Frequently Asked Questions | Kids First National Conference


Kids First Conference FAQs

What are the dates and time for the conference and pre-conference?

Pre-conference are pre-recorded sessions available to view each day from October 18-25, 2020. The conference will take place in a live-format on October 26-27 from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Do I have to participate in real-time?

You do not have to participate in real-time. All sessions will have live participation opportunities, but if you are unable to tune in during live sessions, on-demand access will be available to conference attendees after the conference.

What is the cost?

Full Registration Rate for Professionals: $99
Full Registration Rate with the Leadership Track: $249
Student Rate: $19

Is there an additional cost for the pre-conference event?

Pre-Conference sessions are free to attend. These sessions are pertinent to anyone who works with children including educators, teachers, child-serving professionals, clinicians, juvenile justice professionals, parents, and grandparents.

What are the conference themes & tracks?

Juvenile Justice
Mental Health
 *This intensive and interactive track must be selected at registration.

Can I participate in multiple themes & tracks?

You can attend any workshop or panel you like. All conference sessions will be available to you on-demandpost-conference. Attendees will be informed by e-mail on how to access.

What are the technical requirements for participating?

Generally, all you need to participate is a computer, consistent internet connection and adequate speakers (or headphones!) to project sound.

How is this virtual event different (and better) than an in-person event?

Because this is a virtual event, many factors including time, distance, and even COVID-19 will not inhibit a person’s participation. Anyone, anywhere can attend!

What time zone is the conference on?

Live sessions will be listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Are there networking opportunities?

Yes! Networking opportunities embedded within general and breakout sessions on both conference days.  Attendees will also be invited to a pre-conference evening mixer.

Can I access the sessions after the conference is over?

On-demand access will be available to conference attendees one week after the event through November 30, 2020. 

I see selective sessions will feature appreciative inquiry techniques, but what that?

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a positive strength-based questioning on past and present success to determine what is working so you can leverage that knowledge and wisdom despite challenges. AI works towards a shared vision by collaborating to develop strategic innovation.

What is the cancellation policy?
  • All cancellations must be received at least 10 business days before the start of the conference (by midnight ET, October 9, 2020)—no refunds will be made for requests received after that time.
  • Prior to the 10-day mark, any cancellations must be received by e-mail to
  • Registrants who cancel will not receive conference materials or on demand viewing access. 
Can I transfer my registration if I can no longer attend?

Yes! Instructions for transferring your registration to another person are included in the email confirmation each participant receives after registering.

Is there a deadline for registration?

You may register for the conference up to and including the days of the conference, though we encourage to register early to stay informed about conference features.

Does the conference provide CEUs or a certificate of attendance and what is the process to receive?

A Certificate of Attendance will be available to download for all conference participants. Category I Social Work CEUs can be earned for all synchronous (“live”) sessions. Participants seeking these CEU credits must sign into a link posted in the chat of each session and complete an evaluation. Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the conference.