Executive Development Conference

Our annual summer conference is intended for head of department Fire Chiefs, Chief Officers and any Fire Service professionals who currently hold or wish to pursue a career in leadership. The educational program is structured as all general sessions, bringing together executive and management level discussions as well as topics at the forefront of concern. This program aims to give the participants a more expansive view of Fire Service issues and their role as leaders to influence the future of their department and the industry as a whole.

Full registration to the conference includes access to various networking events and a guest pass for a spouse/partner. In an industry so close knit and where relationships matter, this event fosters the concept of the "fire family" and encourages participants to connect and share ideas with one another so together, we can make the Fire Service better than we left it.

The vendor opportunity at this event is through sponsorship and a limited vendor showcase of cocktail rounds with only informational material/giveaways permitted to give all vendors equal representation.


Executive Development Conference 2023

Friday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive Naples, Florida 34103


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Hotel Information & Booking
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Silent Auction
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Hotel Information & Booking
*Please carefully review and note the terms specific to this hotel*

FFCA Group Rate

The group rate of $209/night (plus tax) for Run of House accommodation is currently SOLD OUT and only available in the case that an existing reservation is cancelled. We have added additional rooms based on availability at $299/night (plus tax) with the same terms below. The group rate is subject to availability, and room types are limited. Discounted rate ends June 23, 2023.

Garden Villa Suites are accommodations with 700-plus square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, including two patios or balconies, and a large living room, with a full sized sleeper sofa ideal for families, located adjacent to the main tower. A limited number of these room types are available at a reduced rate. Click here for additional details on this room type.

  • Rates quoted are for single or double occupancy. An additional charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will apply for each additional adult. Children under age eighteen (18) stay free in the same room with parents. Maximum occupancy is 4 (four) persons per room, regardless of age. These rates are European plan (no meals included) rates.
  • Run of House rooms will be assigned based on hotel availability at check-in. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 11am. Guests arriving prior to 4pm are welcome to enjoy resort amenities by checking their luggage with the Bell Desk. Early check-in is based upon availability at time of arrival and cannot be guaranteed in advance.
  • A daily WAIVED resort charge (reduced from of $40.00 plus 12%) tax per room per night will be applied and includes: 1-800/local calls; high speed WIFI in guestroom; two bottles of water in room; bicycle rentals; beach towels and luxury chaise lounges; range balls and use of driving range at Naples Grande Golf Club; 24-hour access to the fitness club; weekly fitness classes; newspaper in the lobby; 10% discount on tennis court fees and weekly resort activities.
  • Self-parking is WAIVED (normally $20.00 per day) and valet parking is REDUCED to $20.00 (normally $30.00) per day (plus 7% sales tax).
  • Event Parking is $10 plus tax daily for attendees not staying overnight.
  • Reservations booked by individual attendees require a credit card at time of booking. The Credit Card will be held on file and NOT charged at time of reservation.
  • Cancellation: Hotel must receive notice of individual reservation cancellation at least (3) days prior to scheduled arrival, otherwise, it will be deemed a late cancellation. In the event of a late cancellation or no-show reservation, one (1) night’s rate plus tax will be charged to the credit card given at time of reservation.
BOOK HOTELReservations by phone: 1-844-489-9663

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Overflow Hotel

A limited overflow courtesy block is available at $169/night at the Hilton Naples, a 14-minute walk or 6-minute drive from the Naples Grande host hotel. The group rate is subject to availability, and room types are limited. Discounted rate ends June 30, 2023.

Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103

  • Credit card required for reservations. Please review cancellation terms on the reservation website at time of booking.
  • Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary self-parking or valet.
BOOK HOTELReservations by phone: 1-800-HILTONS - Group Code: FFCA

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Full Registration
Registrant and spouse/partner. Includes Saturday Vendor Reception, Sunday Prayer Breakfast, Sunday Opening Party, Monday Evening Party and Tuesday Installation Banquet.
Before May 31
After May 31
Before May 31
After May 31
$550 $650 $650 $750
Full Registration Add-on
For students attending the ESLI Marketing Fire & EMS module July 18-19, 2022 ONLY.
Before May 31
After May 31
Plus 1 Guest
Before May 31
Plus 1 Guest
After May 31
$200 $250 $315 $400
Per Day Registration
Saturday, Sunday, Monday and/or Tuesday
Member Non-Member
$175 $200
Meetings Only
No Charge
Add-on Options
Partner Program
$35 per participant, per day
Additional Guest Admission for Sunday Prayer Breakfast, Sunday Opening Party or Monday Evening Social
$35 per guest, per event
Additional Guest Admission for Tuesday Night Installation Banquet $100 per guest

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Silent Auction

The Executive Development Conference Silent Auction and Raffle is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Foundation. Proceeds from the auction and raffles go to support the mission of the foundation, such as the Firefighter/EMT Scholarship for at-risk and economically disadvantaged candidates, educational grants for current Fire Service professionals seeking professional development, and to offset the individual costs for the Fire Cadet Section.

Attendees and guests are encouraged to review the auction catalog beforehand to plan the best bidding strategy! This is an in-person event, so you must be present to bid and win items. Attendees can register now to avoid long lines, just stop by the Silent Auction registration desk to get your number and swipe your card before you start bidding.

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2023 Conference Program
*Subject to change. Please check back for the latest version of the schedule.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the current schedule.

EDC2023 Schedule