Mission United Symposium

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Improving Outcomes for Veterans in our Communities

The Symposium Planning Committee regrets to announce the need to postpone the Florida Veteran-friendly Communities Symposium originally schedule for November 1-3, 2017 due to the continued recovery impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This includes significant current staff demands to assist Hurricane Maria evacuees. Unfortunately, these conditions have decreased the ability for potential registrants to attend, as well as prospective sponsors to financially support the Symposium. The plan will be to reschedule the Symposium in 2018, and all existing contacts and stakeholders will be notified accordingly. For those individuals who have paid Symposium registration, your total registration will be fully refunded. In addition, all existing sponsors will be refunded their full financial contribution. The Symposium Planning Committee looks forward to coordinating an even more effective and dynamic event in 2018.  Please feel free to email any questions, feedback, and/or suggestions to Stephen Ferrante at sferrante@groupvictory.net. Thank you.

You’re invited to join fellow colleagues for a statewide forum to learn, network, discuss, and build consensus on collaborative community initiatives serving Veterans and their families. This Symposium is designed to improve Veteran services and support by sharing experiences and highlighting best practices.  


This Symposium is facilitated to: This Symposium includes:
  • Share resources
  • Expand knowledge
  • Advance best practices
  • Increase community awareness
  • Promote stronger partnerships
  • Cultivate collective impact
  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Relevant seminar topics
  • Regional breakout sessions
  • Local action planning


Plenary and breakout seminars focus on Veteran community transition, including housing, education, employment, legal, health, and wellness. Attendance is open to Veteran support organizations, community Veteran groups, MISSION UNITED initiatives, and other partners and stakeholders.

Nov. 1 – Complimentary Evening Welcome & Networking Reception
Nov. 2 – Symposium General and Breakout Sessions
Nov. 3 – Mission United Practice Exchange
Hilton Orlando I-Drive – 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819
Prices range from $133-$173 – First-come, first-served.
Contact hotel for parking and other fees (407-313-8465)

Sponsorship opportunities are  available. Contact Ray Larsen at Ray.Larsen@HFUW.org


November 2, 2017
November 3, 2017
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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