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How Do I Become a Family Café Delegate?

Lead Delegate Tim Turner

The Family Cafe Delegates are a network of volunteers and community leaders from all areas of Florida. They help disseminate information about available supports and services, and connect The Family Cafe with local communities throughout the state.

To learn more about The Family Cafe Delegates, including how to apply, contact info@familycafe.net.

How do you select topics for breakout sessions?

The sessions included in The Annual Family Café are selected by The Family Cafe Planning Committee. This group, which is composed of community partners, The Family Café Delegates, and members of The Family Café Board of Directors, selects presentations for inclusion in The Annual Family Cafe from presentation proposals that are submitted in the fall.

The Planning Committee does its best to put together a program that will benefit a wide range of people and provide information on a large number of topics. We are happy to consider proposals regarding any appropriate topic. If you know of anyone that may be willing to present at The Annual Family Café, please encourage them to submit a presentation proposal through The Family Café website, www.FamilyCafe.net. The Family Café can only choose from the proposals it receives, so we are relying on you to encourage qualified presenters to apply!

What does my organization receive by being an exhibitor at The Annual Family Cafe?

Your exhibit space will consist of a 10' x 10' booth space, with a skirted six foot table, two chairs, pipe and drape, signage, and electricity. Your payment also entitles you to two complimentary professional registrations for the event.

Your organization will recieve exposure to over 10,000 individuals with disabilities and their family members from communities throughout Florida, all gathered in a single location for three days. There is no better way to increase your organization's profile and reach this valuable market than coming to The Annual Family Cafe!

In addition to the opportunity to directly contact attendees in the Exhibit Hall, your organization's information will also be listed in our conference program and the event smartphone app, ensuring that attendees will be able to reach you for follow-up conversations after the event.

 

How do I register for The Annual Family Cafe?

Registration for The Annual Family Café opens on February 14 every year. There are three ways to register.

First, you can register online. An item regarding registration will be posted to the home page when registration opens. You may also select Annual Family Café from the menu bar then click on the online registration link provided.

Registrations are also accepted by mail or fax. Hard copy registration brochures are generally available in January. Registration forms can be faxed to our office at (850) 224-4674. They may also be mailed to us at P.O. Box 15649, Tallahassee, Florida 32317-5649.

Is there a registration fee to attend The Annual Family Cafe?

The Family Cafe does not charge a registration fee for individuals with disabiliites or their family members/caregivers.

There is a $200 registration fee for all professional attendees. Generally speaking, professionals that are also individuals with disabilities or family members are not required to pay the registration fee.

If you are unsure of your status, please contact our office for further clarification.

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