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Education Program
Earn CAE 4 Hours CAE 4 Hours CMP Approved!

 NEW SCHEDULE  Program at a Glance:

Tentative - Subject to Change
8:30 am                        Registration Open

9:00 am - 10:00 am      Breakout Sessions
10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Trade Show Expo & Refreshment Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm      Keynote Luncheon
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm        Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm        Breakout Sessions

9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakouts

Is My Association Ready to Generate Non Dues Revenue from Corporations? The Answer is Yes!

Lori Zoss KraskaLori Zoss Kraska, MBA, CFRE

Join corporate support expert and author Lori Zoss Kraska, MBA, CFRE as she discusses why your association is ready to seek non dues revenue from corporations. Learn why now is the perfect time to engage corporations for non dues revenue, what opportunities corporations are looking for, how to create a message that resonates with corporations, who you should be contacting, and action items to get you started. This session is perfect for association CEO's, executive directors, marketing, development, and other professionals looking to increase non dues revenue by getting an audience with corporate decision makers.

"Other Duties As Assigned:" Tech Support for Non-IT Staff

Larry DarnellLarry Darnell, MBA, CAE

Computer issues, slow internet, printer-problems, suspicious emails - we all have them. If you're the default tech support person for your organization you can be expected to work miracles even though it’s not really your expertise. Never fear, this session will provide non-technical people with some tools and steps to fix common issues without outside IT help. 


10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tradeshow and Refreshment Break

 Enjoy coffee and refreshments as you visit with our Exhibitors to find properties and locations for upcoming meetings as well as technology services and more!

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Keynote Presentation
How to Get Out of Your Own Way & Unlock the Mindset of Success

Brian HilliardSpeaker: Brian Hilliard

Have you wondered why some people are more successful at work than others?
Why some leaders, salespeople and association professionals achieve breakthrough results on the job, while others with the EXACT SAME skill set, training and work ethic seem to struggle? I have.

And as a Speaker since 2001 and author of 7 books, it turns out that the secret to success has LESS to do with learning something new that works, and more about UNLEARNING something old that doesn't. 

For most people that's a conversation around mindset. Which is why during this fast-paced session, I show attendees what to do - and stop doing - to get out of their own way and unlock the mindset of success.


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Breakouts

Different Sides – Same Team: Planners & Suppliers Panel Discussion

Jason CarrollFacilitated by Jason Carroll, CMP
Panel Discussion Panelists

Panelists: Tamekia Bennett, Shelly Joines, CMP; and Stephanie Thomas, CAE, CMP 
Steve Crist, Brandon Hall, CMP; and Kathy Masterson

We all want and need well-executed events for our organizations, but some days it can feel as if no one is listening or willing to compromise. Join our panel for this Associate Advisory Committee-sponsored session to hear leading association executives and their hospitality colleagues discuss issues that really do impact us all and need resolution. This continuation of the 2022 Annual Conference conversation will help us all plan more successful meetings.

Now What? Building Value in a Post Pandemic World

Pete ZimekPete Zimek, CAE

There's no question the pandemic has affected our organizations. This session takes a deep dive into how we've been affected and how we are emerging to serve members in smarter, leaner, and more mission-focused ways. We’ll start with an examination of membership trends and finish with a group discussion of the paradigm shifts needed to create the future.


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Breakouts

AV Budgets: Planning for the Best Deal

Jeremy MercadoJeremy Mercado

This presentation will go through the ins and outs of planning a realistic and manageable AV budget. This will cover event technology pre-production, production, and post-production strategic planning, milestones, and miscellaneous AV surprises. Take advantage of event data from polling, surveys, and Internet usage reports. Leverage past event AV proposals and compare current or future AV proposals. Other tips and tricks will be covered to assist with making sure your budget meets your group's needs!

Content is King: Use Your Content Strategy to Create Loyal Subjects

Maneesha MangesManeesha Manges

Bill Gates may have coined the original “Content is King” phrase 20 years ago, but it still remains strong and true to form today. In a member-centric world, your “content” is what brings members to your digital doorstep, but how certain are you that they’ll return for more? Do you have a content plan in place that maps content relative to your member lifecycle? Are you noticing a lot of impressions or downloads with few return views, visits or conversions?

Join us as we talk about content strategy and how to map your content so that your members turn into true ambassadors.

Platinum Sponsor
Visit Tampa Bay

Gold Sponsors
Visit St. Pete Clearwater

The Palm Beaches 

 Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor
Ocala Marion County

Iron SponsorBradenton CVB 


American Audio Visual
AV Sponsor

Copeland Productions
Photography Sponsor

Signage Sponsor

Map Dynamics
Expo Map Sponsor

Swag Sponsor

Marketing Maximizers:
The Shores Resort & Spa
Visit Gainesville Alachua County

Interested in Sponsoring?
Contact Hester Ndoja


Registration Information

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Full Event Registration

Aug 1-31 Sept 1 - 17 After Sept 17
Association Staff/Executives
Includes entry to all breakouts, Keynote Luncheon and 
access to the Trade Show
$100 - Member
$125 - Future
(Non) Member
$125 - Member
$150 -  Future 
(Non) Member
$150 - Member
$175 -  Future 
(Non) Member
Includes entry to all breakouts, Keynote Luncheon Only
$150 - Member
$175 -  Future 
$175 - Member
$200 -  Future 
$200  -  Member
$225 - Future 
Lunch Only*
$35 - Member
$45 -  Future 
$ 45 - Member
$55 -  Future 
$55 - Member
$65 -  Future 
Trade Show Only -
Association Staff/Executives and Meeting Planners Only
Free Free Free

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by September 16, 2022 will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after this date or no-shows will not be eligible for a refund. 

*Lunch only option is for individuals staying for LUNCH ONLY (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm).  If you are planning to attend the Tradeshow, you need to register for the FULL DAY.  (Special Note:  Meeting planners that would like to attend the EXPO ONLY, please contact the FSAE Office to arrange at no cost!)

Trade show entry is not included for Associate/Supplier Members.  If you would like to attend the tradeshow, you have to register as an exhibitor or share a booth and have it indicated on your registration form. 

Questions? Please text or call 850.222.7994 or email [email protected]

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