2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

 

Powerhouse speakers taking the helm  at the 19th Annual Fathers & Families 2018 National Conference Head Start teachers, family service workers, child welfare workers, fatherhood practitioners, criminal justice professionals, foster care and social policy makers that are working with children and families will greatly benefit from these transformational change innovators and experts. We rely heavily on transformational change speakers to continue to inject new life into the father, child and family wellness area. For there to be continuous quality improvement, superior professional development of practitioners in the field and ongoing parental education there must be the torch bearers who keep the movement in high gear.

We look forward to hosting you at the conference. 

REGISTRATION IS SO QUICK AND EASY WITH OUR NEW SYSTEM... IT WILL TAKE LESS THAN 90-SECONDS FOR A REGISTRATION. 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:HERE 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE

DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOM RESERVATION RATES HERE

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES HERE

 

 

 

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING FEES AT REDUCED RATES WITH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL WORKSHOP SESSIONS

TREMENDOUS FEATURED TALK MORNING SPEAKERS FOR EVERYONE!

 

GREATER PURPOSE

19th Annual Families and Fathers National 2018 Conference

February 19-23, 2018, at the Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel

6101 West Century Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90045

Discounted Hotel Room  Reservation Rates Here

Reduced Conference Registration Here

Held annually on the West Coast of North America, the FFCA Families & Fathers Conference is at the heart of helping professionals work together to improve strategies, curriculums, skills and more for effective services for children and families. Attend this four-day conference about increasing wellness for children, developing models to support sustained father engagement, as well as the global issues facing our world. A total of 42 afternoon workshops (Tuesday-Thursday) will be selected.

NEW FORMAT IN 2018!

Have you ever attended a conference and wanted to hear from conflicting speakers/workshops, but cannot go into two or more rooms at one time? In 2018, we will select 18 speakers to appear on the main stage to give a 23-minute presentation. Every morning, we will all come together in the main ballroom and listen to proven experts, cutting edge information, talented and inspirational speakers and start every day with a series of special sessions for all attendees to learn, engage and come together as one group.  FFCA is committed to the best experience that helps your go back to our families, communities and organizations inspired to increase the wellness of children, improve healthier parenting, mens and community development strategies and so much more. 

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

SPECIAL PRECONFERENCE INSTITUTE TRAINING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

SPECIAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS-CERTIFICATION DAY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

8:00A.M. TO 5:00P.M.   OPEN REGISTRATION 

 9:00A.M. TO 5:00P.M.  PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

8:00A.M. TO 5:00P.M.   OPEN REGISTRATION 

9:00A.M. TO NOON OPENING GENERAL SESSION AND TALK PRESENTERS 

NOON TO 1:00P.M. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M.  SIXTEEN (16) AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRAINERS- INSTITUTE BY KIDS AT HOPE|SPECIALITY TRAINING

5:00P.M. TO 7:00PM. OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

  • Greetings from the President and Chief Executive Officer, "Why Fathers & Families Coalition of America?"
  • Meet the Authors
  • Spoken Word Artists
  • Dance instruction and dancing for all - Salsa, Merengue, Danza, Plena, Bomba, Bachata and Cha-Cha 

  * This is a free event for all to network, listen to inspirational speakers, have fun, relax and even take dance lessons to prepare for our national gala theme and dance.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

9:00A.M. TO NOON GENERAL SESSION TALK PRESENTERS

NOON TO 1:00P.M. NEW IN 2018! A SPECIAL NETWORKING LUNCH FOR ALL: POLICY AND LEADERSHIP 

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M.  SIXTEEN (16) AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M. POWER OF PARENTING MODEL INSTITUTE BY DR. KAY BENNETT|SPECIALITY TRAINING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

9:00A.M. TO NOON GENERAL SESSION TALK PRESENTERS

NOON TO 1:00P.M. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M.  SIXTEEN (16) AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 

1:00P.M. TO 5:00P.M. SEEKING SAFETY TRAINING FOR TRAINERS BY INNOVATION TREATMENT|SPECIALITY TRAINING

ANNUAL DR. RAMON AND DR. YOLANDA NIEVES FAMILY AFFAIR GALA & AWARDS

RED TIE & RED DRESS

6:00P.M. OPEN NETWORKING & RECEPTION

6:30P.M. OPENING INTERFAITH INVOCATION - DINNER & AWARDS

COUPLES OF EXCELLENCES - FATHERS OF THE YEAR - FAMILY OF THE YEAR - LEADER OF THE YEAR 

8:00P.M

Dance instruction 101 and dancing for all salsa, merengue, danza, plena, bomba, bachata and cha-cha with a mix of neosoul

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

8:00A.M. TO 5:00P.M.   OPEN REGISTRATION 

 9:00A.M. TO 4:00P.M.  POST-CONFERENCE CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS

 

TALK PRESENTATIONS-GENERAL MORNING SESSIONS:     

