Conference Registration

AFFCNY's 30 annual foster care and adoption conference

 The Coalition’s 30th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference will be held on Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1, 2019  at the Hilton Albany in Albany, New York


For three decades, the Coalition’s annual statewide conference has provided an opportunity for foster, adoptive and relative care parents to join with professionals to be inspired, network and learn about the latest in the field.

Please Join us for the 30th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference

Connection is essential to our survival.  Our ability to connect is one of things that make us human.  Our ability to connect is one of the things that make us human. Ironically, for all that we do for children in foster care and those who are adopted, honoring and nurturing connections sometimes fall by the wayside. Transition, so much a part of foster care and adoption, is just one of the ways that this plays out.

The Coalition’s 2019 conference, Transitions and Connections, will highlight and explore innovative methods that can elevate and sustain the connections that children and adults make with others and that create cohesive systems of services to support effective, meaningful transitions for everyone. 

Conference Fees are as Follows:

Early Bird Registration   Open Registration   Late Registration
April 1 through April 21   April 22 through May 20   May 21 through conference
Two day: $200   Two day: $220   Two day: $250
Friday only: $120    Friday only: $130   Friday only: $140
Saturday  only: $120    Saturday only: $130    Saturday only: $140

Registration fees include: all instructional materials, refreshment breaks, Friday and Saturday breakfast,  Saturday boxed lunch, and any other scheduled conference activities for the two-day conference. We have also included all hotel parking fees in the registration pricing.

Other fees apply to Thursday’s Pre-Conference events and continuing education credits.  Friday’s lunch and dinner are not included.

Online Registration is Now CLOSED!

No advance online reservations are be accepted after Monday, 5/27, but you still can register at the door!

Instructions: Submit a separate registration form for each person you are registering. Indicate days attending and workshops periods each registrant plans to attend. (See workshop descriptions for more information.)  Each attendee requires a separate registration form to be submitted. After completing registration forms, you can submit payment and checkout for the total registrations required.

The total pricing that you see at the bottom of the from will alter depending on your selections; it’s all responsive based on how you answer. If, after submitting your registration, you do not land on a new page that says “Thank you!  You have successfully submitted a registration” then PLEASE go back to the form and fix the highlighted areas.

A limited number of Conference Scholarships are available.  Scholarship information and applications can be found here.  Please do not register if you are applying for a scholarship.

Please note: your registration is not complete without payment.

If after submitting the form,  IF you do NOT land on a new confirmation page, then your form DID NOT go through. Please check the form and fix any of the red highlighted areas, then submit again. You WILL have an email confirming your registration if the form went through correctly. 

Feel free to contact us at or contact Claudia at 646-688-4321 with any questions or if you need help registering online. 

Accommodations: The Conference will be held at the Hilton Albany Hotel. Conference attendees receive a special discounted room rate of $113 plus applicable taxes (reservation code 4AFFC). The hotel must receive reservations no later than May 3rd. Reservations made after this date will be subject to availability. If you are aware of anyone looking for a room after the cutoff date please have them contact Valerie directly at 518-427-3038.  


Or CALL the Hilton Albany In House Reservations Line at 1-866-691-1183 or 518-427-3018 and reference the code, 4AFFC,  in order to book under the agreed-upon group rate.

Hilton Albany | 40 Lodge Street • Albany, NY 12207| 866-691-1183

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