Schedule of Events

Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday I Friday

Tuesday, May 14 WednesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
5 p.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Opens
6:30 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m. Poolside Meet-up
Wednesday, May 15  TuesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. -- 9 a.m. New Member & First Time Conference Attendee Orientation
9 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
9:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session
Keynote Speaker:
Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels and three children’s books. Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. View full bio here.


FLA Awards Presentation-
New this year, Friends' Awards will be presented at the Opening Session!

11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Lunch on your own
12 p.m. -- 1 p.m. Friend's Lunch New day this year!
1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions, Committee and Member Group Meetings
1 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m. Performers Showcase- Children's and All Ages
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
3 p.m. -- 4 p.m. Networking with Performers
4 p.m. -- 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens and Welcome ReceptionAppetizers 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-tentative USF Alumni Reception-tentative
6 p.m. -- 10 p.m. After-Hours offsite networking event (additional ticket required)
Thursday, May 16 TuesdayIWednesdayI Friday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open, Silent Auction and Author Tables
8 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m. Coffee with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Poster Session II (In Exhibit Hall)
9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions, Committee and Member Group Meetings
11 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions, Committee and Member Group Meetings
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Lunch for purchase with Exhibitor
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Committee and Member Group Meetings
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Poster Session III (In Exhibit Hall)
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
5:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. President's Reception
Friday, May 17 Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m. Registration Open
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, Committee and Member Group Meetings
11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Closing Session with Lunch
Keynote Speaker: 
Greg Forbes Siegman

As a child, Greg spent much of his time in the library. The lessons he learned from his favorite books sparked a lifelong interest in service and diversity. For his subsequent civic and philanthropic efforts, he has received honors such as the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured by media such as Good Morning America. View full bio here.

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