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Annual Conference
Hotel Information

Hotels for 2015 Annual Conference**

Courtyard by Marriott                
1605 Richard Petty Boulevard 
Daytona Beach, FL 32114  
(386) 255-3388  
Rate: $129

Homewood Suites Daytona Speedway
165 Bill France Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 258-2828
Rate: $98
Hampton Inn Daytona Beachfront
1024 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
(386) 944-2570
Rate: $129
Hyatt Place Ocean Front
3161 South Atlantic Avenue   
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
(386) 944-2010   
Rate: $129
Hilton Daytona Beach/Ocean Walk Village
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Rate: $129
Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway
1725 Richard Petty Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114   
(386) 252-3949
Rate: $139
Holiday Inn Resort Daytona
1615 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Rate: $129

The Shores Resort & Spa
2637 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
(866) 934-7467
Rate: $139

**Please mention your reservation is for the Florida Annual Conference event for the rates negotiated by ConferenceDirect.



Annual Conference Event Logos

Download links for 2015 Annual Conference logo:

Large color 2015 Annual Conference logo

Large black & white 2015 Annual Conference logo

Small color 2015 Annual Conference logo


Group Meal Agreement


We are looking forward to 2015 Annual Conference Group Meal opportunities this year. Annual Conference will be held at Bethune Cookman University, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL  32114.  Registration will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, June 9.  The Annual Conference will begin with the Clergy and Laity Sessions at 10:00 AM on June 10, and will end around noon on Saturday, June 13. We invite you to plan your group meals beginning with dinner on Tuesday, June 9.

All Seminaries are asked to host their alumni meal on Wednesday, June 10, during the lunch break.  This will help your attendees avoid scheduling conflicts with other FLUMC groups.

For your group meal to be listed on the FLUMC web-site, you must complete a Group Meal Agreement Form and return it to Sherri Lingle ( by March 16.  The Group Meal Agreement form is attached and will also be posted on our website by February 2, 2015.

Registration and Payments

It is required that all group meal registrations be managed online through the FLUMC office.  Submission of the Group Meal Agreement Form will provide us the necessary information to set-up your registration. For questions about your registration, please contact Heidi Leab at 863-688-5563, ext. 192 ( Registration will close on June 1, 2015.  All group meals will be included in one online registration form, and participants will register for all of their group meals using this single form.

We will require attendees to pay in full when they register.  The FLUMC will cover the Pay-Pal fees; you will not be responsible for the Pay-Pal fees.  Each group will be responsible for any short falls in the amount of money received.

We are looking forward to our group meal fellowship time at our 2015 Annual Conference.  If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Sherri Lingle
Program Coordinator
Florida Conference, The United Methodist Church
863-688-5563, Ext. 132


Go to Group Meal Agreement Form.

Expo Information

The 2015 Florida Annual Conference will be held June 10-13th at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach. Due to the unique venue and space limitations, it has been decided to limit the number of Expo vendors to ministries only. All vendor displays should be focused on the theme of the Conference, “Next Generations.” Previous participants will receive an email/letter with further details and more information will be posted when available.

Workbook, Welcome Packet Guidelines




These instructions are for those who are responsible for a Workbook report and/or those who wish to submit an item for the Welcome Packet.

Click here for a spreadsheet with your Workbook assignment.

The Florida Annual Conference event will be held at the Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center, located at the intersection of International Speedway Blvd. and Lincoln Street in Daytona Beach, June 10-13, 2015. Our theme this year is “Next Generations.”

If you are a staff person, it is your responsibility to contact the chairperson(s) of the agencies you work with and ask them to submit their report to you. If you represent an agency, you may have a business report or promotional item (non-business item) for inclusion in the Annual Conference Workbook or Welcome Packet.

Make sure the Workbook report is formatted correctly and that it is proofed for errors, grammar, spelling, etc., before submitting the report to, by Friday, March 20, 2015. The conference WILL NOT edit or proofread Workbook reports, so proofread your report carefully.

 If your report must be reviewed by your supervisor, you must deliver it to them



All items must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines. The Conference Workbook will contain all official conference business and approved non-business items. If you have questions about the report, you may e-mail your question(s) to


  • Deadline for official Annual Conference reports is Friday, March 20, and the cost is covered in the Annual Conference Budget.
  • Deadline for submitting non-business items for approval is Tuesday, March 3. Non-business items are limited to one page at the cost to the submitting party of $250.00. Items must be camera-ready and in black and white only. Once your item has been approved, please send your check to Florida Annual Conference, attention: Workbook, Non-business item, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815-1522.

Submit your report as e-mail attachments, both as a MS Word document and a PDF document and send to: On the subject line put “Workbook Business” or “Workbook Non-business.” It is assumed that all material submitted for inclusion in the Workbook or Welcome Packet has been proofed and edited by you for content and errors, including spelling, grammar and all math. Your report will be printed as submitted.

The conference will not edit or proofread your report.

Questions regarding submitting a report should be emailed to Text reports should be in Microsoft Word and should be concise and to-the-point. Budgets and charts should be in Microsoft Excel so that columns and rows of numbers transfer correctly. If budgets or columns of numbers are in Microsoft Word, a decimal tab or right tab should be used when formatting the document so that columns and rows of numbers line up correctly.

Margins and Fonts: Use one-inch margins top, bottom, left and right, with an Arial 12-point font, limiting the use of bold or italics whenever possible, as this creates formatting problems when compiling the Workbook.

Informational Reports: We request that informational reports not requiring the action of the Annual Conference be limited to no more than 750 words. Informational reports are subject to editing later by the Conference Secretary and may or may not be included in the Conference Journal.


There will be no pre-assembled welcome packet for AC 2015

Promotion Options

  • All digital items will be posted on the Annual Conference website.
  • Printed items will be made available for members to pick up after check-in.

Welcome Packet items contain official Annual Conference business, as well as non-business items.

  • Deadline for approval of items to be posted and distributed is Monday, May 18.
  • Deadline for delivery of printed, approved items to the United Methodist Conference Center is Friday, May 29. Items may be delivered as early as Friday, May 22 through Friday, May 29.

Pre-approval is required to post and distribute your item. To request approval for a non-business item to be included, you may do one of the following:

  • E-mail an electronic version of the item to with “Welcome Packet” in the subject line.
  • Mail a copy of the item to Florida United Methodist Conference Center, Attention: Welcome Packet, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr, Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815-1522.

Once your item has been approved, deliver printed copies to the United Methodist Conference Center (in quantities of 1,000) no later than Friday, May 29 for distribution. Printing costs for reports, non-business items, brochures and flyers are the responsibility of the submitting party. There will be no fees for posting the electronic version on the AC website or for distribution in the registration area. Items should be clearly marked as follows: Florida Annual Conference Welcome Packet, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815-1522.

Deadline for submissions to the Workbook:

  • Business items by Friday, March 20.
  • Submit non-business items for approval by Tuesday, March 3.

Deadline for submissions for the Welcome Packet:

  • Submit items forapproval by Monday, May 18.
  • Deliver approved items to United Methodist Conference Center by Friday, May 29.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. For more information about all Annual Conference matters, please visit the conference website a often. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

General questions about the Annual Conference event may be e-mailed to