Our 2017 annual training conference was a tremendous success and was held on February 10th – 12th, 2017 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resorts & Conference Center in Orlando Florida. This annual event beat all recent records by welcoming over 260 people, who represented over 60 different animal welfare agencies from across the State of Florida, and even one from the Caribbean. This year we also broke records by hosting over 30 exhibitors and vendors, each of which were extremely valuable in their own way. However, almost all of the success achieved from this event can be attributed to a spectacular line up of 35 different guest speakers who shared their expertise on a variety of topics. In fact, with three different full tracks happening simultaneously, our attendees often struggled in deciding which class to participate in. The potential was there for each of our attendees to obtain up to 20 hours of post certification training, which is particularly important for our certified Animal Control Officers, but certificates will be awarded to all attendees. (Please note… Actual hours earned will be calculated by documentation of actual class attendance.)
Many of our guest speakers have agreed to share their presentations and hand outs with our membership. These materials can be found on the “Member Resources” portal on this website, which can only be accessed by FACA members. If you are a current FACA member and find that you are unable to log in to the website, please contact FACA for assistance. Additionally, we were able to get “Professional Programs, INC.” to return to us and record the audio from each of our sessions. Most of our guest speakers have given permission for their actual audio and actual class presentations to be included on a disc that is now available for purchase below.
For 2018, we are currently working on a contract with different Orlando resort to host our event in late February or early March 2018. Stay tuned for more information or you can “Sign Up For Our E-News” to receive email updates from FACA as quickly as new information becomes 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!