Registration now open!

FACA’s 2018 Educational Training Conference
“Turning Old Ideas Upside Down”

When:     Friday February 16th – Sunday February 18th, 2018

Where:     The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
                 1500 Sand Lake Road
                 Orlando, FL 32809

Our 2018 annual training conference will be hosted by the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, which is only a few steps away from the famous Florida Mall. For our overnight guests, we were able to negotiate a special room rate of $129 per night for a Deluxe Room, with no hidden fees. For those traveling in daily, there will be a “no fee self parking” option.

This annual event remains the best opportunity for certified Animal Control Officers to obtain their required post-certification training hours. However, with 3 full class room sessions running simultaneously, we will be able to also provide excellent opportunities for shelter workers, managers, agency administrators and just about everyone else involved in animal welfare. 

Our 2017 event beat all recent records with over 260 people, representing over 60 different animal welfare agencies from across the State of Florida. We also had over 30 exhibitors and vendors participate, each of which were extremely valuable in their own way. Our events have been growing year after year, so it is reasonable to expect that each event will be larger than the last.

Attendee Registration Brochure:     Attendee Brochure

Attendee Registration Link:     Secure Registration

Conference Agenda:     2018 Conference Schedule

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Brochure:      Vendor Brochure

Hotel Registration:     Reserve Now 
     *Reservation cut off is 5PM on Friday January 12th, 2018

If you would like to come to the conference as an event volunteer, please contact us. We currently have a need for a volunteer photographer and a few volunteer room monitors who are capable of offering tech support. Special volunteer incentives available.    

If you have never been to one of our conferences, or if you haven’t been to one recently, you can download our most recent event programs below to see just what we are all about. You can also visit our Facebook page to see actual photos from this most recent conference, as well as from some of the past conferences. As always, we thank you for your support!


Download Recent Conference Materials:

          2017 – Conference Program

          2017Conference Audio Disc Order Form (With Presentations)

           2016 – Conference Program          

          2016 – Conference Audio Disc Order Form (With Presentations)

          2015 – Conference Program 

          2014 – Conference Program