The FAME Annual School Management & Financial Aid Conference is the premier, anticipated event for higher education professionals around the country. We offer an array of informative, collaborative sessions covering Financial Aid, Regulatory Compliance, Operations, and much more.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the industry, a newcomer looking to quickly get up to speed, or a School Owner or Director at a large multi-campus institution, there is sure to be something valuable for everyone!
This year’s conference will take place from Monday, April 24th to Tuesday, April 25th at the Margaritaville in Hollywood Beach, FL. Find detailed event and hotel information below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Early-bird registration: $659 per attendee from November 1 – January 31, 2023
Regular registration: $699 per attendee from February 1 – April 14, 2023
Late registration fee: $800 per attendee from April 14 – 22, 2023
We are currently working on a great agenda. Check out our tentative sessions on the Agenda tab!
The conference registration fee includes:
- Access to all educational sessions & vendor mall
- All meeting materials & conference app
- Breakfast & Lunch
- Speakeasy Welcome Reception
The 2023 FAME School Management & Financial Aid Conference will be at the – Margaritaville Beach Resort – 1111 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
We are going back to paradise! The Margaritaville Beach Resort is a beautiful destination located in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Whether you want to relax or prefer an adventure, this is the perfect location for you! It features a unique meeting space overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a luxurious pool area, a lavish spa, a variety of dining options, and much, much more. This amazing location and outstanding amenities make Margaritaville the ideal space for us to host our annual conference. For detailed resort information, please visit the hotel website here.
FAME has pre-negotiated a room block rate of $299, applicable taxes, parking, and a resort fee of $20 per room night will also be assessed. The resort fee includes wireless internet, access to the fitness center, two beach chairs and one umbrella, bottled water, in-room coffee, local calls, and local newspaper (available at front desk). Room rate is offered 3 days prior and 3 days after, please call the hotel directly for rates and availability. To reserve please click here, or call 954-874-4444 and reference “FAME 2023”. Please note that this special rate is only valid until Friday, March 24th, and is first come, first served.
The resort is 7 miles from the Ft-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 24.5 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Attire and Climate
Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. In April, temperatures range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s depending on the time of day. Hotel temperatures and meeting rooms may vary, so a sweater is recommended.
Find additional hotel FAQs here.
Things to do
When you are not busy networking and learning, there is so much to do in Hollywood Beach, Florida! If you want a relaxing time, take a nice stroll down the Hollywood Broadwalk followed by a quick dip in the warm Atlantic. If an adrenaline rush is more your speed, check out the water sport rentals, such as Wavejets or Stand up Paddleboards. Click here for more fun activities in Hollywood Beach.
Our sessions are designed for anyone who is working in post-secondary education including but not limited to the Admissions department, Financial Aid Office, Student Services, and Placement departments, or those charged with their oversight. This includes Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents, CEOs, Operations Officers, Directors, CPAs who conduct compliance audits, and Financial Aid Directors and Officers.
- Visibility in marketing campaigns will reach attendees before and during the event
- Invitations to exclusive networking opportunities, including welcome reception, breakfasts, and luncheons
- Opportunity to lead a conference round table or workshop
- Visibility in marketing materials, conference website, and online dashboard
- Full attendee list provided before and after the event
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How do I register and pay to attend the FAME Conference?
Registering and paying online is easy. Click here to register for the 2023 School Management & Financial Aid Conference. Credit cards are accepted for online registration only.
Is the conference exclusively for customers of FAME’s Financial Aid Service or Student Information Systems?
No, in fact, many attendees are not FAME clients. This is an educational conference oriented towards the industry as a whole, not a “user’s conference” in the traditional sense. The curriculum during the conference is well-balanced with sessions covering financial aid, regulatory compliance, best practice, operations, and more.
What are my options if I already registered, but will no longer be able to attend?
A refund/credit can be issued for cancellations received by FAME on or before April 7th, 2023. After that refunds are no longer available, but you may send a substitute attendee in your place. All cancellations or substitutions must be submitted in writing to email@example.com and will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.
Will sessions and presentations be available for viewing before and/or after the conference?
Yes. The FAME Conference site will have a detailed agenda. The Session PowerPoints – PDFs will be available approximately one week prior to the conference for attendees.
What kind of attire is required?
Attire for the FAME Conference is business casual. All sessions will be held inside the resort. Please remember that meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones may vary, so we encourage you to bring a light jacket or sweater in case of cooler temperatures.
How do I report any Special Needs/Dietary Requests?
If you have special needs under the Americans With Disabilities Act or special dietary requirements, please explain those needs on the registration form. If this was not done at the time of registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I contact for questions regarding the conference?
Please email email@example.com for any questions that may arise.
Our team is working hard to put together a great agenda. Our tentative sessions include:
- Federal Update and All that Jazz
- The Bees Knees of How to Handle Books/Kits/Supplies? Examples provided.
- No Shenanigans, Disclosure & Reporting Requirements
- FASFA Simplification, What to Expect
- Put on your Glad Rags and Play Financial Aid Trivia
- The Real McCoy Audit Panel
- Ain’t Misbehaven, Avoiding the R2T4 Pitfalls
- Don’t get Behind the Eight Ball, Update on Verification 23-24
- Rejects, Whoopee!, Why Do they Happen?
- Speak Easy when you Respond to an Audit or Program Review
- Swanky Policies & Procedures Manual
- Swell Financial Aid Calendar
- Hotsy – Totsy Washington, What’s Happening on the Hill
- Don’t get the Heebie-Jeebies, How to Calculate the New 90/10
- Prohibition On Hackers, Cybersecurity Compliance
- Be the Cat’s Meow Understanding the Cleary Act
A detailed agenda will be made available shortly. Check back soon!