Variety Family Conference Fall 2018

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Variety Family Conference Fall 2018


All are welcome to attend our inaugural Variety Family Conference! Part of the Emerson Resource Center, the Conference will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

Attendees will take part in discussions and educational sessions, as well as take the time to connect with, and learn from, one another. The keynote will be presented by Kathie Snow, a renowned speaker passionate about breaking down boundaries and stereotypes surrounding those with disabilities. Her keynote session topic will be “Disability is Natural.”

Breakout sessions will include “Advocating for Your Child,” also led by Kathie Snow, “Post-Secondary Options” (including academic and career choices) and “Financial and Community Resource Considerations.”

This one-day event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Eric P. Newman Center on the Washington University School of Medicine Campus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided! Due to space limitations, we, unfortunately, will not be able to provide child care for this event.

Registration is now closed! For those who did register, the $25 registration fee will be returned to Variety families and students (who present a valid school ID) at the conference - all other attendees' fees will help defray the cost of the conference**.

Parking Information:

Variety St. Louis will validate all participant parking. Please park in the Metro Garage at 4560 Children's Place, where accessible parking and a pedestrian walkway are available. The walkway is on the third floor and signs will direct you to the conference. Participant drop-off is also available in the circle drive in front of the Eric P. Newman Center, if needed. Click here for more information as well as a map. 

Other Information:

For more information regarding what to expect at the event, please visit our blog here. This article includes what you need to bring, what will be provided, a brief agenda and more. 

See you on September 15!