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Exclusive Member Registration | August 14, 2017 – Jan 21, 2018
2018 CAFO Members — $125  Non-Members — $175

Early Registration  |   January 22, 2018February 28
2018 CAFO Members – $135      Non-Members – $185
Full Registration  |  March 1 – March 31
2018 CAFO Members – $160     Non-Members – $210
Late Registration  |  April 1 – On Site Registration

2018 CAFO Members – $185  Non-Members – $245


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CAFO2018 Schedule

MON – TUES May 7-8

9:00am – 6:00pm Trauma Intensive



8:00am – 9:00am     Intensive Check-In

8:30am – 2:30pm     Pre-Summit Intensives

1:00pm -3:00pm Check In & Block Party

3:00pm – 5:15pm Workshop: Deep Dive

5:15pm – 7:00pm On-Site Pasta Dinner (Pre-purchased tickets required)

7:00pm – 9:00pm General Session #1

9:00pm – 9:45pm Exhibit Fair Open



8:00am – 8:45am     Exhibit Fair Open

8:45am – 10:00am    General Session #2

10:00am – 7:00pm  Exhibit Fair Open

10:30 – 12:00pm    Workshops – Extended Time

12:00pm – 1:15pm    Lunch (Included)

1:15pm – 2:15pm    Workshops

2:30pm – 3:30pm    Workshops    

3:30pm – 4:00pm    Snack Break in Exhibit Fair

3:45pm – 4:45pm    Workshops

5:00pm – 6:00pm     On-Site Mexican Dinner (Pre-purchased tickets required)

7:00pm  – 8:45pm    General Session #3



7:45am – 8:30am    Connection Forums/ Meet-Ups/ Hobnobs/ Panel conversations

8:30am – 9:30am – Workshops

8:30am – 10:45am – Workshops  – Extended Time

9:45am – 10:45am – Workshops

11:00am – 12:30am – Closing General Session

12:30am – 1:00pm Exhibit Fair Open

1:00pm – 2:00pm    (optional) Next Steps Lunches – hosted by Summit sponsors -Pre-Sign Up Required

CAFO2018 Venue

Stonebriar Community Church

4801 Legendary Dr.

Frisco, TX 75034

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a reason for more than one person from a church to attend?

Many churches prefer to have more than one person attend the CAFO Summit. With the broad range of concurrent workshops, multiple attendees can take home a fuller range of information. Many ministries use conference networking and meal breaks to begin shaping a plan and ideas for further ministry once they return home. In addition, two or more attendees often return home with a deepened relationship and vision that can form the foundation for future ministry.

Is this conference best suited for church leaders, lay leaders, non-profits, or organizations?

All of the above! Workshops will include themes specifically designed for pastors, laymen, Christian orphan care non-profits, and individuals looking for more information on orphan care and ministry.

See Workshop Tracks

Is childcare available?

The KIDS Summit will be open for ages 4-10.  (All children must be potty-trained). 

Childcare for ages 0-3 has limited availability! Learn more and Register your child here today.

Can I bring my children?

Yes! There is limited childcare in the afternoon hours for ages 0-3 and an all-day KIDS Summit for ages 4-10.

Parents are welcome to carry along infants as needed, but are responsible for them throughout the sessions. Infants may accompany you at no charge.

Please note that all other Summit content is not designed for young children.  Regrettably there is no other childcare or designated play/nap areas available for small children. Please consider the length of the event, theme of each workshop, and consideration of other attendees when making your childcare plans.

If your child is 10+, there is not special youth programing and not all content may be ideal for younger ages. If you’d still like to bring a child 10+ fill out the form below for the Student Discount Code. Children old enough to enjoy and benefit from the Summit content (attending any sessions and/or eating lunch) may attend by registering with a special student code. Please use the contact form below to request this code. Include the age of your child in your request.

Are there audio & video recordings available?

Yes!  General Sessions on Thursday and Friday are audio recorded and following the conference video segments are available as well for purchase.  All workshops with the exception of “Member-Only Roundtables” are available for audio download and purchase.

Download cards are available during registration prior to the conference as well as sold on-site.  See download card details:

Full Conference Audio Download Card: Includes all general session and workshop AUDIOS ONLY (general session video can be purchased separately following the conference.

Intensive Audio Download Card: Includes one intensive audio.

Download Card (worth $30): This card can be applied to any audio or video purchase online.

Visit the CAFO Summit Recordings Store

Does my audio download card expire?

Your card code does not expire.

However, once you enter the code on the website below, you have 90 days to redeem the credits.  We suggest you use all your credits at once.

Visit the CAFO Summit Recordings Store

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers admission to all General Sessions & workshops, conference materials, as well as lunch and morning coffee each day.

Are any discounts available?

