Where does the 2018 Conference take place?

This year's conference will be held at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL. This 4-star Marriott hotel include 18-hole golf, spa, tennis, a marina, and multiple restaurants. St. Petersburg's attractions are easily within reach from this downtown resort, including the Dali Museum, Tropicana Field, beaches, and The Florida Aquarium.

What’s the Schedule?

Sunday, July 22
Registration/Check-in for attendees opens at 12:00 p.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. If you are attending the networking event, be sure to stop by registration before the event as name badges are required.

Monday & Tuesday, July 23 - 24
The IFDA SMart Conference includes a full day of sessions on Monday that concludes with a reception. Tuesday includes an early start with breakfast and a half-day of sessions, concluding at 1:30 p.m.

Is there Different Pricing for IFDA Members vs. Non-Members

YES! If you are an IFDA Distributor member or an IFDA Partner member, the early registration price is $875 if registering before 4/27/2018 (the early bird registration deadline). The registration fee after that date is $975. To find out if your company is an IFDA Distributor Member, click here.

IFDA Allied Member pricing is $975 before the early bird registration deadline and $1025 after that date.

The registration fee for Non-Members/Non-Partners is $1525 before the early bird deadline, and $1625 after 4/27/2018.

What does my registration include?

Your conference registration fee includes access to all IFDA SMart Conference events, meal functions, and receptions. It also includes big value, big takeaway, and a chance to meet peers from across the industry.

Will you offer live streaming or session recordings?

No. To get the insights this conference provides, you have to commit to a face to face experience. Attendees consistently site that the networking at this conference is an exceptional part of the value.

What happens if I have a conflict and can’t attend?

Stuff happens! If you have a conflict, you may cancel your registration. Cancellations made by end of day June 1, 2018, receive a refund of the registration fee less $100. After that date, no refunds are available, HOWEVER, you may send a substitute in your place at any time up until July12.

To cancel or transfer a registration, contact Mary Som at msom@ifdaonline.org.

So what should I wear and what is the dress code?

July in St. Petersburg (think "Sun City") has average daily highs of 90 degrees F and lows of 76 degrees F.  Weather generally AWESOME. Dress code for the event is business casual.

Will I receive event updates?

Yes, IFDA sends emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings, and logistics. Please make sure to supply your company email address when registering to ensure you are receiving all important event information.

How can I sponsor the 2018 IFDA SMart Conference?

IFDA MVP Partners and Elite Sponsors support this conference through sponsorships in the MVP and Elite programs. Addition sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Scott Savodnik at (703) 962-9945 or by email at ssavodnik@ifdaonline.org.

I still have a question. Who can I contact?