The Fame Annual Financial Aid & School Management Conference is the premier, anticipated event for higher education professionals around the country. We offer an array of informative, collaborative sessions covering Financial Aid, Regulatory Compliance, Operations, and much more.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the industry, a newcomer looking to quickly get up to speed, or a School Owner or Director at a large multi-campus institution, there is sure to be something valuable for everyone!
Next year’s conference will take place from Thursday, May 2nd to Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. As we get closer to the date, detailed event and hotel information will be below. We look forward to seeing you there!
2024 Deadlines & Fees
Early Registration: Available from December 11 – February 19
Individual: $749 per attendee
Group Pricing (3 or more): $699 per attendee
Regular registration: Available from February 19 – April 15, 2024
Individual: $799 per attendee
Group Pricing (3 or more): $749 per attendee
Late registration fee: Available from April 15 – 30, 2024
Individual: $899 per attendee
Check out our sessions on the Agenda tab!
The conference registration fee includes:
- Access to all educational sessions & vendor mall
- All meeting materials & conference app
- Breakfast & Lunch
- Welcome Reception
The 2024 FAME School Management & Financial Aid Conference will be at the – THE WESTIN FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH RESORT
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Fun in the sun! You are invited to experience oceanfront tranquility at The Westin. Whether you want to relax or prefer an adventure, this is the perfect location! Enjoy poolside activities, relax in a lavish spa, dine in style, and much, much more. This amazing location and outstanding amenities make this the ideal space for us to host our annual conference. For detailed resort information, please visit the hotel website here.
The Fame room block will be available shortly.
The resort is 6 miles from the Ft-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 32 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Attire and Climate
Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. In May, temperatures range from the low-70s to the mid-80s depending on the time of day. Hotel temperatures and meeting rooms may vary, so a sweater is recommended.
Find additional hotel FAQs here.
Things to do
When you are not busy networking and learning, there is so much to do in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! If you want a relaxing time, cross the hotel’s skywalk to go straight to the beach, or jump into the pool with a view. The Westin also offers spas, food, and more right at your doorstep! Also, be sure to check out more fun activities in Fort Lauderdale.
Our sessions are designed for anyone who is working in post-secondary education including but not limited to the Admissions department, Financial Aid Office, Student Services, and Placement departments, or those charged with their oversight. This includes Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents, CEOs, Operations Officers, Directors, CPAs who conduct compliance audits, and Financial Aid Directors and Officers.
Showcase Your Company at FAME’s 2023 Conference
- Visibility in marketing campaigns will reach attendees before and during the event
- Invitations to exclusive networking opportunities, including welcome reception, breakfasts, and luncheons
- Opportunity to lead a conference round table or workshop
- Visibility in marketing materials, conference website, and online dashboard
- Full attendee list provided before and after the event
Please contact email@example.com for a sponsorship prospectus and more information.
How do I register and pay to attend the Fame Conference?
Registering and paying online is easy. Click here to register for the 2024 School Management & Financial Aid Conference. Credit cards are accepted for online registration only.
Is the conference exclusively for customers of Fame’s Financial Aid Service or Student Information Systems?
No, in fact, many attendees are not Fame clients. This is an educational conference oriented towards the industry as a whole, not a “user’s conference” in the traditional sense. The curriculum during the conference is well-balanced with sessions covering financial aid, regulatory compliance, best practice, operations, and more.
What are my options if I already registered, but will no longer be able to attend?
A refund/credit can be issued for cancellations received by Fame on or before April 8th, 2024. After that refunds are no longer available, but you may send a substitute attendee in your place. All cancellations or substitutions must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.
Will sessions and presentations be available for viewing before and/or after the conference?
Yes. The Fame Conference site will have a detailed agenda. The Session PowerPoints – PDFs will be available approximately one week prior to the conference for attendees.
What kind of attire is required?
Attire for the Fame Conference is business casual. All sessions will be held inside the resort. Please remember that meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones may vary, so we encourage you to bring a light jacket or sweater in case of cooler temperatures.
How do I report any Special Needs/Dietary Requests?
If you have special needs under the Americans With Disabilities Act or special dietary requirements, please explain those needs on the registration form. If this was not done at the time of registration, please email email@example.com.
Who do I contact for questions regarding the conference?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions that may arise.
Tentative topics include:
- Federal Updates
- FASFA Simplification – Terminology & Impact
- Eligibility – School & Program Changes
- What’s New with High School Validation & ATB
- Audit Panel
- Verification 24-25
- Financial Responsibility – 90/10, Composite Scores, and more
- Professional Judgement & Conflicting Information
- 24/25 Pell Awarding Changes
- SAP & MTF
- Gainful Employment
- Washington – What’s Happening on the Hill?
- Cybersecurity Compliance
- Understanding the Clery Act
- TILA – What are the rules?