Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, May 22                                                                                                                  
1pm -- 4pm

Pre-Conference

5 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
Registration Opens
6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. Poolside Meet-up
Wednesday, May 23
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Opens 
8 a.m. -- 9 a.m.
New Member & First Time Conference Attendee Orientation
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
9:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session 

Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world.  He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families. From tales of everyday superheroes to the stories of children in the villages of Haiti, Brett uncovers and captures powerful human experiences through his heart-warming movies...click here for full bio.

FLA Awards Presentation

12 p.m. -- 1 p.m.

Committee and Member Group Meetings

1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

1 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

Performers' Showcase

2:30 p..m. -- 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

4 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

4 p.m. -- 6 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens and Welcome Reception

Appetizers and cash bar from 5pm -- 6pm

Author Tables

5 p.m. -- 6 p.m.

Poster Session I (In Exhibit Hall)

6:30 p.m. -- 8 p.m.

FSU Alumni Reception 

USF Alumni Reception 

6:30 p.m. -- 10:30 p.m.

After-Hours offsite networking event (additional ticket required)

Thursday, May 24
7 a.m. -- 8 a.m. Yoga Fit (additional ticket, limited spots available)
(Location: Pool deck)
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. -- 9:15 a.m. Mystery Writers Association Breakfast
8:15 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.

Poster Session II (In Exhibit Hall)

8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Coffee with Exhibitors 
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Committee and Member Group Meetings
8:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open, Silent Auction Open

Author Tables

9:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 

Committee and Member Group Meetings

12 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Lunch for purchase with Exhibitors
12 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.

Committee and Member Group Meetings

12:15 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.

Poster Session III (In Exhibit Hall)

12 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Friends Lunch with Awards Presentation 

1:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

3 p.m. --4 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

4 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Final Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

4:30 p.m -- 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. President's Reception, Silent Auction Finale, Wine Toss and more! 

Heavy appetizers and cash bar

 Friday, May 25
7:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m. OCLC Breakfast (Invite only)
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Conference Planning Committee Meeting 
8 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m.

TechZone

8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Committee and Member Group Meetings

9:45 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Closing Session with Lunch

1:15 p.m. -- 3:15 p.m.  FLA Board of Directors Meeting