Ticketed Meal Functions

Thank you for joining us in Bellevue! Hope to see you next year in Dallas!

Ticket sales for meal functions are now closed.

This year, all full registrations include a ticket to the opening welcome reception, "Elevate Your Health", the Friday FCS "Great Conversations" luncheon, and Saturday's Pacesetter Luncheon! You may purchase additional tickets to the "Elevate Your Health" reception and the Pacesetter Luncheon when you register.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sales closed on May 31st. NO TICKET REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED AFTER THAT POINT, AND NO TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON-SITE. Tickets will not be sold, exchanged, or refunded on-site, as AAFCS must guarantee food included with events prior to the opening of the conference. If you are a speaker at a meal, you MUST purchase a ticket. If you believe that your ticket will be sponsored by the meal function's hosts, please contact them and ensure that they are purchasing your ticket.

Wednesday, June 22nd

Elevate Your Health Welcome Reception, 4:00pm-6:00pm
One ticket included with all Full and Thursday One-Day Registrations. You may purchase additional tickets for guests for $45.00.

Included with Thursday-only and full registrations, kick off your conference experience with fun and fitness at the “Elevate Your Health” Reception! Throughout the event, you’ll have opportunities to meet local health and wellness vendors, exercise, relax, catch up with colleagues, and enjoy healthy snacks. This event will also be the launch of one of AAFCS’ Signature Initiatives—FCSfit! Activewear and casual attire are encouraged.

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Thursday, June 23rd

Breakfasts, 7:30am-8:30am

  • "Focus on Health," Sponsored by the Community of Extension, $27.00, PDUs TBD
    Presented by Bonnie Braun

    The program will focus on effective designs for healthy and active living as provided through the Extension System from the county, state, and national level. The sharing of creative, innovative programs from the states will allow exchange of ideas and development of cooperative utilization of the programs being implemented and evaluated across the nation.

  • Teaching Resources to Support Child and Family Well-Being, Sponsored by the Community of Family Relations & Human Development, $27.00, PDUs TBD
    Presented by Roger Neugebauer

    Roger Neugebauer, founder of  Child Care Information Exchange and World Forum in Early Education in Redmond, WA, will provide an overview of the status of teachers of young children as well as share resources (online and hands-on) about the health and well-being of families and children. These resources are designed  for teachers and faculty to utilize in teaching students at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Linking community resources and becoming partners for the greater good of society is critical. As well, the FRHD Community will honor an outstanding professional.

Luncheons, 12:00pm-1:15pm

  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Washington State: Big Business or Big Headache? Sponsored by the Communities of Business & Entrepreneurship, Partners in Home & Community, and Non-Traditional Careers, $45.00, PDUs TBD
    Presented by Steven Freng

    Washington became one of the first states to legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2012.  There have been many challenges: the state licensing system for growers, processors, and sellers; an enforcement system;  education programs for adults on the hazards of recreational drug use and the documented effects of marijuana on the bodies of children and young adults. The speakers in this session will present the pros and cons of state legalization of a potentially harmful recreational drug.

  • Responding to the Needs of Unaccompanied Children Entering the United States, Sponsored by the Community of Global Perspectives, $45.00, PDUs TBD
    Presented by Deborah T. Tippett, CFCS; Jody Roubanis, CFCS; Carole Makela; and Nancy Granovsky, CFCS

    A panel of members from the Global Perspectives Community will present highlights from the 2015 AAFCS Resolution on "Unaccompanied Children Entering the United States." They will  describe ways in which members can address the issues and implement strategies for improving the well-being of these vulnerable children in their communities.

  • Mealtime Conversations: What's on the Plate of the New 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Sponsored by the Community of Obesity Prevention, $45.00, PDUs TBD
    Presented by Ingrid K. Adams, Alice C. Henneman, Debra French, Beverly Utt, and Marcia Fouraker, CFCS-Retired

    Making the right food and nutrition choices is important for good health and to improve our quality of life. Finding the most up-to-date and accurate information can be confusing and at times, prove challenging. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) was designed to provide evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people in developing a healthy eating pattern. Please join us in looking at the newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines, what's new and key recommendations for (a) the general population and (b) specific population subgroups.  Don't miss your seat at our table!

  • Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education National Teacher of the Year Luncheon, Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, $45.00, PDUs TBD
    During this popular luncheon, the Community of ESAE will honor the AAFCS 2016 National Teacher of the Year. 

Reception, 6:15pm-7:00pm

  • Kappa Omicron Nu and AAFCS Honor the Legends of Our Field: Let's All Celebrate Our Colleagues' Achievements! $50.00 (1 ticket included with FCS Legends Full and Limited Registrations)

Dinner, 7:15pm-9:15pm

  • Spotlighting Legends in Family & Consumer Sciences, Sponsored by Kappa Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, & AAFCS: Join us for this special recognition! $65.00, PDUs TBD (1 ticket included with FCS Legends Full or Limited Registrations)

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Friday, June 24th

Breakfast, 7:00am-8:00am

  • Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Breakfast, $27.00, PDUs TBD
    This is a business meeting and breakfast open to CUR members and anyone interested in college and university research.

Luncheon, 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • FCS "Great Conversations" Luncheon--One ticket is included with all Full, FCS Legends Limited, and Friday One-Day Registrations. PDUs TBD
    Join colleagues at the Family and Consumer Sciences "Great Conversations" luncheon! Enjoy a delicious hot meal (included with your Full, Student or Friday One-Day Registration) and converse with your peers on what you have learned at the conference so far! Table topics will be provided for fun enjoyment by all. Tickets may not be purchased for guests.

Reception, 4:15pm-5:30pm

  • Gratitude Reception: Honoring Our 50-Year Members, $25.00 (One ticket included with your First-Time 50-Year Member Registration)
    This networking reception will give AAFCS an opportunity to thank our special guests, those members who have reached 50-years of membership as of June 30th, 2016. All members are invited to attend and learn from those with a rich history of service to the profession and association.

Dinner, 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences Banquet, $65.00, PDUs TBD
    Join NCBDFCS for a banquet recognizing the accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty, and enjoy a presentation from a guest speaker, to be announced.

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Saturday, June 25th

  • Pacesetter Luncheon, 11:00am-12:30pm--One ticket to this event is included in all Full and Saturday One-Day registrations. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased for $45.00. PDUs TBD
  • Board President Duane Whitbeck's PowerPoint Presentation
    Join AAFCS as we honor our Distinguished Service Award winners at this culminating event of the conference!

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