FUTURE FAST Conference


Our next conference


All sySTEMs Go!


will be at the 


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 

at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819


October 19-21, 2017


Registration is open

Register for 

the Conference here


Register<---click here



Register for 

Field Trips, Socials and Workshops Here


Register<---click here


Register for 

Field Trips, Socials and Workshops Here

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando Reservation Link


Reserve Your Hotel Room Here


A block of rooms has been reserved for October 14, 2017 - October 24, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. The special room rate will be available until October 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation for the hotel is simple. To begin the process, click on "HOTEL RESERVATION LINK" below to receive our group's preferred rate.

PLEASE NOTE SELF-PARKING IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ALL OVERNIGHT ATTENDEES DURING THE EVENT DATES. DAY ATTENDEE PARKING IS $10 EXCLUDING TAXES WITH NO RE-ENTRY PRIVILEGES.



HOTEL RESERVATION LINK<--Click Here       





DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando



DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando - Hotel Exterior both towers


5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
Tel: +1-407-351-1000
Fax: +1-407-363-0106 




Application for Grants
to attend the 



2017 FAST Conference in Orlando



All sySTEMS Go!


are now being accepted!


Only members can apply for the grants. Applications are located under the MEMBERS ONLY tab.  

Members must be signed in to access the application. 



Register for the Conference, Field Trips and Workshops Here

Thursday, October 19, 2017 • MEET at the registration area in the Convention Center at the DOUBLETREE at UNIVERSAL in ORLANDO
Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:30 AM • Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando: 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Keynote Speaker




Andr&#233;s Ruzo


Andrés is a scientist, author, science communicator and educator, who in 2011 became the first geoscientist granted permission to study the sacred Boiling River of the Amazon. He believes that environmental responsibility and economic prosperity can go hand in hand, and uses science to unite both aims. 

 

Andrés is the Founder and Director of the “Boiling River Project,” a non-profit dedicated to understanding and protecting the Boiling River by bringing together modern science and traditional Amazonian knowledge. 

 

Andrés is a TED SpeakerTED Book Author,  National Geographic Explorer, and contributor to National Geographic Learning educational materials. He holds degrees in Geology and Finance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), where he is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Geophysics.





Schedule at a Glance 

FAST 2017 Conference

All SySTEMs Go!

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando, Orlando

October 19th – 21, 2017


Time                          Event                                       Location                    


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM                   FAST Attendee Registration             Doubletree Conference Center



 

Thursday, October 19th, 2017


7:00 AM – 5:00 PM                   FAST Attendee Registration            Doubletree Conference Center

 

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM                   FIELDTRIPS AND WORKSHOP     Doubletree Conference Center                                                          Pre-Registration Required

                                                              

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM                   SOCIAL

                                             It’s Miller Time!                                 Doubletree Pool & Mangrove

                                                          Meet our Featured Speakers:                          

                                                          Zipporah Miller & Ken Miller

                                                         Pre-Registration Required

                                                        Sponsored by Pearson      



                                                                         

Friday, October 20th, 2017 


7:00 AM – 4:00 PM                   FAST Attendee Registration            Doubletree Conference Center

 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM                   VENDOR EXHIBITS                           Citrus Ballroom

Closed for Vendor Lunch (TBD)

 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM                   LIFT OFF!!                                      Osceola Room

                                                       FAST Annual Business Meeting

                                                Recognition of

                                                     Science Educator Awardees

                                                KEYNOTE:  Andrés Ruzo

                                                                

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM                   CONCURRENT SESSIONS              Doubletree Conference Center          

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM                   SOCIAL

                                          Guardians of the STEM Galaxy!  Universal Ballroom

                                                          Wear your favorite Galaxy attire!            

                                                          Pre-Registration Required                 

                                                         Sponsored by PASCO




Saturday, October 21st, 2017


7:00 AM – 9:00 AM                   FAST Attendee Registration           Doubletree Conference Center

 

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM                 CONCURRENT SESSIONS           Doubletree Conference Center

           

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM                 VENDOR EXHIBITS                          Citrus Ballroom

 

11:30 AM – Noon                      Drawings for Prizes                         Citrus Ballroom



 

PARKING:    Self-Parking is free for Attendees Registered at the Doubletree

                        Parking for all others is $10 / day – no in/out privileges.


It's Miller Time! 

Sponsored by Pearson 


Social Event

Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Doubletree Pool Deck


WELCOME BACK!!!! Please plan to join Pearson poolside Thursday evening as we celebrate "Miller Time". Dr. Ken Miller, author of the best-selling Biology program of all time, "Miller and Levine Biology" , will be on hand to enjoy the evening with our Florida teachers. Pearson also welcomes Dr. Zipporah Miller, author of the ever popular Florida middle school program, "Interactive Science", as well as Florida's brand new "Elevate Science" series. Come as you are and enjoy snacks, adult beverages, and the company of your colleagues. Pre-registration is required, so don't miss this opportunity. AND...as an added bonus, attendees will be treated to a sneak peak of how Pearson is poised to "elevate" Florida science to new heights! See you Thursday!!!




                          



The Guardians of the STEM Galaxy!

Sponsored by PASCO Scientific


Social Event

 Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

October 20, 2017

5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Universal Ballroom






We invite you to join PASCO Scientific as we celebrate YOU:  The Guardians of the STEM Galaxy!  This celebration is a "come as you are" OR "come in costume" party with opportunities for best costume prizes, and other prizes awarded as we explore the use of PASCO Technology and Curriculum as our weapons to fight the anti-STEM evil forces.  The FAST Board members have joined forces with PASCO Scientific to bring you this exciting  Guardians of the Galaxy themed wine-and-cheese event.  Come as your favorite Galaxy protector from any movie, series or comic strip, or invent your own and join the fun.  Costumes are welcome but not required.  Pre-registration is required for this party and we will be hosting the first 150 teachers to sign up.  Come join PASCO Scientific as Guardians of the STEM Galaxy.




Vendor Information

For Vendor information pertaining to the Exhibit Hall, please contact


 Sharon Cutler:cutlersharon@mac.com





Draft Program<--Click Here

(This is in an Excel spreadsheet so you can sort by your choice. Changes may occur without notice)

 updated Oct 18, 2016







Program Booklet<--Click Here

(This is the hard copy you will receive at the conference...it is not the most updated... see above for updates)

































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