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. 


Questions? Please call the National Office at 877.969.0010.

Adult Registration (ages 18 +) $90.00 each

Child Registration (ages 9-17) $40.00 each

Full-Time College Student (student ID required at check-in) $40.00 each

Conference Schedule

Workshop Choices

Registration Booklet to print out registration form and mail to The Compassionate Friends, Inc., PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696 or email to

Hotel Reservations

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

Sign-up to Volunteer at the 39th Annual National Conference

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!"