AFCC will offer scholarships for the conference. Scholarships include pre-conference institute registration, conference registration, meal functions (welcome reception, luncheon, and annual banquet tickets), access to the AFCC hospitality suite*, and a certificate of attendance. A limited number of scholarships may include stipends to help offset the cost of travel and accommodations for recipients. Preference for scholarships with stipends is given to applicants with higher travel costs, international applicants, and those who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship application is available on the AFCC website, afccnet.org. The scholarship application deadline is March 8, 2023. Recipients will be notified in late March.
The Exhibit Forum will be open during conference hours and provide an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives to discuss your needs and the products and services they offer. If you are interested in an exhibit table or other advertising opportunities, please contact AFCC Administrative Assistant, Abby Rebholz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-664-3750.
AFCC Hospitality Suite*
Join AFCC conference attendees for an informal networking event and refreshments Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00pm–12:00am and on Friday after the banquet until midnight. Please wear your name badge. The hospitality suite location will be included in attendee emails and on the conference portal. The hospitality suite is subject to local COVID-19 regulations. Masks may be required to enter, or the event may be cancelled completely depending on the guidance from the California CDC. AFCC will send out more details closer to the date of the conference.
Taste of Los Angeles
AFCC will make reservations at several local restaurants so that you can join colleagues on Thursday evening for a no-host dinner. Sign up before 1:30pm on Thursday to join a group of 8–10 for dinner — space is limited! Restaurant menus and sign-up sheets will be available onsite Thursday morning. Participants are responsible for food, beverage, and transportation costs.
Meditation and Yoga
Start your day in the right frame of mind for concentration and learning! Join AFCC colleagues for morning meditation and yoga. Meditation is from 6:15am-6:30am followed by yoga from 6:30am-7:15am, Thursday-Saturday mornings, poolside weather permitting. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Health and Safety Protocols
AFCC reserves the right to implement health and safety protocols that are consistent with CDC guidelines. This may include requiring wearing masks except when eating and drinking, along with proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours for all conference participants. Social gatherings planned for smaller spaces (e.g., hospitality suite, receptions for new and first-time members, and international) will be assessed for risk and a final decision will be made closer to the conference dates.