Washington 2023 FCS Conference

Conference Dates: October 22-24, 2023

Location: Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. 6th, Vancouver, WA 98660

Each year the Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) and the Washington Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (WA-FACSE) plan a conference to enhance the professional skills and provide personal enrichment for our members. This year’s theme is ELEVATE Family & Consumer Sciences. We want our members to get so much out of the conference and ultimately ELEVATE FCS. 

Conference Registration:  https://whova.com/portal/registration/washi_202310/ 

No refunds will be issued after October 1. Cancelled registrations prior to October 1 will be issued a $75 fee. No-shows will be charged the full amount. All requests must be made in writing. Dues are individual, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Meal tickets are non-refundable. Service fees are non-refundable. Any refunds will be issued by check.

Meals Provided With the Conference: Sunday lunch, Monday breakfast/lunch, Tuesday breakfast

Hotel Information:

Group Name: WA-FCS 2023 Conference

Booking Link:  https://group.hilton.com/czkfzf

Arrival Date: 10/22/2023

Departure Date: 10/24/2023

Room Rates: King – $139, Two Queens – $149

Parking Information:

$29 overnight self-parking, $39 overnight valet

Sunday Keynote Speaker – Dr. Raedene Copeland

Speaking Topic: The Power of You– Value of Your Story

Dr. Copeland uses powerful storytelling to highlight the lessons we can learn about strategy and success by exploring the twists and turns inherent in our experiences. Combining her expertise in appearance and culture with personal anecdotes, Dr. Copeland will lead you on an inspirational journey revealing how to defy your odds. 

Dr. Copeland coaches organizations and leaders on delivering impact by establishing strong footing and communicating distinctive brands.

Monday Keynote Speaker – Danielle Dreilinger

Speaking Topic: The Secret History of Food

Journalist Danielle Dreilinger is the author of The Secret History of Home Economics, (W. W. Norton, 2021). She was a 2018 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, was named best features writer by the Louisiana Press Association and has received grants or fellowships from the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, the Education Writers Association and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She spent five years covering New Orleans’ nationally contentious education revolution for the Times-Picayune. Before that she produced WGBH’s local news website and wrote for the Boston Globe, most notably as the Somerville correspondent focused on gentrification, diversity, politics and city life. She began her career covering the arts for several outlets, including WBUR, where she was part of the team that won the station’s first Online Journalism Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Hechinger Report, USA Today, Ploughshares, Nashville Scene and No Depression, among (many) other publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.

Conference Schedule:

Tentative Conference Schedule (Additional breakout sessions added weekly)

Conference Presenters:

Applications are being accepted for speakers for breakout sessions for this year’s conference. Please fill out our Call for Presentations form.

Clock Hours:

Conference Clock Hours: 15

STEM Clock Hours: 11, plus 8 for ServSafe participants

Equity Clock Hours: 8

NOTE: To earn clock hours for participating in the conference, attendees must pre-register in pdEnroller for the clock hours. This registration is separate from the registration process for the conference. The final step to earn clock hours is to complete the conference evaluation in pdEnroller by 5 pm on Tuesday October 31.

Conference Vendors & Sponsors

The Vendor Fair will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA October 23, 2023. Six foot vendor tables are available for $200. See the Vendor/ Exhibitor/ Sponsor Prospectus to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Vendor/Exhibitor/ Sponsor. If you are interested, please register via Whova.

ServSafe Training – Offered pre-conference on SATURDAY this year