2014 NACAC Conference
40th Annual Conference
Kansas City, Missouri
July 24–26, 2014
Pre-Conference Session: July 23
Past NACAC attendees praise the conference:
“This was my first NACAC conference. I was inspired, motivated and encouraged to do more for children in the system. The information adds value to my personal and professional life!”
“I have learned so much and enjoyed all the classes and events. In 23 years as a foster parent, adoptive parent, and 2,000+ hours of training, this was the BEST EVER.”
If you have been touched by adoption, you will benefit from attending this conference! The conference has sessions designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption community, including adoptive parents raising children with special needs, professionals seeking families for older children, mental health or other professionals supporting adoptive and foster families, international adoptive parents, adopted persons, and others with personal or professional connections to adoption.
This educational event covers almost every adoption-related topic imaginable—with more than 80 sessions designed to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of parents, professionals, and adopted persons. Click here to learn more about submitting a proposal to present at the 2014 conference.
“I am more informed and empowered to be the best I can be for my son.”
Each year, we incorporate new and exciting sessions into the comprehensive NACAC conference. This educational event covers almost every adoption-related topic imaginable—with more than 80 sessions about post-adoption services, therapeutic techniques, preparing for adoption (for prospective adopters), native/aboriginal issues, parenting children with challenges, recruitment and pre-adoption issues, international/infant adoption, public policy, and more. Many sessions are advanced, so even experienced parents and workers will benefit from them.
Click here to view the 2013 conference sessions. (Note: 2014 sessions will not be announced until about January or February 2014.)
"This has been a phenomenal training. All professionals, parents and youth can benefit from learning and educating others with their expertise and experiences."
Advertising & Exhibiting
Individuals and organizations can choose to advertise in the conference registration booklet and/or final program and to exhibit items on site. For more information, contact Christina Romo.
"Every year I walk away reenergized with new tools for my parenting toolbox."
NACAC has arranged for general continuing education units (CEUs) from Augsburg College in Minnesota. The full conference will be about 16.5 contact hours or 1.65 CEUs, and you can apply for credit at the conference. Daily CEU certification and pre-conference session CEUs will also be available. Please verify applicability of these CEUs with your professional board. The fee for CEUs is $30.
NACAC will offer a program for children ages 6 to 17 with workshops and field trips.
"I felt like a kid in a candy store because I learned so much. I gained more knowledge this week than the 7 years fostering."
Registration & Fees
Registration information will be available in March or April 2014. Send us an email if you'd like to be on the list to receive conference information.
Full-time college and graduate students are eligible for a discount of 50 percent off conference registration fees. Copies of a current student ID and transcript are required. (Discounts do not apply to membership or the conference for youth.)