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2024 USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting

October 7 - October 9

2024 USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting
On the sovereign territory of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
October 7-9, 2024
Hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida


Dissimilar to many other Tribal/Native organizational meetings and conferences held across Indian Country, the USET/USET SPF Impact Week and Annual Meetings are not open for general public registration due to the nature of these being formal meetings of our Board of Directors. As such, anyone who is not representing a member Tribal Nation would need an invitation from the organization and/or a member Tribal Nation in order to attend and participate.


Hotel Information

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Hotel Rates:
October 5 is $379.00 plus tax and resort fee of $30/night
October 6-10 is $190 plus tax and resort fee of $30/night
Group discounted rate ends on September 6, 2024

Click here to make your reservation. You can also call (954) 316-2929 and use the group code “GUSET24” to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel check in is 4:00 pm.
Hotel check out is 11:00 am.




Register today to receive the early bird rate.

On-site registration opens at 7:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday.

ALL attendees (including USET/USET SPF Board members, Committee members and presenters) are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the meeting.

The early bird registration fee is $300.00 for USET committee members, general attendees, and artisans.

The registration fee increases to $350.00 on Friday, September 13, 2024.




  • The USET 501(c3) Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday morning, October 7.
  • The USET SPF 501 (c4) Board of Directors meeting will be begin on Monday, October 7 at 1:30 pm  through Wednesday, October 9.

At-a-glance agendas are ideas for topics and a draft of focus areas for the upcoming meeting. Any topics included in the at-a-glance agendas are not final until presenters are contacted and confirmation given for participation. All Committees are planning on meeting during the Annual Meeting. The following USET Committees have submitted an agenda at-a-glance:



Special Events

  • More information coming soon.




Please submit resolutions to Liz Malerba at by September 13, 2024. Late resolutions may not be considered.

Draft resolutions submitted after the deadline are only eligible for consideration at the authorization of the USET SPF Executive Officers Committee (EOC) if: (1) the resolution addresses an emergency, an issue that was not known before the deadline, or for other good cause; and (2) the EOC, at its discretion, agrees to consider the resolution. Emergency resolutions must be received by 5 pm local time during the first day of the USET SPF meeting. Otherwise, they will not be considered.



Nominations are Open

USET Earl J. Barbry Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are being accepted until September 15th for the USET Earl J. Barbry Lifetime Achievement Award. The Earl J Barbry Lifetime Achievement Award is in recognition of individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, courage, and dedication to USET and its member Tribal Nations, which promotes its mission and statement of unity.

USET Chris Thompson Economic Development Professional Excellence Award

Nominations are being accepted until September 15th for the Chris Thompson Economic Development Professional Excellence Award. The Chris Thompson Economic Development Professional Excellence Award recognizes Tribal professionals for their innovation, dedication and contributions to economic development success in USET member Tribal Nation communities.


Meeting App

We have a meeting app – USET/USET SPF Events. Download the app from your app store and search for USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting. Download the event to the app. You can use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, create your personal schedule, view all agendas, and connect with attendees.

If you have used the app for a previous USET/USET SPF meeting, you will need to exit that event. Click on your profile, go to settings, and click “exit the event” at the bottom of the screen. Then search for 2024 USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting and download the event to your app.



Vendors and Artisans

All vendors and artisans should register to reserve their booth. Registration information is coming soon.

For questions, please contact Destiny Smith, USET Employee Relation & Personnel Management Assistant, at



COVID Protocols (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change)

The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (USET TEC) is a recognized public health authority supported by the Tribal Nations within the USET region. Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, we have relied on their expertise to guide us to ensure for the overall safety, health, and wellness for our members, staff, and event attendees. As the impacts of COVID have evolved, we have continued to assess our protocols to ensure that they remain reflective of the current status of the pandemic.

Currently (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change), USET is no longer requiring proof of vaccination to attend USET-sponsored meetings. A supply of masks and tests will be made available for attendees to use at their discretion.