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Sample Conference Agenda

Thursday 

2:00-8:00 p.m. Registration/Information

  • Conference Exhibits Open

3:30-5:00 p.m. Family and Young Adult Open House: Orientation and Networking

5:30-6:45 p.m. Opening Dinner

6:45-7:30 p.m. Kids / Teen Program Registration & Drop Off

7:30-9:00 p.m. Networking Sessions

  • Mothers Networking Session
  • Fathers’ Networking Session
  • Young Adult Networking Session
  • Kids’ Program (Ages 0-Grade 6)
  • Teen Program Networking (Grades 7-12) 

Friday

8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration/Information (Breakfast On Your Own)

  • Conference Exhibits

8:45 a.m.  Kids’ Program/Teen Track Drop Off

9:00 - Noon Kids’ Program (Ages 0-Grade 6); Teen Track (Grades 7-12)

9:00–10:15 a.m. General Session (Parents and Young Adults)

10:15-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - Noon

  • Parent Networking and Special Group Meetup 
  • Young Adult Breakout Session

Noon-12:15 p.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Program Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:45 p.m. Kids’ Program / Teen - Drop Off

2:00-5:00 p.m. Kids’ Program (Ages 0-Grade 6); Teen Track (Grades 7-12)

2:00-3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Parent Breakout Session
  • Young Adult Session

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 

  • Parent Breakout Session
  • Young Adult Session

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Track - Pick Up

5:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Family Fun Night/ Young Adult Gathering

Saturday

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration / Information (Breakfast On Your Own)

8:45 a.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Track - Drop Off

9:00-Noon Kids’ Program (Ages 0-Grade 6) & Teen Track (Grades 7-12)

9:00-10:15 a.m. Parent Networking and Special Groups Meet Up

9:00-10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Parent Breakout Sessions
  • Young Adult Session

10:15-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-Noon Breakout Sessions

  • Parent Breakout Sessions
  • Young Adult Session

Noon-12:15 p.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Track - Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own) 

1:45 p.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Track - Drop Off

2:00-5:00 p.m. Kids’ Program (Ages 0-Grade 6); Teen Track (Grades 7-12)

2:00-3:15 p.m. Sessions

  • General Session
  • Young Adult Session 

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Parent Breakout Sessions
  • Young Adult Session

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Kids’ Program/Teen Track  - Pick Up

5:30 pm. Dinner (on your own)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Family Fun Night/Young Adult Gathering

Sunday

7:30 – Noon  Information

7:30-8:30 am. Arthritis Foundation Events Expo & Breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m.  Kids’ Program / Teen Track Drop Off

9:00-Noon  Kids’ Program / Teen Program

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

  • Mothers / Female Caregivers Reflections Session
  • Fathers / Male Caregivers Reflections Session
  • Young Adult Program Reflections Session

10:00 AM – 10:30 a.m.  Hotel Check Out

10:30 – Noon  Closing General Session (Parents & Young Adults)

Noon - Adjourn