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2013 Summer Conference

You are invited to attend the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers 2013 Summer Conference & Exposition being held June 10-12, at the Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Florida. This year’s theme is Racing Toward Opportunity…How Challenges Cultivate Character. The conference is packed with more than 20 sessions, roundtable discussions, an exhibitor showcase, and as well as a keynote address by Nilofer Merchant, an author, corporate director and speaker based in Silicon Valley, California.


Saddlebrook Resort - click here for fact sheet
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543-4499
Single/Double - $129/night
Ratess are available 3 days pre and post conference)
Cut-off Date: May 10, 2013
Group Code: 5713QY
To make reservations call: (800) 729.8383 or Reserve Online

Monday, June 10
9:00 am
"Cultivating Greatness"
Nilofer Merchant
Bestselling Harvard author of Social Era

The Industrial Era and the Information Age are over and their governing rules are passé. Leading in the Social Era requires a rethinking and reimagining of what can be. During her 20-year career, Nilofer Merchant has earned an impeccable reputation for her ability to guide both Fortune 500 companies and start-up organizations alike through impossible odds. An expert in creating value in the new era of innovation and social media, Merchant shares her unique business insights to help audiences understand the changes in their approach that need to be made in order to excel in the fast-paced, ever-changing world.

As a speaker, corporations such as Symantec, Yahoo, IBM, Fortune's Conference for Most Powerful Women, and many others have turned to her guidance to develop new product strategies, enter new markets, defend against competitors, and optimize revenues. Merchant has headlined alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Arianna Huffington, Margaret Atwood, among other inspirational individuals, and has delivered at global venues like TEDIndia; technology conferences like Web 2.0; corporate events like Cisco Partner Velocity events; industry venues like Parc's Innovation series; national HR conferences galore; and local venues like TEDx.

Merchant’s insightful new book, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra, was named by Fast Company as one of the Best Business Books for 2012. It follows her previous and bestselling book, The New How, on collaborative work.

Monday, June 10
8:30 am
Chief Justice Ricky Polston

Chief Justice Ricky Polston has been serving on the Florida Supreme Court as Chief Justice since October 2, 2008. Prior to that, he served as a Judge for the First District Court of Appeal, January 2, 2001-October 1, 2008 and practiced Private Law from 1987- 2000. Chief Justice Polston currently teaches as an Adjunct Law Professor for the Florida State University from 2003-present.

Earning his J.D. with High Honors, Chief Justice Polson graduated from Florida State University in 1986; received his B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University, 1977; and A.A., Chipola Jr. College, 1975.

Chief Justice Polston is active in a variety of legal activities including: Member, The Florida Bar. Admitted to practice before United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Supreme Court. Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1997-2003). Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee (2003 - 2006).

During the annual conference, a tradeshow featuring more than 30 companies and organizations showcases the latest in products and services for local governments. Companies that are well-established in the municipal arena, and companies that want to branch out into the market, take part in the show. Complete information on exhibiting and advertising at the 2013 Summer Conference is available below. Exhibitors needing more information should please contact Melissa Baniak via email or at 850-577-4515.



During the 2013 annual Summer Conference, please join us for a variety of fun activities!

Team Building Activity: Build-A-Boat
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pool Deck
To RSVP, please e-mail Melissa Baniak.

Participants will be divided into teams that will design and build boats that float... out of cardboard and duct tape! Competition is down played and getting people involved is the primary focus of this event. You will be provided with the materials, tools, and the challenge to build a "floating device.”

After the boats are completed, it's off to the pool to test their cardboard inventions in this hilarious regatta. The teams develop crea- tive problem-solving techniques and forge new relationships that will endure well beyond the moment the last boat crosses the finish line.

Reserve your spot now because space is limited! Contact Melissa Baniak at or (850) 921-0808 for questions or to reserve your spot.



Annual Banquet
Theme: Pasco County Derby
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Pavilion & Courtyard

Put on your big hats and bowties as we celebrate the Pasco County Derby! Bet on your favorite horse and sip mint juleps while wearing your derby best! Each guest will receive up to $40 in "FCCC Bucks” to make bets on their favored horses. There will be 8 races throughout the night and prizes will be given to the winners!

Ladies: Be sure to wear your festive hats because there will be time to cast your vote on the "Best Hat.” The winner will receive a top prize!


FCCC hosted Golf Tournament
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Palmer Course
To RSVP, please e-mail Melissa Baniak.

Calling all golfers! Enjoy a friendly golf tournament hosted by the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers as the annual Summer Conference winds down.

Each of the Saddlebrook golf courses was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. His namesake course features Tif-Eagle greens, and open, undulating well-guarded greens accented with many lakes, streams, and ponds. The Saddlebrook course, with Tif-Dwarf greens, is much tighter and flatter, with narrow tree-lined fairways and water on most holes. Thanks to our convenient design, the first tees of both courses and the 10th tee of the Saddlebrook course are located at the center of the resort, adjacent to meeting and guest rooms, resort recreation, restaurants, and shops.

Reserve your spot now because space is limited! Contact Melissa Baniak at or (850) 921-0808 for questions or to reserve your spot.

Download the PDF of the Education Sessions here.

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