The 2021 AAFM Conference will be held at The Perdido Beach Resort. Situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama, Perdido Beach Resort is exclusively located near Alabama Point, locally known as “The Pass,” where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the deep waters of the Gulf, and boaters take a voyage for their afternoon venture. Join us in this wonderful setting for an opportunity to learn from and network with other floodplain managers from around the state and region. To accommodate those of you unable to attend in person, we will be making provisions to host the technical sessions virtually. Additional login and access information will be sent out to those who register for the virtual option.
General Conference Information and Schedule
Please join us on the beautiful Gulf coast as we embark on yet another Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers Fall Conference. Due to the recent upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Alabama, we will again be utilizing technology to bring you another hybrid conference consisting of both in-person & virtual training sessions for those unable or not ready to travel. To accommodate those of you unable to attend in person, we will be making provisions to host the technical sessions virtually. Additional login and access information will be sent out to those who register for the virtual option. For those who choose to learn remotely, we will have live events each day. See the Draft Agenda for more information about the program.
For those that will be joining us in-person, the Perdido Beach Resort has very spacious and comfortable meeting space for us to utilize. The Resort is an AHLA "Safe Stay" Hotel and has implemented all of the safety protocols using the framework developed by the AHLA. See the Resorts safety measures on it's website at: Resort COVID-19 Safety Measures In addition, sanitization stations will be available throughout the conference area, seating will be spaced at 3-foot separations, and 6-foot spacing will be encouraged for any lines formed for events or sign-ins.
A full line up of speakers from industry, academia, government, and more will be on hand. Additional information on the events and agenda will be coming soon. We anticipate offering 12 credits for CEUs for engineers/CFMs again this year but will have the final credits once ASFPM reviews our final agenda. The sessions will be:
- Monday - Registration/check-in: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
- Monday - 1:00 - 5:00 PM, breaks in afternoon (2)
- Tuesday - Check-in at 8:00; 8:30AM - 5:00 PM, breaks in morning (2), at noon
(1 hour), and afternoon (2)
- Wednesday - Check-in at 8:00; 8:30AM - 12:00 PM, breaks in morning (2)
CFM Exam and Floodplain Management/NFIP Review Class
For those interested, the CFM exam and a general NFIP/floodplain management review class will be offered in conjunction with this year’s conference. The class will be offered on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00-5:00 PM and the exam offered on Wednesday morning onsite at 9:00 AM (check-in by 8:45). Additional information about the review class, applying for the exam, and planning for the review class will be sent with your email confirmation when you register to take the CFM exam at the conference.
For those planning to take the CFM exam, please contact the Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) or go to their website (ASFPM's Certification Program) to apply. You must either pay for the conference or pay a separate $50 fee if you are not able to attend the conference in order to attend the NFIP/ floodplain management review class. There is no fee required by AAFM if you are only taking the exam. However, ASFPM charges will apply (see their website).
Registration Instructions and Sponsorship Opportunities
If you prefer to download a conference registration form to complete and mail into AAFM, please use the pdf version of the AAFM 2021 Fall Conference Registration. Or, you can view the online registration options for registration below then go to the REGISTER NOW button provided above in the right-hand column to register online.
We are again offering the opportunity for partnering with AAFM to bring the latest information and advancements for floodplain management and flood risk reduction to Floodplain Managers in Alabama. This conference will bring together our members and colleagues for education, exhibits, networking, a sponsored vendor reception and the Annual Meeting of our organization. This is a great opportunity for your company or organization to support our efforts and at the same time receive valuable exposure. The options for sponsorship are available in the online registration process (preferred by our Treasurer) or by using the attached Conference Registration Form. Your logos will be added to this registration page and in other conference materials once you sign up. Current sponsors are listed below.
If you have any questions, please contact either Josh Yates at email@example.com or Chuck Lay at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Hotel Reservation Instructions
The staff at the Perdido Beach Resort thank you for planning your event with us and look forward to providing you with the service that you expect! The hotel is currently offering the group rate for the AAFM Conference participants three days before and after the meeting dates. However, the hotel's online reservation system is only attached to the rooms in the block. For anyone that would like to book an earlier arrival or later departure than the meeting dates, please call the hotel reservations department to reserve your stay and receive the group rate. This is also necessary for anyone that would like to book a suite or club room. The AAFM group rates will be available until September 4th. After that date, any remaining rooms that are not picked up will be released into general hotel inventory and prevailing public rates will apply.
Below is the reservation link that guests can use to make online reservations. The address for the hotel is:
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561.
Information to use for your online reservation below.
Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers
Start date: 10/03/2021
End date: 10/06/2021
Perdido Beach Resort is offering a special group rates starting at $139 per night.
Room Reservations also available by phone at (800) 634-8001.