FASD Annual Conference

June 13 - 16, 2022 | Rosen Plaza Hotel

Join FASD at the 2022 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 starts on Monday, June 13,  and is dedicated to CDO training as we will offer three CDO components. The Tuesday, June 14, schedule is for new members, new managers, and new Governing Board Officials with topics including Ethics, Sunshine Law, Accounting and Audits, and many more! We also have two more CDO components as well as offer one to two sessions with new material. Current CDOs and CDMs can take advantage of receiving CEUs by attending the Monday and Tuesday sessions.


Hotel Information

Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
 

Group Rate: $149.00 plus tax
Cut-off Date: May 13, 2022
Parking: Complimentary for all overnight and daily drive in attendees

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Agenda at a Glance

New this year we are offering a Mental Health First Aid course on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the Annual Conference.

The Mental Health First Aid Course will be a 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. We are excited about this course and encourage all of our members to attend if their conference schedule allows!

More about the Mental Health First Aid Course:

Adult Mental Health First Aid consists of 8 hours of in person, instructor-led training.  

Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen non-judgmentally and give reassurance to a person who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.  

Mental Health First Aid was created in Australia in 2000 by Betty Kitchener, an educator and mental health consumer, and Professor Tony Jorm, a mental health researcher. In 2008, the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States.

Why Mental Health First Aid? | MHFA Learning ObjectivesMHFA Course Outline

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Daily Themes

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

Monday: Miami Glam
Tuesday: Handcuffs & Badges
Wednesday: Hot Cars & Cool Detectives
Thursday: Ray Bans & Rhinestones
 

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


Fees

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 $470.00 / After May 6 $495.00
Non Member: Early Bird Price $620.00 / After May 6 $645.00
Guest: $200.00

Pre-Conference Registration

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

Monday Training Only: $100.00
Tuesday Training Only: $100.00

Daily Registration Options

Monday Pre-Conference Training Only: $175.00
Tuesday Pre-Conference Training Only: $200.00
Wednesday Only: $225.00
Thursday Only: $250.00

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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, you will be able to select your booth during registration. The sooner you register, the more options you'll have.

Exhibit Pricing

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 1, 2022. Please send completed forms to Kim Eikov at [email protected] or Rachel Kruse at [email protected].

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 June 3, 2022. No refund will be issued for any portion of a registration if cancelled after June 3, 2022, or to conference no-shows.