2020 Annual Convention

August 6-9, 2020

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
(888) 353-2013
IMPORTANT: MAJOR CONVENTION SCHEDULE CHANGES
We have gone to great lengths in an attempt to provide a full convention for our members this year, but due to Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to reduce the FTBA Annual Convention down to a two-day essential business format. The convention schedule will now only include the following:

Thursday, August 6th
• 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Executive Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)
• 12:00 PM - Board of Directors Meeting (By Invitation Only)
• 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Welcome Reception
• 6:30 PM - Scholarship Dinner (By Invitation Only)
• 7:00 PM  - Board of Directors Dinner & Live Auction (By Invitation Only)

Friday, August 7th
• 7:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Awards Breakfast
• 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - General Session
• 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Associates & Affiliates Meeting
• 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - FDOT Roundtable & Lunch
• 6:30 PM - Closing Reception/ Hors d’oeuvres

The pool party, silent auction, Friday night “R” party, fishing tournament,golf tournament, children/teens party, Saturday banquet & after party, and prayer breakfast will all be cancelled. If you would like to stay and golf Saturday morning on your own, please let Jay Burleson (
jay@ftba.com) know and he can schedule a tee time for you.

Registrations/Refunds:
If you do not want to attend the Annual Convention under this new format, please email Stacy Heidel (
sheidel@ftba.com) to start the full refund process. Please don’t forget to cancel your hotel room(s) with the hotel directly.

All payments for fishing and golf will be automatically refunded, with the exception of those golfers who choose to schedule a tee time through Jay.

For attendees who still want to attend, we will provide a partial refund of $115 to account for the condensed format. All children registrations will be refunded in full. If you have not registered yet, and are now interested in attending under the condensed schedule, we have established a reduced $735 rate under which you can register.

Safety Precautions:
We have been working with the hotel to provide the safest environment possible. The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s ballrooms are quite expansive, which will allow for ample room between banquet tables and we are limiting seating to 4 attendees per table. An exception will be made for families over 4 or attendees from the same company who would like to sit together. As for meetings, our meeting rooms will be set up in classroom style, allowing for six feet between each meeting attendee. The hotel and county both have a mandatory mask mandate in place. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring a mask with you, but we will be unable to enforce the mask mandate ourselves. We will have masks, hand sanitizer, and a wellness station available to members if needed.

Hotel Cancellations:
Please don’t forget to cancel or amend your hotel reservations directly with the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. You can do so by calling 1-888-353-2013 or amending your registration online
here.

Award Orders

We're currently accepting orders for FTBA Safety Award Plaques, DBE Glass Awards, & Best in Construction Shadowboxes.

You can place your DBE and Best in Construction orders using our
online store. Safety Awards can only be ordered after completing the Safety Award Application.

Pricing is as follows:
Safety Award Plaque - $100
DBE Glass Award - $170
Large Best in Construction Plaque - $230 (members) / $270 (non-members)
Small Best in Construction Plaque - $195 (members) / $220 (non-members)
Award Certificate - Free

Safety Award requirements:
- Less than 150,000 man-hours with no lost-time injuries, or
- Between 150,000 and 250,000 man-hours with no more than 1 lost-time injury,or
- Over 250,000 man-hours with less than 1 lost-time accident per full increment of 250,000 man-hours worked

Safety Awards are only given once per company. The requirements must be verified based on the company's Jan.-Dec. 2019 OSHA log. Members can complete the application and provide a copy of their OSHA 300A Log
here.

You can view the 2020 Safety award winners
here.

DBE requirement:
The DBE Award is given in recognition for meeting or exceeding the FDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Utilization Goal for the 2018-2019 federal fiscal year. If your company qualifies for this award, an email will be sent to the main contact for your company.

You can view the list of DBE Award winners 
here.

Best in Construction Awards:
The Best in Construction awards are meant to highlight those companies and individuals who worked on the most innovative, complex, and impactful projects around the state each year. Congratulations to those who have been selected as the "Best in Construction" for 2020. We would like to thank those at FDOT who helped in the selection process. We always enjoy partnering with FDOT in recognizing the hard work and effort of our members.

You can view the list of Best in Construction winners
here.

Award shipping:
Your company will be acknowledged for their award at the FTBA Convention Awards Breakfast on August 7th. Best in Construction plaques will be handed out in person during the ceremony while DBE and Safety Awards will be shipped directly to your company from the award shop. Shipping charges have already been factored into pricing. Please make sure the shipping address that you enter is where you want your award to go. You can register to attend the August 7th Awards Breakfast
here. The charge is $100 per person.

PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BY JULY 3RD

Silent Auction

Due to the condensed format of this year's convention, the silent auction has been cancelled.

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