout rooms. Cafes and waterfront gathering areas, including The Sail waterfront restaurant and bar and boat docks —and visitors can see what makes the Tampa Convention Center one of the premier conference facilities in the Southeast.

Photo of Tampa Marriott Water Street hotel

Explore downtown Tampa from our waterfront hotel

Rise to any occasion at Tampa Marriott Water Street in downtown Tampa, FL. Our redesigned waterfront hotel sits adjacent to the convention center and is connected to the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street via a glass skybridge on the third floor. Find us located near the Tampa Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena and Sparkman Wharf. Step into our hotel and discover the wealth of amenities we have to offer. Take a dip in our rooftop pool, featuring stunning city and water views and cabanas. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center, stroll by the Tampa waterfront or dine in our inviting restaurants. Our hotels 50,000 square feet of renovated meeting space delight those seeking a venue for meetings or weddings. Unwind in spacious, pet-friendly hotel rooms with modern layouts, sophisticated décor and private balconies with views of the water or downtown Tampa skyline. We also offer 35 rooms featuring Stay Well™ technology to optimize your physical and emotional well-being. 

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The Summit is conveniently located near two international airports.