READ HERE ABOUT THESE 18-HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

SOME OF OUR WORKSHOP THEMES

  • Best Practice Models for Fatherhood Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Addressing the Needs of 2-Generation Families
  • Economic/Workforce Development
  • Educational Advocacy and Advancement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Relationship-Marriage
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Parent Centered Sessions
  • Special Needs Children and their Families 
  • Working with Incarcerated - Re-Entry Parents
  • Working Young Parents

CONFERENCE FEES

FULL CONFERENCE FEES

* full conference fees are intended for participants to join us in all general talk sessions, afternoon workshops, opening reception, networking and access to all exhibitors as follows:

$329.00 October 1-December 31, 2017

$359.00 January 1, 2018-February, 14, 2018

$429.00 February 15-19, 2018

ONE DAY REGISTRATION FEES

$149.00  October 1-December 31, 2017

$169.00 January 1, 2018-February, 14, 2018

$229.00 February 15 – 19, 2018

*One Day Registration Fees Does Not Included Additional Fees for Special Training on 2/19 or 2/23

PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS

 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

  1. Fatherhood Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner Credential ($160)+ Full Conference or One-Day Registration
  2. Youth Development & Resliency Credential ($125)+ Full Conference or One-Day Registration
  3. Marriage Assessment Certificate Training ($125)+ Full Conference or One-Day Registration

POST-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

  1. Fatherhood Life Coach Certification 20-Session Program ($2000-Early Rate)
  2. Nurturing Fathers Program Curriculum Training of Trainers ($269)+ Full Conference or One-Day Registration
  3. PREP Version 8.0 Relationship Program Curriculum Training of Trainers($300) + Full Conference or One-Day Registration

Go Here for Added Special Training Fees and Or Call Us At 424-225-1323 For Inclusive Fees

EXHIBITOR FEES

FFCA will ensure all exhibitors are listed in our conference program (agency title only) with each updated version of our conference program. There are exhibitors that want to go deeper in connecting than the hundreds of attendees and FFCA will highlight all exhibitors that include advertisement option in our program. The marketing of all sponsorships and advertisements starts through October 2017 - March 2018 to tens of thousands. In 2017, Google analytics globally identified that when people search on "fathers and families" FFCA is listed in over 70% of all traffic, internationally! Your time to go local and be taken globally will increase you in multiple dimensions with advertisements and a very special social media program to recognize your support in our 19th Families and Fathers National Conference, Greater Purpose -2018!

We want even more for our exhibitors to increase exposure right in the middle of the California Foyer where 100% off all attendees must go through to see and connect with all exhibitors! Reserve a table, take an advertisement and present your products to hundreds and hundreds of professionals from throughout the United States and some of our international guests. 

NEW IN 2018!

FFCA will work with each exhibitor for a give-away interactive experience for all attendees to learn about your products.

EXHIBIT FEES:

One six-foot skirted table and one individual’s registration.

$350.00 October 1 – December 31, 2017

$400.00 Januar – January 15, 2018

$500.00 February 15 – 19, 2018

If using more than one space and or an oversized display a second table must be purchased.  Additional Fees Must be Arranged and Paid to the Sheraton Hotel: Internet Access, Power Outlets and Packages.

ANNUAL GALA & AWARDS 

We are a 501C3 and this event is both an opportunity to honor others, increase networking, take account of moving and inspirational stories as well as experience a transformational night. However, we are very concerned about increasing fees at any national conference and why we have stayed consistent with modest fees and a major impact. Our gala is so exceptional we have kept our fees in the federal reimbursement rates to allow for a reasonable cost that will allow us all to walk away from Greater Purpose 2018 inspired to go back home and our community to be part of the journey of making a difference!

GALA FEES

$39.00 October 1, 2017-December 31, 2017

$39.00 January 1, 2018-February 14, 2018

$65.00 February 15-19, 2018

MEAL OPTIONS


FFCA will offer the following for attendees throughout the entire 5-day experience of our 19th Annual Families and Fathers National Conference.

Your registration fee includes a light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshment daily.  

  • Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20: No lunch provided, however, we do have a special purchase fee available at the per deim rate for Los Angeles.  
  • Wednesday, February 21: We will host a light lunch (grab and go).
  • Thursday, February 22: No lunch provided, however, we do have a special purchase fee available at the per deim rate for Los Angeles.  
  • Thursday evening, February 22: Annual Gala Awards includes a dinner, music, awards ceremony, which includes fellowship, inspiration and joy. (This is an additional fee, under $40.00).
  • Friday, February 23: Training of Trainers Day. No lunch provided, however, we do have a special purchase fee available at the per deim rate for Los Angeles.  

The Sheraton Gateway offers lunch at its restaurants, as well as a fantastic meal vendor that caters right outside the east exit of the hotel. There are numerous local options, as well, within walking distance.

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING OPTIONS

FFCA uses host hotel locations near major airports, such as LAX, to provide limited transportation fees to our guests. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to the Sheraton Gateway LAX. All colleagues who opt to park at the hotel will have limited discounts for all Southern California parking, as well as valet discounts. For more information, contact us for support at 424-225-1323.