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Top Reasons to Attend 27th Annual Executive Training Conference in Birmingham, AL

FBI-LEEDA will be hosting its 27th Annual Executive Training Conference in Birmingham, Alabama 
April 30- May 2, 2018. 


Uptown Entertainment District is Birmingham’s fresh new take on entertainment.  Just across the street from the Sheraton Hotel, the district attracts locals and convention visitors to enjoy a variety of dining selections including Texas de Brazil, Cantina Laredo, Todd English P.U.B. and The Southern Kitchen & Bar.  Other bars and eateries serve up good dining selections, from gourmet burgers and premium steaks to custom cocktails and fresh-roasted coffees.

Uptown Entertainment District will be open exclusively to FBI-LEEDA conference attendees on Sunday, April 29.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

This is the world’s largest motorcycle collection, according to Guinness World Records and one of the best things to do in Birmingham, Alabama. The museum has more than 1,400 motorcycles, and about 650 bikes are on display at any time.

Spouses Event: Breakout Birmingham

This years spousal event will be hosted at Breakout Birmingham's Escape Room. With different rooms that follow unique story-lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Themed escape rooms include: 
   Mystery Mansion
   The Kidnapping
   Museum Heist
   Operation: Casino
   Island Escape

Birmingham Civil Rights National Park

In January 2017, President Barak Obama issued a proclamation designating the Birmingham Civil Rights District as a national monument. The designation is expected to bring a national spotlight to the pivotal role Birmingham played in the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.

FBI-LEEDA is working with the BCRI and 16th Street Baptist Church for an immersive presentation for 2018 conference attendees on the history of the civil rights movement in Birmingham.

Vulcan Park and Museum

You can spot the Roman god at Vulcan Park and Museum 360 degrees of Birmingham, his CrossFit arm raising a spear as if he were planning to carve his name in the sky. At the 10-acre park, climb 159 steps or ride the elevator for a closer glimpse of the 56-foot-tall stud — a hand. In the museum, learn about the world’s largest cast-iron statue that still turns heads more than 110 years later. 

Visitors to Vulcan Park can enjoy a picnic on the grounds, view an art exhibit at the Linn Henley Gallery, and enjoy a panoramic view of Birmingham's skyline

Birmingham's Restaurants/Food

Birmingham has 5 Michelen starred restaurants which is more than anywhere else outside of London! Birmingham boasts one of the Southeast’s most lauded food scenes. Rated #1 on Zagat’s list of “America’s Next Hot Food Cities,” the Magic City has a thriving culinary presence. Its masters are raising a crop of impressive talent who are now spreading their wings and the result is a major boom in fantastic new eateries.

Local favorites: 

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame features various sports-related displays and films that highlight memorable sports moments. Thousands of sports artifacts are displayed along with the athletic achievements of several sports champions including Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis.

Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art features American and European art as well as pre-Columbian, Asian, African and American Indian art and artifacts. The permanent collection contains thousands of pieces of art.

Paintings, sculpture, graphic arts and decorative arts are on display along with European silver, porcelain, glass and photographs. Changing exhibitions are a big focus for the museum.

On the grounds is the Charles W. Ireland Sculpture Garden, a multi-level area which features the Red Mountain Garden, Lower Gallery, and the Upper Plaza.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center


Ruffner Mountain Nature Center offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and learn. The wildlife sanctuary is home to raptors, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders, and mammals. Mining sites, quarries, and mining equipment remain on Ruffner Mountain from the many iron ore mines that dotted the landscape from the 1880s to the 1950s.

FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association is a private non-profit organization and is not part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on its behalf.

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