IFAPA hosts a spring and fall training conference every year for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and social workers. All of our conference trainings are approved for foster parent credit and many are also approved for social work CEUs. Families/social workers have the option to attend the full-conference or may choose to attend only Friday or Saturday. Our conferences offers many great training opportunities you cannot find anywhere else!
IFAPA's Fall Conference
Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2015
Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - Waterloo
Participants have the option to register via mail or online (the online registration link will be added to this page on or before July 31st). To register for this conference, please complete the registration form on page 15 and mail to IFAPA with a check or money order or visit the IFAPA website to pay by credit card. Phone registrations will not be accepted. All registrations must be postmarked or dropped off at the office (office hours are 8am-4:30pm) by Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A confirmation letter will be emailed to all registered participants the week of October 12, 2015. CANCELLATION REFUND DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015 - NO EXCEPTIONS.
EARLY REGISTRATION DRAWING
All conference registrations received by the early registration deadline (Friday, Sept. 4th) will be entered into a drawing to win a free registration. The winner will be notified prior to the conference.
Conference Location & Hotel Details
FIVE SULLIVAN BROTHERS
200 West 4th Street, Waterloo
The conference will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo which is connected to the Ramada Hotel via skywalk. Parking is approximately $5 per day. Hotel guests can have their parking pass validated at time of check-out.
205 West 4th Street, Waterloo
To make reservations, call: 319-233-7560
Hotel arrangements should be made directly with the Ramada Hotel (205 West 4th Street, Waterloo) by calling 319-233-7560. The conference room rates are $89.95 per night (taxes not included). To receive IFAPA’s Conference room rate at the Ramada for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night you must make your reservations NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPT. 25TH. Please mention you are attending the IFAPA Conference. Only a limited number of rooms will be reserved for the IFAPA Conference so they are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hotel reservations made after September 25th will be given the current room rate being offered by the hotel.
IFAPA's Spring Conference
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2016
Airport Holiday Inn & Convention Center - Des Moines
More details will be posted in January 2016