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President's Welcome


Register

 

Pre-Conference Workshop


Hotel


Travel


General Info


Agenda


Speakers & Special Guests


Presentations


Community Service Project


Local Arrangements


Exhibitor Information


Conference Support Recognition


Presenter / Moderator Checklist


Conference Committee


Surveys


Questions?

Introduction



Dear FASFAA members,

We are delighted to serve as Conference Co-Chairs for the 2015 FASFAA Conference. This year the conference will be held May 19-22, 2015 at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in beautiful St. Augustine, FL. This year marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Throughout the year St. Augustine will be sharing their story through a series of special exhibits, programs and commemorative events.

We invite you to join us for an informative, educational and fun conference that is sure to please. Our conference theme for this year is Honoring the Past, Shaping the Present, Treasuring the Future, which builds on our President’s theme, Reshaping Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today.

Joining us will be representatives from the US Department of Education (ED), Dave Bartnicki and Wood Mason. Also slated to present are Megan McClean, NASFAA’s Director of Policy & Federal Relations and Kristen Frias who serves as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Office of the Inspector General. Please click on the links to the left to find information about additional speakers & special guests, hotel reservations, agenda and local attractions.

Please join us for an exciting event in historic St. Augustine, FL.

Jeff Daniels, 2015 FASFAA Conference Co-Chair
Sean Johnson, 2015 FASFAA Conference Co-Chair


President's Welcome



FASFAA Colleagues,

As financial aid professionals, we are consistently challenged with changing rules, regulations, and personnel. Annual conference attendance affords members the opportunity to receive relevant and timely training. The FASFAA Executive Board and Conference Committee members spend an entire year planning to offer training that meets the needs of all members. We want to ensure that you have the requisite tools and training to lead your offices effectively while remaining in compliance.

This year’s Annual Conference will be packed with sessions that appeal to both the advanced and novice financial aid professional. The Conference Committee, led by Jeff Daniels and Sean Johnson, has worked tirelessly on creating an agenda that meets the needs of the members in every sector. I can say, with confidence, every FASFAA Conference Committee seeks to have a conference that surpasses the expectations of the membership. It is our goal to ensure that the training we provide, is the best!

The 2015 Annual Conference will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and conclude on Friday May 22, 2015.

On behalf of the 2014-15 Executive Board and Conference Committee, I would like to personally invite you to the upcoming conference and thank you for your continued support.

Looking forward to “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Present, and Treasuring the Future” with you.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Watson

Your 2014-15 FASFAA President


Registration




FASFAA membership is a requirement for conference attendance. If you were a prior member of FASFAA but have not paid your 2014-2015 annual membership click here and complete the 2014-2015 FASFAA Membership Renewal Form and then return to this page to complete your 2015 FASFAA Conference registration. Your conference registration fee will cover your membership renewal fee for 2015-2016.

Current FASFAA members: When you register for the 2015 FASFAA Annual Conference your conference fee will cover your membership renewal fee of $30 for 2015-2016.

Warning:  Do not attempt to register someone else using your FASFAA user ID and password as this will change your personal FASFAA membership profile. 

Members: Click here to register!


Non-Members: 
Click here to register!

If your school is interested in the possibility of sending participants for only one day, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chairs.

If your school is interested in the possibility of sending participants for only the New Aid Officer Workshop, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chairs.

Please note:  We encourage you to complete your registration online if you plan to attend the conference. Registering prior to arriving in St. Augustine will help expedite the registration process and make it easier once you arrive on-site.