Yes! A discounted rate is available for any CAFO member or member applicant ($50 off). This discounted rate includes any individual, church, or organization that applies for membership. See more about membership here.

Can I Attend Only the General Sessions?

General Session Registration includes: Attendee Bag and admission to Thursday and Friday morning and evening general sessions only. This does not include lunch or dinner.

See the schedule for more details on these sessions.

I've already registered, how do I make changes or add to my existing registration?

When you registered, the confirmation email you received has a link to edit your registration.  You can also do that here.

I've registered but am not able to attend. Can I transfer my registration to a friend or colleague?

We’re sorry to hear you’re unable to join us this year! You can certainly transfer your registration to someone else. Simply give them your confirmation email which includes a QR which will be scanned at on-site check and that’s it! Easy!

Please remember that any adjustments to this registration needs to be done HERE!

I missed the Early bird registration deadline, can I still receive the discount?

Unfortunately not. But, you can certainly use a membership discount code if you are or would like to apply for CAFO Membership. See more about membership here.

I didn't get to register for workshops? How do I do that?

We’ve tried to make CAFO Summit registration as simple as possible.  No need to sign up for workshops, you can attend any workshop you’d like.  To help you prepare for your time at the CAFO Summit we would encourage you to visit the Schedule page where you can build your own schedule and have it emailed to you.

Will my "Build Your CAFO Experience" schedule be available on-site?

If you filled out the “Build Your Experience” form, a copy of your selected schedule was emailed to you. This is for your personal use and we advise to print it out so you can reference it on-site.  Unfortunately, these will not be available on-site.

Can I cancel my registration?

Cancellations cannot be refunded except in the case of a true medical emergency. In such cases (i.e. hospitalization or death of a loved one), if approved for a refund, all funds will be returned minus a $35 fee to cover expenses related to your cancelled registration. Fill out the form below to request your cancellation.

No cancellation can be approved within 5 days of the conference.

How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

Please make your own necessary ground transportation arrangements. There is no coordinated event transportation to and from airports or hotels. See our travel discounts for special rates on hotels, rental cars and airfare.

See Travel Discounts

Where do I stay?

Special conference rates are available at designated area hotels. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. All lodging information and links for special rates are available on the conference lodging page.

Where can I get driving directions and a map?

Stonebriar Community Church
4801 Legendary Dr.
Frisco, TX 75034

You can find a google map and driving directions HERE.

How can I coordinate my travel with others in my area?

The CAFO Facebook page is available to post questions and look for others who may be traveling from your area.

As an international guest, how do I request a visa invitation letter?

Visa Invitation Letters should be requested by completing the form here.

What meals are included with my registration?

CAFO Summit Registration includes Thursday & Friday:

  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch with a soda or water
  • Afternoon snack

If you need extra nourishment throughout the conference please bring along extra water and snacks or visit the full service coffee shop is available on-site.

Local restaurants are available at a convenient distance for the dinner break. For those wishing to remain on campus for dinner (for networking, exhibit hall, and special features), dinner tickets will be available for purchase during online registration. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance at the time of registration.

Do you offer Gluten-Free meal options?

Yes. When registering for the conference please indicate if you need a Gluten-Free lunch.  Gluten-Free lunches can be picked up at the conference Help Desk.

How do I apply for membership?

CAFO membership is easy and applications can be easily submitted online. Join the Movement!

Do you offer Hague or Continuing Education Credits?


Hague Sessions

The suggested related Hague sections listed are offered on an advisory basis. Please consult your agency to confirm that these sessions will fulfill your requirements. Completion certificates will be available in each of these sessions.

See Hague Training Workshops

Continuing Education Units

These CEUs are for social work professionals.  Adoptive parents and professionals from other fields may elect to receive this certificate for independent submission to the appropriate boards and associations for credit.

See CEU Eligible Workshops

How do I receive Hague Credit?

Each related Hague session will ask you to sign in upon arrive then present you with a certificate at the end of the session. If you don’t pick up your certificate during the session, you can grab it at the Help Desk anytime during the conference.

The suggested related Hague sections listed are offered on an advisory basis. Please consult your agency to confirm that these sessions will fulfill your requirements. Completion certificates will be available in each of these sessions.

How do I receive CEU's?

To receive Continuing Education Units, please follow the steps below:

1. Fill out the Workshop Survey (here) for each CEU eligible workshop that you attend online only.

For example: I attended 2 workshops and all 4 General Sessions.  I will turn in 6 surveys total and receive corresponding credits.

See the listing of CEU eligible workshops and credits available here.

These CEUs are for social work professionals.  Adoptive parents and professionals from other fields may elect to receive this certificate for independent submission to the appropriate boards and associations for credit.

Request a CAFO2017 CEU Certificate

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