2019 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 1:00 PM - Friday, 22 November 2019 12:00 PM MST

8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA, 92108, United States

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Exhibitor Partial Approval - $600.00

You are invited to share your resources, products, services and information as an exhibitor at the 2019 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement, November 19-21, 2019 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. As an exhibitor you get one 6 ft. draped table, one chair and a wastebasket, conference registration for one individual (excludes the cost of pre-conference institutes), express check-in. Cost does not include shipping and receive costs for exhibitor materials. Please see the www.kempeconference.org website for more information.

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Advanced Purchase Partial Approval - $435.00

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On-Site Registration Partial Approval - $460.00

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CEUs - standalone Partial Approval - $30.00

CEUs are provided on a per-participant basis - only purchase one per attendee. Participants may earn up to 17 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. CEUs are available for $30. Participants will be required to collect a presenter’s signature at each session they attend.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 1:00 PM - Friday, 22 November 2019 12:00 PM MST

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA, 92108, United States.

For more than two decades, this annual international conference has brought together a global audience of 500-strong committed innovators to re-envision how child welfare and other systems can meaningfully engage families in planning and decision making. It attracts child welfare system professionals, allied partners, courageous leaders, and people who envision systems working differently, more effectively and in partnership with families.

As a stimulating learning arena for leaders at all levels within human service organizations, you will find numerous opportunities to support you as you innovate in how you serve children and families. You will network with other leaders, share innovative practices and policies, create a link between research and practice, understand implementation successes and challenges, explore voice and participation of children/youth, and dialogue about system change with a special focus on power differentials, marginalized groups, disparities and disproportionality.  


This year’s conference will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. Enjoy easy access to San Diego State University, SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm), Old Town, or hop on the Rio Vista Trolley and explore Mission Bay, SeaWorld, and Downtown San Diego including PETCO and Gaslamp District.  You may make a reservation online Hotel Room Reservations for Kempe Conference  or by calling 1(800) 228-9290.

Back-up Hotel: SpringHill Suites Mission Valley (0.6 miles from Marriott Mission Valley Hotel) You may make a reservation online Book your group rate for The Kempe Conference 2019 or by calling 1(888)236-2427

Cancellation policy

Any request for a refund must be submitted in writing to the Kempe Center by October 15, 2019. A service fee of $100 will be charged for all cancellations received by October 15, 2019. Cancellations after October 15, 2019, and before November 8, 2019 will be charged one-half the conference registration fee. Cancellation notifications received after November 8, 2019 are not eligible for refunds. You may transfer your registration to another person without charge. Please send substitutions and cancellation notices to kempeconference@ucdenver.edu

Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect


The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect strives to improve the care and well-being of all children by strengthening families, communities, and the systems that serve them. We believe abuse and neglect are preventable, children are resilient, and supportive care can bring health and hope. The Kempe Center was the first of its kind, established in 1972 to better understand and prevent child maltreatment and to serve affected children and their families. For over 45 years, Kempe has promoted understanding, knowledge, and best practices to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect locally, nationally, and internationally. Kempe fulfills its mission through the four pillars of research and evaluation; training, technical assistance, and education; clinical service delivery, and advocacy. Through their work across these four pillars Kempe Center faculty support innovation in systems and communities that work with vulnerable children, youth, and families in a variety of ways. Kempe is proud to house innovative efforts around family group decision making (FGDM) and differential response (DR) in addition to many others.

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