Friday, June 12, 2009

IFF Conference, Springfield, June 27

The Illinois Federation of Families will hold a one-day conference in Springfield on Saturday, June 27.

Springfield, you say? That's 200 miles from here. Well, don't stop reading yet. The conference topic is "Parenting Youth With Emotional Challenges: Effective Interventions".

This is really great. I received the notice today. Early Bird Registration (until May 22) was $15 for parents, family members and caregivers. (Today is June 12!). Registration deadline is Monday, June 15, and the full rate is only $25 for parents, family members and caregivers. Sorry for the late notice. But don't let a little thing like a June 15 "deadline" keep you from going. Push a little (you probably won't have to push much) and just say, "I just heard about it."

For information or answers to your questions, contact
Cindy Sheppard: 630-661-0314
Sue Gordon: 815-814-3893

I was hoping to find the conference brochure online, but apparently it is not (yet). Don't bother to go to the website for IFF or call the phone number on the website. Or, if you do, don't get bugged if you don't find what you are looking for. Call either Cynthia or Sue at the numbers above.

There is a great room rate at the conference hotel - $70.00 single or double (of course, that rate was only good until June 5. So re-set the date on your calendar watch, and then call the Holiday Inn Express Crown Plaza at 217.529.7777 and try to twist their arms for this rate, unless you want a four-hour drive before and after the conference).

Dr. Mary McKay will be the keynote speaker. You can read all about her when the website link is working. If you can't wait, send me an email (, and I'll forward the email I received that has a link to the conference brochure (which I can't move from .pdf to this website).

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