FCA's 74th Annual Convention
"Resilience Amidst the Storm"
Thursday, September 28 through
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa
USF/Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa FL 33612
We are excited to be returning to an in-person venue this year! This year’s convention will be held over the course of three days. On Thursday, we will offer a half-day of focused educational session. On Friday and Saturday we will have full days of educational sessions, round table presentations, and poster sessions focusing on this year's theme and improving counselor training, professional development and identity, and client care.
Pre-Convention. . . Thursday, September 28. . . 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Our theme is: "Fostering the Resilience of LGBTQ Children, Adolescents and their Families." This will be a training sponsored by Sunserve. We will be offering 3 hours of continuing education. For those interested in attending our Pre-Convention, there is an additional fee of $50.00. This will be an optional added charge on our registration form.
Convention. . . . Friday, September 29 through Saturday, September 30
Starting on Friday, September 29, at 8:30 a.m. we will offer focused educational sessions with an afternoon hour (2:45 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.) provided to hear Poster Sessions or to participate in Roundtable presentations (1 CE available) or to visit our exhibitors! On Friday, we will present our awards and hear Dr. Lotes Nelson, our Plenary speaker.
Then we repeat it all again on Saturday with more great presentations and hear our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Christian D. Chan.
Click here to view information on our Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Click here to view our tentative Schedule-at-a-Glance. The maximum number of CEs offered each day is 6.5 hours.
Registration. . . .
Your registration fee includes continuing education credits along with a lunch on Friday and Saturday. On Pre-Convention day and Friday evening, light refreshments will be provided.
For those who transferred their registration last year to this year's convention, you have been sent a promo code for registration purposes. If you have any questions, please contact the FCA Office.
Registration fees are as follows:
Professional/Associate/1st Year Professional: $225
Non-Member Professionals: $275
Non-Member Students: $185
Non-Member Retirees: $195
Please note, all lead presenters have been sent a promo code to register.
Hotel Accommodations. . . .
If you have not already done so, please make your hotel reservations ASAP! We do have a room block for our Convention and the room rate will be $149 per night (plus taxes/parking). Use this link to make your reservation online: FLORIDA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION 2023
Registration Cancellation Policy. . . .
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all attendees, please familiarize yourself with the following registration policy. Your registration fee provides access to all convention activities, including plenary and keynote speeches, educational sessions, networking luncheons, and the exhibit hall. Registration fees are non-refundable, except in the case of a natural disaster (e.g., a hurricane, flood, tornado) that significantly impacts your ability to attend the convention. In such cases, a refund will be provided upon submission of a formal refund request along with appropriate documentation. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and we are committed to supporting our participants to the best of our ability.
- A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be provided if the request is made 30 days prior to the FCA Convention in the case of a natural disaster.
- A refund of 25% of the registration fee will be provided if the request is made 15 days prior to the FCA Convention in the case of a natural disaster.
We eagerly anticipate your active involvement and contribution at the upcoming event as we convene to exchange insights, acquire knowledge, and further the advancement of counseling within our state. Your well-being and conference experience are of utmost importance to us, and we look forward to hosting you at the 74th Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention.
We hope you will join us in Tampa! It will be great to see everyone in person! If you have any questions, please contact us.