2018 Spring Conference


The 2018 FCRD Spring Conference Agenda can be found here.

MDC will also host a series of optional Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus tours for individuals arriving early on Wednesday, April 11 or leaving later on Friday, April 13.


Wednesday, April 11
Miami Culinary Institute

The Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College offers an associate in science degree in Culinary Arts Management and quality noncredit food and wine programs for culinary enthusiasts. Mixing a blend of classic skills and innovative techniques used by the world’s best chefs, the curriculum also addresses the environmental, social, and economic implications involved in our food sources, cooking techniques, and waste-disposal methods. Housed in a LEED-certified facility, the Institute boasts a state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater and a gourmet restaurant offering spectacular views and a trailblazing New World fusion menu. Learn more.

Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives
From international crises to kid’s birthday parties, from sports championships to roadside tourist spots, the history of Florida and her people is preserved in millions of feet of film and thousands of hours of videotape in the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. Watch fascinating clips from the Wolfson Archives’ vaults, then walk through the vaults where the collections are preserved. Discover compelling visual records of Florida’s history and learn how the Wolfson Archives collects, preserves, and presents these historic materials to media producers, scholars, students and the public at large. Learn more.

Friday, April 13 
Museum of Art + Design (MOAD)
Exhibit: By The People: Designing a Better America 
The first design exhibition scheduled in the MDC Museum of Art and Design after its April 2018 reopening, By the People: Designing a Better America will explore the challenges faced by urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S. and its bordering countries. Based on more than two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, border regions, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty, this exhibition presents collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Learn more.

Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC)
MAGIC is a 9,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility designed to mirror a working animation studio like industry-blockbuster, Pixar. The entire facility is wireless and committed to achieving a nearly paperless status. The space includes the Gallery, the Open Lab, classrooms, Audio Suite, Incubator, Color Correction Suite, and a Motion Capture Studio. Named one of the top schools in animation and visual effects, MAGIC is leading the way for colleges and other institutions of higher education in the gaming and animation fields. Take the tour and find out what is MAGIC. Learn more.


Miami Dade College is working with the Eurostars Langford in downtown Miami to secure rooms for FCRD Spring Conference attendees. Please contact Carmen de la Puenta at fom@eurostarslangford.com, or call 305-420-2200, and ask for the MDC rate of $140.00 plus 13% tax per night.

The Eurostars Langford is located at 121 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131, and it is within  walking distance from the Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus.
More information on the hotel can be found here:



The conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown at 340 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, 33132.

We have an FCRD room block set up for FCRD members to get a room rate of $149 a night (includes free wi-fi).

Please reserve your room no later than March 16, 2018. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within 24 hours before the guest’s check-in date, then hotel may charge the credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

The hotel is walking distance from the Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus.

Toll Free Reservations: Make your reservation by calling 877-424-2449. When making your reservations please identify yourself as members of the FCRD Spring 2018 Conference / Miami Dade College, at the time of booking.

Online: Reservations can also be confirmed online using the button below.


The Holiday Inn offers valet parking only (including overnight parking) at $27 plus tax per night. Hotel is located on the corner of Biscayne Blvd and 4th Street. Please enter their parking lot on 4th Street, behind the hotel, just west of Biscayne Blvd on 4th Street.

The Eurostars Langford offers valet parking only (including overnight parking) at $35 plus 15% tax per night. Hotel is located on SE 1st St, Miami, FL. You can access the valet parking by pulling up in front of the hotel.

Conference workshops will take place in Buildings 3 and 8 of Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. Parking is free and requires a temporary decal that will be provided to conference attendees when they enter the parking garage. Let the parking attendee know you are there for the “FCRD Conference.” Attendees are asked to park in the parking garage in Building 7 (MDC Garage: G1). Please see the map below for details.


If you have any questions about parking at the Wolfson Campus, please call Terry Grandal at 305-498-3831.

*Please note that overnight parking is not available at the Wolfson Campus*


Please note that online registration for the conference is now closed.

However, you can still sign up in person on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning of the conference. You will be able to pay with your credit card/purchasing card or by check made payable to the “Miami Dade College Foundation, Inc.”

Likewise, if you have registered for the conference but have not yet paid, you will have the opportunity to do so at the registration tables on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

If you’re planning on attending and will register in person, we would greatly appreciate an email to resourcedev@mdc.edu to let us know beforehand so we can plan accordingly.


The FCRD early bird registration cost is $125per person until February 28th, 2018.

The regular registration rate begins on March 1st, 2018 at $199 per person.

The conference registration form can be found below:

Spring 2018 Conference Registration Form

For colleges that may require it, the required W9 has been included below:

W-9 Florida College System Foundation

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to resourcedev@mdc.edu, and must be received by March 30, 2018 for full refund minus the cancellation fee of $25.00. No refunds will be given for cancellations after March 30, 2018.

For more information, or for any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Grandal at 305-237-3910.


Girl Power

At the Spring 2018 Conference, our philanthropic focus will be Girl Power, a local nonprofit, serving the needs and desires of every girl and working to create healthy, smart, strong and active girls. Girl Power’s programs are developed to empower young girls to get more out of life.  Established in 2000 by the World Literacy crusade of Florida – an international, non-profit, community literacy program–Girl Power encourages young girls to build confidence, competence and pride within themselves.  They also provide workshops and materials that inform girls about the risks and consequences associated with substance abuse, low self-esteem, lack of education, and more.