Before your review the information below, please note you must be registered for the 2019 AFA Annual Meeting to participate in AFA Exchange. If you are not registered for the 2019 AFA Annual Meeting, click here.
At this year’s Annual Meeting, we are excited to announce two Exchange experiences! If your institution is interested in both events, this is the correct registration for you. Note: if your campus would like to participate in only The Growth Exchange, please email the AFA Exchange team. We ask that you provide your institution and participants so we may have an accurate headcount.
The Growth Exchange
The first Exchange will be on Thursday, December 5 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.and will be solely focused on extension and/or expansion of organizations and campuses. We ask campuses that are open to supporting new groups from any council to host an informational table. Inter/national organizations who wish to pursue organizational growth on a particular campus will have the opportunity to exchange information with the campus representative during this time.
All organizations are able to participate, and we strongly encourage our umbrella groups to visit with campuses at this experience. If your campus wishes to sign up for this particular experience, please mark your registration accordingly. Please note, no matching will be made as this is an "all skate" style program.
The Collegiate Experience Exchange
The second Exchange will be on Friday, December 6 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and is dedicated to organizations and current chapters on campuses. The feedback we received pointed to the need for a focused effort on creating conversations outside of membership growth requests. This year, when campuses and organizations register for the Collegiate Experience Exchange, they will select their desired meeting campus/organization and the general purpose of the meeting from the following options:
- Health & Safety
- Professional Introduction/Relationship Building
- Post-Event/Incident Debrief
- New Chapter Support
- Alumni/Collegiate Leadership
- Community Updates
- Community-Wide Issues
- Chapter Operation Performance
We hope being able to provide all parties with a high-level reason for the exchange will make the conversations more purposeful and will eliminate any surprises.
Please note, we provide one table per Exchange registration. We do not provide a table per representative registered for the Annual Meeting. Therefore, if your organization has a large team of chapter service providers, please make sure all individuals who wish to have a table register for one individually. Due to space constraints, if schedules for organizations are incomplete, we will combine tables to ensure maximum participation.
We are excited for the fresh new take on a former program and its new philosophy! We will continue to provide you with ways to maximize the AFA Exchange program, starting as early as your request for meetings and following after your exchange occurs at the 2019 Annual Meeting. We hope this experience and its continued development will serve you with meaningful collaborations, exchanging of ideas, and ensuring partnerships with all stakeholders!