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2018 NFPA National and FSFAPA Annual Education State Conference

Jun 28 - Jul 1

Conference Schedule Released: CLICK HERE

Download new conference flyer: CLICK HERE

The National Foster Parent Association and Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association are proud to announce that they will be combining forces in Orlando in 2018!  They will hold a JOINT conference for foster parents at the Caribe Royal Orlando, June 28-July 1, 2018. (The two organizations previously combined conferences in 2014 at this same location.)


Registration opens March 15. Childcare, tween and NextGen activities available.

Florida families must register online through FloridaFAPA.org.

Website registration is $175/person for the entire conference.

Childcare costs: (0-9 years – $75; tweens – $100; Teens – $100)


June 28 – July 1, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center

Join the National Foster Parent Association in partnership with the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association at our national learning conference for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents, and child welfare professionals.

Hotel reservations have gone go live! Daily hotel rates for the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center range from Queen Double – $129; Standard King – $129; King Deluxe – $149; Executive Suite – $329 and Villa Rates/Two bedroom villa – $229.

Listed below is a dedicated booking website that has been created for our event. Our guests will be able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.

Reservations can also be made by contacting the hotel’s dedicated Group Reservations number directly at 1-888-258-7501 or the hotel’s main line at 407-238-8000. To receive the group rate, you must identify yourself as an attendee of the 2018 Foster Parent Conference at the time of booking.

The group link is listed below. This link does not require a group or attendee code to book. You only have to click on the dates and you will receive the contracted group rates. The site will reference additional hotel fees, these fees have been waived for our group.



If you wish to become an exhibitor (to promote your organization or sell to attendees) please follow this link to apply:


Nominate outstanding caregivers, youth, agencies and local foster parent associations to be recognized at the conference. Click here for more information.

GENERAL INFO/SCHEDULE (also here: http://nfpaonline.org/Conference)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Welcome Ceremony
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions: A1-A5
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: B1-B5
6:00 PM

Champions Reception by Invitation Only

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions: C1-C5
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions: D1-D5
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Childcare Provided for Florida Families Only.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: E1-E5
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Plenary Session
6:30 PM

Walk Me Home Event
8:00 PM

Family Movie Night – Poolside

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Opens
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Childcare Provided for Florida Families Only.

Continental Breakfast Plenary and NFPA and FSFAPA Annual Meetings 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions: F1-F5
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions: G1-G5
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Luncheon Plenary and NFPA Buckle Raffle Winners Announced
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: H1-H5
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Evening Meeting and National Training and Development Initiative

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Childcare Provided for Florida Families Only.
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Breakfast and Closing Plenary



Here is the “save the date flyer,”  but please bookmark this page and check back for updates!


Jun 28
Jul 1




Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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(407) 238-8000