AFT meets in March and September, to present programs of vital, current interest to its members. Both meetings are 2 days in duration, and are rotated throughout the country with an occasional conference in Canada.
The Spring Conference features general sessions as well as concurrent tracks designed specifically for sales/marketing, operations/customer service and human resources managers.The Fall Conference held in the September, consists primarily of top financial industry speakers addressing the latest trends and techniques. This conference also serves as the organization's annual business meeting and election. Many member company CEOs choose to attend this meeting and participate in a unique CEO Forum.
Both conferences include lively interactive sessions where the topics are selected by the attendees and discussed in depth. Most conference attendees rate these sessions as the most valuable and productive of the entire conference, and consider the information exchanged as worth many times the cost of attending. It is also these sessions that spawned the AFT-coined word "coop-etition" combining cooperation and competition.
Both conferences include receptions, luncheons, special evening events and spouse/guest programs, which take advantage of area attractions.