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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.

September 24-25, 2014 - Jacksonville, Florida ~ Dinner (9/24); Business Meeting (9/25) - Sponsorship Registration Form

October 30, 2014 - Destin, Florida ~ Business Meeting; Luncheon (The luncheon is closed to the public) (COP Luncheon Sponsorship is SOLD).

January 8 -9, 2015 - Tallahassee, Florida ~ Dinner (1/8); Business Meeting (1/9) - Sponsorship Registration Form

February 4-5, 2015 - Tallahassee, Florida ~ Dinner (2/4); Business Meeting (2/5) - Sponsorship Registration Form

March 12-13, 2015 - Tallahassee, Florida ~ Dinner (3/12); Business Meeting (3/13) - Sponsorship Registration Form

April 9-10, 2015 - Tallahassee, Florida ~ Dinner (4/9); Business Meeting (4/10) - Sponsorship Registration Form

June 4 -5, 2015  - Orlando, Florida ~ Sponsorship Menu and Registration Form alt (Form includes pricing for exhibiting only as well as sponsorship opportunities) - Hotel: TBD (See Form for hotel rates and reservation deadlines) ~ PLEASE NOTE: Events and Sponsorships listed are subject to change based on finalization of hotel location and meeting agenda. This form is listed for budgeting purposes only.


2014 COP Annual Meeting Sponsors

 

Continental Breakfast Sponsors

Baycare Behavioral Health   Pearson    Smarthinking, A Pearson Company

 

Dinner Sponsors

NOVA Southeastern University             Civitas Learning


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 - 2015 Date TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, Matt White at whitem@chipola.edu or 850-209-1876

Region II - 2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, Rawlslyn Francis at rawlslyn.francis@fscj.edu or 904-646-2341

Region III -  2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, Jean Scheppers at scheppej@cf.edu or 352-299-5146

Region IV: 2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, Sue Buntic at suzanne.buntic@edison.edu or 239-732-3706

Region V - 2015 Dates TBA - XYZ College - Contact Region Director, Wanda Curtiss at wcurtiss@mdc.edu or 305-237-8969


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: 2015 Date TBA - Location TBA - Contact Commission Chair Cara Bennett at: bennettc@cf.edu or 352-873-5848

Student Development Commission: 2015 Date TBA - Location TBA - Contact Commission Chair Marjorie McGee at mcgeem@cf.edu or 352-291-4416 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 is now available. Pricing structure for Exhibitor Sponsorship Packages are listed below. Please see the brochure for Sponsorship opportunities and the commitment form. No online registration at this time.

Floor Plan should be available by September 1.

Session Partner - Premium Booth Location - $1,175.00
Marketing Maximizer - Standard Booth Location - $975.00
Convention Partner - Premium Table-Top Location - $775.00
Convention Friend - Standard Table-Top Location - $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

2014 EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR MENU OF OPPORTUNITIES


Hotel Information

Deadline to book rooms is: September 21, 2014 has been extended to October 3, 2014.

Hilton Sandestin
4000 Sandestin Blvd. S
Destin, FL 32550

For Reservations call 1-877-705-6641
Ask for the group code AAC to receive our rate

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

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Floor Plan

SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON OR AROUND SEPTEMBER 15.

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