Conference fees Current Member Cost Non-Member Cost
Full Conference Fee $275 $305

Guest meal fees Event Cost
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Tuesday May 19th, 2015 Welcome Reception $55 / person
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Wednesday May 20th, 2015 Lunch $55 / person
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Thursday May 21st, 2015 Lunch $55 / person
Individual Guest Breakfast Meal Tickets - Friday May 22nd, 2015 Breakfast $45 / person


Pre-conference workshop fees
Current Member Cost Non-Member Cost
New Aid Officer Workshop - Attending full conference $100 $100
New Aid Office Workshop - Not attending full conference $130 $160
     

Important information:

  • Guest Meal Tickets must be selected and paid for with registration.
  • If you forgot your password, click on this "Forgot your password?" link and it will be e-mailed to you.
  • If you are paying by credit card, click the "Credit Card" button on the payments page. Do not click on the "PayPal" button unless you are a "PayPal" member and know your PayPal password. When paying by credit card, please be sure the billing address fields on the payment form match the credit card billing address of the card you are using. The credit card confirmation process requires a matching address for security purposes.
  • If you will be sending payment by check, click the "Send Check" button on the payments page. Please be advised your registration will be considered "pending" until payment is received.
  • Registration cancellation fee is $75 (Cancellation received after May 14th will be charged 50% of the registration fee).
  • No refunds after May 19th. If you register and do not attend you will be charged 100%.
  • The Member Conference Registration Form is for current active FASFAA members only. In order to access this registration form you must have paid dues for the 2014-2015 membership year which runs from July 1st, 2014 - June 30th, 2015.
  • Questions or issues?  

    Contact:

    - John Snow for Membership Status or Password retrieval

    - Tracy Wiles or Brian Casey for Registration

    - FASFAA's Bookkeeper for Payments

Pre-Conference Workshop



New Aid Officer Workshop

In conjunction with the annual conference FASFAA will hold a New Aid Officers Pre-Conference Workshop, May 18-19, 2015.  The workshop will begin Monday morning and conclude with lunch on Tuesday afternoon; just in time for the start of the annual conference. 

If you will attend the New Aid Officer Workshop only, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chair to receive specific registration details. 

- Details TBD


Pre-conference workshop
Current Member Cost Non-Member Cost
New Aid Officer Workshop - Attending full conference $100 $100
New Aid Office Workshop - Not attending full conference $130 $160
     

Hotel



Renaissance World Golf Village Resort
500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone: (904) 940-8000 Fax: (904) 940-8676

WGV

The 4-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, the largest combination hotel and convention center between Orlando and Atlanta, offers fresh, well-appointed accommodations featuring 37-inch flat panel televisions, sparkling new bathrooms and furnishings, high-speed wireless internet access, spacious work areas, wet bars and refrigerators among many other luxuries. The Resort now offers a complimentary shuttle service for individual guests to and from downtown St. Augustine. Within 15 minutes of the Resort, you can enjoy 108 holes of championship golf, including the Slammer and Squire, located just steps from your guestroom.

As FASFAA Conference attendees, you qualify for the conference room rate 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference dates, based on availability. In addition, you can take advantage of complimentary self-parking (valet parking is optional at $10/day), complimentary use of the health & fitness center, reduced fees for golf (depending on tee times and the course selected) and complimentary resort fees.

Room Rate: $149

For on-line room reservations click on the following link.

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/FAFSA

To make reservations by phone, please dial (888) 789-3090 and ask for the group name FASFAA or Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Rooms must be reserved by May 3, 2015 to receive the guaranteed FASFAA rate.



Travel






General Information



FASFAA Room Rate:
  • $149 / night
Attire:
  • TBD
Items to Bring
  • TBD
Elections:
  • TBD
Exhibit area:
  • TBD
Internet access:
  • TBD
Meals on your own:
  • TBD
Evening events:
  • TBD

Agenda / Schedule



Click here to view the agenda


Speakers & Special Guests



-David Bartinicki
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Federal Training Officer
U.S. Department of Education
Click for Bio

- Wood Mason
Program and Management Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
Click for Bio

- Megan McClean
MeganMcClean
Director of Policy and Federal Relations
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Click for Bio

- Zita M. Barree

ZitaMBarree
Director of Financial Aid
Hampden-Sydney College
Click for Bio

- TBD

Presentations



Have a session to propose?  Please submit your suggestion by clicking here.


