November 1-3, 2023 | Orlando, Florida

Moving Forward With Great Expectations...

The AFC 2023 Annual Meeting and Conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek, in Orlando, Florida November 1-3, 2023. The Annual Conference is the celebratory event of the year for the Florida College System. It includes an exhibit hall, more than 30 diverse educational programs, informative membership and association-related meetings, exemplary practice presentations, recognition and awards, and excellent networking opportunities for members and friends of the Florida College System.

The Association of Florida Colleges celebrates the many voices of its members through its Advocacy, Leadership, and Innovation across the state. The 28 state and community colleges that comprise the Florida College System institutions serve more than 800,000 students annually. Today's challenge is to meet the growing needs of a diverse population with limited resources and a changing educational landscape. Performance funding, new accountability measures with a focus on retention and completion, and baccalaureate degrees are the bellwether issues for higher education professionals in the state.  How can the Florida College System continue to meet student and community needs while maintaining excellence, access, and student engagement during this critical time of transformation? Additionally, how can the AFC remain relevant while providing learning-centered professional development to its members? Join us at the 74th AFC Annual Meeting and Conference this November.


Draft Agenda
Hotel Information
Service Project Commission Boards and Meetings Educational Sessions
Conference Registration Silent Auction Exhibitor/Sponsor Information



The deadline to register online is October 25, 2023. See below for registration fees based on registration type. Click on the registration link to register.


Full Refund Issued until October 25, 2023.
50% Refund issued if canceled by October 31, 2023
No Refund will be given for no-shows or cancellations on the event day.


All pricing is per person; click on the link to be taken to the registration form. you must have each registrant's individual username and password to register.

  • AFC Member (non-college president/lobbyist) Conference Registration: $300.00 
  • Retired AFC Member: $139.00
  • AFC Member Wednesday Only Registration: $110.00 (Wednesday Only)
  • AFC Member Thursday Only Registration: $125.00 (Thursday Only - DOES NOT INCLUDE GALA TICKET)
  • AFC Member Thursday Only Registration: $175.00 (Thursday Only - Includes Gala ticket)
  • Spouse/Family Registration: $169.00 (not available to college employees or members)
  • Non-Member (no vendors or suppliers): $749.00 - Daily registration is $650.00 per day

Additional Tickets to the Thursday Presidential Gala and the Friday Awards Brunch

  • Gala Tickets - $99.00
  • Awards Brunch Tickets - $69.00

Register NOW- Click here

Hotel Information

Find out about our partner hotel, special rates, and accommodation details for the conference.

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32821

Room Rate is $169.00 single or double per night

To reserve your room online click here

The direct phone number of the Hotel’s reservations department is 407-390-2300.
Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-996-3426

A Hotel Services Fee of $38.00 per room per day has been discounted to $20.00 for all guest rooms within the Group’s
room block.
This includes the following services:
• In-Room and Public Area Premium HighSpeed Wireless Internet Access
• (2) Bottled Waters InRoom per stay
• In-Room Keurig Coffee Makers with Gourmet Coffee and Tea
• Access to Business Center (Computers and Printer)
• Shuttle Service to and from Disney Parks & Disney Springs
• Unlimited Local and TollFree calls

There is a charge for both Self and Valet parking.
Current Day/Overnight Parking Rate Group Discounted Parking Rate:
Self-Parking $15.00 plus tax per vehicle
Valet Parking is $38.00 plus tax per vehicle
The above rates are subject to change.

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The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Foundation, Inc. is a 501C(3) charitable corporation. The AFC Foundation provides charitable and educational financial support to the Association of Florida Colleges, its members, and institutions. Every Gift Counts, and Every Donor Matters. Learn more about the AFC Foundation today.

Your assistance is needed and greatly appreciated in soliciting items to use in the 2016 auction. Listed below are the types of items that are needed. However, feel free to use your imagination and your creativity to come up with even better items.

Suggested donation items: Artwork, gift baskets, hotel stays, vacation packages, cameras, sports memorabilia, jewelry, e-readers, iPads, iPods, computers, books, gift cards, event tickets, wine, services, decorative items, etc. are all examples of great ideas, but I am sure that you can come up with many more great ideas. Big ticket items such as a cruise, computer, big-screen television, or vacation package would be great. We don’t expect you to purchase the big ticket item but if you know of someone that can donate this, please let me know. Click here for a printable flyer to share at your college/campus. 

Don’t ever think your item is too small or too large to include. Items may be combined with other items to help create a gift basket or vacation package!! Here is the donation form to assist you when contacting businesses.

To view Silent Auction items up for bid click here

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The Orlando Union Rescue Mission

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is more than a homeless shelter. They offer life-transforming services designed to address every area of need (physical, emotional, social, and spiritual) so those who were once hungry, hurting, and homeless can become filled, restored, and secure.

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Do you work with suppliers who would like the opportunity to showcase what their company offers employees and institutions of the Florida College System? Extend them an invitation to participate in an excellent opportunity to market their goods and services to the 550+ college personnel representing a portion of the 6,000+ AFC members.  Attendees at the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference represent all facets of each College.  All 28 of our College Presidents and the V.P. of Business Affairs are in attendance. Most attendees are Career and professional Staff, Administrative Staff, and Faculty. In addition, the above-listed attendees will represent 15 specialty groups called Commissions. These groups include the Faculty Commission, Student Development Commission, and the Administration Commission, to name just a few.  A complete list of our Commissions can be found here.  The networking and exposure available to them and their staff through this convention is unique and valuable.  The deadline to register to exhibit and/or sponsor (to be included in the conference program) is October 1, 2023


74th Annual Conference Sponsorship Flyer Updated.pdf


Click here to register for a sponsorship

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Please submit your commission exemplary practice or commission educational session information here. These commission-sponsored sessions will cover hot topics and best practices and showcase the exemplary practice winners from the spring conferences.


The deadline to submit is September 1, 2023!


 Submit Button - Exemplary Practice and Commission Educational Session


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Please submit your commission board and/or commission business meeting requests here. Please include any specific time requests.


The deadline to submit is September 1, 2023!


Submit Button - Commission Board or Business Meeting 


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The deadline to register online is October 25, 2023. See below for registration fees ba