The 26th International FLAIRS Conference
May 22 - 24, 2013
St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

FLAIRS-26 takes the conference to St. Pete Beach: a barrier island on Florida's west coast. Famous for its Guinness World Record of 768 consecutive sunny days, St. Pete Beach and nearby St Petersburg feature endless soft, white, sandy beaches, and the warm lapping waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And if you get bored with sun and sand then know that St. Petersburg is known as “The City of the Arts,” hosting six major museums and dozens of inspiring art galleries. You can also check out the sights at St. Petersburg Pier, shop at Beach Drive and BayWalk, visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, or simply enjoy the fine variety of cuisines at the numerous nearby restaurants. And when the day is done, enjoy the nightlife in Clearwater (St. Pete, they say, knows how to party!). Got a bit more time? Then it’s just a two hour drive to Orlando and the world’s most famous theme parks: Universal Studios, Sea World, Disney World, the Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. But before you try out any of that, know that our conference hotel, TradeWinds, sits on 20 acres of pure pleasure and features a staggering 14 restaurants and 7 swimming pools. In short, FLAIRS 26 is going to be very special indeed, so start making your plans now!

Latest News

  • Final Schedule (as of May 5)

  • Hotel Room Sharing -- if you are looking for someone to share a room at FLAIRS-26 conference.

  • Wine Tasting (3pm-5pm: May 24th, 2013) --  Free for first 40 who sign up, otherwise $15 per person.  Please email Stancy Curtis at  stancy.curtis@gmail.com if you would like to attend "wine tasting."  ### The free tasting is *on hold* as we try to make adjustments for the mass interest. Any new requests will go on the stand-by list. More information will be available Friday March 29th.  Anyone who requested a spot before 3 PM CST on 3/22/13 is on the list!.

  • March 2013 - Tentative Schedule is up.
  • Feb 2013 - Google Checkout (Online Registration) is up.
  • January 2013 - Paper notification sent out.  
  • July 2012 - We will have nine (9) Special Tracks, please see a listing here.