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About the Conference

The Adoption Exchange Association will be hosting the 2017 bi-annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesar’s Palace, May 17-18, 2017 and will hold it's very first national match event, "Breaking Down Barriers to Adoption" on May 19.The theme for the 2017 AEA Conference is, "Forward Thinkers in Foster Care Adoption," which will center around innovative recruitment, support, and evidence-informed efforts that your organization can utilize to identify forever homes for all children in foster care. Attendees will be celebrating AEA's 35th anniversary, network at a reception and silent auction, and have the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind post-conference national adoption match event for child and family recruiters. 

Conference Registration

Registration is now open to both AEA members and non-members. AEA members receive a registration discount but need to login to their Online Community account to register in order to receive the discount. Register today!

Hotel Information

Make sure to reserve your hotel room at Caesars Palace for May 16 through May 18 for the conference, and if you are planning to stay to attend the National Match Event you will want to reserve your hotel room through May 19. Please make your reservations within the AEA rooming block by April 14, 2017 to receive our negotiated discounted rate of $159 per night plus tax and resort fee. Reservations made after this date are subject to rate and space availability. Sleeping rooms are filling up quickly so make your reservation today!

You can make your reservation by visiting the Caesars Palace website or by calling 866-227-5944. Please note that if you choose to make your reservation by calling, you will need to provide SCAEA7 as the code and you will be charged a processing fee, per reservation by the hotel.