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2019 Executive Leadership Conference & Expo


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   Cut-off date 9/23 for special block rate

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 
  • 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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