2017 FAIE Annual State Conference

Conference Details:

Please click HERE to download the conference program.

Dates: February 23 – 24, 2017


February 23, 2017 – University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, University Student Center, 200 6th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL  33701 (Pre-Conference Workshops and Reception) (USFSP Thursday Parking Permit)

February 24, 2017 – Stetson University, College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707 (Conference)

Registration Information: 

  • $130 Early Bird Registration for Members through 2/3/2017. To become a member, fill out the form on the Join FAIE tab
  • $150 Registration for Non-Members and Members registering between 2/4/2017 – 2/24/2017 (after 2/17/2017 payment & registration must be done onsite)
  • $100 for Students
  • $225 for Pre-Conference Workshops
  • $200 for Exhibitors

Travel Grant information here.

Exhibitor Information:

The success of FAIE depends on the support of our exhibitors and special event sponsors. Attracting international educators from around Florida, we hope that you will join us in St. Petersburg, Florida and that you will consider exhibiting and sponsoring an event. Our 2017 exhibit space will provide great visibility so that you can network with our attendees.

Exhibit Booths:
The exhibit space will be located in a central area which will host the morning breakfast and all of the coffee breaks throughout the day. The exhibitor registration is $200 and includes a 6 foot table, pre-conference evening reception on February 23rd, one conference registration, lunch, and you’ll be included both on the FAIE website and conference brochure.

To register as an exhibitor, please complete the Exhibitor Form and submit payment in the form of check to the address listed on the form or by credit card (payment link sent separately).


Sponsorship opportunities are a great way to promote your organization while supporting FAIE. For the 2017 conference we have both opportunities to sponsor coffee breaks, breakfasts and the opening reception. Please contact Jennifer Frankel at jfrankel@envisageinternational.com for more information.

Conference Schedule: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, University Student Center (USFSP Thursday Parking Permit)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. NAFSA Preconference Workshops

5 p.m.  The Dali Museum group tour, which will be led by a Dali Museum docent.  The tour will feature 30 minutes of Salvador Dali and 30 minutes of Frida Kahlo. Meet at entrance of museum by 4:45 p.m.  Participants must pay an entrance fee of $20 at the museum.  Museum is in walking distance of USF St. Petersburg campus and Hilton Bayfront.

7 p.m. FAIE Conference Reception – USF, St. Petersburg, Grand Ballroom, University Student Center

Campus Map – All events will take place at the building labeled “USC.”

Friday, February 24, 2017 –  Stetson University, College of Law, Great Hall

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. FAIE Conference – The Great Hall, Stetson University, College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707

Campus Map –   The Great Hall is located at location “C”. Visitor parking is available in the lots on 15th Avenue South and between 61st Street South and 62nd Street South. No special decal will be needed on the day of the event.

Directions to University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus

To approach USF St. Petersburg from Interstate 275, take exit 22 and merge onto Interstate 175. The Interstate ends – continue straight onto 5th Avenue S.  and proceed to 2nd Street S. The University Student Center is located on the corner of 6th Avenue S and 2nd Street S.

From the Hilton St. Petersburg – walk west on 4th Avenue S toward 2nd Street S.  Turn left onto 2nd Street S.  Proceed on 2nd Street S. for two blocks and USF St. Pete will be directly in front of you on 6th Avenue S.  The University Student Center will be on your immediate right.

Directions to the Stetson University College of Law Campus

From North: 

Take I-275 to St. Petersburg. Exit at 22nd Ave. N. (exit 24) and go west. Once on 22nd Ave., proceed 5.7 miles to 58th St. N. and turn left. Continue on 58th St. for 2.5 miles and turn right at 15th Ave. S. Turn right on 61st St. S., and visitor parking will be on your right.

From South:

Take I-275 traveling north to St. Petersburg. Take Exit 18 (26th Avenue S.). Ignore the sign for Stetson directing you to the right. Take a left off the exit ramp onto 26th Avenue S. Turn right at the first light onto 34th Street S. (also called US 19). Turn left at the light onto 22nd Avenue S. Continue for 2.6 miles (street name will change to Gulfport Blvd.). Stetson Law is located on the right at 1401 61st Street S. Turn right on 61st Street S., and visitor parking will be on your right.

Need Access to the Internet While at Stetson?

Stetson-Guest – This network is for guests and is available in all buildings. It does require a login and for you to accept the terms of use.  A password will be provided at the time of the conference.

Conference Hotel Information:

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701-4342

Rate of $179.00 per night available Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Friday, February 24, 2017.  Reserve your room early as there are a limited number available at the conference rate. And,  reservations must be received by February 1, 2017 to be eligible for discount.

Make reservations now by calling 800-445-8667 and referencing FAIE 2017 or by clicking here to access the Hilton website.

You Made a World of Difference:

Each year, we award the You Made a World of Difference Award at the FAIE Annual Conference. The recipient is an FAIE member who has made an outstanding contribution in any of the areas of international education which significantly impacts their institution, community, and/or the professional practice. Please nominate your colleagues by February 3rd, applications can be found online here.