2017 Family Leadership Conference

Conference Logo:  Family Voices 2017 Leadership Conference: Weaving a Tapestry of Strength Through Diversity

November 15 - 17, 2017  |  Washington, D.C.



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Join us!

Join the Family Voices 25th Anniversary gathering as we work to strengthen our collective impact on systems serving children and youth with special healthcare needs.  You'll be among leaders from Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs), Family Voices State Affiliate Organizations (FV SAOs), other family-led organizations and family leaders, and professional stakeholders.    

This is an exciting opportunity to connect, share, and learn effective strategies and best practices through workshops on topics such as systems change at the local, state, and national levels; recruiting, training, and supporting diverse family leaders; youth leadership development; and more!  Events will kick off with Family Voices' 25th Anniversary Celebration on the Hill

Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities

Businesses and organizations wishing to reach family leaders from around the country can do so with a conference sponsorship or program ad.  Your 25th Anniversary Family Voices Conference Sponsorship or Program Advertisement will demonstrate your committment to children and youth with special needs and their families.  Click here for sponsorship options.  


Keynote Speakers

Jeanné Isler


Jeanné Isler, Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (full bio).  Ms. Isler will speak about Navigating Uncertain Times.



Frederick Isasi


Frederick Isasi, Executive Director, Families USA (full bio).  Mr. Isasi will speak about Social Determinants.





Sessions and Workshops

Full descriptions coming soon!  Click here for the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

  • Reaching Hidden Populations
  • Mental Health
  • Executive Directors: HR & Diversifying Funding
  • Organizational Development for Diversity
  • Stories of Transition
  • Medicaid Partnerships for Systems Change
  • Tech Tools/Social Media
  • Cultural Brokers/Cultural Competence
  • Supported Decision Making
  • Project ECHO
  • Serving on Groups Train-the-Trainer (additional registration required)
  • Leading by Convening (additional registration required)


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Anthem logo         JPMorgan Chase logo

CHA logo            LPFCH logoUnited Healthcare logo

Registration and Cost

TO REGISTER click here and go to the green "Register" button.  Below is the pricing for both the Conference and the Building Partnership Skills Workshops that are being held in conjunction with the conference. 

PLEASE NOTE:  There are simultaneous large events in Washington, DC, during the conference.  Thus, we highly recommend that you register and make hotel arrangements as soon as possible for the best value in hotel pricing. 

Conference Registration Fees:

               F2F/SAO Staff**:  $65 
Family Leader/Youth: $150
Partner/Other Professional:

**For up to 2 staff per F2F/SAO; others register with the "Family Leader/Youth" option



Building Partnership Skills Registration Fees:

              Serving on Groups Train-the-Trainer (11/15, 9am-5pm): $18 lunch fee
Leading by Convening (11/17, 9am-4:30pm) IF REGISTERED for Conference: no lunch fee
Leading by Convening (11/17, 9am-4:30pm) IF NOT REGISTERED for Conference:   
$18 lunch fee

Travel, Transportation, and Hotel Information

Click here for information on airports, transfers, and accommodations that we've compiled to help in your planning.

Click here for more detailed information on hotel options, updated 8.11.17.


Contact Bev Baker, bbaker@familyvoices.org, or Ashlee Richey, arichey@familyvoices.org.