SASFAA 2014 Is Coming!

28 Aug 2013 10:08 AM | Anonymous
I hope everyone has a great start to the fall 2013 semester! The 2013-2014 SASFAA Executive Board and Conference Committee met recently August 2-5 in Jacksonville, Florida to start planning for the upcoming SASFAA 2014 Conference. I wanted to provide you with some information to help you in your planning for the conference including a list of tentative session topics, the conference rate, and the hotel rate. Conference registration and hotel reservations are not open yet. We will provide you with an update as to when this will be available.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Happy 51st Anniversary SASFAA!

Amy Berrier
2014 SASFAA Conference Chair
alberrie@uncg.edu
(336) 334-3372




2013-2014 Conference Committee:

Alabama – Sharon Williams

Florida – Diane Reitz

Georgia – Pennie Strong

Kentucky – Heather Boutell

Mississippi – Cindy May

North Carolina – Christy Chesnut

South Carolina – Ken Cole

Tennessee – Aaron White

Virginia – Brenda Burke

Local Arrangements Chair – Kristi Jones

Electronic Services Chair (Ex-Officio) – Angie Black

Global Issues Chair (Ex-Officio) – Michael O’Grady

Vendor/Sponsor Chair (Ex-Officio) – Brett Barefoot

President (Ex-Officio) – Zita Barree

Treasurer (Ex-Officio) – Amy Moser



Notes about the Conference:

1) Conference registration fee will be $275.00
2) Hotel room rate is $159 a night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently at 14.13%). The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Florida. The hotel room block will be open at a later date and a hotel reservation link will be posted on the website. More information will be made available soon!
3) Complimentary in-room internet will be available for all hotel guests
4) Self-parking is available at $10 a day, Valet at $20 a day
5) The opening session will begin on Sunday, February 16th at 3:30 p.m.
6) More information about possible pre-conference workshops will be made available at a later date
7) Vendor/Sponsor information will be made available by Brett Barefoot, Vendor/Sponsor Chair
8) The Conference Charity will be the WHAS Crusade for Children – http://crusadeforchildren.org. A prior Executive Board voted to assign different states to each conference for the next upcoming years. Since we are no longer rotating around currently to all 9 states, the prior board wanted to give each state an opportunity to have a charity represented. More information will be forthcoming from the Conference Committee about the charity and how you can participate!
9) Patrick House, Season 10 winner of the Biggest Loser, will be our keynote speaker.
10) Justin Draeger (NASFAA President), Amanda Sharp (NASFAA Trainer and former SASFAA member), and Craig Munier (NASFAA Chair) will be joining us for part of the conference
11) The Conference Committee has communicated with the Department of Education about their representation at the conference in Jacksonville. We will provide more information at a later date.
Tentative Agenda:



Date/Time
Event
Notes






Sunday - 2/16/14





8 - 9 am
Breakfast
Executive Board & Conference Committee
8 - 11 am
Vendor Set-Up

8 - 3:45 pm
Registration

9 am - 12 noon
Executive Board Meeting
Executive Board
11 am - 3:30 pm
Vendor Area Open

12 - 1 pm
Lunch
Board/Conference/President Elects/NAOW
9 am - 3 pm
President Elects Workshop
TBA
9 am - 3 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop
TBA
4 - 5:30 pm
Opening Session
Everyone
5:30 - 7 pm
President's Reception
Everyone



Monday - 2/17/14





7/7:30 - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Everyone
8:30 - 12:15 pm
Vendor Area Open

8:30 - 9:30 am
General Session (Washington Update)
Everyone
9:30 - 9:45 am
Transition Break
Everyone
9:45 - 11:00 am
Concurrent Session Block #1
Everyone
11:00 - 11:15 am
Transition Break
Everyone
11:15 - 12:15 pm
State Meetings
Everyone
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Luncheon
Everyone
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Vendor Area Open

2:15 - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session Block #2
Everyone
3:30 - 3:45 pm
Transition Break
Everyone
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session Block #3
Everyone
8 - 11 pm
Bingo/Networking
Everyone



Tuesday - 2/18/14





7/7:30 - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Everyone
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Vendor Area Open

8:30 - 9:30 am
General Sessions 1 & 2 & 3
Everyone
9:30 - 9:45 am
Transition Break
Everyone
9:45 - 11:00 am
Concurrent Session Block #1
Everyone
11:00 - 11:15 am
Transition Break
Everyone
11:15 - 12:30 pm
Concurrent Session Block #2
Everyone
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Lunch on your own
Everyone
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Past Presidents Luncheon
Past Presidents, President Barree, President-Elect
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Concurrent Session Block #3
Everyone
3:45 - 4:00 pm
Transition Break
Everyone
4:00 - until
Vendor Breakdown
Vendors
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Concurrent Session Block #4
Everyone
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Happy Hour
Everyone
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Banquet
Everyone
8:30 - 12:00 am
Evening Event
Everyone



Wednesday - 2/19/14





8 - 9 am
Breakfast
Everyone
9 - 11 am
Federal Update / Closing Session
Everyone
Noon
Transition Lunch
1314 & 1415 Conference Committee


Tentative Session Topics at SASFAA 2014:

Veteran’s Nuts and Bolts

Veterans Special Issues

Ask a Fed

Professional Judgment

EFC Hand Calculation

NASFAA Tools

2014-2015 Verification

Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery

Athletic Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress

150% Rule

PELL LEU

R2T4 Modules

Graduate/Professional Hot Topics

Access and Affordability

Audit/Compliance Issues

Unusual Enrollment History/SAP

Enrollment Management

At Risk Students

How to Stay Healthy In Financial Aid

Selective Service Issues

Becoming a Financial Aid Administrator

Global Issues/Diversity

Nuts and Bolts on Access and Retention

Financial Literacy

Repayment Plans

Exit Counseling and Default Prevention

Counseling Families on Education Financing

Customer Service

Director Round Table

How to be a Financial Aid Director

Fraud/Abuse Tips

Consumer Information and Disclosures

Gainful Employment

Financial Stress and Wellness

CDR/Default Management

COD

NSLDS

How to Talk to People not in Financial Aid

Safety and Security

New Aid Officer Update

Work Study

SASFAA 101

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