Sheraton Mesa Now set for AAFD 30th Anniversary Summit in 2022

AAFD is thrilled to report that bending to member appeals to avoid travel in early summer, the Sheraton Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona, has agreed to release the AAFD from its 2021 meeting contract in exchange for hosting our 30th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit in May of 2022! 

Our dates remain the same. All AAFD chapters will still participate in this year’s AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit June 23-25, 2021. Our theme remains focused on Empowering Franchisee Associations, and we have an impressive agenda to help our affiliated chapters to achieve their goals and to advance exciting legislative and regulatory initiatives that are gaining ground at an unprecedented speed. 

Accordingly, we are also pleased to offer virtual attendance for all delegates and members. While in person events with their huge benefits of physical interaction remain our goal, our move from in person to virtual attendance will significantly reduce the cost of our program. Although we will be able to avoid the incumbent costs for travel, lodging, meeting space, food and beverage, there are still significant costs to providing a vibrant interactive virtual platform. We are still working out these details, and we will soon be announcing significantly reduced options for delegate, chapter and member attendance rates. Please stay tuned! 

As we announced previously, the AAFD is offering a special group rate billed to chapters that opt to underwrite their members’ virtual attendance. All AAFD Chapters that take advantage of this special group rate will be able to offer FREE virtual attendance for all their members. 

As always, all AAFD Chapters are required to send at least two delegates to the Franchisee Leadership Summit, and it is vitally important that all chapters support the important work and mission of the AAFD community of franchise owners.  

Details for conference registration will follow soon.