Community Service Project




The charity for the 2015 conference is the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind


Donations to FSDB can be made before this year's conference by visiting http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/index.php/donate/ 

(please notate "FASFAA" in the 'Additional Information' field)



Local Arrangements



St. Augustine Attractions

Tuesday Night, May 19th - TBD

Wednesday Night, May 20th - TBD

Thursday Night, May 21st - TBD


Exhibitor Information



FASFAA is pleased to offer you, our colleagues in the business sector, the opportunity to support our training efforts as financial aid professionals. While we will continue to offer individual training activities for sponsors to advertise and exhibit, we have also produced some discounted packages that will allow you to take advantage of some very significant cost savings.


Sponsorship Opportunities


Conference Support Recognition



FASFAA's 
theme this year is “Reshaping Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today.” We must prepare the financial aid leaders of today to overcome the challenges associated with financial aid regulations and students of tomorrow. During turbulent times, it takes dynamic leadership and effectual mentoring to ensure that the financial aid profession remains strong and well informed. With this task ahead, we must reshape the financial aid administrator of today in an effort to guarantee an advanced level of leadership and professional competence in the future.

We would like to recognize the following organizations that have provided conference support to ensure that FASFAA continues to provide training opportunities to the membership:

AcademicWorks
Access Group, Inc.
American Student Assistance
CMD Outsourcing Solutions
Discover Student Loans
EdFinancial Services
Edsouth
Education Partners Inc.
Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.
Financial Aid Services
Financial Aid TV
Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance
Great Lakes
Inceptia
Navient
Nelnet
PNC Bank
ProEducation Solutions, LLC
Sallie Mae
SunTrust Bank
U-fi Student Loans
USA Funds
Wells Fargo

Their combined support contributes to the success of the association’s premier annual training event, the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!

THANK YOU!!!


Presenter / Moderator Checklist



Presenter Checklist:

Thank you for presenting at the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!
  • We are inviting presenters to use the FASFAA PowerPoint Template, use of this template is recommended, not mandatory.
  • The Conference Committee has secured a Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, table for equipment and power for each meeting room.
  • Submit a copy of your finished presentation by Friday May 1, 2015. All presentations will be posted to the conference website, and registered conference attendees will be notified about the availability to download. If you haven’t submitted the presentation in a power point format you MUST also bring it on a jump drive so it can be loaded at the time of your session
  • TBD
Moderator Checklist:

Thank you for serving as a moderator at the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!
  • Please be in contact with the presenter(s) prior to the conference to obtain their official biographic information and Save determine how they would like to be introduced for the session.
  • On the day and time of the session, please arrive at the room at least 10 minutes prior to the session. If the presenter did not provide their presentation to the conference committee in advance, their presentation will need to be loaded on the meeting room laptop. At the starting time of the session, welcome all to the session and introduce the presenter(s). During the session, take a head count of attendees. At the end of the session, remind attendees that the evaluation of the session will be electronic and will be sent via email after the conference. After the session, submit your head count information to a member of the Conference Committee.
  • TBD

Conference Committee Members



Conference Chairs:
  • Sean Johnson
  • Jeff Daniels
Registration Chairs:
  • Brain Casey 
  • Tracy Wiles
Program Chair:
  • Maureen Anderson
Electronic Services Chairs: Membership Chair:
  • John Snow
Local Arrangements Chair:
  • Alysia Pearsall
Clock Hour Programs Chair:
  • Mary Nell Stokes
Charity Chair:
  • Lillie Samuels
Ambassador & Volunteer Chair:
  • Rick Snodgrass
Sponsorship Chair:
  • David Alexander
Evening Events Chair:
  • Jeff Daniels
FASFAA President:
  • Stephanie Watson
2016 Conference Chairs:
  • TBD
  • TBD
Bookkeeper:
  • Gwyn Francis
 
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