2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat - Register Now

Posted By: Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS News ,
2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Friday, September 10, 2021

Omni Resort Amelia Island

Amelia Island, FL 32034

We are very pleased to announce that Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker of the 2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida, September 8-10.
General Honoré is widely known as the Former Commander Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina across the Gulf Coast and as the 2nd Infantry Division’s commander while stationed in South Korea. In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped General Honoré to lead the Capitol Security Taskforce in investigating the Capitol attack.
Don't miss his keynote presentation on leadership!
The 2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat is one of our favorite events of the year!   

Hightlights inlcude:

  • Keynote by Lt. General Russel Hornere' (Ret.)
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Golf Outings 
  • More coming soon!

Hotel Information:

Omni Amelia Island Resort

39 Beach Lagoon Road

Amelia Island, Florida 32034

1-800-843-6664 - for room reservations under our block

Or, click here to book your room online.

Reservation Deadline for the discounted room rate for IFDF is August 18, 2021

Discounted Room Rates for $179/night.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrations can be transferred to another individual. All cancellations and changes must be in writing.

COVID-19 Policy at the IFDF Leadership Retreat

We are so pleased to be able to host an in-person conference this year as we emerge from the pandemic. While we are not out of the woods entirely, we celebrate the ability to gather face-to-face.
Many are asking, is IFDF going to require that I cover my face while at the conference? IFDF will continue to monitor and adhere to all CDC guidelines and other guidance to limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19. Our stance is that masks will be voluntary while attending IFDF events. However, the hotel does require that we mask up in common areas like lobbies and elevators. In order to slow the spread, we all must continue to do our part to protect the vulnerable. Most of us have been vaccinated and feel comfortable not wearing masks in public, and we support you if that is your choice. However, we will ask that you respect the policies at the hotel within their common areas and encourage you to mask-up at our events, but will not require it.
We will be handing out visual indicators, like colored wrist bands, to show individual’s social distance comfort level. We will have hand sanitizer stations throughout and encourage staying at a safe distance. We also will have extra masks available if needed. Please contact Heather Bernier directly if you have any questions.