Annual Training Conference

23rd Annual AFQAM Training Conference, Daytona Beach, FL

The 23rd Annual AFQAM Training Conference will be held in Daytona Beach, FL on October 1-4, 2024 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (room rate $159/night). Information on conferences beyond 2024 can be found on the Training Opportunities page. Conference details and registration are posted in the late spring of each year.

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Registration Information

Attendance Cost
Member (after 9/1/2024)
Non-Member (after 9/1/2024)
In-Person
$425 ($475)
$475 ($525)
Virtual*
$325 ($375)
$375 ($425)

*For Virtual Attendees: There will be a curated Live Stream Presentation provided

Note: Attendance to Breakout Sessions limited for virtual attendees

The following Breakout Sessions will be live-streamed:

TBD

Registration refunds will be applied according to the following schedule:

  • Refund requested before 9/1/2024: 100% refund
  • Refund requested between 9/2/2024 and 9/15/2024: 75% refund
  • Refund requested between 9/16/2024 and 9/25/2024: 50% refund
  • Refund requested on or after 9/26/2024: no refund

Accommodation and Travel

Accommodation

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL
386-254-8200

Please use the link above to reserve your room in order to obtain the group rate of $159/night. The last day to book to obtain this rate is September 1, 2024. The $25 resort fee should be waived.

Special room rates effective from Sunday, September 29, 2024 through Friday, October 7, 2024.

Travel

The Daytona Beach International Airport is the closest airport to the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. There are several options for ground transportation to the hotel that can be found here.

Parking at the hotel ranges from $20-40 plus tax depending on if it’s self, valet, and overnight combination. More details can be found at the hotel’s FAQ page.

Registration

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENING SOON. CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY!

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE

REGISTER FOR THE EVENING EVENT HERE

If paying by invoice, please put the attendee(s)’ name in the Description box when prompted.

 

TENTATIVE Conference Agenda

Monday, September 30th – Pre-conference Workshops

Time
Topic
Speaker
Cost
Register
8:00am – 5:00pm True Integrity – A Situational Readiness Workshop John Collins, Critical Victories   Coming soon
    Scott Renkes and Brittney Rollison, A2LA    
    Mahindra Varma    
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Registration
Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, October 1st – General Session

Time
Topic
Speaker
6:00am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast – Provided
8:00am – 9:00am Opening John Collins
9:00am – 10:00am Building Connections Sarah Chu
10:00am – 10:30am Morning Break – Sponsored by A2LA
10:30am – 11:15am TBD
11:15am – 12:00pm NYC OCME Case Meredith Rosenberg
12:00pm – 12:10pm Vendor Presentation LabVantage
12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch – Sponsored by LabVantage
1:10pm – 2:10pm Positivity with Corrective Actions
2:10pm – 3:10pm Clifton Strengths Rob DeSimone
3:10pm – 3:15pm Vendor Presentation PinPoint Testing
3:15pm – 3:45pm Afternoon Break – Sponsored by LEEDS
3:45pm – 4:15pm Quality Toolbox: G Suite & SharePoint Ashley Hayes & Brandi Barnett
4:15pm – 5:00pm Positive Quality Culture Jason Bundy
6:00pm – 8:00pm Vendor Reception – Sponsored by PinPoint Testing
8:00pm – 11:30pm Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, October 2nd – General Session

Time
Topic
Speaker
6:00am – 8:00am Breakfast – Provided
8:00am – 9:00am Keynote Speaker Max Houck
9:00am – 10:00am Accrediting Body Updates by ANAB & A2LA Nita Bolz & Brittney Rollison
10:00am – 10:30am Morning Break – Sponsored by Forensic Testing Services
10:30am – 11:00am OSAC Updates Allison Getz
11:00am – 11:30am National Association of Forensic Science Board (NAFSB) Kermit Chanel
11:30am – 11:50am Microscope Calibration, LEEDS Neal Schrode
11:50am – 12:00pm Vendor Presentation Mideo
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch – Sponsored by Mideo
1:00pm – 1:45pm Standards Implementation Mike Healy
1:45pm – 2:30pm Panel: Disclosures to ABs Kathleen Toomey & Mandy Tinkey
2:30pm – 3:00pm Becoming Accredited
3:00pm – 3:05pm Vendor Presentation CTS
3:05pm – 3:35pm Afternoon Break – Sponsored by
3:35pm – 4:35pm Communication Max Houck & Elizabeth Yourkievitz
4:35pm – 5:35pm Business Meeting AFQAM Board
6:00pm – 8:00pm Evening Event – Sponsored by CTS
8:00pm – 11:30pm Hospitality Suite

Thursday, October 3rd – Breakout Sessions

Time
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
     

Friday, October 4th – General Session

Time
Topic
Speaker
6:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am DEI Eva King
9:00am – 9:45am Generational Gaps & QA Jody Wolf
9:45am – 10:15am Quality Toolbox: JusticeTrax & PowerDMS Alicia Otto
10:15am – 10:45am Morning Break
10:45am – 11:30am Succession Planning Chrystal Craver & Stacey Mathew
11:30am – 12:15pm Panel: Training & Education Programs for Stakeholders Brandi Barnett, Margaret Kaleuati, Delilah Ortiz-Meyer

Evening Event

Polynesian Fire Luau: Polynesian Fire Productions

Come back for more updates…

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