New Member - First Time Attendee Reception

A special welcome for new NGFA members and/or those attending Convention for the first time. Meet NGFA staff, leadership, and fellow new attendees and kick off your very first Convention with a toast. This event immediately precedes the Welcome Reception.

Sunday March 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Courtyard | Invitation Only | Included in Registration Fee

Welcome Reception

The very first function of Convention! Enjoy the sound of the waves, the shimmer of the pool, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres as you sway to the rhythms of a steel drum band. Perfectly timed for you to grab a drink and a bite before heading out for the evening, don't miss this first chance to meet and greet your colleagues, clients, and friends.

Sunday March 17 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Pool Deck| Included in Registration Fees

Guest Brunch & Cocktails

A full brunch buffet and cocktails await our registered guests on Monday morning. Come meet fellow guests or see old friends - or both! Brunch is perfectly timed to provide a hearty start to your day before you head right out to golf in the National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament or attend the day's excursion to White Oak.

No matter how you finish your day, the best way to start your day is with a dining with a view of the beach!

Monday March 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Courtyard| Included in Guest Registration Fee

Farewell Bash

Join us on Tuesday night as we say goodbye for now to our NGFA friends and colleagues in style. With a nod to Amelia Island's 400 year history, including that of sailors, smugglers, and stolen treasure, we'll take this party back to the pirate days with rum, music, and merriment.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m. with a sumptuous Florida dinner buffets and drinks and pirate games - think you could make it on the high seas? Celebrate your victories (or not!) with a beer flight from local Jacksonville brewery Intuition Ale Works or enjoy everyone's favorite pirate spirit - rum - at our rum tasting bar.

Native Floridian Jimmy Parrish and his band, the Waves, will provide music and merriment playing their signature sound - "trop rock." A little bit country, a little bit Jimmy Buffet, and influenced by a love of the ocean and islands, trop rock is what an island vacation sounds like. Country musician and noted island lover Kenny Chesney in 2008 tapped Jimmy Parrish and the Waves to open for him at his sold-out show in Jacksonville so you know they are the real deal. Listen!

Those who like to stay 'til the end will be rewarded with fire pits and milkshakes (boozy if you want them!) to wind down the night. Listen to the waves, watch the flames, and toast to another great NGFA Convention.

Tuesday March 19 | 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Oceanfront Lawn| Included in Registration Fees | Non-registered Guest Tickets Available