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 Spring Conference

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2015
Adventureland Inn - Altoona
(3200 Adventureland Drive / Off I-80 - Exit 142A)
515-265-7321 /

Conference Brochure

Each day of the conference is worth six hours of foster parent training credit. Many classes are also approved for Social Worker CEUs and are noted throughout the brochure.




Conference Registration

Participants have the option to register via mail or online.

To register for this conference, please complete the registration form on page 15 and mail to IFAPA with a check or money order. Phone registrations will not be accepted.

To register and pay online, visit: (CHECK BACK LATER FOR LINK)

The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 17th. All registrations must be postmarked or dropped off at the office (office hours are 8am-4:30pm) by Tuesday, February 17, 2015. A confirmation letter will be emailed to all registered participants the week of March 2, 2015.

Cancellation Refund Deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 - No Exceptions.

All conference registrations received by the early registration deadline (Friday, Jan. 16th) will be entered into a drawing to win a free conference registration. The winner will be notified prior to the conference.

No children will be allowed in training sessions or during lunch. If your family will be staying at the hotel, please be sure they are supervised at all times. Lifeguards are not on duty in the pool areas.

A plated lunch is held each day of the conference and is included in the conference registration price.


Hotel Arrangements

Adventureland Inn - Altoona, IA
(3200 Adventureland Drive / Off I-80 - Exit 142A)
515-265-7321 / www.adventureland-inn.com

The conference hotel room rates are $99 per night for a standard room (taxes not included). To receive IFAPA’s conference room rate at the Adventureland Inn for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night you must make your reservations NO LATER THAN SAT., FEB. 15TH. Please mention you are attending the IFAPA conference. Only a limited number of rooms will be reserved so they are on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Check in time is 4pm / Check out time is 11am)

Adventureland Inn is a year round destination for families of all ages. Relax, splash or slide in their two tropical courtyards that include three pools, playful water features, a swim-up bar, and two hot tubs. PLEASE NOTE: Only Adventureland Inn hotel guests with a room reservation are able to use Adventureland’s indoor water park. Children must be supervised at all times, lifeguards are not on duty.

Hotel reservations made after Saturday, February 15th will be given the current room rate being offered by the hotel. Be sure to make hotel reservations NOW because the 2015 Girls State Basketball Tournament is being held in Des Moines the same weekend as the conference, so hotel rooms can be SOLD OUT.


Save the Date

Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2015
Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - Waterloo





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