First-Time Attendees

Coming to the AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo for the first time can be overwhelming!  Stay tuned for a list of key sessions for first-time attendees, plus some great tips for first-timers!

We'll be highlighting more sessions very soon--but we'll start with Sunday evening and two events you'll want to attend! 

Sunday, June 24th


"Relax, Refresh, and Relate" Welcome Reception, Sponsored by The Art Institutes, 5:00pm-7:00pm (included in all Full, Student, and Monday One-Day registrations, $45 for additional tickets)
The opening reception is a great way to kick off the Annual Conference, and a great way to meet new people! We'll have activities that fit our theme, a demo from The Art Institutes, tables from our local committee and related groups, and more! Come by for food and fun.

First-Time Attendee and New Member Orientation, 7:00pm-8:00pm
In this session, new AAFCS members and first-time attendees will learn how to navigate the conference program and app and get the most out of attending a national conference designed for students and professionals in FCS. Attendees will be able to maximize their engagement within AAFCS and connect with other professionals in the organization. AAFCS staff, Board Members, members of the Student Unit, their conference Ambassadors and many other leaders will be on hand to answer questions and help attendees understand the many aspects of the conference.