Advocate '21 & Pre-Conference Workshop


January 25-26, 2021



The DoubleTree Downtown Tallahassee

Address: 101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 224-5000



The Advocate '21 conference will be held January 25-26 in Tallahassee. Every member of FASA plays an integral role in the legislative process. We encourage you to join us for this event, and help ensure the voices of Florida's administrators are heard.


We are forced to cap registrations this year so that we can safely distance during our meeting.  Register NOW so that you are garanteed a spot at our live event.  If you do not feel comfortable traveling to Tallahassee to be with us in-person, you can register to attend virtually! We will live stream the legislative briefing and schedule virtual meetings with your legislators.  


Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these unusual times. Advocate is one of, if not the  most important event we host.  Your voice is more important than ever, and we want to help you reach your representatives and participate in the legislative process so we can affect positive changes in your school, district and our great state of Florida.


Registration Prices:

  •  In-person Registration - $35
  • Virtual Registration - $50
  • Virtual Team Registration - $149
    • ​If you plan to attend virtually, details on how to join will be emailed to you directly.

​*Advocate registrations will also include registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop: A School Culture of Resilience. Please select both events (in-person or virtual) when registering.


Hotel Reservations:

Upon registration, you will be provided a link to the FASA group rate of $189/night at the 

The Doubletree Downtown

Other Hotel in the area without a room block include:

The Aloft

Hotel Duval

The Governor's Inn



Conference Agenda: For Tuesday, January 26th

8:00am - Breakfast for Overnight guest at The DoubleTree
8:30am - Registration Opens at an undetermined location
9:00-am-12:00pm - Legislative Forecast & Briefing
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch on your own
1:00pm-5:00pm - Legislative Visits


Pre-Conference Workshop Details:

Workshop:  A School Culture of Resilience

When: January 25, 2021 from 2-4pm in conjuntion with Advocate '21

  • $35 registration fee for in-person 
  • $50 to participate virtually

***If you are joining us for Advocate '21 and have paid the $35 registration fee for that event, you will be able to register for this workshop for no additional cost.

School administrators are navigating multiple challenges on a daily basis. Leading teams can be difficult and leading teams during times of crisis can feel overwhelming. The science of resilience helps us to understand what skills, behaviors and attitudes are essential to navigate challenges and lead in ways that help our teams “bounce back” and move forward. As we navigate the current climate, leading with a resilience mindset is essential. In this training, participants will learn a holistic framework for promoting resilience within students, staff and themselves.

Individuals are invited to join Susan Damico, M.A., Devereux Center for Resilient Children Director, as she delivers a professional development experience focusing on resilient leadership. During this program, participants will gain knowledge, skills and access to tools that support an overall school culture of resilience.


In Partnership with:


Conference Safety Plan:

  • Contactless Check-in - For overnight guests at the DoubleTree, conference programs and name badges will be placed in your room.  If you are driving in or staying elsewhere, you will be able to pick up your program and name badge at the registration table.  
  • Temperature Checks - Each attendee will be temp checked opon arrival at the legislative forecase and briefing.  
  • Masks are required - Please be sure to bring your masks!  All staff and attendees will be required to wear one.  Once you are seated, masks can be removed.  Your are required to wear one as you move about the meeting space. 
  • Socially Distanced Set-up - All seats and tables will be spaced appropriately and hand sanitizer will be placed strategically throughout the event.
  • Lunch will be on your own - To reduce the risk of unncecessary contacts. 



Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Monday, January 18, 2021, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Monday, January 18, 2021 or for no-shows. Substitutions must be submitted in writing.


Looking to Sponsor at Advocate 2021? Contact Heather Bernier or call the office at 850.224.3626.  

Available Sponsorship Opportunites


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!