The Significant Others Track has been a part of the JSConf US tradition since the very first event in 2009. Please make sure to read the following information to ensure you can have the most amount of fun while in Amelia Island (outside of learning JS, of course).
As an attending Significant Other, you will be able to make use of the available bikes free of charge. You are also welcome to join in the poolside and beachside activities and the evening campfires.
For the following items, you will need a regsitered ticket in order to participate. While the vast majority of the cost of these events is covered for you by the awesome people at Olark, we will be requiring a small ticket price for each of the events you will be participating in.
In supplement to the activities listed below, some significant others have expressed interest in joining for meals with the attendees. If you want to eat with the conference, be sure to purchase a Significant Other meal ticket. This meal ticket provides access to all four social events (3 evening socials and 1 relax.js brunch) as well as breakfast on Wednesday and Friday. Please note that it does not provide access to lunch on Wednesday and Friday as it is assumed you will be on the activities below. If you don't have your meal ticket, please pick it up here!
St. Augustine’s rich heritage makes the city and its surroundings a unique getaway for visitors. Founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, St. Augustine is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the "Nation’s Oldest City." Visit St. Augustine and dive into more than four centuries of history that owes much to the Spanish and English, to Greeks and Native Americans and African Americans. Stroll the narrow lanes, enter the many museums, visit landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon's "Fountain of Youth," and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. St. Augustine – a place for history buffs and everyone else.
Note: In order to join us on the this journey, you will need to purchase the St. Augustine SO Event ticket. Every individual that requires a seat on the coach bus will need a ticket.
|9:45AM||The bus will load and leave from the parking lot of the conference center. The bus LEAVES at this time, please arrive at least 5 minutes prior.|
|10:45AM||Tour the city on your own.|
|12:30PM||Lunch provided by our awesome sponsor Olark.|
|1:30PM||Tour the city on your own.|
|4:00PM||Bus leaves to go back to the Omni Amelia Island. The bus LEAVES at this time, please arrive at least 5 minutes prior.|
|5:00PM||Arrive at the Omni Amelia Island.|
Bike Rentals, poolside, and use of beach cabanas are available freely for everyone at the Omni due to JSConf.
One of the most popular activities on Amelia Island, this two-hour cruise offers an extensive and rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Island, with views of wildlife seen along the way. From Fernandina’s shrimp boats, historic Old Towne and Ft. Clinch, to the wild horses of Cumberland Island and the ruins of the Carnegie Dungeoness Mansion and the Greyfield Inn, our historians will share the colorful stories that define the character of this unique part of the world. After the boat tour is over enjoy lunch with the group in downtown Fernandina compliments of our sponsor Olark. Meet in the foyer of the Magnolia Ballroom in the Conference Center at 9:30 AM to take the shuttle to downtown Fernandiana.
Note: In order to join us on the this journey, you will need to purchase the Fernandina SO Event ticket. Every individual that requires a seat on the shuttle will need a ticket.
|9:30AM||The bus will load and leave from the parking lot of the conference center. The bus LEAVES at this time, please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the Magnolia Ballroom Foyer.|
|10:00AM||River Cruise Time!!|
|12:00PM||Lunch provided by our awesome sponsor Olark.|
|1:00PM||Walk around downtown Fernandina Beach.|
|2:00PM||Bus leaves to go back to the Omni Amelia Island. The bus LEAVES at this time, please arrive at least 5 minutes prior.|
|3:00PM||Arrive at the Omni Amelia Island.|
If you are bringing children and need a little time away from them the Omni provides a wonderful child care program that is full of excitement and activity. Children between the ages of 4 - 12 can attend day time and/or evening events at Camp Amelia, details are here. If you are planning on utilizing the Camp Amelia, please ensure you register with the Omni at least 24-hour in advance. Call (904) 432-1451 for more information.
Also if you are in need of a baby sitter for a period of time while at JSConf, please review: http://sunshinebabysitting.com/.