2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference2018-03-22T16:41:59+00:00

Family & Consumer Sciences: A Centennial Reflection

100th Annual State Conference March 22- March 24, 2018 

Marriott Austin South – Austin, Texas


Onsite registration is available after March 15. 

Meeting at a Glance

100th Conference Schedule 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Registration
  • Welcome and Opening General Session: Jacqueline M. Holland, CFCS-HDFS, AAFCS president; Assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland

Jacqueline is co-president of the Maryland Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (MFACS) and president-elect for the National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences (NCBDFCS). She is also an advisory board member of the University of Maryland Extension for Baltimore City; Jacqueline is a member of the International Federation for Home Economics as well as the Caribbean Home Economics Association. In addition, she has actively served on several committees in a leadership capacity for AAFCS and the profession including Nominating Committee chair, annual conference planning committee member, membership committee member, vice president for NCBDFCS, and an executive intern to Carolyn Jackson, executive director of AAFCS

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Keynote Luncheon

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Closing General Session
  • Educational Tours  – 1:15-4:00 p.m.      

Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
Family owned business located in Dripping Springs in the Texas Hill Country. Tour the orchard and mill and learn about olives and the delicious, healthy oil. Visit the tasting room.

Texas State Capitol
Guided tour of the distinctive and beautiful building constructed from 1882 to 1888. Tour will visit key areas of the Capitol and offer information about its architecture, Texas history, and the legislature.                       


Make your reservation by March 1, 2018!

Marriott Austin South

74415 S. IH 35  | Austin | TX | 78744

Reserve your room now

The room is $141 for Single or Double; guests can book through the above link. You are guaranteed a room but will need to call 7 days prior to the conference for confirmation of size.    Problems with making a reservation please contact Caitlin Roan at 512-634-2011 and reference American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

The conference rate is good for Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday, March 24. 

Certification Testing

 Click here for more information about each of the assessments and certifications and to access assessment materials.  The cost for paper-based testing (PBT) at the Affiliate conference is $95.00.  Assessment administration will follow Saturday Brunch, March 24, 2018 from 1:15-5:15p.m.  A one (1) day conference registration required.  Saturday evening hotel room available at a rate of $141. 

These exams are listed on the conference registration form but you register and pay to AAFCS through their online registration system. The registration link for paper-based testing at the Texas affiliate conference is  http://www.rsvpbook.com/aafcspbtregistration

Registration is now open and will close on February 24, 2018.