Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conference







March 31 - April 2, 2022

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
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
Registration is now closed. A completed Registration Form confirming your attendance to AVLC 2022 was due by Sunday, March 20, 2022. Each member of your Gator Club®/Affiliate Group who will attend, either in-person or virtually, must complete the registration process. There is no registration fee for current Gator Club® and Affiliate Group officers. Details for guest registration are listed below.

PROGRAM
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! Please view the AVLC Program for more details.

Note: For those who are not able to attend in person, we will offer a virtual attendance option for most of the conference sessions.


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REGISTRATION CLOSED



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WHERE TO PARK
Thursday, March 31 & Friday, April 1 (Emerson Alumni Hall & Welcome Reception at The Social)
Parking will be available on the northeast lawn (grass area) in front of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Entry to the parking area is on University Ave. between Gale Lemerand Drive and Fletcher Drive. Please view map for exact location. Look for “UFAA Event” signs.

Parking Hours:
March 31, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (*vehicles may remain parked on the lawn while you attend the Welcome Reception at The Social, but must be removed by 10pm)
April 1, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Note: All registered in-person attendees will receive a parking permit provided by TAPS upon arrival to the parking area. The permit must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard while parking on campus on both March 31 and April 1.

Friday, April1 (Clubbie Awards Reception)
Parking will be available at the Florida Ballpark parking lot at Alfred A. McKethan Field located at 2800 Citrus Road, Gainesville, Florida 32611. Look for “UFAA Event” signs.

Saturday, April 2 (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.



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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
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, 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 $75 per club/group
  • 100 – 300 miles: up to $200 per club/group
  • 300 – 500 miles: up to $800 per club/group
  • 500+ miles: up to $1,000 per club/group



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WHAT TO WEAR
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.

For the Clubbies Award Reception on Friday evening, dress in your best Gator cocktail attire! The event venue is outdoors under a covered area in the Florida Ballpark, so we recommend that you bring a light sweater, jacket or shawl in case there are cooler temperatures that evening.

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



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WHAT TO BRING
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.



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MEALS
We will provide the following meals for registered in-person attendees:

Thursday, March 31:
Welcome Reception - 1 Drink Ticket & Hors d’oeuvres

Friday, April 1:
Breakfast, Lunch, & Coffee/Snack Breaks
Clubbies Award Reception - 2 Drink Tickets & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, April 2:
Breakfast

Attendees are responsible for any additional meals.



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OFFICER REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • A completed Registration Form is required to attend to AVLC 2022 regardless of attendance method – in-person or virtual
  • 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 12/31/2021
  • Each Gator Club®/Affiliate Group officer who plans to attend AVLC, either in-person or virtually, must complete the registration process prior to the deadline 



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GUEST REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Guest Registration Fees:
    • $50 – Access to AVLC including conference sessions, provided meals, and social events (*does not include Campus Tours)
    • $25 – Access to Clubbies Award Reception Only
  • Guest Registration Limit:
    • One (1) Guest per registered club/group officer
    • Please make sure to register under the guest attending and not the Gator Club®/Affiliate Group officer attending
  • A completed Guest Registration Form is required for all AVLC 2022 in-person guest
    • For AVLC access including conference sessions, provided meals, and social events, please register and pay HERE
    • For Clubbies Award Reception only, 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