IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sept 15-16 Florida Association for the Gifted conference is being rescheduled
Dear Gifted Community and Friends,
We hope you are in a safe location during this horrible storm. We are aware of the difficulties many of you are having with evacuating and staying safe with your families right now.
Because this storm has continued to threaten the entire state in multiple ways, we cannot wait to make a decision about rescheduling the event- people may be without power at that point and not be able to receive the notice.
Therefore it is the recommendation of our board that we reschedule the conference.
We will work with Flagler College to reschedule a date that the facility is available. We hope to send that information out on Wednesday or as soon after as possible. Flagler College is closed until at least Tuesday and depending on damage to their campus, we may have to wait a few more days to get new dates arranged. Please bear with us.
We are so sad about having to make this decision, but the safety and peace of mind of our members is important and the logistics of the event just were not going to come together with such quick turn-around after this storm.
Please look for more details in the near future and stay safe out there!
The FLAG Board of Directors
St. Augustine, FL at Flagler College
Conference Dates and Times
This year's conference will be held on September at the historic Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, (74 King St, St Augustine, FL 32084.)
Friday, September 15th will be the pre-conference day, beginning at 12:30pm for registration and the welcoming ceremony is at 1pm. Saturday, September 16th, is the main conference day, beginning at 7:30pm with registration, and the welcoming ceremony at 8am.
We have many different types of registration categories, so please find the one that suits your needs (if the category requires a code, it should have been sent to you if you qualify- if not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Friday Night VIP Pirate Dessert Party
Our guests who are registered for the Friday pre-conference session are invited to attend the VIP Pirate Dessert Party on Friday night, (you will receive your ticket on Friday, September 15.) Plan on dressing up for the event in historic or pirate costume themes (optional!) and getting to mingle with our VIP guests (keynote and mini-keynote speakers, as well as our donors/sponsors and vendors and more.) This event will have a cash bar and dessert for our guests, as well as a pirate story-teller who will entertain us with historic tales of St. Augustine and Florida. We hope to see you there!
St. Augustine Tours
2017 FLAG conference registration also includes discounts to tours and events around the city, including a 1.5-hour walking tour that is being provided to all conference registrants for free, by the "Tour Saint Augustine" company. In order to sign up for that free historic walking tour, as well as any other tour discounts they are offering our participants, you need to RSVP with their company as soon as possible. Each attendee to the conference will be able to show their registration badge in order to receive the free walking tour. You can RSVP with Tour St. Augustine at 904-825-0087. Let them know you will be with the gifted conference. (Available historic walking tour times: Friday, September 15, 2017- from 10:30am-12:00pm; And Sunday, September 17, 2017- from 10:00am-11:30am.) You can also ask them about half-price conference group rates to their ghost tour, history/mystery tour, and savory faire food tours.
We are excited to also be able to show the documentary, Rise: The Extraordinary Journey of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted, from the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted. This movie is normally available for purchase from the Daimon Institute's website for $50, but 2017 FLAG conference registrants will be able to view this movie as part of your conference package, during our closing ceremony on Saturday, September 16! (Thank you to the Daimon Institute for a reduced price for FLAG to be able to do this!)
We have group rates arranged with a couple of hotels in the area for a limited number of rooms that you can reserve. If they fill up, there are many other hotels in that area as well as bed and breakfast options that you can arrange privately.
To contact the Hilton Bayfront Hotel for our group rate, access their registration through this special link:http://group.hilton.com/GiftedEducationConference.
Their rate is $169 for Thursday night, per standard king or double queen room, plus taxes and a $25/night parking fee. And the rate increases to $229/night for Friday and Saturday nights.
To contact the Holiday Inn Express, St. Augustine North, contact 1-800-HOLIDAY.
Their rate is $99 for Thursday night, per double standard or king standard, plus taxes. It increases to $135/night for Friday and Saturday nights. This hotel provides free hot breakfast buffet and free parking.
Sponsors, Donors, and Vendors
Please help us reach out to potential sponsors and donors. You may share any of this information, and we would be thrilled if you would!