The Latest: The NFPA has been in contact with the Reston Hyatt Regency since early March regarding our conference scheduled for June 2020. At this time, we are waiting to hear from the hotel regarding options available given the Executive Order of the Governor of Virginia issued March 30, prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more persons through June 10, 2020.
We will notify all presenters, registrants, exhibitors, and sponsors as soon as there is an agreement between the NFPA and the Reston Hyatt Regency regarding the viability of the options available.
As the situation unfolds, we will continue to post updates regarding any actions necessary on this page.
50th Annual Education Conference
June 18 - 21, 2020 | Reston, Virginia
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 50th anniversary conference of the National Foster Parent Association, Together Toward Tomorrow. Our conference is the largest gathering of foster, kinship, and adoptive parents, and child welfare professionals from around the country. You will experience a tremendous learning opportunity with the bonus of experiencing peer support from other parents who are walking together toward the future with you! You can receive your training hours, visit the capital, and explore other entertainment options, and it is an outstanding value!
This year, the conference is packed with training opportunities; there are workshops nearly every moment of your waking hours for you to select based on your interests and educational needs. If you choose to attend every training opportunity, you will secure 21 hours of training over four days.
Held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA, the 50th annual conference will feature developmental learning sessions focused on improving the everyday lives of the children and youth in care and their families - foster, kinship, adoptive, and birth children.
Exciting News | Conference Grand Session, Thursday, at 3 PM: This year, we have developed a Grand Session in advance of the conference to provide specifically targeted education in crucial areas. The sessions will provide four workshops for specialized training in one of four areas from national experts:
Together Toward Tomorrow will begin on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 PM and continue through Sunday, June 21, at Noon. You will learn from peers, professional trainers, national spokespersons, and select government officials, including Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner, U.S. Children’s Bureau.
Celebratory Events Include
We are now accepting hotel reservations for our 50th Annual Education Conference, Together Toward Tomorrow. Through the hotel website, you can book, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.
We look forward to seeing you at the Hyatt Regency Reston located at 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia, 20190. Please book your reservation at http://bit.ly/2020HotelReservation, rooms rates are available until May 25, 2020, or until the room block is full.
Since space is limited, workshops are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be able to attend workshops as you want when you are at the conference. You will not select workshops when you register.
For planning purposes, you will receive an email survey asking your interest in specific workshops. Your information will help us plan room sizes for the workshops and do not require you to attend the chosen workshops.
The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to assist caregivers with expenses related to attending the conference.
Email Sharon Holman or call 800-557-5238