National Conferences

The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that Scottsdale, Arizona, will be the site of the 39th TCF National Conference on July 8-10, 2016. "Hope Rises on the Wings of Love" is the theme of next year's event, which promises more of this year's great national Conference experience. The 2016 Conference will be held at the The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. 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. 

Preregistration has ended. Onsite registration will be available.

Adult Registration (ages 18 +) $130.00 each

Child Registration (ages 9-17) $65.00 each

Full-Time College Student (student ID required at check-in) $65.00 each

Walk to Remember Registration $25.00

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Questions? Please call the National Office at 630.990.0010.

Hotel Reservations Update

Overflow Hotel

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
16770 North Perimeter Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260, US

Shuttle service will be provided between the Marriott and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Reserve a Room

As of today, May 11, 2016, we've been notified by the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess that we are sold out. There are only a few remaining rooms available, and those are at the premium nightly rate.

We are currently in the process of confirming our overflow hotel. Details on this will be shared with you as soon as possible.

Also, in light of this situation, if there is anyone who made a reservation, but knows now that they will not be using it, please contact the Fairmont as soon as possible to cancel your reservation and make those rooms available.

Thank you!

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess  
7575 East Princess Drive 
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

Toll Free (Room Reservations only): 
(800) 344-4758
 (480) 585-4848 

A charge of $15.00 per person, per night will be added to the room rate for each guest over double occupancy. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room 4. 

Single = $129.00
Double = $129.00
Triple = $144.00
Quad = $159.00

Travel to Scottsdale
Transportation to/from the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 
to/from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (24 Miles)
Taxi fare is approximately $60-65.
Hotel car service is approximately $65.
Shuttle rates start at $25, one way. Super Shuttle operates 24 hours a day.
For more information, please visit www. 


Click here for a list of workshops available. Workshops that are highlighted have received a sponsorship.


A variety of sponsorships are available and can be found here. To confirm your sponsorship, fill out the form online, e-mail it to, or mail to the National Office.

RX for Hope After Stigmatized Loss
Thursday, July 7th ~ 4:00 - 6:00 pm  

This event is for parents, grandparents and siblings who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the often stigmatized losses of mental health disorders, substance use disorders and/or suicide. Stigma too often adds layers to the already overwhelming process of bereavement. Today these losses have reached epidemic levels. With hope we more easily find the means to make a difference in honor of our loved one(s). Together we are always better and stronger!

Please RSVP to this event by emailing  

Dr. Mark Keep, Cardiologist, Addiction Specialist 
Jordon Ferber, TCF’s Resident Humorist 
Barbara Allen, ED of James’ Place Inc., member TCF Board of Directors

Doors will open at 3:45 pm and snacks will be available. There is no additional fee to attend this program, but you must be registered for 2016 National Conference. Please bring a picture to be included in the memory collage. Information tables on various organizations will be available from 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Questions? Please contact us at 877.969.0010.

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Thanks to all that made the 38th TCF National Conference
"Hope Shines Bright ... Deep in the Heart" a success.

    To view all of our photos from the National Conference, please view our 2015 Conference album.

To view all of our photos from the Walk to Remember, please view our 2015 Walk to Remember album.


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!"