2018 Annual Conference

July 11-13, 2018 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa



Keynote Speakers Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers:

Opening Keynote: Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision Making

Speaker: Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP

Everyone has unconscious biases.They are a natural function of the human brain. Biases can have a negative impact on team performance and collaboration, decision making and problem solving. This session is designed to move participants from unconscious to conscious–in a no shame and no blame approach. Learn the importance of building cultural competence and the practices every leader can develop to move from minimization to acceptance and full adaptation of valuing differences. 


General Session: How to Work a Room so it Works for You!  

Speaker: Annetta Wilson

Networking is NOT a race to collect the most business cards. It is NOT the time to SELL anything. Do it wrong and it could cost you contacts and business! In this highly interactive session you’ll discover easy ways to escape the person who monopolizes your time, an unusual ‘mindset’ change that gets rid of nerves and why you should NEVER ask, ‘What do you do?’



Closing Keynote: The Epic Advantage - How to Get What You Want Without Losing What You Love

Speaker: Jerome Wade, CSP

Life is filled with endless deadlines, unreasonable demands and all-consuming dilemmas. For many, the pursuit of success and the drive to achieve can lead you to perform at an unsustainable pace - putting at risk the very things you love. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Stay at the top of your game while beating burn out and conquering fatigue. 

Learn the hidden causes of leadership fatigue and refuel your personal and professional passions.


Hotel Reservations Now Open

Room reservations for the FSAE 2018 Annual Conference at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa are now available at a rate of $140. To reserve your room for the conference, please click here.

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Conference Registration opens March 1, 2018 - Click here for conference registration fees and make your plans to attend #FSAE18!


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Program at a Glance

Tentative - Subject to Change

Tuesday, July 10
12:00 – 3:00      FSAE Board Meeting
3:00 – 5:00        Foundation Board Meeting
5:00                   Leadership Reception Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide

Wednesday, July 11
9:00 - 4:00         Registration Open
9:00 - 4:00         Silent Auction Open
10:00 - 12:00     CEO Roundtable, Aspiring Leaders Roundtable and Meeting Planner Roundtable
12:00 – 1:30       Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 3:00        Opening Session
3:15 – 4:45        General Session
5:30 – 7:00        VIP Connection Reception
6:30  9:30         Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 12
7:30 - 4:30           Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00          Foundation Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00         Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:45       Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45       Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 1:30         General Session and Board Introductory Luncheon Sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay
1:45 - 2:45           Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:30          Networking Break - Silent Auction Final Bidding
3:45 – 4:45          Breakout Sessions
6:00 - 7:00           Chairs’ Reception Sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
7:00 - 10:00         Conference Gala & Dinner Sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Friday, July 13
8:00 - 10:00          Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00           Networking Coffee Break
9:00 - 10:00          Breakout Sessions
10:15 - 11:15        Breakout Sessions
11:30 - 1:15          Closing Keynote and Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Visit Jacksonville and Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
1:15                      Adjourn

Thank You 2018 Conference Sponsors

As of February 6, 2018

Platinum Sponsors  



 FSAE Premier Partners  






 Gold Sponsors

Thursday Lunch Sponsor


Friday Lunch Sponsor

Conference Education Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Friday Coffee Break Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

AV Sponsor


Pocket Program Sponsor

Meeting Planner Roundtable Sponsor


Charles Popper

Wi-Fi Sponsor


Photography & Video Sponsor

Networking Social (Break) Sponsor 

  Gamification App Sponsor 

Room Key Sponsor 

Media Sponsor

Signage & Registration Sponsor 

Leadership Reception Sponsor
Room-Drop Sponsor


Leadership and Aspiring Leaders Roundtable Sponsor

Conference Website Sponsor

CEO Roundtable Sponsor

Brochure & Event Guide Print Sponsor

Closing Keynote Sponsor

Swag Sponsor
(Bags & Badges)

Board Meeting Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor

Production Sponsor 
App & Gamification Provider


Opening Keynote Sponsor

Breakout Sponsor




Turndown Service Sponsor


Conference Supporter

Marketing Maximizer


Conference Partner


Conference Partner


Conference Supporter

Hospitality Sponsor


Marketing Maximizer

Pocket Program Printer


Turndown Service Sponsor  


Wine Toss Sponsor



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