Events - Annual Convention

2014 Annual Convention and Policy Meeting in Dallas, TX

2014 Convention logo

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus and the 2014 Awards Brochure. (both PDF)

The 2014 Thomson Reuters Scholarship application is available now. (DOCX)  Submissions for scholarships and awards must be postmarked by July 1, 2014.  Additional information on our Awards and Scholarships page.

DAPA's FAQ document has information about convention, restaurants, local entertainment, Texas facts, Dallas landmarks and more! (PDF)  They have also created a promotional YouTube video.

Discounted Airfare

NFPA is pleased to partner with American Airlines for discounted travel to the Convention in Dallas.

To book your discounted fare without a ticketing charge, please do the following:

Go to www.aa.com/group
Search for your flight and enter the Promotion Code 57H4BQ

You may also call American Airlines reservations at 1-800-433-1790.  A ticketing charge of $25 will apply.

Schedule

View the Schedule at a Glance. (PDF)

Hotel

Fairmont DallasThe Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Guest Room Rates:
$179 plus tax Single/Double
$199 plus tax Triple
$229 plus tax Quad

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to receive the NFPA rate and to ensure availability.

Make your reservations by calling 800-441-1414.  Identify yourself with the NFPA 2014 Annual Convention.

About the Fairmont Dallas
Making its home in the Dallas Arts District, the Fairmont Dallas is just minutes from the Central Business District and the Financial District. Outstanding cultural and entertainment activities abound in The Arts District, as well as the nearby West End Historic District, Victory Plaza (home of the American Airlines Center) and West Village, all known for their shopping and lively restaurants.

Guest room amenities include a spacious desk, multi-line telephone with voice mail, On-Command Video featuring 24-hour in-room movies and games, new premium pillow-top mattresses, goose-down or hypoallergenic pillows, iron with ironing board, coffee/tea and maker, plush terry robes, in-room safety deposit boxes and refreshment center.  Enhanced technology adds another level of convenient luxury through new high-definition, flat-screen televisions in every room and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel.

Registration

Convention registration will open July 1, 2014.

Fees are expected to be:

Seminars Only - Early Bird
Full day - $230 NFPA member; $265 non-member; $160 students
1/2 day (no lunch) - $145 NFPA member; $175 non-member; $95 student
Seminars Only - Non-Early Bird
Full day - $245 NFPA member; $285 non-member; $180 students
1/2 day (no lunch) - $155 NFPA member; $185 non- member; $105 student
Single session - $77.50 NFPA member; $92.50 non-member (no early bird)

Convention attendees for workshops, region and policy meetings
$255 Delegate/local assn board member (early bird)
$270 Delegate/local assn board members
$75 member observers (early bird)
$80 member observers
$200 non-member observers (early bird)
$220 non-member observers
$25 student observers (early bird)
$45 student observers

Events
Friday Social Event $67
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Lunches $40 ($50 non-member)

Convention Charity

North Texas Food BankFriday, October 10 is “Denim Up” day.  Make a minimum donation of $5 and wear our best denim.  Proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.  (www.ntfb.org)

North Texas Food Bank is a Dallas-based non-profit that pursues a hunger free community. They provide approximately 130,000 meals a day spread across 13 Texas counties, and support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education and advocacy. This association has a large and strong impact. Every dollar donated to NTFB provides three meals to hungry North Texans, and out of every dollar, 94 cents goes directly to hunger relief programs.

Social Event

JFK MuseumFriday, October 10
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Registration Fee is $67 and includes dinner and viewing of exhibits.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza.
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX
www.jfk.org

The Museum is within walking distance of the Fairmont Hotel. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Convention Sponsorships

PACE Scholarship by
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

The Exhibitor Prospectus and the 2014 Awards Brochure contain information on other sponsorship opportunities. (both PDF)

Additional information will be released closer to the event date.


2013 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.

 


2012 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.

 


2011 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.

modified 4/11/2014

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