Registration I Schedule of Events I Highlights Marketplace I President's Message I Philanthropy Project

Schedule of Events

Day 1: Wednesday, Oct. 28 (Tentative and subject to change)
8:45 a.m - 9 a.m.

Login "Doors" Open

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Welcome and Trivia Game

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

President's opening welcome with Tributes

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

 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. 

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Brain Break

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

FLA Awards and Scholarship Session

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break - a great time to visit the Exhibitor Marketplace 

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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.

In Stepping Forward, you’ll rediscover hope and possibility. You’ll learn about real communities who created change and overcame pain and trauma. Rich Harwood's latest Amazon bestselling book provides practical guidance for how we can move communities forward. While this book was written before the outbreak of COVID-19, it is an essential read for leaders who believe that change is still possible: 

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Brain Break

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Live Q&A with Keynoters Eric Klinenberg and Rich Harwood

3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Incoming President's Comments 

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Brain Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

President's Reception with Entertainment by SongDivision

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Day 2: Thursday, October 29 (Tentative and subject to change)
9 a.m. - open all day

On-Demand Breakout SessionsPosters and Lightning Rounds

Live Q&A Poster Sessions                  Live Q&A Lightning Rounds .     

Session I- 9am – 9:30am                    Session I- 1:45pm - 2:15pm

Session II- 9:45am – 10:15am            Session II- 2:30pm - 3pm

Session III- 10:30am – 11am                     

Session IV- 11:15am – 11:45am

Click on each session link above to see which presenters are available for Q&A sessions.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Exhibitor Marketplace Open

afternoon Final Raffle Prize Drawing Announced on Social Media