IFAPA Conferences

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



Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule


Conference Registration

Participants have the option to register via MAIL or ONLINE. To register for this conference via mail, 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.

Click Here to Register for the Fall Conference Online.

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

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







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