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This year, all Full and Student registrations include a ticket to the opening welcome reception, "Relax, Refresh, and Relate", the Tuesday Continental Breakfast, and Wednesday's Capstone Luncheon! One-Day Registrations include one of these meal functions. NEW: Family/Guest Registrations and Expo-Only registrations include a ticket to the Tuesday Continental Breakfast. 

Sunday, June 24th

"Relax, Refresh, and Relate" Welcome Reception, 5:00pm-7:00pm, $45 (One ticket included with Full, Student, and Monday-Only Registrations)

More information coming soon--meet up with old friends and new at this kickoff to the Annual Conference! 

Monday, June 25th


Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education (ESAE) National Teacher of the Year Luncheon, Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher,  $45 
Honor the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, as well as Merit Finalist and Affiliate Teachers of the Year, at the Community of ESAE Luncheon!  Brenda Osman, 2017 National Teacher of the Year will be the guest speaker.

"Promoting Peace Through Global Understanding " Luncheon, Sponsored by the Community of Global Perspectives, $45 
What can FCS professionals do to promote peace through a greater global awareness and understanding?  How can we promote the skills, attitudes, and values that will bring about behavior changes to resolve conflicts and create conditions conducive to peace?  This luncheon will feature remarks from a faculty member from the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University.


Gratitude Reception: Honoring Our 50-Year Members (One ticket included with First-Time 50-Year Member Registrations), $27

Making a lasting commitment to one's profession by way of membership in an association gives in many ways. For the individual, it fosters relationships and builds a network of peers who share a career passion. To the association, it gives a solid base of supporters who sustain the work that helps professionals and students strengthen their skills. Join us as we honor our members and learn from those who have achieved 50 years of AAFCS membership as of June 2018. Dessert will be served. 


National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences Banquet, $65
Recognize the accomplishments of Coalition members, as well as contributions of the Coalition to the mission of family and consumer sciences, at this semi-formal dinner.

Tuesday, June 26th


Continental Breakfast (One ticket included with all Full, Student, Tuesday-Only, Expo-Only, and Family/Guest Registrations)--no tickets available for purchase
Interact with your peers, visit exhibitor booths, and enjoy the Showcase Your Work event at this light breakfast in the expo hall! 


"The Essential Skills and Practices Associated With Healthy Relationships" Luncheon, Sponsored by the Communities of Business & Entrepreneurship, Extension, Non-Traditional Careers, and Partners in Home and Community, $45 
Decades of research show that the well-being of individuals, children, families, and communities can be greatly enhanced by the development of healthy relationships. The elements of a healthy couple relationship can be learned through educational programs that develop (or reinforce) attitudes, behaviors, and practices associated with healthy relationships. Learn about current research linking specific and teachable skills and practices that promote healthy relationships.

Kappa Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron Luncheon, $45
At this joint luncheon, hear the presentation by the recipient of the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies Undergraduate Research Paper Award, Ms. Emylee Smith from Ohio University. Her research is titled, “Plus-Size Consumers’ Satisfaction with Clothing Options at Retail.” As well, you will receive updates and learn about the awards of the two college honor societies.

Awards Dinner: Celebrating the STARS of AAFCS, $70 (Two tickets included for each DSA awardee being honored and one for all other award recipients.) Step out in style for a very special evening, where we celebrate some of the brightest STARS in AAFCS and family and consumer sciences! Following an elegant dinner, learn more about our outstanding 2018 Distinguished Service Awardees, Leaders, New Achievers, Fellowship and Scholarship recipients, and First-Time 50-Year Members. Semi-formal attire recommended.

Wednesday, June 27th


Capstone Luncheon (One ticket included with all Full, Student, and Wednesday-Only registrations.), $45

Join us for the culminating event of Annual Conference! Speaker Dr. Paul McGhee will present, and the torch will be passed to our new Board of Directors!