Sessions, committee meetings and the exposition are only part of what makes the Independents Conference an event you won't want to miss. The unique networking events at the conference offer an experience that you'll only get at an AFSA conference.

Join us on Thursday, April 26 for one of our Fun in the Sun Conference Networking Events! 


Spirit of Lauderdale Sail

AFSA members will set sail on South Florida's supreme marine experience!

Envision gliding softly over warm tropical waters. With more than 1500 sq. ft. of above deck space the Spirit of Lauderdale is one of the largest, fastest and most comfortable catamarans in South Florida. The vessel features large 30′ beam for exceptional stability and comfort and ease. Stairway to the sea helps make going swimming and snorkeling a breeze.

Group will travel to Bahia Mar via Motor Coach to board the vessel for a private 3-hour charter. Depart the hotel at 1:30pm and return at approximately 6:00pm.

PRICE: $25

Ft. Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Florida.

It’s no wonder with the huge variety of game fish including sailfish, grouper, kingfish, snapper, wahoo, amberjack and tuna that may be caught in the tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Set off on an adventure in search of “the big one” and enjoy an afternoon of warm sunshine and crisp, cool ocean breezes.

Depart the hotel at 1:30pm and return at approximately 6pm. Six participants per boat..

PRICE: $25. Includes all necessary fishing equipment and foul weather gear, professional captain, live bait, and round trip deluxe transportation to and from dock.



Segway Tour of Ft. Lauderdale

On a Segway Fort Lauderdale tour, you will see some of the biggest mansions and yachts in the world, along with “The Venice of America”, a trip over the 17th Street Causeway Bridge, and some great history about Fort Lauderdale!

No experience or expertise needed, and we prepare you with all of the training procedures and skills needed to become a pro within minutes.

Depart the hotel at 2:30pm and return by 5:00pm.

PRICE: $25.

Beach Recreation

Enjoy an afternoon on the beach in an area reserved just for conference attendees with your own reserved lounge chair & umbrella, 2 drink tickets and snacks as well beach games to include Volleyball, Bocce and more!

PRICE: $25.