Family Matters Conference

Dates: 10/29/2016 Dates: 10/29/2016 Times: 09:00 - 16:00 Location: University of the Sciences, West Philadelphia

The 8th Annual PFP Family Matters Conference will take place again this year at the University of the Sciences in the McNeil Science and Technology Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017.


We are currently accepting suggestions and full proposals for conference workshops. New this year, workshop presenters will be offered a small stipend if their program is selected for the conference. Fill out this form with your ideas and proposals by Friday, July 14th.

Our conference wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many sponsors. Please consider sponsoring the event this year at the most generous level possible. Fill out this form to register as a sponsor. All levels include a table at the event. The form has the rest of the info on the ways we will thank each sponsor including logo on promotional materials, programs ad and more.

LEAD: $5000
PREMIER: $2500
GOLD: $500
SILVER: $250
BRONZE: $125


Conference History:

The conference was first held in 2010 at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research and offered 20 workshops for attendees, as well as a kids zone.

In 2011, our second annual conference was sponsored by Widener University and Widener’s Center for Social Work Education and the Graduate Program in Human Sexuality. There were 18 workshops and panels during the day, including an Ask the Experts! Teen Panel during lunch.

In 2012, our third annual conference was sponsored by Arcadia University School of Education, the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology. The theme was “Welcoming Schools” and the keynote speaker Graciela Slesaransky-Poe. We offered 13 workshops and panels, including ones specifically for educators.

In 2013, our fourth conference was held at the William Way LGBT Community Center. The theme was “Telling Our Stories” and the keynote speaker was kids’ book author Cory Silverberg.

In 2014, our fifth conference was held at The Philadelphia School. The theme was “Our Families and the Future” and they keynote speaker was Mary Anders.

In 2015, our sixth conference was held at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The theme was “Mind, Body and Soul: Taking care of our ourselves and our families.” Our keynote speaker was Dr. Rachel Levine, Physician General for Pennsylvania.

In 2016, our seventh conference was held at the University of the Sciences with keynote speaker Staceyann Chin.



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