National Conferences

2014 TCF Conference Logo

The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that Chicago, Illinois, will be the site of the 37th TCF National Conference on July 11-13, 2014. "Miles of Compassion through The Winds of Hope" is the theme of this year's event, which promises more of last year's great national conference experience. The 2014 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, just minutes from the airport. We'll keep you updated with details here, on the national website as well as on our TCF/USA Facebook Page and elsewhere as they become available. Plan to come and be a part of this heartwarming experience. View our registration booklet for conference schedule and printable registration form.

Conference Registration

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018, is now accepting reservations for TCF's National Conference. To make your reservation, please access the following link, which will take you directly to TCF's reservation portal on the Hyatt's website. The Hyatt O'Hare has informed us that they are sold out of double rooms. However, there are still plenty of king rooms available. Conference attendees are receiving a discounted room rate. Conference attendees will also receive a discounted parking rate of $10 per day. We anticipate a large attendance for the conference, so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as it is convenient for you. 

Make your reservation

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at 888.421.1442 and please mention The Compassionate Friends when reserving your room. Please visit Rosemont’s website,, for information on local area dining and activities.


For your information, here is a list of the workshops that we will be offering at the Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring a certain workshop(s), please click on the link below. Workshop schedule to be determined.


A variety of sponsorships are available and can be found here, 37th National Conference Sponsorship Form To confirm your sponsorship, please call Lisa Corrao at the National Office, fill out the form and e-mail it to, or fax it back to us at 630.990.0246.

Questions? Please contact us at 877.969.0010.


Volunteers are always needed for this very special conference. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer form or call the National Office at 877.969.0010.

Order a Wings of Hope Wind Chime

This year’s Conference Committee will offer a “Wings of Hope” wind chime. 
Click here to order your wind chime.


Get a feel for what to expect at next year's national conference through highlights from the 2011 event in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota! Special thanks for highlights sponsors Amery Regional Medical Center and TCF's Manhattan Chapter.

Comments from Compassionate Friends who attended the 34th National Conference held in Minneapolis:

"This conference was life changing for me--my daughter died last year. Thank you to everyone that made my experience possible."

"The conference was great as usual. It is great to have a place like the National Conference to be ourselves. The unfortunate part is going home and back to the real world."

"Attending the conference was the best thing I could have done for myself. It's a vacation with my son that I will take every year!!!"

"I attended my first conference and it was one of the best things I have ever done. The friends I made were incredible and the feeling throughout the whole weekend was so healing. I never thought I would have to belong to such a club, but am grateful it is there to help. Thank you TCF!"