35th Annual Convention & Exhibition

September 14 – 17, 2016  NEW DATES!
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Bigger and Better

Due to an increase in attendance over the years at the AFSA Annual Convention, there is a need to increase the group room block at the 2016 headquarter hotel.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, will remain the official AFSA headquarter hotel for the 2016 Convention but was unable to provide more rooms during the original dates that were booked years ago.

Therefore, we are moving our dates up slightly to accommodate the increase in AFSA convention attendance.

AFSA Convention

September 14 – 17, 2016

Please update your calendar with the official convention dates, Sept. 14-17, 2016. Hotel booking information coming soon.





Wednesday, 9/14/1611:00am-5:00pmRegistration Open
12:15pm-6:30pmGolf Tournament
Thursday, 9/15/167:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
7:00am-6:00pmRegistration Open
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
2:00pm-10:00pmExhibitor Move-In
5:30pm-6:30pmNext Generation Reception (40 and under group)
Friday, 9/16/167:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
7:00am-6:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am-2:00pmExhibitor Move-In
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
3:00pm-5:00pmGeneral Session
5:00pm-5:30pmExhibitor Appreciation Event
5:30pm-8:30pmChairman's Reception (Exhibits)
Saturday, 9/17/166:00am-3:30pmRegistration Open
7:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
11:30am-3:30pmApprentice Competition
3:30pm-10:00pmExhibitor Move-Out
4:30pm-6:00pmSprinkler Forum Reception
6:30pm-10:00pmAwards Party


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Future Convention Locations:

2016 Sept. 14 – 17: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
2017 Sept. 24 – 27: The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
2018 Sept. 30 – Oct. 3: Gaylord National, Washington, DC
2019 Oct. 1 – 4: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
2020 Sept. 13-16: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

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