While some of the sessions at Annual Conference are specifically geared toward professionals or retirees, most are also appropriate (or designed specifically) for students! Stay tuned for a listing of the key sessions for our student attendees, plus fun opportunities to explore St. Louis and make new friends!

Student Group Rate 

Are 6 or more students from your university attending Annual Conference? If so, you all qualify to save $20 off your Student Registration! In order to receive the discount, each student must register online by May 31. Select "Pay by check" when you finish your registration, and make sure to finalize it! When all 6 (or more) students have registered, contact us at, and all registrations will be adjusted. We can then take payment by check or credit card! Feel free to contact us at or 703-706-4612 with questions. 

Student Hotel Discount

To receive the special reservation link for the $111 (plus taxes and fees) student rate, please email us at Rooms at this rate are limited, so book as soon as possible! 

Recommended Sessions for Students 

Students are welcome at all sessions! As future FCS professionals, we feel sessions designed for all content areas and practice settings are relevant to you. However, we know that conference can be overwhelming, so wanted to feature a few that might be particularly helpful for you--plus activities designed just for students. You can learn more about all educational sessions here, and about our special events here (more information coming soon).

Sunday, June 23rd

4:30pm-6:00pm: Welcome Reception (included with your registration)
7:00pm-8:00pm: First-Time Attendee and New Member Orientation Session

Monday, June 24th:
 Opening General Session with speaker Dr. Nancy Franz
10:30am-11:30am: Find Your People Networking Event
 Involving College Students in Promoting FCS: A Month-by-Month Plan
2:45pm-3:45pm: Revising the FCS Teacher Standards: Aligning for the 21st Century
4:00pm-5:00pm: You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: Tools for Making a Difference Where You Are Now
5:15pm-7:15pm: Expo Grand Opening
7:00pm-8:00pm: Student Unit Business Meeting
8:00pm-9:00pm: Student Unit Social Night

Tuesday, June 25th: 
Expo Extravaganza and Continental Breakfast (included with your registration)
 "i3: Inspiration--Innovation--Impact" round tables (submissions still open! Student submissions welcome.)
2:00pm-3:00pm: Living On My Own 
A Soft Place to Land, A Solid Place to Stand: Yoga, Meditation, and the Science of Resilience and Hope
4:30pm-5:30pm: Financial Planning for Common Live Events

Wednesday, June 26th: 
8:30am-10:45am: Deep Dive: 
Educating and Empowering Through Digital Stories
8:30am-9:30am: Recycle > Restyle > Revamp Fashion Show: What Is It and How Can You Start Your Own?
9:45am-10:45am: Infusing STEAM Through Literacy in the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom
11:15am-1:00pm: Capstone Luncheon with speakers Dr. Alisha Hyslop, Scott Stump (recorded), and  Dr. J. Scott Angle (invited)  (included with your registration)

Stay tuned for details on our conference app scavenger hunt--we had such a great time in Atlanta last year that we'll be expanding and refining the game--and of course we'll still have some great prizes!