F.A.C.E. 35th Annual Education Conference

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Register today! Early Registration Ends April 30, 2024.

How To Sign In: You must sign into the F.A.C.E. Conference Website to complete your registration.  This website is connected to the main F.A.C.E. website, so please use the same login credentials!  Please click here for assistance with signing in.

How To Register Yourself: Select your Registration Option (Full Conference).  Then, add any sessions to your itinerary that you would like to attend.  Please note that the system will alert you if you have selected a session that conflicts with another.   You may return to this website to make changes until May 31, 2024.

How To Register Someone Else: Please view our quick guide for assistance with registering someone else from your organization.

How is my registration fee determined?: Your eligibility to register at the Member Rate is determined upon your membership status in the F.A.C.E. system.  Members who are currently renewed for the 2023-2024 membership year are eligible to register at the membership rate. Please refer to your membership account at https://face-online.org if you have any questions about your current membership status.

Hotel Reservation: The F.A.C.E. Conference Hotel rate is $129.00 per night.  Parking is $12 per day overnight.  Instructions to reserve your hotel room will be sent via email after your conference registration is received.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations require a written request and can be sent to Jenny Anderson at [email protected]. In order to receive a refund (minus a $75 administrative fee), all requests must be received on or before Friday, May 31, 2024. No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fee. Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or a tweet) are not accepted. All refunds will be processed after the event has concluded.

Credit Card Payments: Please note that our administrative staff is not authorized to take credit card payments over the phone.  Credit card transactions must be completed by the registrant or their administrative staff on the conference website.  If you select "Pay Later" during checkout, you may pay your invoice by check or credit card by retrieving the invoice in the Transactions tab of your profile.

Questions: Please see our Conference FAQ.  For all other inquiries, please contact Jenny Anderson at [email protected].

When
6/11/2024 11:00 AM - 6/14/2024 10:00 AM
Eastern Daylight Time
Where
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel 5780 Major Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 UNITED STATES
Registration
Sign in or create an account to register
Last day to register is 5/31/2024

Program

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Description
The Registration Desk is open and available to assist you during the Conference at Universal Center Registration.
Category
Registration Desk
Time
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM
**SPACE IS LIMITED - FIRST TIME ATTENDEES ONLY PLEASE** Attendees will learn the ins and outs of the conference, including sign-in sheets, CEHs, and special events in the program. Attendees will also be introduced to the F.A.C.E. Board of Directors and Chapter Representatives. [1 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
This session will cover the results of the 2024 Legislative Session as it relates to the profession, FACE advocacy efforts and future efforts. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM
This networking break will feature hearty snacks, a variety of beverages, and plenty of time to welcome both attendees and our exhibitors and sponsors to the conference. Reconnect with old friends and create new connections!
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM
Visit the exhibit hall and get to know the businesses and organizations that support your daily professional activities.
Category
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Time
2:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2:30 PM
Participants will gain an understanding of what mental health encompasses, learn to recognize classic symptoms of mental health conditions and gain experience in starting a conversation about it. Attendees will leave knowing the ripple effect mental health has in our communities and understanding that mental health is physical health. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
3:15 PM
Participants will receive a brief overview of sea turtle nesting in Florida, what sea turtle lighting is, and why it is important. The session will focus on the Volusia lighting ordinance and its enforcement, and provide resources to attendees. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
3:15 PM
This presentation will focus on what the modern profession of animal control looks like, how we work with code enforcement, and animal body language and behavior for the safety of code enforcement officers. It will address a “see something, say something” portion which includes a brief overview of how to notice the signs of dog fighting and/or chicken fighting. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
3:15 PM
Stop by the conference programming committee’s hospitality table in the hotel lobby for a welcome bag of water and snacks on your way out to explore Universal CityWalk and nearby restaurants.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Description
The Registration Desk is open and available to assist you during the Conference at Universal Center Registration.
Category
Registration Desk
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Breakfast is included with your registration and will be held in Universal B.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Visit the exhibit hall and get to know the businesses and organizations that support your daily professional activities.
Category
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Category
Business
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM
Refreshments will be located within Universal A.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM
Code compliance officers are responsible for ensuring that their citizens comply with county or city ordinances and land development codes. The code compliance divisions around the state investigate reports of illegal dumping, accumulation of junk and debris, unsafe structures, overgrown lawns, and other violations of the land development codes. To obtain useful information and help with enforcement punishments, officers need to have a good working relationship with the property appraiser’s office as well as the tax collector’s office in their area. It is important to know how those two offices can help code compliance officers be more effective in their jobs. We all simply want to work together for the common goal of compliance by our residents. This presentation will help close the confusion gap. [1.5 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM
This workshop will cover provisions of the Constitution and their judicial interpretations impact, and guide how we investigate and present code enforcement cases. The presentation will focus on the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and will discuss real-world situations and suggestions for navigating these issues. [1.5 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM
A refreshment break will take place in Universal A.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM
How Do You Get to Yes: Removing the Barriers to Great Customer Service and Communications.  Delve into the power of having the Publix, Ritz-Carlton and Chick-fil-A mindset. Attendees will explore what makes these organizations’ customer service and products exceptional examples of how we should serve the public in our chosen profession. The workshop will also discuss what are we doing within our organization to not be the barriers for being the community of choice. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
3:15 PM

