2019 Variety Family Conference


All are welcome to attend our second annual Variety Family Conference! Part of the Emerson Resource Center, the Conference will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speaker Dr. Ann Turnbull, a distinguished professor Emerita in Special Education. Ann has more than 50 years of experience in the field of disability and has focused her research on family support, family-professional partnerships and community inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Read more about Ann here.

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Where: Edward Jones (130 Edward Jones Blvd, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043)
Who: Variety Families, Students and Community members
Cost: $25 per attendee - Variety families' and students' fees refunded upon conference attendance

Time: 9 a.m. to noon with optional networking breakfast at 8 a.m.

  • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Complimentary breakfast
  • 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Session 1 - "From Enduring to Prevailing: Enhancing Family Quality of Life Across the Full Family Life Span
  • 10:30 a.m. - Noon - Session 2 - "Advocacy Lessons that Strengthen Family Quality of Life"

To register, fill out the form below and mail a check to Variety St. Louis. Registration is not complete until your check is received - you will be notified via email when your check arrives in the office and your registration is verified.

Variety families and students (with a valid ID) will have their registration check returned upon conference attendance. Registered Variety families and students not in attendance at the conference will have their check cashed to offset conference expenses.

NEW THIS YEAR: Childcare will be available to Variety families for a refundable fee of $25 per family. Similar to the registration fee, families that attend the conference will have their $25 childcare check returned to them.

Advance registration is required for both conference attendance and childcare! Drop-offs of children not pre-registered for childcare will not be permitted.

Fill out the form below by midnight on Sunday, December 1, mail in your check, and we will see you on December 7!

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Please let us know if you will attend the complimentary continental breakfast/social hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Registration Type

While this conference is open to the community, priority registration is being given to Variety families. Non-Variety registrants, including students, will be notified via email on Tuesday, December 3 if their registration cannot be accommodated due to space limitations.

Registration Fee Options

$25.00 refundable fee per Variety family
Enter the names and ages of the children who will need childcare.

**Fee returned at the conference to Variety families, and students with a valid school ID. All other attendees' fees will go toward defraying the cost of the conference, as will the registration fees of those who are registered to attend the conference but are unable to do so.

Once registration is submitted, mail a $25 (per registrant) check to the address below. If you are a Variety family and requested childcare, please also include an additional $25 per family. Registrations will not be processed until the fee is received. You will be notified by email once the check is received and your registration has been successfully processed.

Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis
11840 Westline Industrial Drive, Suite 220
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Attn: Family Conference