An option for AAFD Members to attend for FREE for Electing Chapters!

The all virtual AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit, June 23-26, 2021, promises to be our most informative and impactful in our history! Our all-virtual format has facilitated soon to be announced speaking commitments for FTC Commissioner, Rohit Chopra, and US Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), with other exciting speakers to be announced shortly. Having nearly doubled the number of AAFD trademark specific chapters over the last two years, our theme and focus of Empowering Franchisee Associations is vitally important and relevant to our members, with the largest number of voting delegates guaranteed! Our virtual format also makes it possible for every AAFD member to participate without the costs of travel and with lower attendance costs than associated with an ‘in person’ conference.

With significant appreciation to our conference program chairs, Rich Stroiney and Bryan Dillon, for their innovative suggestions, the AAFD is pleased to announce attendee pricing for our all virtual 2021 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference, including reduced member pricing and a low flat rate option for chapters that elect to extend FREE attendance for all their chapter members!

Going all virtual greatly expands the AAFD’s ability bring both content and accessibility to all AAFD members. Without the expense of travel and related in person meeting costs, our virtual format will result in a lower attendee costs – no food and beverage expenses and onsite administrative costs—although there are still substantial costs for providing our virtual platform and meeting management.
AAFD is pleased to announce reduced attendee pricing, plus an innovative offer to all AAFD Chapters and Affiliated Associations to pay a low flat feel to extend FREE attendance to all chapter members!

  1. All AAFD Members will be extended a Member Rate of $250, a savings of $130 from the previous two years. As always, all AAFD chapters are required to send two delegates to our Franchisee Leadership Summit.
  2. New Chapter Group Rate! AAFD Chapters will be each be offered a chapter flat rate of $20 times the number of active chapter members as of the date the Chapter Group Offer is accepted. If the offer is accepted, the chapter delegate rate will be reduced to $150 (for each of two delegates) and all chapter members will be invited to register and attend for FREE!
  3. For chapters that do not elect our group flat rate offer, AAFD continues to offer a reduced group rate for chapters that send three or more attendees of $200 per attendee.
  4. General Admission for Non-Members is $319 and will include a full year of AAFD Associate membership, also a significant savings from past years plus a full year of AAFD Member Benefits.

AAFD Executive Director, Amy Mancuso, expressed her delight and appreciation for the new pricing. “While we all look forward to resuming ‘in person’ events, we are thrilled that going virtual offers opportunities to dramatically extend our reach to all AAFD members. We hope this experience will allow for a virtual attendance option when we are able to return to our live conferences in 2022.”

Our registration website will be open soon, so be making your plans. Stay tuned for some exiting announcements regarding guest speakers and other program announcements. The AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit for 2021 promises to be an event that every franchisee should plan to attend!