Committed Relationship: ARVO Books Fort Lauderdale for 21 Years

Call it a spring break for an association.

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Rockville, Md., has held its annual meeting in Greater Fort Lauderdale every spring for the past 10 years—and it recently committed to the destination through 2015. Booking a destination for 21 consecutive years is, to say the least, a bit unusual.

“We tend to like longevity in a destination,” explains Joanne Angle, ARVO executive director. “Once members become familiar with th

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