South Central Regional Conference

Are you looking for an affordable way to attend training and connect with other industry professionals? The South Central Regional Conference offers all the tools you need to elevate your career close to home. Join us July 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA.

(Registration is now closed.)

Your Stay

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is offering a special room rate of $225 plus tax for deluxe rooms that have been negotiated for AFA attendees and exhibitors.

Please call 504-584-3999 to reserve these specially rated rooms by JUNE 26th.

After June 26th, these rates may not be available. Mention that you are with the AFA Regional Conference.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Deadline to Book: June 26

Fishing Adventure

The Fishing Adventure is now at capacity.
Join in on a unique angling experience for $250 per person at the local “hot spots” in South Louisiana’s bays’ and bayous’. This is a full-day excursion that will begin at 6:15 AM and end at approximately 4:00 PM. The world-class fishing experience includes six hours on the water, a sandwich with beverages during the adventure, a hot lunch upon returning to the docks, and fish cleaning and packaging to take home. Learn more about Bourgeois Fishing Charters.

In addition to the event registration, out-of-state participants will need to purchase a 3-Day RS/NR Charter Pass ($10.00). The license purchase is available through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.



$125 Member
$200 Non-Member

$75 Member
$125 Non-Member
Reception &
Dinner Package

$80 Member
$110 Non-Member
Educational Sessions X X  
Welcome Reception X   X
Regional Dinner X   X
Exhibits & Demos X X  

Package add-ons give you the freedom to pursue additional plans for certification, networking and recreation.

Conference Package Add-On Fee (Member or Non-Member)
Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer Exam $250
Certified Automated Gate Systems Design Exam $200
Certified Fence Professional Exam $0 (paid in advance with application)
Fishing Excursion $250 per person + $10 Fishing License
Young Fence Professional Social (35 & Under) $0 (free, but please register)

What to Expect

  • Technical and Business Education
  • Tabletop Exhibits
  • Networking Events
  • Off-Site Group Excursion

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Education Schedule for July 27, 2018

Thursday, July 26
Exhibits 3pm – 6pm
Welcome Reception and Regional Dinner 6pm – 9pm
Friday, July 27
Educational Classes
See the Education Schedule above for detailed information.
9am – 3pm
If you’ve previously taken either of these exams and did not pass, you are entitled to take the exam for free. Email to request a discount code.
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Exhibits 3pm – 6pm
Young Fence Professionals Leadership Training 5pm – 6pm
Young Fence Professionals Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm
Gulf South Chapter Event at Pat O’Briens – SOLD OUT, Please contact the South Central Chapter (Jennifer Calhoun, if you would like to be placed on a wait list. 7pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 28
Fishing Adventure – SOLD OUT

6am – 4pm


Exhibitor Move-In:
Thursday, July 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, July 26th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, July 27th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand by sponsoring the AFA’s Regional Conference! Sponsors will receive a tabletop exhibit space to showcase their products with designated times to visit with attendees.

All sponsorship opportunities are sold out.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Young Fence Professional Social Sponsor

Table Top Exhibitors

Fishing Boat Sponsor