Variety Family Conference Fall 2018

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.

The Variety Family Conference is open to both Variety families and members of the St. Louis community, however, Variety families will be given priority registration starting July 16. Registration will then be open to other members of the community starting August 15. If you are not a member of a Variety family, you may apply as soon as registration is open on July 16, but your registration will not be processed until August 15.

You may register by filling out the online form below and sending your $25 registration fee (per attendee) in the form of a check to Variety St. Louis. The registration form, and $25 registration fee, is for one attendee only. If you would like to register more than one attendee, please submit a form and fee for each person in your party. The fees 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**.

We hope to see you on September 15!

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Registration Type

Non-Variety registrations submitted before August 15th will be processed beginning August 15th in the order in which they were received. These registrants will be notified by August 22nd if their registration can be accommodated.

Registration Fee Options

Session Options

Breakout #1: 1PM - 2:30PM

Breakout #2:  2:45PM - 4:15PM

**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 check to the address below. Registrations will not be processed until the $25 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