2018 Annual Conference — GWL

2018 Annual Conference

Cultivating Healthy Relationship

Registration Now Open

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– Great Wolf Lodge – October 21- 23, 2018 –

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Conference Schedule – Subject to Change

Registration Now Open

Keynote Speaker:

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Rene Howitt of Cope 24, a non-profit with a mission to significantly reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect by educating all youth on the stresses and responsibility of parenting. Rene’ is a highly regarded speaker on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Our childhood experiences, both good and bad, have shaped how we view ourselves, others and the world. Keynote Title:  ACE Awareness (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

Pre-conference Information 10/21/18

ServSafe Training:

Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe Manager Certification training for teachers, food service managers, culinary instructors, students and other individuals who have responsibility for teaching, learning or implementing best practices in food safety and food preparation.

Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for everyone involved in food preparation or food service operations. Trained people in the food business support safe food handling practice.         

Register by 10/1/2018

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA  
    Time: 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes testing
  • Cost – $130 – includes 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training session for adults who raise or work with youth.Participants learn a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young person showing signs of mental health crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, and other content.

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA 
  •  Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

Help with Frameworks with Mary Nagel

Join Mary Nagel for information about completing your frameworks and hands-on time to update them.

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA  
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • No additional fee – Included with conference registration

Back of the House Tour of Great Wolf Lodge

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at a resort? Join us for a rarely seen glimpse as Great Wolf Lodge Staff guide us through the “back of the house”.

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA  
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • No additional fee – Included with conference registration

Early Bird Conference Rates (through 10/1/18)

After 10/1/18 – Rates increase by $50 per registrant

AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members Early Bird $350.00

Non-Member $475.00

Student Member $100.00

Student non-member $150.00

Retired member $150.00

Retired Non-members $200.00

Join Us for Reduced Conference Rates!

Attendees ​wishing ​to ​join ​WA-ACTE ​and ​WA-FACSE ​may ​pay ​their ​dues ​at ​the ​WA-ACTE ​website ​at ​http://wa-acte.org/memjoinus.php. ​Paid ​members ​will ​received ​a ​reduced ​conference ​attendance ​fee. ​Attendees ​wishing ​to ​join ​AAFCS ​will ​also ​pay ​a ​reduced ​attendance ​fee. ​Join ​AAFCS ​at ​https://www.aafcs.org/about/membership-homepage/join

Apply for a Conference Scholarship

Two scholarships to conference will be offered, one to a WA-FACSE member at large, and one to a board members. Check out the application for details.


Great ​Wolf ​Lodge ​Room ​Reservations: ​1-866-941-9653
Group ​Name ​is: ​1810WAFA
Group ​Rate ​is: ​single/double/triple/quad ​$103/night ​+ ​19.99 ​resort ​fee ​+ ​state/local ​taxes

Reservation ​Cutoff ​Date ​is: ​October ​1, ​2018 ​

Please ​note ​there ​are ​a ​limited ​amount ​of ​rooms ​held ​for ​our ​group ​and ​are ​available ​on ​a ​first ​come ​basis. ​Rooms ​booked ​after ​our ​group ​allotment ​has ​been ​reached, ​or ​after ​our ​cutoff ​date ​are ​subject ​to ​availability ​and ​our ​rate ​may ​not ​apply. ​To ​ensure ​availability, ​book ​as ​soon ​as ​possible.

To ​make ​your ​reservation:
1) ​Call ​1-866-941-9653
2) ​Provide ​their ​reservationist ​our ​Reservation ​Code: ​1810WAFA
3) ​Importantly: ​all ​reservations ​MUST ​be ​made ​by: ​Monday ​October ​1, ​2018