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

Network while making a difference at the AFP Aware Community Service Events. Stay tuned to see which charities we'll partner with in Chicago!

In previous years, projects have ranged from beautification projects to care kit packaging and serving the homeless.

These events take place Sunday morning to kick start AFP 2018.

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.

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!