General Schedule

For a full listing of the sessions and more than 50 breakout speakers, please visit the Attendify mobile and desktop app.

June 22

Exhibitor setup     6:00 – 8:00pm

Registration           6:00 – 9:00pm

A pre-conference intensive will run from 4  6 pm. Registration starts at 3:30pm for those attending the intensive. Space will be limited but social worker CE credit will be available. Visit the Speakers page to learn more about the Intensive sessions.

A Directors Dinner for adoption agency leadership will be held

6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Space is limited to two representatives per agency.

Advanced registration is required.

Click HERE to RSVP
June 23

Breakfast     7:30 8:30am

Registration for first time check ins    8:00 – 9:30am 

Plenary         8:30 – 9:30am

AM Breakout Sessions    9:45am - 12:30pm


Lunch      12:45pm - 1:45pm 

(Boxed lunches and caucus meetings)


PM Breakout Sessions    2:00 - 6:00pm


Sessions wrap up for the day by 6:00pm

Evening Reception    7:30 - 10:00pm


Come celebrate NCFA's 40th Anniversary at the Top of the 7's Rooftop Terrace located in the Hotel at UMD. Enjoy music, drinks and desserts as you interact with other Conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers!

June 24

Breakfast      7:30 – 8:30am

Plenary          8:30 – 9:30am

AM Breakout Sessions   

9:45am - 12:30pm

Seated Lunch

12:15pm - 1:15pm 

PM Breakout Sessions   

1:15pm - 4:15pm


4:30pm - 5:30pm


June 25

Join NCFA and the adoption community on Capitol Hill for Advocacy Day! A light breakfast will be provided and the buses will be leaving from the hotel bright and early. 


Learn more about Advocacy Day.


National Council For Adoption

225 N. Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314


Our vision is a world in which all  children everywhere have nurturing, permanent families.

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