2019 Annual Meeting and Codes Conference Schedule

Join us in Orlando at the Hilton-Lake Buena Vista, May 14-17

All educational sessions are underlined

Tuesday May 14th

8 AM - 2 PM - AFAA Board of Director's Meeting

12 PM – 5 PM - Exhibitor set up & registration opens

2 PM – 3:30 PM - AFAA Board of Directors Q&A with Member Associations & Club 72 Members

5 PM – 8 PM - Welcome Reception with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Honeywell & SDi

Wednesday May 15th

7:30 AM - 3 PM - Registration Hours

8 AM – 9 AM - Business Meeting

9 AM – 9:30 AM - Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Gentex

9:30 AM – 11 AM - Keynote Speaker: Lou Mongello  “The Disney Difference: Achieving the Ultimate Customer Experience”

11 AM – 1 PM - Lunch with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Siemens 

1 PM – 2 PM - 15 Years of Research in Support of NFPA 72
Presented by: Kathleen Almand, NFPA

2 PM – 3 PM - What Keeps You Up at Night
Presented by: Ron Davis, Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group

3 PM – 3:30 PM - Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Gentex

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM - AFAA Partnership in Education with the University of Maryland
Presented by: Ken Isman, University of Maryland

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM - Enforcement of ITM and 3rd Party Testing
Presented by: Bill Koffel, Koffel & Associates & Chief Michael O’Brian, Brighton Area Fire Authority

Thursday May 16th

8 AM – 9 AM - Money for Nothing-Using an Online Engagement Strategy
Presented by: Billy Marshal, Service Trade

9 AM – 10 AM - Detect, Notify, Prepare, and Exit
Presented by: Joshua Reichert, Eastern Kentucky University

10 AM – 10:30 AM - Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Rocky Mountain AFAA

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Fire Alarm Design Coordination with the Fire Department
Presented by: Tim Knisely, Centre Region Code Administration

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Improving Fire Alarm Intelligibility Through Technology
Presented by: Larry Rietz, Jensen Hughes

Friday May 17th

8 AM – 9 AM - Area of Refuge Emergency Communication Systems
Presented by: Jim Mongeau, Space Age Electronics

9 AM – 10 AM - Class N Pathways
Presented by: Dan Horon, Cadgraphics

10 AM – 10:15 AM - Break - Sponsored by Louisiana AFAA

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Employee Partner Safety: From Transactional to Transformational
Presented by: Alice McKinney, Cintas

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Occupant Evacuation Elevators
Presented by: Eric Camiel, Jensen Hughes

If you would like a copy of the schedule, please click here. We will post education session descriptions at a later date.


All AFAA onsite training seminars are now recognized and accepted by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP) is a single comprehensive education management system for engineers, surveyors, design professionals and quality education providers. Managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the purpose of RCEP is to create a comprehensive registry of quality continuing education providers for engineers and related A/E/C industry professionals.

NICET and other organizations accept AFAA certificates of training and Annual Meeting participation for CEUs. Please check with your provider to verify CEU approval.


 For more information on our Annual Meeting and Codes Conference, please visit: 2019 Annual Meeting Information

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