Thank you for your interest in the 2019 National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) Annual Education Conference. Our conference will be held June 12 – June 15, 2019 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Garden Grove / Anaheim (Orange County) CA. We look forward to receiving your innovative proposals and value your participation in what we plan to be a valuable and enjoyable learning, networking, advocacy experience.
Deadline for Proposals: All proposals must be submitted electronically by December 16, 2018.
Topic Areas: We encourage proposals that relate to the conference theme while being useful for our conference participants: typically foster, kinship, and adoptive families, as well as child welfare, mental health and other related professionals. Strategies for advocacy, both legislative and family focused, are welcome.
Selection Criteria: Being relevant to the conference theme “Navigating the Future”, special populations, organizations, individuals and families in/outside the formal child welfare system.
Requirements: All workshops will be 90 minutes in length. The selected presenter(s) MUST agree in writing to provide an electronic copy of any and all handout materials for possible publication/posting on the NFPA website and to provide paper copies of handouts in a quantity sufficient for their workshop participants. Electronic copies of handouts are due to the NFPA by June 1, 2019.
All presenters and any co-presenters MUST register for the conference. Presenters and co-presenters MUST pay their own expenses including conference registration. Conference registration is reduced to $150 for presenters and co-presenters who want to attend other workshops and conference events including any meals. Presenters and co-presenters who attend only their own workshop can register at no cost.
The conference committee understands the investment of time and other resources needed to participate therefore, presenters will be notified no later than January 7, 2019 of their acceptance and will be asked to confirm. After confirmation presenters will be assigned a day and time of their workshop.
Thank you again for your interest in and support of the National Foster Parent Association, we look forward to sharing our 49th Annual Education Conference with you. See you in Anaheim/Garden Grove (Orange County), California!
Please contact the NFPA Conference Committee for any questions or clarifications needed.