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!  Plus, the legislative reception and support for Hill visits to your members of Congress gives you a chance to advocate for children and youth in your state.  You can also join special partnership-building and leadership training workshops.  Click here for the preliminary conference schedule-at-a-glance.  Click here for more information on the Building Partnership Skills workshops. 

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.  


Schedule of Events

   11/15, 9:00am-5:00pm, Pre-conference Building Partnership Skills Workshop:  Serving on Groups Train-the-Trainer  
   11/15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Legislative Reception on the Hill
   11/16, 9:00am-5:00pm, Family Leadership Conference
   11/17, 9:00am-1:00pm, Family Leadership Conference
   11/17, 9:00am-4:30pm, Full-day Building Partnership Skills Workshop:  Leading by Convening


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**: Early-bird: FREE; after August 31st: $65 
Family Leader/Youth: Early-bird: $125; after August 31st: $150
Partner/Other Professional:
Early-bird: $165; after August 31st: $200

**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.