AFP Aware

AFP Aware is centered on three guiding principles: Workplace, Community, and Environment. We understand the importance of providing our members with opportunities for both professional and personal growth while making meaningful connections with members. See what we have in store for you at AFP 2018.


Community Service Projects

Sponsored by BBVA Compass

AN18-FS_AFPAware_ASafeHaven-67642 For over 20 years, A Safe Haven has helped homeless people in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis by providing shelter and services to help them achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. They serve a wide range of individuals from military veterans to youth (18-24 years old).

Offsite Project
Project Description: Volunteers will participate in various painting projects throughout the facility as well as minor kitchen services i.e. food prep, serving and clean up. 

Registration is required. Transportation to the shelter, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. 

Register Here

Onsite Project
Project Description: Volunteers will assemble 900 Hygiene Kits that will be given to homeless individuals in the local area. 

Registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Register Here

AN18-FS_AFPAware_CradlesToCrayons-35498If you’re looking to give back another way, purchase an essential item for a child in need through Cradles to Crayons’ Amazon Wish List. Items range from pajamas and bedding to seasonal clothing. 

Give Here


Sponsored by BBVA Compass

Make sure to visit the PaintFest booth 1041 to paint pre-drawn murals provided by the Foundation for Hospital Art. The murals will be donated to children's hospitals across the country.

The Foundation for Hospital Art’s mission is to give comfort and hope to those who suffer in hospitals by providing them with murals at no cost in order to soften the experience for patients, families, and hospital staff.

AFP makes a conscious effort to partner with vendors that provide eco-friendly alternatives for their services.

Vendor Highlight: SAVOR...Chicago

The exclusive caterer at the McCormick Place convention center takes a sustainable approach to the food they produce. Here are some examples:

  • Rooftop Garden
    SAVOR…Chicago takes pride in serving organic and locally sourced food. In fact, they’ve created a 2.5 acre rooftop garden at the West Building where seasonal harvests such as beets, kale, carrots and much more are grown! Providing attendees with fresh and healthy meals to fuel their energy throughout the day.
  • Awards & Accolades
    Green Seal Certification
    International APEX Certification
    Green Meetings Industry Council Certification
    Illinois Governor’s Award for Sustainability.


Wellness Zone

Work-life balance is just as important to the success of our members as the educational content we deliver.

Stop by the AFP Wellness Zone, booth 1247, in the exhibit hall to learn tips on how to eat healthy with a busy schedule, relieve stress in the workplace and use techniques that will channel and boost your energy throughout the day. See what sessions we will have this year in the AFP Wellness Zone.

  • Deep Sleep: Quit counting sheep! Learn a proven evening routine & practical steps to achieve the best rest.
  • All-Day Energy: Recharge your bio-battery with 5 of the best energy management strategies to keep running morning, noon, & night.
  • Power Meditation: Be guided through fast & easy meditation exercises plus the steps to starting your own meditation practice.
  • Avoid Office Body: Discover body-balancing tools & stretches to reverse sitting for 13.5 hours per day.
  • Muscle Tension Release: Release back, neck, & shoulder tension with this secret 30-second technique.
  • 2 Minutes to Less Stress: Relax in 2-minutes with proven activities from yoga, massage, psychology, & psychiatry.