2019 AEA National Conference: Inspiring Leadership in Adoption
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2019 AEA National Conference: Inspiring Leadership in Adoption

4/29/2019 to 4/30/2019
Where: Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive
Orlando, Florida  21819
United States
Contact: Marisa Murakami Kettelhodt

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General Information

The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA) is pleased to host our national conference for current and future foster care adoption professionals! Please plan to join us in Orlando Florida at Rosen Plaza Hotel on April 29-30, 2019. Our conference theme is, "Inspiring Leadership in Adoption."

We will also host a special one-day conference for social work students on April 30, 2019, all meant to inspire the next generation of leaders in adoption! Students nationwide are invited to attend, and local students from the University of Central Florida can apply for a scholarship. Click here for more on the student conference. 

Whether you are an executive director looking to network with your peers, a mid-level professional hoping to acquire skills to take you to the next level, a student or early career professional hoping to make connections and learn more about the adoption field, or a retiree looking to connect with old friends and impart your knowledge to new professionals, the AEA Conference will meet your educational and networking needs! With learning tracks especially tailored for executives, adoption professionals, and students/early career professionals, you can choose from sessions to create a two-day learning experience that suits you!

AEA will continue its tradition of hosting a national match event to bring professionals together to present profiles in the hopes of uniting waiting children with families. This year's national match event "Breaking Down Barriers to Adoption" will be held as a lunch and learn on April 29, 2019. Attendees may opt to purchase a ticket to attend this special session. A boxed lunch will be provided to both participants and presenters.  


Registration is now open! AEA members receive a registration discount but need to login to their Online Community account to register in order to receive a discount. Early bird discount rates are available through January 25, 2019. Regular registration ends on March 29, 2019. 

Hotel Information

Please make reservations here at the Rosen Plaza Hotel for the duration of the national conference. AEA has negotiated a hotel rate of $159.00 a night- excluding tax and fees. Please contact the Rosen Plaza Hotel Reservations Department directly at 1-800-627-8258.