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November 15-16, 2019

Location - Community Church in Western Branch (1935 Jolliff Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321)

General Session Speakers 

Jason Johnson 

Michele Schneidler 


Pricing

Early Bird, $25/person through July 15th

Regular Rate, $40/person through Oct. 31st

Late Registration, $50/person through Nov. 14th

At the Door, $55/person


Weekend Schedule:

  

Friday 

5:30pm 

Doors Open (grab refreshments, browse exhibits)

6:30pm,

Welcome and Worship 

7:00pm

Main Session 1 

8:15pm

Breakout Session 1 (choose from 4 options) 

9:00pm

Dismiss for the Evening

Saturday

8:00am

Doors Open (grab a light breakfast, browse exhibits)

8:30am

Welcome and Worship 

9:00am

Main Session 2 

10:15am

Breakout Session 2 (choose from 4 options)

11:00am - 1:00pm

Free time (browse exhibits/network/coaching tables/massages)

12:00pm

Lunch arrives

1:15pm

Breakout Session 3 (choose from 4 options)

2:15pm

Main Session 3 

3:30pm

Dismiss

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Post-Conference Reception at Branches Tasting Room 

(register here for free AFTER registering for the conference)

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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR...

Be ready for a reappearance of many of our past favorites, as well as some exciting new additions!

  • Hear from social workers, agencies, foster and adoptive parents, and people who've been adopted and/or spent time in foster care.
  • Times of amazing worship through song
  • Main sessions with powerful testimonies and impactful speakers
  • Breakout sessions on a wide range of topics. 
  • An abundance of coffee and snacks
  • Free 10 minute chair massages that will help you relax and unwind. 
  • Our best ever give-aways (what we like to call NO-WAY gifts) throughout the entire conference!
  • A free post-conference reception off-site at Branches Tasting Room where you can enjoy some good food and drinks and continue connections and conversations that were started over the weekend. Space is available for the first 50 people. Register for this reception HERE (after registering for the conference).

Community will begin for many and will strengthen for many more.

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WE NEED YOU!

If you can see value in encouraging and supporting people who give their lives to love on vulnerable children in our community and around the world - we need you!


We need help with everything from registration tables to brewing coffee to manning the bookstore. If you want to love on this community of foster and adoptive parents and can give some time on Friday night, November 15th, and/or Saturday, November 16th, to help this conference run smoothly, please sign up to volunteer.


Volunteer spots are in short increments of time and you can sign up for one or for multiple throughout the weekend!

COACHING TABLES

We're adding a coaching table option to the conference this year! This will be an opportunity to sign up to speak with an expert one-on-one about a specific topic or area of need. The sessions will run in 20 minute increments.

Sign-ups will go "live" for these sessions about a week in advance. Check Facebook for real time updates.

Financial Planning

Meet with a professional financial advisor to discuss the specifics of your financial situation and how to make the best choices to get out of or stay out of debt as you navigate adoption and future planning. 

Next Steps

Whether you've been on this foster/adoption journey for a while or are just starting to dip a toe in these waters, you may be asking "what's next?". This coaching table will be an excellent place to share about where you are and find out the most practical next step that could be right for you. 

Trauma Counseling

Come to this table to meet one-on-one with a licensed counselor to discussion any fears/concerns/behaviors that you believe could use some extra attention.   

Fundraising Ideas

Adoptions can be very expensive! Maybe you've decided to pursue a domestic infant or international adoption, but want some practical ideas about how to fundraise all or part of your adoption. We will have a representative who has walked with many families through expensive adoptions and can lend some advice on how to get started. 

CHECK OUT A FULL LIST AND SCHEDULE OF OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS HERE!

Refer to the schedule listed here, on the main conference page, for exact times. 

Travel Arrangements

Local Hotels

Whether you're coming in from out of town or local and just looking to make a weekend out of this conference, here are a few hotels nearby that are offering great rates! Just mention that you're with the Entrusted Conference when you book over the phone.


Candlewood Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk  

  • (757) 405-3030
  • rate is valid on the 14, 15th, & 16th
  • $69/night 
  • studio suite with 1 queen bed and kitchen

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk

  • (757) 966-2727
  • rate is valid on the 14th, 15, & 16th
  • one room with 2 queen beds + includes breakfast
  • $109/night (for 1-2 people)
  • $119/night (for 3-4 people)

Closest Airport

Norfolk International Airport

2019 Sponsors

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