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Tradeshow and Exhibit Opportunities

If you are looking for innovative ways to create awareness and visibility for your company, sponsorships are a great way to promote your brand! We offer many opportunities for sponsorships and exhibiting throughout the year. A sponsorship or exhibiting opportunity gives your company an edge over your competition as you will have the attention of a variety of members from the Florida College System. This exposure and association with AFC will increase our members' awareness of your business and in turn, increase your business opportunities throughout the state. Some of the perks of being a sponsor or exhibitor include complimentary registrations, advertisement spots on our website and in our publications, program listings, signage, verbal recognition and more.

AFC Region Meetings AFC Commission Meetings Council of Presidents Monthly and Annual Meeting
AFC Membership Development Conference  AFC 65th Annual Convention  

Council of Presidents Monthly and Annual Meetings

The Council of Presidents hold monthly meetings in Tallahassee each year and an annual meeting in June. Dates and details will be announced when they become available.

June 5 -6, 2014  - Orlando, Florida ~ Sponsorship Menu and Registration Form alt (Form includes pricing for exhibiting only as well as sponsorship opportunities) - Hotel: Reunion Resort - 7593 Gathering Drive - Kissimmee, Fl 34747 (See Form for hotel rates and reservation deadlines)

AFC Region Meetings

Region meetings are held in the spring (March/April/May) of each year. 2014 dates will be announced as they are received. Please contact the region director listed for individual region sponsorship opportunities.

Region I - April 17, 2014 - Northwest Florida State College - Contact Region Director, Kristen Last at: lastk@nwfsc.edu or 850-729-4971

Region II - 2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, TBA at: email

Region III -  2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, TBA at: email

Region IV: 2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, TBA at: email

Region V - May 9, 2014 - Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus - Contact Region Director, Paul Lefavi at: plefavi@irsc.edu  or 772-462-7739

AFC Commission Meetings

Commission meetings are held in the spring (March/April/May) of each year. 2014 dates will be announced as they are received. Please contact the commission chair listed for individual commission sponsorship opportunities.

Career and Professional Employees Commission: April 11, 2014 - Daytona State College - Contact Commission Chair Cara Bennett at: bennettc@cf.edu or 352-873-5848

Student Development Commission: May 14-16, 2014 - Tallahassee Community College - Contact Joy Raulerson at raulerj@phcc.edu or 727-816-3215 or visit: Sponsorship Opportunities at the Student Development Conference.

AFC Joint Commissions Spring Conference: May 21-22, 2014 - Daytona State College - Sponsorship Form  

AFC Membership Development Conference

The Membership Development Conference is held in July of each year. The 2014 Conference will be held July 17-18. 2014 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.

Hilton Clearwater Beach
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Hotel Cut-Off Date is June 12, 2014
Please call 727-461-3222 to make a reservation
Room Rate is $129.00 a night single/double
Please ask for AFC Membership Conference to receive the group rate.

(Form listed for budgeting purposes only. 2014 sponsorship opportunities will be posted by March 1, 2014)

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration Form

AFC 65th Annual Convention

October 29 - 31, 2014 - Destin, Florida ~ Hilton Sandestin

Full Brochure will be available in early Spring. For budgeting purposes, here is the expected pricing structure for booths:

Prime Location - $1,175.00
Standard Location - $975.00
Table-Top (Prime) - $875.00
Table-Top (Standarad) - $775.00

All single booths will be 6' x 8' with one 6' skirted table, exhibitor ID sign, wastebasket, and two chairs. Electrical is not provided. Price for booths includes two full conference registrations (includes meals that are served), exhibitor listing with link to website on AFC Convention Sponsor page, recognition listing in 2014 convention program, and recognition in pre-convention e-Mail blast.

All single table-tops will be a 6' x 2' skirted table, exhibitor ID sign, wastebasket, and one chair. Electrical is not provided. Price for tables includes one full conference registration (includes meals that are served), exhibitor listing with link to website on AFC Convention Sponsor page, recognition listing in 2014 convention program, and recognition in pre-convention e-Mail blast.

Why Join Us at Convention?

We will have in attendance key decision makers from Florida’s 28 Community and State Colleges -- presidents, trustees, faculty, business officers, and professional staff. Our convention is the only event where you can meet and speak with representatives from all 28 colleges at a single venue.

Our expected number of attendees ranges from 550 – 600. We’ve averaged approximately 565 attendees over the last three years. Attendees at the AFC Annual Convention represent all facets of each College.  We will have all 28 of our College Presidents in attendance as well as V.P.’s of Business Affairs. The majority of our attendees are Career & Professional Staff, Administrative Staff and Faculty. In addition, there are 18 specialty groups called commissions that will be represented by the above listed attendees. These groups include the Faculty Commission, Student Development Commission, and the Administration Commission to name just a few.  A full list of our commissions can be here.

Our exhibit hall provides exposure, networking and visibility for your products and services. Our intimate set-up creates an experience that allows our attendees the time and opportunity to get to know our exhibitors and sponsors. Sponsorships provide an opportunity for expanded visibility and show that you actively support Florida’s Colleges, their employees and system.

We invite you to take a look at the exhibitor prospectus.  You will find many more opportunities to sponsor specific events as well as getting your name out to the 8,000+ members of AFC if you find yourself unable to attend in person.  Also, please note that electrical is included in the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship packages. 

A link will be provided for online registration at a later date. The Exhibitor Prospectus will be available by early Spring.

We are the Association for the employees of the twenty-eight Community and State Colleges in the state of Florida.  Most now offer 4-year degrees in addition to the normal 2-year degree programs. You can find a list of the colleges here.

Below is a brief profile of the expected audiences:

Trustees - Set policy and approve major purchases and benefit plans

Faculty - Request textbooks, classroom supplies, equipment, support materials and other instructional aids

Presidents &Administrative Staff - Administer the colleges on a day-to-day basis, recommend proposals to board of trustees and approve college purchases

Career and Professional Staff - Influential in decisions concerning purchases - they are the individuals actually using copy machines, fax machines, typewriters, computers, lawn mowers, electrical equipment, etc.

Exhibitor Prospectus, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities


Hotel Information

Deadline to book rooms is: September 21, 2014

Hilton Sandestin
4000 Sandestin Blvd. S
Destin, FL 32550

For Reservations call 1-877-705-6641
Ask for the Association of Florida Colleges to receive our rate

Standard Room Rate is: $129.00 per night plus tax and resort fee

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COMING in SUMMER of 2014!

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Exhibitors and Sponsors may submit up to two proposals. However, you are not guaranteed a presentation slot. First priority is given to our individual members and commissions. Priority will be given in the following order if there are any additional presentation slots once we've met the needs of the membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, and Exclusive Event Sponsors will be considered first. Then priority will be given to Booth - Prime, Booth - Standard, Table-top - Prime, and Table-top Standard in that order.

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