Conference Location History

History of Conferences

We have endeavored to collect information on the history of our conference locations, themes, chairs and locations for all of our conferences in our FASFAA history.  If you are able to assist us in completing any missing information please contact us at [email protected]

 
Spring 2020 
cancelled due to Coronavirus 
scheduled May 26-29, 2020 
Karemah Manselle, Chair

"FASFAA: The Key to Your Success"
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach

 
Spring 2019 
May 21-24, 2019 
Nathan Basford and Merrian King, chairs 
"Roadmap to Success"

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
Bonita Springs

 
 
Spring 2018 
May 29 - June 1, 2018 
Tracy Wiles and Maureen Anderson, Chairs 
"Cruising Into the Future by Strengthening our Bond"

Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples

 
Spring 2017 
May 30 - June 2, 2017 
Nathan Basford, Chair 
"FASFAA at 50: Celebrating Our Success... 
Reaffirming our Commitment" 
Hyatt Grand Regency Cypress

Orlando

 
Spring 2016 
May 24-27, 2016 
Tracy Wiles and Thomas Vo, Chairs

"Pursue Excellence, Chase Success"
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs

 
 
Spring 2015 
May 19-22, 2015 
Jeff Daniels and Sean Johnson, Co-Chairs

"Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future"
Renaissance World Golf Village
St. Augustine

 
Spring 2014 
May 26 - 30, 2014 
Lee Ann Wolfenden, Chair 
"Charting Our Future" 
Renaissance Vinoy Resort 
St. Petersburg
 
 
Spring 2013 
May 21-24, 2013 
Kim Phillips, Chair 
"Moving Forward... Change Will Do You Good" 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs

 
Spring 2012 
May 29 - June 1

Stephanie Watson, Chair
"Discover a New Journey in Financial Aid"
Renaissance Orlando Resort
Orlando

 
 
Spring 2011 
May 31 - June 3 
Brenda Brown, Chair

"Envisioning our Future"
Naples Grande Beach
Naples

 
 
Spring 2010 
June 1-4, 2010 
Anh Do, Chair 
"All Hands on Deck: Destination Student Success" 
Doral Golf Resort & Spa 
Miami
 
 
Spring 2009 
May 26-29, 2009 
Nathan Basford and Gail Rogers, Co-Chairs 
"Hitting a Home Run for Students!" 
Sawgrass Marriott 
Ponte Vedra Beach
 
  Spring 2008
June 10-12, 2008
John Ward, Chair
"FASFAA Families Make a Difference"
Disney Contemporary Hotel
Orlando

 
 
Fall 2007
Oct 17-19, 2007
TBA
"FASFAA Surfing the Riptide"
Hilton Sandestin
Destin, FL
 
Spring 2007
Carmen Afghani, Chair
"Celebrating Forty Years of Service"

May 22 - 25, 2007
Tampa Marriott Waterside
Tampa, FL

Fall 2006
Sep 27 - 29, 2006
Carmen Afghani, chair
"FASFAA 40... And Still on Top of Our Game" 
Bonita Springs Hyatt - Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL
Spring 2006
Jun 7-9, 2006
John Snow and Sharon Miller, co-chairs
"Dropping Anchor with FASFAA"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
Fall 2005
Oct 26-28, 2005
Roseann Amato, Chair
"Remembering FASFAA's Heritage"
Omni at Championsgate
Orlando
 
Spring 2005
Jun 8-10, 2005
Tom Judge, Chair
"Staying the Course Through Winds of Change!"
Fontainebleau Resort and Spa
Miami Beach
 
 

Fall 2004
Canceled due to hurricane
Scheduled Nov 10-12, 2004
?, Chair
??
Hilton SanDestin
Destin
 

Spring 2004
Jun 9-11, 2004
Hamida Faquir, Chair
"Shake It Up!"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
Fall 2003
Oct 27-29, 2003
Carmen Afghani, Chair
"Time for a Cool Change!"
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Naples
 
Spring 2003
May 21 - 23, 2003
Kathleen Donohue, Chair
"Celebrate FASFAA Magic!"
Wyndham Palace
Orlando
 
Fall 2002
"Fishing for your Destiny"
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2002
Bill Spiers, Chair
Hilton Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort
Destin
 
Spring 2002
June 5-7, 2002
Kurt Wolf, Chair
"Smooth Sailing on the USS Sanibel"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
Fall 2001
Oct 10-12, 2001
Allison Beaver, Chair
"New Directions:  Sharing the Vision"
Adams Mark Hotel
Jacksonville
 
Spring 2001
May 29-31, 2001
Carmen Afghani, chair
"Visions of the Future"
Waterside Marriot
Tampa
 
Fall 2000
Oct 18-20, 2000
Rae Nicely, chair
"Voices of the Past"
Miami Airport Hilton Hotel
Miami
 
Spring 2000
May 31 - June 2, 2000
Hamida Faquir, chair
"Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 

Fall 1999
Oct 6-8, 1999
Avis Benoit, chair
"Back to School with FASFAA"
Adam's Mark Hotel
Orlando

 
Spring 1999
Jun 9-11, 1999
Peggy Loewy-Wellisch, chair
"The Wind Beneath Their Wings!"
Westin Innisbrook
Tarpon Springs
 
Fall 1998
Oct. 7-9, 1998
John Snow and Rae Nicely, co-chairs
"Staying Afloat Through Turbulent Times"
Ft. Lauderdale Westin Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale
 
Spring 1998
$85
May 27-29, 1998
Ray Pranske, chair
"Rays of Hope & Golden Opportunities"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
  Fall 1997
$85
Oct 14-16, 1997
Peggy Loewy-Wellisch, chair
"Hot Topics in the Tropics"
Miami Airport Hilton and Towers
Miami
 
Spring 1997
$85
Jun 18-20, 1997
Susan Darling, chair
"Beyond Reauthorization:  The Renaissance of Financial Aid"
Saddlebrook Resort
Wesley Chapel
 
Fall 1996
$75
Oct. 21-23, 1996
Kurt Wolf, chair
"Fountain of Strength:  Thirty Years of Service"
St. Petersburg Hilton
St. Petersburg
Spring 1996
$75
May 29-31, 1996
Roseann Amato, Chair
"Port of Call, 21st Century"
Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
Fall 1995
$75
Oct. 9-11, 1995
Kathy Campbell, chair
"Accept the Challenge"
Walt Disney Village, Grosvenor Resort
Orlando
 
Spring 1995
$75
June 12-14, 1995
Karen Jacobs-Hakim and Michael E. Wielgus, co-chairs  
"Driving Forward, Improving Your Game"
Marriot Sawgrass Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedre Beach
  Fall 1994
$75
Oct. 26-28, 1994
Geri Castora and Ofelia Quintero, co-chairs
"Soaring to New Heights"
Ft. Lauderdale Hilton
Ft. Lauderdale
 
Spring 1994
$75
June 1-3, 1994
Cindy Lewis, Chair
"FASFAA Involvement:  Connection to the Future"
Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
Ft. Myers
 
Fall 1993
$75
Sept 27-29, 1993
Alton Royal, Chair
"FASFAA Spirit: Teamwork for the 90's"
Sheraton Orlando North
Orlando
Spring 1993
$75
June 7-9, 1993
Evelyn Nelson, Chair
"Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence... Sterling Reflections Glimmers of Gold"
The Breakers
Palm Beach
Fall 1992
$75
Sept 29-0ct 2, 1992
Joan Buchanan, Bill Spiers, Chairs
"Navigate the 90's"
Jacksonville Omni Hotel
Jacksonville
Spring 1992
$75
May 27-29, 1992
Wanda Grewe, Preston Rosser, Chairs
"Crossing The Finish Line"
Don Cesar Resort Hotel
St. Petersburg
Fall 1991
$75
Oct 7-9, 1991
Sis Sebree, Rick Wilder, Chairs
"Lights! Camera! FASFAA! Action in the 90's"
Twin Towers Hotel & Convention Center
Orlando
Spring 1991
$75
June 2-5, 1991
Judith Berson, Chair
"Sailing Into The Future"
Pier 66 Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale
 
Fall 1990
$75
Oct 8-10, 1990
Claudia Geary, Chair
"Staying On Course Through Uncharted Waters"
Marriott Hotel
Daytona Beach
Spring 1990
$75
June 6-8, 1990
Emily Schmidt, Kathleen Kraemer, Chairs
"Financial Aid Professionals: Top Performers in All 3 Rings"
Hyatt Sarasota
Sarasota
Fall 1989
$75
Oct 2-4, 1989
Roseann Amato, Chair
"Professionals With A Vision"
Sheraton Crowne Plaza
Orlando
Spring 1989
$75
May 17-19, 1989
Burt Harres, Chair
"We Touch The Future"
Hyatt Regency
Tampa
Fall 1988
$75
Oct 5-7, 1988
Inez Twomey, Bill Spiers, Chairs
"Student Resources: A Capital Priority"
Jacksonville Marriott
Jacksonville
 
Spring 1988
$75
June 9-11, 1988
Preston Rosser, Chair
"New Approaches To Changing Directions"
Don Cesar Resort Hotel
St. Petersburg
 
Fall 1987
$75
Sept 28-30, 1987
Preston Rosser, Chair
"Proud Past - Challenging Future"
Holiday Inn - Crowne Plaza at the Florida Mall
Orlando
Spring 1987
$75
May 26-29, 1987
Noreen Tyrell, Chair
"Birds of a Feather Work Together"
Hvatt Regency Westshore
Tampa
Fall 1986
$75
Sept 28-30, 1986
Bill Spiers, Chair
"
The Waterway To The Future - Navigating A New Course"
Sheraton St. Johns Place
Jacksonville
 
Spring 1986
$75
May 27-30, 1986
Ana Sarasti, Peggy Loewy-Wellisch, Chairs
"Miami Advice"
Fountainbleau Hilton
Miami Beach
 
Fall 1985
$75
Oct 27-30, 1985
Susan Darling, Chair
"There's Magic In The Air"
Royal Plaza Hotel
Lake Buena Vista
 
Spring 1985
$75
June 12-14, 1985
Ronnie Oard, Chair
"Nuts & Bolts"
Don Cesar Resort Hotel
St. Petersburg
 
Fall 1984
$55
Sept 24-26, 1984
Inez Twomey, Alton Royal, Jim Carr, Chairs
"A Search for Excellence"
Hilton Hotel
Tallahassee
 
Spring 1984
$55
May 22-25, 1984
Joan Mitchell, David Hartshorn, Chairs
"Bridging The Gap"
Hilton Hotel
Jacksonville
 
Fall 1983
$55
Sept 20-23, 1983
Jeanne Burke, Judy Marty, Chairs
"The Eye of the Hurricane: Storm Warnings in Financial Aid"
Sheraton Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour
Spring 1983
$55
June 6-10, 1983
Jack Agett, Emily Shulman, Chairs
"The State of the State"
Saddlebrook Resort
Wesley Chapel
Fall 1982
$45
Oct 5-8, 1982
Claudia Geary, Bonnie Pirkle, Chairs
"Back to Basics"
Daytona Hilton
Daytona Beach
Spring 1982

$45
June 7-11, 1982
Ronnie Oard, Margaret Morris, Chairs
"Professionalism: The Challenge & Opportunity"
Don Cesar Resort Hotel
St. Petersburg

Fall 1981
$40
Sept 23-26, 1981
Don Smading, Chairs
"Changing Times"
Hilton Hotel
Tallahassee
 
Spring 1981
$25
May 26-29, 1981
Ronnie Oard, Margaret Morris, Chairs
"Ramification Of Reauthorization: The Next Five Years"
Don Cesar Beach Resort
St. Petersburg
Fall 1980

$25
Sept 30-0ct 3, 1980
Preston Rosser, Bill Armstrong, Chairs
N/A
Court of Flags Hotel
Orlando

Spring 1980
$25
May 27-30, 1980
Jack Agett, Hamid Faquir, Chairs
N/A
The Breakers
Palm Beach
 
Fall 1979
$25
Oct 3-5, 1979
Jack Agett, Chair
N/A
Skycenter Inn
Jacksonville
 
Spring 1979
$25
May 23-25, 1979
Larry Arnold, Chair
N/A
Air Host Hotel
Tampa
 
Fall 1978
$25
Oct 2-4, 1978
?, Chair
N/A
Holiday Inn
Daytona Beach
 
Spring 1978
$25
May 23-25, 1978
Bill Gentry, Chair
N/A
Pier 66
Ft. Lauderdale
 
Fall 1977
$25
Oct 5-7, 1977
Preston Rosser, Larry Arnold, Chairs
"Professional Involvement For A Transitional Era (Unfrustrating the Frustrated)"
Hilton Inn South
Orlando
 
Spring 1977
$25
May 1-3, 1977
Ron Hammond, Steve Pritz, Chairs
"A Decade of FASFAA Coordination From Organization to Certification"
Marriott Hotel
Miami
 
Fall 1976
$15
Sept 29-0ct 1, 1976
George Goldsmith, Chair
N/A
Host Airport Hotel
Tampa
 
Spring 1976
$15
May 19-21, 1976
Don Baldwin, Chair
N/A
Ramada Inn West
Orlando
 
Fall 1975
$15
Sept 7-9, 1975
Don Smading, Steve Pritz, Chairs
N/A
Hilton Hotel
Gainesville
 
Spring 1975
$15?
Kenneth R. Simcoe, Chair
N/A
Lido Beach
Sarasota
 
Fall 1974
$15
Sept 11-13, 1974
Kendall Wilder, Karl Hansmeier, Chairs
N/A
Galatea Inn
Pensacola Beach
 
Spring 1974
$15
May 8-10, 1974
William P. Hood, Chair
N/A
Beach Club
Naples
Fall 1973
$15
Oct 4-5, 1973
Larry Benson, Jim Carr, Clara Floyd, Chairs
N/A
Downtown Holiday Inn
Tallahassee
 
Spring 1973
$10
May 9-11, 1973
Don Smading, Thomas McFarland Jr., Chairs
N/A
The Key Biscayne Hotel
Miami
 
Fall 1972	
$10
Paul Sawyer, George Goldsmith, Chairs
N/A
International Inn
Tampa
 
Spring 1972
$10
May 4-5, 1972
Ernest Jones, Chair
N/A
Ponce Deleon Lodge
St. Augustine
 
Fall 1971
$10
Oct 6-8, 1971
Ronald Reinighaus, Chair
N/A
Hilton Inn South
Orlando
 
Spring 1971
$10
May 6-7, 1971
Don Smading, Tom Sneeder, Chairs
"Student Financial Aid: Its State & Local Perspective"
Eden Roc Hotel
Miami
 
Fall 1970
$5
Nov 12-13, 1970
Paul Sawyer, Chair
"Student Financial Aid: Its National Perspective"
University of Tampa
Tampa
 
Spring 1969
$?
Kenneth Palmer, Chair
N/A
Daytona Beach Community College
Daytona Beach
 
Spring  1968

$??
Chair
N/A
Orlando