Schedule of Events

Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday I Friday

Tentative and subject to change

Tuesday, May 12 WednesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-conference (included with full conference registration)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Registration Opens 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Courtyard Meet-up/Networking Event 
Wednesday, May 13  TuesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. New Member & First Time Conference Attendee Orientation
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session 
Keynote Speaker: Eric Klinenberg

"In the face of increasing political polarization, climate emergencies, and declining civic institutions, renowned sociologist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Klinenberg’s vital, illuminating book PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Broadway Books; September 10, 2019) reveals how we can find common purpose through the places that form the foundation of our neighborhoods." Click here to learn more. 

FLA Awards Presentation

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch on your own
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Friend's Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Performers Meet & Greet ~ New this year!!
 2pm - 6pm
  • Exhibit Hall Opens ~ Extended hours.
  • Welcome Reception Appetizers and cash bar from 5pm -- 6pm 
  • Author Tables
  • Poster Sessions
2:30 p..m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Poster Session (In Exhibit Hall) 
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • FSU Alumni Reception 
  • USF Alumni Reception 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. After-Hours offsite networking event (additional ticket required)
Thursday, May 14 TuesdayIWednesdayI Friday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Coffee with Exhibitors 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Poster Session II (In Exhibit Hall)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Author Tables
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
11 a.m. - 12pm
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch for purchase with Exhibitor 
  • Poster Session III (In Exhibit Hall)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
3 p.m. -4 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
4 p.m. -  4:30 p.m. Final Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's Reception

Friday, May 15 Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Conference Planning Committee Meeting 
8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. TechZone 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • FLA Committee Meetings
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closing Session with Lunch

FLA Annual Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Rich Harwood
Rich Harwood, President and Founder of The Harwood Institute for
Public Innovation, has devoted his career to revitalizing the nation’s hardest-hit communities, transforming the world’s largest organizations and reconnecting institutions like newsrooms and schools to society. Click here to learn more.

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. FLA Board of Directors Meeting