Networking Events  |  VIP Connection Reception  

Networking with your peers is one of the top reasons to attend the FSAE Annual Conference. We know how important it is and have built ample networking opportunities into our schedule including Thursday Breakfast and long breaks between breakout sessions.

We are also proud to invite attendees to evening social events to network and unwind.

Thursday Gala Theme Ideas


Leadership Reception
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide & an Exclusive Group of Hilton Properties

FSAE and Foundation Board Members and registered Association Executives and their guests are invited to attend Hilton’s off-site reception at the beautiful new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for a reception reminiscent of the golden age. Dress is cruise casual.
An Invitation Only Event


VIP Connection Reception
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The VIP Connection Reception is your Ultimate Opportunity for exclusive networking after a full day of education on Wednesday. All association executive attendees and their registered spouse/guests are invited to this upscale reception for hors d'oeuvres, libations and entertainment - right next door at the B Ocean Resort - Fort Lauderdale.

Associate attendees are invited to host this exclusive event. The opportunity is limited to the first 60 paid commitment forms received. Learn More


Welcome Reception
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Be inspired and network in style at downtown Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science. Enjoy tropical entertainment and “Floribbean” cuisine in an interactive space where you can channel your inner-explorer!

Discover the hidden mysteries of the human body or the universe with live exhibits. Take a ride on the Everglades Airboat simulator, or take a selfie with a giant megalodon shark.

All attendees invited!
What to Wear: Resort Casual Attire


MARSAT Afterglow Hospitality
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00 PM - Midnight
Sponsored by Marriott international

Association Executive Attendees and their registered guest/spouse are invited to join us for the famous MARSAT Afterglow Hospitality: Havana Nights for delicious cocktails, delectable lite bites and desserts. Join us at Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar just after returning from the Welcome Reception.
An Invitation Only Event


Chairs' Reception
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hosted and Sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

All conference attendees are invited to join our outgoing chairs Vicki Long, CAE and Sue Fern for hors d’oeuvres and libations before the Gala.

Conference Gala and Dinner
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -  7:00 - 10:00 PM
Hosted and Sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

All conference attendees are invited to BeachTV Surf Party

Hang 10 as we surf through your favorite beach themed TV and movie pastimes! A retro yet relaxing vibe washes through the party as we reminisce and celebrate life at the shore. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in beach attire* or costumes emulating their favorite shows like Gilligan’s Island, Flipper, Gidget, Hawaii 5-0 and other gems from the 60s and 70s.

What to Wear: Beach Attire* or Costumes from your favorite BeachTV shows
*Shorts & tee’s are fine, but no bikinis please


Young Professionals Afterglow
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM - until

After the Gala, all attendees are invited to make a splash with the New Wave of association management, at the Young Professionals Afterglow at the Marriott Harbor Beach’s Lobby Bar! 

All attendees welcome. Drinks are on your own.



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FSAE 2018 Annual Conference | July 11-13 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa