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2019 Executive Leadership Conference & Expo

Register Now through our official registration partner

Register now for this year’s premiere training and networking event exclusive for the IAFC Southwestern Division members, supporters and sponsor!

We are proud to co-locate this year’s conference with the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Annual fall symposium in Lafayette, Louisiana!

Special thanks to our incoming President , Fire Chief Robert Benoit Lafayette Fire Department

and the city of Lafayette for hosting the 2019 Executive Leadership Conference & Trade Show


CALL 337-233-8120

Breakfast is available daily at $5.00 per person in the

Bayou Bistro located in the hotel

Schedule of Activities

Day 1- October 2

  • Conference Registration
  • Board Meeting
  • Welcome Ceremonies
  • Memorial Service ( Formal Class A)
    • Tribute to our 2018 Line of Duty Deaths
  • Keynote Speaker Lieutenant Governor Nungesser
  • Vendor Appreciation Reception & Cajun Food Fest hosted by Lafayette Fire Dept

Day 2- October 3

  • Registration
  • Keynote Speaker Bruce Hamilton
  • Spouse/Partner Program
  • Vendor Exhibits with special presentation and Silent Auction
  • Educational Session
    • Chief Scott Eskwitt – Mental Health & Awareness
  • Announcing winners of silent auction
  • Special tribute to Louisiana Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductees 2019
  • Closing Keynote Speaker 

Day 3- October 4

  • Registration for Louisiana Fire Chiefs
  • Featured Keynote Bobby Halton
  • Spouse/Partner Program
  • Vendor Exhibits (Lunch served)
  • Southwestern Division & Louisiana Fire Chiefs
  • Past President’s Luncheon
  • Chief Officer Leadership Workshop
    • Josh Fowler – Charge the Line Leadership
  • Education Track – Topic PIAL & ISO
  • FED Talks
    • Featured guest speaker
  • Business Meeting (members only)

Closing Ceremonies, Evening October 4

  • Leadership Academy 2019 Graduation Ceremony
  • Red Carpet Social Mixer (Spouse/Partner included)
  • Presidential Celebration Dinner
    • In honor of President Shauwn Howell
  • Special Closing Keynote Speaker Senator Boudreaux
  • New Officer Installation
  • Presentation of 2019-2020 New Officers
  • Announcement of Executive Leadership Conference 2020
    • 2020 inVisioning The Future Of Our Fire Service
  • Closing of 2019 Executive Leadership Conference




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