NACAC Conference Family


If you have been touched by adoption or foster care, this is the conference you will want to attend!

Join us July 18-20, 2019 (pre-conference session July 17) in Las Vegas for this four-day educational event that covers a wide variety of foster care and adoption topics—to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and people who were adopted or in foster care.

We offer more than 80 workshops from expert speakers covering a range of topics, including:

  • Supporting and preserving adoptive families
  • Core issues in adoption
  • Effective therapeutic techniques in adoption
  • Kinship care and birth family connections
  • Parenting children with disabilities and challenges
  • Older children and youth
  • Race, culture, and diversity in adoption and foster care
  • Supporting children and families in adoption and foster care
  • Recruiting families for children

The sessions inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption and foster care community! Check out the session descriptions for more details.

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Registration and Rates

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Full registration (Thursday to Saturday) fees include workshops, general sessions, Thursday reception, and membership for non-members. Parent couples can register together at a discount.

Full conference registration:

  • NACAC members…..$375
  • Non-members……….$435

Daily registration (Thursday to Saturday):

  • Individual………………….$165
  • Parent Couple…………..$240

Pre-conference (July 17, 2019):

  • Per person…………..$125

* If paying with a Canadian check, please contact us for Canadian rates. All online payment is processed at the US rates in US dollars.

* Full time students are eligible for a 50 percent discount on conference and pre-conference fees.

* Click here for a formal request letter and tips on how to ask your organization to cover registration expenses.

“As a child welfare professional, adoptive parent, and adoptee, I came away with tools, energy, and an increased sense of purpose to support my clients, my children, and myself.”

Location and Accommodations

The 2019 conference will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino – near the Miracle Mile – in Las Vegas, Nevada (3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard).

Discounted guest rooms are $119 per night plus a nightly resort fee of $37 and tax. Availability extends until all rooms fill or until June 24, whichever comes first. (As the hotel fills the rate has increased on some nights to $149 plus fee and taxes and to $209 (plus fee/tax) on Friday night. Due to high demand, we’ve recently increased our block of rooms. This is still a discounted rate as a city wide event has affected hotel room rates and availability).  Make hotel reservations.

These discounts extend until June 24 or until all rooms fill.

Currently the best rate: There are also a limited number of Hip Strip Suites available at a discounted rate. Click here to reserve. At $144 per night (plus resort fee and tax), the suites are one larger room with a single king bed. (If you wish to stay longer than our window of July 16 to July 20, you will need to book additional nights through the call center at 1.866.317.1829).

“Every year I walk away re-energized with new tools for my parenting toolbox.”

Advertising & Exhibiting

Are you interested in reaching a targeted audience of adoption professionals, adoptive and foster parents, adoptees and people who experienced foster care, and other child welfare professional and advocates? If so you should consider advertising or exhibiting at the NACAC conference!

Individuals and organizations can advertise in the registration booklet or final program, and can exhibit items on site.

For exhibitors, tabletop exhibits will be in the exhibit area near registration, workshops, and refreshment breaks. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register to exhibit here and learn about advertising here.

For more information, contact Becky Tempest.

Academic Accreditation

NACAC has arranged for general continuing education units (CEUs) from Augsburg University in Minnesota. The full conference will be 17.25 contact hours or 1.725 CEUs, preconference will be 6.00 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs and you can apply for credit at the conference. Daily CEU certification will also be available. Please verify applicability of these CEUs with your professional board prior to attending.

The fee for CEUs is $30 and it takes approximately 6 weeks for the credits to be processed.

“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!”

Student Discount

Full-time college and graduate students may be eligible for a discount of up to 50 percent off conference registration fees. Copies of a current student ID and transcript are required. (Discounts do not apply to membership)

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