2024 conference

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Join us in Americus, Georgia — birthplace of the affordable housing movement and headquarters of The Fuller Center for Housing — for a weekend of learning, networking and sharing ideas. (Some Global Builders-specific sessions will be held separately.)


Friday, April 12, 2024

1 p.m. — Around the World programs update, featuring our VPs of International and U.S. Programs, Ryan Iafigliola and Stacey Odom-Driggers.

2 p.m. — Risk management with Mike Crabb of Dimond Brothers Insurance (also VP of the Fuller Center of Central Indiana

 2:50 p.m. — Building programs, including Greater Blessing and renew projects, as well as new home builds

 3:45 p.m. — Telling your story with FCH Vice President Chris Johnson

 5 p.m. — Dinner

 7 p.m. — Sisters Act Out musical comedy show

Saturday, April 13, 2024

8 a.m. — Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. — General session with President David Snell

9 a.m. — Board Development with Pat Frederico

 10 a.m. — Organizational Sustainability with The Fuller Center’s Bob Yarbrough

 11 a.m. — Together for Hope, discovering assets and development opportunities

 Noon — Lunch

 12:30 p.m. — General Session with U.S. Builders, Bicycle Adventure and other volunteer engagement opportunities

1:40 p.m. — Family partnering and nurturing

 3 p.m. — Roundtable discussion

 4 p.m. — Closing session

 6 p.m. — Dinner

All sessions and meals will be at:
The Clarence Jordan Center
601 West Church St.
Americus, GA 31709


Quality Inn of Americus, 1205 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., is offering a special rate of $91/night. Call 229-924-4431 and mention “The Fuller Center for Housing.”

Hampton Inn,  1609 E Lamar St., is offering a special rate of $119/night (single rooms only).  Must contact hotel directly at 229-924-3890 and mention “The Fuller Center for Housing.” Must reserve by March 28.

Other suggested hotels include:

Windsor Hotel
125 W Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709
(229) 924-1555

Plains Historic Inn & Antiques
106 E Main Street, 106 Main St, Plains, GA 31780
(229) 824-4517

Free volunteer lodging
Limited space available from Fuller Center; first-come, first-served

Columbus GA to Americus GA

Pick-up times in Columbus

Pre-Conference: Thursday, April 11 between noon and 4 p.m.
Pre-Build Week: Sunday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Columbus
Pick-up Locations: Columbus, GA Airport or Groome Transportation

Departure times from Americus back to Columbus

Post-Conference: Sunday, April 14 — Van departs Americus around noon
Post Build Week:  Saturday, April 20 — Van departs Americus around 8:30 a.m.
Drop-off Locations: Columbus, GA Airport or Groome Transportation


Mike Crabb
Partner at Dimond Bros. Insurance

More Than Data-Keystone

Affiliate Mortgage Services

Together for Hope

Patricia Frederico
Special Guest Speaker on Board Development  

Following the conference …

APRIL 14-19, 2024
Americus, Georgia

The Fuller Center for Housing is teaming up with Georgia Southwestern State University for a blitz build honoring two of its most beloved alumni — Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. GSW students will be working on site the week before passing the hammer to Fuller Center volunteers the week of April 15-19. House dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19 with both GSW students and Fuller Center volunteers coming together to celebrate with our partner family. This build will be limited to the first 20 Fuller Center volunteers who pay and register, so sign up as soon as possible.

Registration is now full. Thank you to all who are volunteering!