Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conference

March 21 - 23, 2024

The Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conference (AVLC) is a great opportunity for the University of Florida Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and Gator Club® and Affiliate Group leaders to connect, collaborate and celebrate the unrelenting spirit of the Gator Nation®. The program includes pre-conference sessions Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception, conference-style presentations, panel discussions, and topic-focused sessions all-day Friday and Saturday morning. In addition, Friday evening is filled with celebration as outstanding alumni, Gator Club® and Affiliate Groups are recognized at the Clubbies Award Reception.

Our goal is for Gator Club® and Affiliate Group officers to return to their communities inspired, empowered and with a better understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and best practices. During AVLC, the UF Alumni Association strives to provide alumni volunteer leaders with the tools and resources to successfully build, develop and lead Gator Clubs® and Affiliate Groups in support of the University of Florida’s journey to Go Greater!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY! A completed registration confirming your attendance to AVLC 2024 is due by March 11, 2024. Each member of your Gator Club®/Affiliate Group who will attend must complete the registration process. There is no registration fee for current Gator Club® and Affiliate Group officers. 

We hope you’re excited to experience a few days filled with professional and leadership development opportunities, learning from Top 5 guest speakers, connecting with fellow Gators, and discovering UF’s latest and greatest programs via campus tours! Program will be coming soon for more details. 

florida_forward_landingpage_spacer3-03.png: For those who are not able to attend in person, we will offer a virtual attendance option for most of the conference session

AVLC will take place at the University of Florida Emerson Alumni Hall. (1938 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603)

If you have not booked your accommodations yet, please refer the hotel block information. Rooms are selling out fast, so book today!

We have revised the travel stipend for this year’s conference based on distance from Gainesville, FL. The travel stipend includes gas or mileage (if using personal vehicle), tolls, airfare, and rental car but does not include hotel rooms.

Remember to use the Travel Stipend Form and submit the completed form with copies of your travel receipts.

  • 50 – 100 miles: up to $100 per club/group
  • 100 – 300 miles: up to $250 per club/group
  • 300 – 500 miles: up to $1,000 per club/group
  • 500+ miles: up to $1,500 per club/group


Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22 (Emerson Alumni Hall & Welcome Reception at The Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence) Parking will be available in the second bay of the O’Connell Center parking lot, located on the corner of University Ave and Gale Lemerand Dr.  The area will be reserved by a parking attendant on both days.

Parking Hours:
March 22, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM (please note, parking restrictions are lifted on campus at 4:30 PM)
March 22, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, March 22 (The Wooly for the Clubbies Awards Reception)
Parking is available in multiple areas downtown, including the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage (105 SW 3rd St, Gainesville, FL 32601) and the Downtown Parking Garage (220 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601), both of which require payment.  Limited street parking is available at no cost.  There are multiple surface lots available as well, though please note that some are paid lots.

Saturday, March 23 (Emerson Alumni Hall)
Parking will be available in the North Lot located on the corner of University Ave. and Gale Lemerand Drive. The parking lot is in front of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Look for “UFAA Event” signs.


The recommended conference attire is Gator smart casual, but please wear whatever you will be comfortable sitting in for long periods of time. Please note that meeting rooms often range in temperature, so we recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket to ensure your personal comfort.

Thursday is Spirit Day.  Wear your club or group's branded shirt or your favorite Orange and Blue!  This year, we're celebrating the Clubbies with a Sneakers Ball!  Wear your best Gator chic with your coolest Gator sneaks!

NOTE: Florida weather can be unpredictable, so we encourage you to check the weather and pack accordingly.


There will be pens and note pads available, but feel free to bring your laptop or tablet if you prefer to use those throughout the conference. Complimentary guest Wi-Fi access is available throughout Emerson Alumni Hall.

If you plan to use your laptop, please note that you may not have direct access to power. As a reminder, you are responsible for your own personal items while attending AVLC as our team cannot store any luggage, bags, etc.

We will provide the following meals for registered attendees:

Thursday, March 21:
Welcome Reception - 2 Drink tickets & hors d’oeuvres

Friday, March 22:
Breakfast, Lunch, & Coffee/Snack Breaks
Clubbies Award Reception - 1 Drink ticket (followed by cash bar) & heavy hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, March 23:
Breakfast & Lunch

Attendees are responsible for any additional meals.


  • Registration Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024
  • A completed Registration Form is required to attend to AVLC 2024 regardless of attendance method 
  • Registration will not be available on-site
  • AVLC registration including the Welcoming Reception, Campus Tours and the Clubbies Award Reception is free for active Gator Club® and Affiliate Group officers only
  • Each Gator Club® officer must be listed on the club’s admin site as of 12/31/2023
  • Each Gator Club®/Affiliate Group officer who plans to attend AVLC must complete the registration process prior to the deadline 


  • Registration Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024
  • Guest Registration Fees:
    • $100 – Access to AVLC including conference sessions, provided meals, and social events (*does not include Campus Tours)
  • Guest Registration Limit:
    • One (1) Guest per registered club/group officer
  • A completed Guest Registration Form is required for all AVLC 2024 guests
    • For AVLC access including conference sessions, provided meals, and social events, please register and pay HERE.
  • Please note that due to limited space, Campus Tours are reserved for registered Gator Club®/Affiliate Group officers only. If seats become available, then registered guests will be informed about any available options.
  • Parking is not available for guest attendees.

Thank you to our sponsor!