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Annual Conferences

The Florida Developmental Education Association’s Annual Conference is the premier professional development forum for all developmental educators in Florida. Since 1978, FDEA has prepared educators to better serve Florida students through the theory, delivery, and practice of developmental education, and through the design of programs to prepare effective developmental curricula. This conference offers you an opportunity to join your colleagues from across the state to explore innovative approaches that encourage, engage, and empower while offering opportunities for intensive learning and relaxed interactions.

Florida Developmental Education Association 37th Annual Conference

Developmental Education in the Age of College Ready

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hunter Boylan

Lake Buena Vista Palace Resort – Orlando, FL

October 20 – 21, 2016

Dr. Hunter R. Boylan

Hunter Boylan, PhD

National Center for Developmental Education Director

Hunter Boylan is the long-time Director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and Professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His extensive experience in the field of learning assistance and developmental education has included serving as a tutorial coordinator, TRIO Program coordinator, and learning center director. He was President of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) in 1981 and 1982, and he also served as the Chair of the American Council of Developmental Education Associations for several years. He has also served as a gang control worker, an academic advisor, and the Director of the Developmental Education Doctoral Program at Grambling State University. He directs the annual Kellog Institute each summer. He is the Principal Investigator for the ongoing National Study of Developmental Education and serves on the editorial boards of national and international journals and on a variety of national and international higher education advisory groups. He has authored or co-authored over 100 books, articles, and monographs, is widely sought after as a consultant and speaker, and frequently quoted in the national news media.


"Developmental education is the integration of academic courses and support services guided by the principles of adult learning and development." 

Dr. Hunter R. Boylan



"Developmental education is the integration of academic courses and support services guided by the principles of adult learning and development." 

Dr. Hunter R. Boylan


Florida Developmental Education Association 38th Annual Conference

Standing Our Ground: Retention, Completion, and Success in Developmental Education in the 21st Century

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robin Ozz 

State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch – Sarasota, FL

September 21 – 22, 2017

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Dr. Robin Ozz

Robin Ozz, PhD

President National Association of Developmental Education 

Robin Ozz has been teaching developmental education in one form or another tostudents in grades K-graduate school for 39 years. She is currently the President-Elect of NADE. She has Kellogg and Advanced Kellogg certification and On Course I & II certification. Robin is the founding president-elect of the Arizona Association for Developmental Education, and is the past president of the Arizona and Southwest Associations for Developmental Education. She chaired a NADE special interest group on Alternative Models and Innovations in Developmental Education. She has given over 250 keynote speeches and workshops across the country. Robin is currently the Faculty Director of Developmental Education and English faculty at Phoenix College. She serves on a variety of district committees including the Developmental Education Council of which she is a tri-chair. Robin holds a M.Ed. in Writing/Secondary Education from ASU and is finishing her dissertation for her Ed.D. in Developmental Education at Grambling State University.

This event was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

FDEA, The Florida Developmental Education Association, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  FDEA W-9 form

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