Annual Conference Sponsors

G-W
Teacher of the Year Award

ACI
Conference Tote Bag

Wild Ginger
Celebrity Appearance—
Seth Aaron Henderson



Wiley Blackwell
Research-Focused Events

Coats
Historical Fashion Show

(at Little Black Dress & Tie Gala)

Ai
AAFCS Student Unit T-shirt

In-Kind Sponsors
MasterCook
GRC Direct





thank you for joining us in St. Louis!

See the conference photos!
Watch the recorded Happy video, General Sessions, Pacesetter Dinner, and "What's Your Story?"

More than 750 professionals and students in FCS and allied fields from across the U.S. convened at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch for the AAFCS 105th conference.  The meeting featured well-known experts and a range of educational sessions on theme-related topics, from using social media safely and efficiently to trends in families around the world.

Dr. Geraldene B. Hodelin, professor at the University of Technology Jamaica and IFHE immediate past president, was keynote at the Opening General Session on June 26th with “Becoming My Mother.”  During the Second General Session on Saturday, June 28th, conference participants learned from Marsha Wallace, founder of Dining for Women, during Invest in Women, Change Everything: the Power of Women to Create Healthy Societies in the 21st Century.”  This presentation focused on the empowerment of women across the world.

For the first time at the conference, AAFCS held a Little Black Dress & Tie Gala to raise funds for family and consumer sciences public awareness activities. The event featured a celebrity appearance by Project Runway Winner Seth Aaron Henderson, sponsored by Wild Ginger Software.  The Gala also showcased a historical fashion show, sponsored by Coats & Clark.

With more than 30 exhibitors in the Expo, conference participants could learn first-hand about the newest FCS products and services at the exhibit booths and exhibitor learning labs.  As a special note, 10 of AAFCS’ exhibitors have exhibited for at least 25 years.  The Expo also offered student and professional research poster sessions and affiliate Centennial displays. 

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