FASD Annual Conference

June 12 - 15, 2023 | Rosen Plaza Hotel

Join FASD at the 2023 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. This year's conference will be both fun-filled and educational while we plan for new and innovative ways to strengthen special purpose government through education, the exchange of ideas, and active involvement in the legislative process.

Our pre-conference session are Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13. Monday is dedicated to CDO training and offers three CDO Components. Tuesday is primarily geared towards new members, new managers, and new Governing Board Officials. Popular topics we offer include Ethics, Sunshine Law, Accounting, Audits, and many more. On Tuesday we also offer two more CDO Components, plus additional sessions with new material. Current CDOs and CDMs should take advantage of attending Monday's and Tuesday's sessions in order to receive CEUs toward recertification.

Wednesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 15, are the advertised FASD Annual Conference days. We have separated them from Monday and Tuesday sessions as those pre-conference days are tailored towards specific members. If you would like to attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, you will have to register for the Annual Conference (Wednesday and Thursday) as well as for Monday and Tuesday separately. The $125.00/day rate for Monday and Tuesday ONLY applies if you have also registered for Annual Conference.

Register today to lock in Early Bird member pricing!

Hotel Information

Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Group Rate: $152.00 plus tax
Cut-off Date: May 12, 2023
Parking: Complimentary for all overnight and daily drive in attendees

Your registration confirmation email will provide you with a unique toll-free number and online booking link to make your reservation for the conference.

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Agenda at a Glance

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Daily Themes

Attire for the conference is business casual OR bring a themed costume each day. The Conference and Awards Committee has incorporated the following themes for the week:

Margarita Monday: Flip Flops & Shorts
Tourist Tuesday: Crazy Tourist
Key West Wednesday: Parrot Heads
Tropical Thursday: Island Time

Use your imagination, innovation, and inspiration to work each of these themes into your attire each day.


We offer a wide array of options for your attendance at this event. The earlier you register, the greater the savings.

Conference Registration (Tuesday Night, Wednesday, Thursday)

Member: Early Bird Price $499.00 / After May 12 $550.00
Non Member: $680.00
Guest: $225.00

Pre-Conference Registration

**Prices only if you have registered for the Conference as stated above

Monday Training Only: $125.00
Tuesday Training Only: $125.00

Daily Registration Options

Monday Pre-Conference Training Only: $200.00
Tuesday Pre-Conference Training Only: $225.00
Wednesday Only: $250.00
Thursday Only: $275.00

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Reimbursement Program

Each year, the Special District Accountability Program within the Florida Department of Opportunity ("Program") offers opportunities for special district staff and Board members to attend the FASD Annual Conference. The goal is to encourage non-member and smaller special districts to send a representative to our Annual Conference. The Registration Reimbursement Program allows for up to two (2) representatives (Board member and/or non-Board member) from a limited number of qualifying special districts to attend the conference without being required to pay a conference registration fee. Funding does not include any other expenses, such as travel, hotel, meals, and per diem costs. Instead the Program will reimburse FASD for conference registration fees for special districts and Board members. The district must meet the criteria established by the Program in order to send any individuals.

If this is something you are interested in, click below to learn what the requirements are and how to apply:

DEO Reimbursement Program

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your commitment to special districts by becoming a sponsor of FASD's Annual Conference. By sponsoring, your company will receive immediate recognition at an event and in other areas. You will get maximum exposure with many of the special district executives and decision makers at the conference. The FASD Board of Directors understands that many worthwhile organizations ask for your financial support and we appreciate your commitment to FASD and its initiatives.

We have a couple NEW sponsorship opportunities this year that will be sure to impress.

See What's Available

Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are interested in exhibit pricing, click the link below.

New this year, in addition to being able to select your booth during registration, you will also have the option to add on an appetizer, dessert, or snack tray to your booth during the Tuesday Welcome Reception or a Wednesday Networking Break. The sooner you register, the more options you'll have.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Annual Awards Nomination Form

FASD presents several awards at the Annual Conference to recognize, honor, and reward outstanding accomplishment and service to their districts.

Every year we invite members to submit nominations for these awards. The deadline for submission is May 5, 2023. To complete the Annual Awards Nomination form, click the link below.

Click here for the Annual Awards Nomination Form

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional fee. If a substitution is not available, cancellation can be made online or sent as a written request to Katherine at [email protected]. A full refund less a processing fee of $25.00 will be issued for cancellations received by or before May 13, 2023. No refund will be issued for any portion of a registration if cancelled after May 13, 2023, or to conference no-shows.