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COVID-19 Best Practices

We are aware of the current gasoline shortage affecting many cities and states in the southern U.S. and along the east coast. We continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates here as they relate to the Hybrid Conference.


For the safety of our guests, FLA has decided to host a HYBRID 2021 Annual Conference!  For those attending in-person, FLA and Hilton are committed to enhanced levels of cleanliness, significant attendance limits and physical distancing meeting protocols as well as mandatory masks.  FLA acknowledges the Governor's recent executive order (21-81), prohibiting government and businesses from requiring proof of vaccination and/or proof of negative covid tests. To that end, we will no longer require proof of vaccination and/or negative covid tests as a requirement to attend FLA's 2021 Annual Conference. However, we firmly believe that the safety of our members, partners and guests should remain our highest priority and we will maintain our policy on mandatory masks and social distancing for the duration of the 2021 Annual Conference. A virtual option with live streaming and other engaging activities is available for attendees not able to travel. 

FLA invites you to join us for our 2021 Annual Conference -- two days filled with compelling sessions, inspirational speakers, networking and educational opportunities and much more on-demand post event!  We are excited to take our annual conference to a beautiful oceanfront resort; the perfect place to recharge and soak up the sun but we know there might be some obstacles that keep you from traveling.  As such, FLA is pleased to feature a virtual conference option with live streaming!  

Rest assured! FLA is taking COVID-19 precautions very seriously and safety is our first priority for our attendees. The Hilton Daytona is taking extraordinary measures to keep their space clean and we will be adhering to all recommended CDC guidelines.  Additionally, in-person attendance will be significantly limited due to the 6ft physical distancing meeting room setups, guests must wear masks and pre-event COVID rapid check verifications will be required.  Please review our COVID-19 Best Practices for more information.

Whether In-person OR Virtually, let's Lead Inclusively and come together for an exciting opportunity to support Florida's Libraries!


Opening Session Keynote Speaker Ryan Dowd with live streaming to virtual attendees

    Breakout sessions with live streaming to virtual attendees

    President's Panel (new!) featuring ALA President Julius C. Jefferson as moderator and will be live streaming to virtual attendees

    Awards presentation at the Closing Session with live streaming to virtual attendees

    Exciting President's Reception entertainment programs featuring a cultural experience like no other! For our in-person attendees, they wil be enjoying perfromances by Deep Forest Native American Indian Performance and an Aloha Polynesian performance. Our virtual attendees with have a "Happy Hour" filled with laughs and tricks performed by Harrison Greenbaum (you might've seen him on America's Got Talent!).
  Exhibit Hall with engaging scavenger hunt activity and educational theatre pod presentations (Virtual attendees will also enjoy live exhibitor presentations, open zoom rooms, a scavenger hunt activity, prizes and more)

Opening and closing lunch, reception buffet, and some refreshments provided throughout

 A culinary surprise for our virtual attendees

 Yoga stretches, beach walks and more

  Additional breakout sessions and other pre-recorded sessions offered on-demand to ALL attendees over the summer