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September 27-28 • Yorktown, VA

SPONSORS

SCHEDULE PREVIEW

  • ​Friday, 9AM-4PM

    • Content geared toward social workers, business leaders, ministry staff, leaders, and child-serving volunteers

    • Breakfast and lunch included plus endless coffee, tea, and snacks

  • ​Friday, 6-9PM

    • In-depth training

    • Open to everyone

    • Dinner included

  • ​Saturday, 9AM-6PM

    • Content geared toward kinship, foster, adoptive parents, and caregivers

    • Breakfast and lunch included, plus endless coffee, tea, and snacks

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

(A more detailed schedule is included with your conference packet. Schedule subject to change)

MORNING

08:30

Doors Open

09:00

Opening Session

10:45

Breakout Session 1

11:45

Lunch

AFTERNOON

12:45

Main Stage Panel

Former Foster Youth and Adult Adoptees

02:00

Breakout Session 2

03:15

Breakout Session 3

04:30

Closing Session

06:00

Social Hour

Food Truck and Live Music on the grounds

Susan Wanderer

Susan is a Family Minister, Coach, Communicator, wife, adoptive mom and author who believes people were created on purpose for a purpose and delights in cheering them on.

Her book, 'A Wanderer's Journey: When Grief Enters' speaks to how grief changes you. How your love increases for your circle of people. And how you learn the sacredness of holding space for grief and the physical, spiritual, and emotional impact it has. Susan's prayer is it serves people walking the path of grief or people holding hands with those who are brokenhearted.

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More Coming Soon

We’re working hard on the final details of this year’s keynote speaker lineup. Please stay tuned for the latest updates. We can’t wait to see you at the conference this year!

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SPEAKERS

We're so excited to bring you some of today's most influential voices in the kinship, foster, and adoption spheres. We trust you'll be blessed, inspired, and challenged by all they bring to the conference.

“In my 25 years of serving vulnerable children and their families, the Entrusted Conference was the best adoption conference that I have ever attended! What made it most valuable was the compassion, understanding, commitment and support demonstrated to those who want to adopt, who have adopted, those who serve in the field as workers, as well as those who had the courage to give up their rights for the sake of their biological children’s prosperity. All in the same room at the same time being poured into and celebrated!!! I was completely blown away and tremendously blessed!!!”

Cheryl

Social Worker

“This was my first time attending the Entrusted Conference and I cannot imagine missing any in the future. I can’t wait for the next one! I walked away feeling rejuvenated and ready to continue this work (for me, foster care). I didn’t realize it was a Christian-based Conference and I so appreciated the worship, prayer, and Scripture throughout the event. The lunch, breakfast items, snacks, flavored water, coffee, and cupcakes were a nice treat. I only regret not getting a massage (free massages were available on-site). Thank you so much for bringing so many awesome speakers!”

Angie

Foster Parent

“I was reluctant to go. I've been to so many conferences that turned out to be a waste of time and money. But, when we won tickets, I kind of felt like we had to go, lol. And WOW, was I wrong about being reluctant. I left feeling encouraged and empowered. I can't wait to buy tickets so we can attend next year.”

James

Local Pastor

Pre-conference: "Faith and Healing in the Depths of Trauma" with Fred Liggin and Barbara Stewart

Other accommodations are available nearby. 

Hampton Inn

Extended Stay America

Staybridge Suites

Wingate by Wyndham

Rating: 4.5/5

Hilton Garden Inn

Distance to Venue

8 minute drive

Close to I-64, with shops, dining, and entertainment within walking distance. Newport News/Williamsburg Airport is three miles away. Our Garden Grille Restaurant serves breakfast, and our Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours for drinks and snacks.

$94-126

Rating: 4.0/5

Courtyard by Marriott

Distance to Venue

6 minute drive

Less than 10 minutes from the airport (PHF). Enjoy convenience to popular restaurants, movies, and shopping. Golf enthusiasts will love lodging near the Kiln Creek Golf Club's 18-hole championship course. A short drive to Yorktown Beach, Yorktown Battlefield, Buckroe Beach, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, or Colonial Williamsburg.

$189-275

LODGING

There are a variety of quality option for lodging near the conference venue. We've highlighted our top two suggestions and provided other nearby options for you to choose from.

The Flip Side

Advocating for your IEP

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

The Power of Play on Brain and Behavior

Teens, Technology, and Social Media

Breaking the Cycle

Caring for Children, Teens and Young Adults with In-Utero Exposure

Trauma Tips

Breakouts

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