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DESRIST 2022 will be located on the University of South Florida (USF) St. Petersburg campus. The urban campus combines natural beauty with the appeal of city life. You are within walking distance to world-class museums and dining options in a vibrant and dynamic downtown. Dubbed the “Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg is home to some of the country’s best beaches and a community where both small and big businesses thrive.

Along with beautiful, award-winning beaches, St. Petersburg is home to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, top-rated restaurants and beautiful Fort De Soto Park. The waterfront escape is a perfect family getaway with so many things to do! St. Petersburg, which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its warm weather and for holding the title of “most consecutive days with sunshine” at 768 days! Downtown St. Petersburg is the city’s heart, home to great shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions. Whether you’re having some down time on America’s best beaches or admiring beautiful Tampa Bay from downtown St. Pete, you’re in for some major fun in the sun. For more information and more ideas for what to do in St. Pete, check out Visit St. Pete-Clearwater.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation and is among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities. USF has campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. The concentration of high technology companies and shared services centers in this region affords many contacts and consulting opportunities. With mild weather and ample recreational opportunities, the Tampa Bay area is consistently ranked as one of the most attractive places to live in the United States. The USF website is at