Modeled after the FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, the Florida FIRST Advocacy Conference will equip students to communicate effectively with their elected representatives. The organizers, FTC RISE 7719 from Lakeland Christian School, participated in the National Advocacy Conference in 2018. RISE was inspired to bring this training back to Florida to share with other FIRST teams.
We have developed a partnership with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women's LEAD Summit, which will connect FIRST students to a broad coalition of leaders from organizations across the state of Florida during their days in Tallahassee.
Conference Logistics:Conference fee: $40 per person or $100 per team covers snacks, conference materials, and activities. Breakfast is included at the hotel. Meals are on your own, with myriad options at a range of price points. If you wish to apply for a conference scholarship, please contact Jennifer Canady at email@example.com.
Hotel: Country Inn and Suites $125/room with two double beds/quad occupancyCall 850-701-2850 and ask for the "FIRST Advocacy Conference" blockBlock expires February 14.
Conference Agenda:For more conference details, you can preview a draft agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rgpqlLLRlsz11nq5H_9wKvx8mqLNSmEZyx4B-exz7fM/edit?usp=sharing
After your initial registration is received, you will be contacted to finalize the registration process. We look forward to having your team join us to make FIRST loud in Florida!