General Info

Everything You Need to Prepare for Conference

Conference Attire/Weather
The conference attire is business casual. Conference rooms can be chilly so a light sweater or jacket is recommended. The average temperature in Irvine in May is a high of about 74 degrees.


The following meal functions are included in a full conference registration.
Speed Networking Reception
Opening Reception
Wednesday Breakfast
Wednesday Lunch
Thursday Breakfast
Thursday Lunch
Networking Breaks

Attendee List

A pre-conference Attendee List will be provided via email shortly before the conference and a final Attendee List will be provided via email a week afterward.


Upon your arrival at the Irvine Marriott Hotel be sure to stop by the Registration Desk to pick up your conference materials. The desk will be located on the 1st floor conference center.

Mobile App

A mobile app will be available for download that will provide profiles on each exhibitor as well as agenda and speaker information.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday, May 3 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Thursday, May 4 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Business Cards

You'll need plenty of business cards to hand out during the exhibit hours and many other networking events throughout the Annual Conference.

Conference Evaluation

At the conclusion of the 2023 AACFB Annual Conference, you will receive an email survey. Please take the time to complete this survey and let us know your feedback on this year's Conference.


Please call AACFB headquarters at (800) 996-2352 or email

2023 AACFB Annual Conference Planning Committee

Tina Cawthorn, CLFP, Orange Commercial Credit

Richard Brown, Capital Blue, LLC
Dave Cary, McKenzie Credit, Inc.
Mel Vinson, CLFP, CLFP Foundation
Lisa Whitehead, First Foundation

Laura Estrada, Preferred Capital Funding, Inc.
Carrie Radloff, CLFP, American Financial Partners