2023 AFBF Fusion Conference
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: By what date do I need to be registered for FUSION?
A: You must be registered by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 2, 2023. There will be no on-site registration opportunities.

Q: What if I need to cancel my registration?
A: There will be a $50 fee processed for cancellations prior to February 2, 2023. No refunds on cancelled registrations will be made after February 2, 2023. 

Q: May I transfer my registration to someone else?
A: Transfers of like registrations can be made between attendees to avoid the cancellation fee. Transfers can be made until 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time on February 9, 2023. Transfers must be completed by whoever paid for the registration (i.e. Individual or state Farm Bureau Coordinator) and be emailed to Fusion@fb.org. Onsite registrations will not be accepted.

Q: What are the ideal travel days for the conference? 
A: Our suggestion is to arrive on Friday afternoon, March 3rd, and depart on Tuesday morning, March 7th. The Grand Finale Event will conclude Monday evening around 10:30 p.m.

Q: Does the hotel have a shuttle to and from the airport?
A: No, there will not be shuttles available from the airport to the hotels.

Q:  Why is there a cost associated with some tours but not with others?
A: Depending on the location and activities, some tours are more expensive than others. Many of the tours and trainings are included in your registration cost. Tours with additional costs are noted as such on the registration site. 

Q: Are any and all Farm Bureau Members invited to attend this conference?
A: Yes! The focus of the conference is for members of the Promotions & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs, but the conference is open to any Farm Bureau member. 

Q: What’s the dress code for the conference?
A: Conference attendees are welcome to wear nice casual throughout the conference. We encourage all attendees to wear a county or state program wearable on Sunday. Collegiate Discussion Meet participants are asked to wear business professional when competing. 

Q: What meals are provided with general registration?
A: Light refreshments will be provided during the Opening Reception and during the Saturday Entertainment. Lunch is provided at the hotel on Saturday and Sunday, and a boxed lunch is provided to those attending a tour or training on Monday. Dinner is provided on Sunday and Monday evenings. 

Q: Can I register on-site?
A: No. Unfortunately, there is no onsite registration.   

Q: Will FUSION be held every year? 
A: The Farm Bureau FUSION Conference is held every other year (in odd numbered years). In even years, each program has their own event. The YF&R Leadership Conference is offered (in various locations) for Young Farmers and Ranchers, the Women’s Leadership program hosts the Women’s Leadership ACE Summit in Washington D.C. and the Promotion & Education program offers a Target Training (in various locations). 

Q: What are some fun things to do in Jacksonville? 
A: Check out this website for various Jacksonville activities from beaches to museums, restaurants to nightlife, ballgames, family fun and so much more.