From the President

September 28, 2014

2014 conference cover page

Dear FLAVA colleagues and friends,

What a spectacular conference we just had!

The best indicator of success in these times of financial difficulty is NUMBERS. When we acknowledge worth, undoubtedly we support. And you just did that! I am thrilled to announce that for the first time in the history of FLAVA we had over 200 sessions and over 700 participants. The energy and the excitement was palpable from session # 1 all the way to #215. WOW! Thank you for your support, for bringing your colleagues, thank you for presenting sessions of quality, thank you for supporting our exhibitors. There were many days of fast and hectic work but bringing a conference of excellence to you made it worthwhile.

I want to reiterate my love and appreciation to a marvelous Board. Thank you for volunteering so many hours, for your  ideas, and  for  your kindness when helping our attendees.

My most sincere appreciation to Isi Kessel, Conference Coordinator, for his exemplary work and sacrifice. Te quiero mucho, Isi.

It is my hope that you will put to use the new ideas you gathered, that you will keep connected to this organization and that you will have great success in your school year 2014-2015.