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Description
The Registration Desk is open and available to assist you during the Conference at Universal Center Registration.
Category
Registration Desk
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Breakfast is included with your registration and will be held in Universal B.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Visit the exhibit hall and get to know the businesses and organizations that support your daily professional activities.
Category
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Time
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM
In our fast-paced and interconnected world, effective communication with the media is essential for code enforcement leaders. This training program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently interact with journalists and effectively convey your message while upholding the integrity of your organization. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
This presentation will build on the 2023 annual conference presentation of Implicit Bias by identifying other forms of bias in code enforcement including Attentional Bias, Confirmational Bias and We/They Bias. The presentation will also reinforce the strategies necessary to combat the activation of these biases. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
This course is intended for local and state officials or other employees assisting with damage assessment duties. Training will focus the importance and purpose of conducting and reporting accurate Initial Damage Assessments (IDA) following a presidentially declared disaster. Training will include an overview of the Individual Assistance (IA) program, Public Assistance (PA) program and the pathway to the Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (Joint PDA). [3.5 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
This course is a four-hour session. At the completion of the class, students will properly demonstrate identifying an adult or child that is not breathing or is pulseless and begin rescue breathing or CPR. Students will also be instructed on the proper use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. At the conclusion of the course the student will be issued a Basic Life Support card from the American Heart Association. [4 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Refreshments will be located within Universal A.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM
This course is a comprehensive exploration of strategies for navigating and thriving in the social media landscape. From mastering content creation that captivates audiences to understanding the intricacies of platform algorithms, participants will gain valuable insights to elevate their online presence. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer, business professional, or digital enthusiast, join us for this education journey to unlock the full potential of your social media experience. Let’s go beyond the scroll and turn the digital playground into your personal stage for success. [1.5 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
The greatest standards of honesty and personal integrity are required of public servants tasked with maintaining confidence and trust. In addition to building a skill set for recognizing issues for ethical decision-making, this presentation will cover the constitutional and statutory provisions pertaining to standards of conduct of public officials. [1.5 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Attendees will learn the significance of field interviews in code compliance, emphasizing positive public engagement. Techniques for interviews and handling confrontations, including conflict resolution, will be taught. Legal considerations, like individual rights, will be covered. Through instruction and interactive discussion, participants will merge more confident in conducting effective interviews, promoting voluntary compliance. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM
The presentation will review licensure requirements and scope of work for the different professional licenses, as well as identifying and reporting unlicensed activity. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM
This workshop will cover F.S. Chapter 205, the differences between county and city issuance of business tax receipts, and how code enforcement plays a role in business tax receipts. The session may also address any changes that may occur to the Florida Statutes prior to June 2024. This session will focus on the proactive roles of code enforcement as it pertains to business tax and the importance of business tax receipts. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM
Category
Business
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM
One (1) ticket is included in the price of registration. Purchase additional tickets for your guest(s), as needed.
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Friday, 14 June 2024

Description
The Registration Desk is open and available to assist you during the Conference at Universal Center Registration.
Time
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM
Breakfast is included with your registration and will be held in Universal B.
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Category
Business
Time
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
8:00 AM
The presentation will give an overview and introduction to probate; the impact of probate, estates, and trusts on code enforcement; a breakdown of probate procedures relevant to code enforcement duties; how specific scenarios in trust and estate overlap with code enforcement; and FAQs. [2 CEH]
Category
Education Sessions
Time
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
8:15 AM
Category
Business
Time
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM