General Registration
Member on or before May 15: $719
Non-Member on or before May 15: $769
Member after May 15: $769
Non-Member after May 15: $839

• Educational programs and seminars
• Partners’ Showcase
• and hospitalities
Premium Upgrade
(Premium Upgrade includes General Registration)
Member on or before May 15: $919
Non-Member on or before May 15: $989
Member after May 15: $969
Non-Member after May 15: $1,039
• All General Registration benefits
• Meal functions

General Registration includes all main stage programs, welcome reception, Partners’ Showcase, and sessions held during the Symposium (excludes sessions requiring separate registration).

The premium upgrade includes general registration and two formal dinner functions.

Additional Registration Options
Single Day: $349
Single Day Registration includes only the main stage programs and activities for the day(s) you select excluding meals and excluding sessions requiring separate registration.



The program lineup for AIFD® “GROW” is truly sensational and an early registration sell-out is possible. Be sure to register early! Advance registrations, with proper payment, must be received by the AIFD® office on or before June 15, 2023.
On-site registrations (if available) will open at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 1 in the Hilton Chicago. Only credit cards will be accepted for payment of on-site registration. Checks or cash will not be accepted.

Priority for meal function registrations will be given to those with Premium or General Registrations. Premium Registrations and Meal Tickets are available until they sell out or Thursday, June 15, whichever occurs first.



Full registration refund if canceled on or before May 16, 2023. Cancellations received May 17 – June 15, 2023 incur a $100.00 administrative fee. After June 15, 2023 refunds will only be considered due to death in the immediate family, airline cancellations that make travel impossible, or serious illness of the attendee that prevents any form of travel. Proper medical and/or legal documentation will be required. All requests are reviewed in August by the AIFD® National Executive Committee.

PFDE® and Partners’ Showcase refund policies apply separately.

Direct all inquiries and registrations to:
3620 American River Drive, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 443-966-3850



To assist you in being able to sit with your friends and family, table seating for the AIFD® Awards and Induction Dinner and Dance (July 3) and the AIFD® Leadership Salute Dinner and Dance (July 5) is coordinated through an assignment of seats prior to the dinner functions.

All dinner tickets for people that wish to sit together must be turned in together at the Dinner Ticket Table.

Tickets are required to hold tables/seats. Be sure to coordinate the collection of tickets in advance for your group to sit together. All tickets MUST be returned for table assignment by Noon the day of the dinner.

AIFD® cannot guarantee a seat for you, even if you have purchased a ticket, if you do not turn your ticket in to the Dinner Ticket Table by the deadline. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. We will publish specific hours the Dinner Ticket Table is open in the event app.

Tickets WILL BE collected at meal functions.



The AIFD® 2023 National Symposium “GROW” will take place at the Hilton Chicago. AIFD® has a limited number of rooms awaiting you at the Hilton with special rates available on an exclusive basis: $185.00 for single/double occupancy plus tax and service fees. You can book your reservations in the following ways (Be sure to reference AIFD®):

Reservations must be made on or before Sunday, May 28, 2023. All guest rooms booked within the AIFD® room block receive complimentary standard internet access within the guest room.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Self-Parking: $65.00 for 24 hours | Enter Hilton Chicago’s Parking Garage on Wabash Avenue or Balbo Street.
Valet Parking: not available at this time




Chicago-O’Hare International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 18 mi. | Drive Time :45 min. |Taxi/Uber Cost approximately $50.00

Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from Hotel: 12 mi. | Drive Time: 25 min. | Taxi/Uber Cost approximately $47.00

O’Hare and Midway have CTA (El) train stations that lead to the South Loop near the Hilton. For Midway Airport, the Orange line’s closest stop to the Hilton Chicago is at Roosevelt, 3 blocks from the hotel. From O’Hare, the Blue line’s closest stop to the Hilton Chicago is at La Salle, 5 blocks from the hotel. For more details, visit:



Proper attire for most Symposium programs is “business casual.” The event space will be air-conditioned, bring a sweater.

Volunteers and workshop attendees: plan on sporty casual attire and comfortable, closed-toe, non-slip shoes.

Suggested attire for the Awards and Induction Ceremony is Black Tie Formal and the Leadership Salute Dinner and Dance is Black Tie Formal Based on Theme.