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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org