Objectives and Strands


As a result of the AAFCS Annual Conference, participants will be prepared to:

  • Cultivate leadership and advocacy skills;
  • Build professional networks and relationships;
  • Embrace inclusion, access, equity, and diversity within AAFCS and the FCS profession;
  • Maximize effective tools, strategies, and resources in professional practice;
  • Explore trends, technologies, and innovations relevant to FCS content areas;
  • Analyze critical issues and challenges;
  • Lead collaborative learning and dialogue related to important AAFCS topics and initiatives;
  • Advance research and scholarship within the profession;
  • Promote sustainability behaviors and activities;
  • Make a positive impact on the individuals, families, and communities they serve.


The 2023 Annual Conference offers high quality professional development to equip and empower FCS professionals and students with:

  • Educational Tools and Resources
  • Inclusion, Access, Equity, and Diversity
  • Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration
  • Research and Scholarship
  • Trends and Technology