The 2023 MUG Annual Meeting will be a bittersweet one, as it will be our final independent MUG Conference. Henceforth, MUG users will get together as part of the FIS Emerald Conference. We've been going strong since 1981, but this will be the last hurrah as an independent users group. Nevertheless, the Executive Committee has put together a robust education program and social events that will provide great educational and networking value for MISER users. 
As a special feature this year, MUG will offer "Blast from the Past" registration categories for past MUG members no longer on the system and former FIS employees for whom MUG remains dear to their hearts. Earl Higginbotham of VyStar has assured us he plans to return, among others. For Full Conference, it's $250 or a Tuesday Night Dinner registration only only at $125, to offset cost of meals and entertainment. Majesty of Rock, a Journey/Styx tribute band, will play at the closing MUG Party on Tuesday night, bringing back memories of dancing the night away in years gone by. 


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Book your room now, for the MUG 2023 conference! Save time, money and rest assured that you will be in the middle of the action for the conference, sleeping well by the beautiful beaches of Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida.


Reservations: 727-595-1611 If calling, be sure to mention that you are with the MISER Users Group.

Click here to book your room Online 

Reservation Cut-off: Sept. 1, 2023
MUG Special Group Rate: $185 USD per night

Important – Regarding your ONLINE Reservation
If you have any problems with the Online reservation link and it says there is no availability or does not go through for any reason, please email the Sheraton Sand Key reservation department at: [email protected] or call 727-595-1611 and request In-House group reservations. They will be able to assist you with booking your room.

We encourage you to secure your rooms early, as we anticipate great participation this year!

Bring your family to the fun and casual resort on the beach, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Walk out onto miles of white-sand beach or take the trolley to the hot spots of Clearwater. Enjoy traditional and beach tennis, massage and relaxation in the spa, complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments day and night on the ninth-floor Sheraton Club. Hang out for light eating and drinks at the Poolside Cafe and Turtle Bar. You can choose from a variety of excellent dining options at the Sheraton Sand Key. Savor delicious a unique Caribbean-meets-Southwest cuisine at Rusty's Bistro.

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Explore St. Pete/Clearwater

On Monday evening, MUG attendees have a night free to explore the local area. If you decide to come early or stay beyond Wednesday, there is plenty to do and see in the Clearwater-St. Pete area.


Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach

Within walking distance of the hotel, each day before, during, and after sunset street performers, crafters, artisans, and the community gather on the boardwalk.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Explore Florida’s diverse marine ecosystems from freshwater lakes to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico and all parts in between.

Sunken Gardens, St. Pete

The city’s oldest living museum, you can see more than 50,000 plants and flowers.

John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, Madeira Beach

More than 100 shops and restaurants in wooden buildings along the boardwalk in Madeira Beach.

Busch Gardens, Tampa

Rides, animal encounters, great food and drink. A zoo with exciting rides


The Dali Museum

Located in downtown St. Pete. From amazing drawings to enormous canvases of his work, the Dali Museum will enthrall and astound you.

Morean Arts Center

Located in St. Pete has a superb Chihuly exhibit of creations in colored glass.

Walk through St. Pete’s Central Arts District, which boasts hundreds of murals.

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

From the collection of businessman Thomas James, you will be awed by the more than 500 pieces of modern and historic art that evoke the spirit of the wide-open frontier and beauty of life in the American West. 


The St. Pete Clearwater Beach Craft Beer Trail.

From Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Pete in the south, several craft beer bars form a highlight of the “Gulp Coast.” The closest to the hotel is Clearwater Social Brewing Company. Get the Passport 2.0 from the CVB.

Fine and Casual dining options

  • The Wave at Shephard’s Resort, Clearwater Beach
  • The Palm Pavilion Beachside Bar & Grill, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest rooftop bar, Clearwater
  • Sharky’s Beach Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete
  • Tryst Gastro Lounge, St. Pete
  • Woody’s, St. Pete
  • Cask & Ale, St. Pete

the great Outdoors

You can go fishing on a local charter boat. In Clearwater, A Boat Day, Above Average Charters and the Calypso Queen go out daily. St Pete has several charters, including Allen’s Aquatic Adventures, Action Fishing Charters, Barracudaville Sportfishing Charters, Big Rod’s Charters, and several more.

For a golf outing, the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Mangrove Bay municipal course are in St. Pete. Both are championship-level golf courses. The Dunedin Golf Club and Copperhead Course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor are also nearby.

How about a Speed Boat Adventure out of St. Pete? You can drive your own speedboat across Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour, for which no previous experience is necessary. After a safety orientation, you’ll get aboard a F-13 mini speedboat and follow a guide from another vessel that’s equipped with a two-way communication system to ensure your safety and security. Plus, while cruising around, you’ll be able to explore the coastline and look out for dolphins.

Central Arts District

St Johns Pass Boardwalk

Salvador Dali Museum

Mangrove Bay Golf Course

Jimmy's Fish House


For more information on local attractions and restaurants in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area, go to the Visit St. Pete-Clearwater web site.

Explore St. Pete/Clearwater