National Conferences

The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that Orlando, Florida, will be the site of the 40th TCF National Conference on July 28-30, 2017. "Rays of Sunshine, Oceans of Hope" is the theme of next year's event, which promises more of this year's great National Conference experience. The 2017 Conference will be held at the the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. 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.

Thanks to all that made the 39th TCF National Conference
"Hope Rises on the Wings of Love" a success.

To all of our Conference attendees: Below is the link to the photos taken during the Meet and Greet following the performance by Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky at the National Conference. You'll see that you'll need to scroll the photos to find yours. Once you have, you have the option of downloading the photo for free, or adding it to your cart and ordering a larger print of it through the photographer for a fee. Pricing will be listed when you choose to add to your cart. If you have any questions, please e-mail for assistance.

View Photo Album

You will need to enter the password, CompassionFr2016, to access the photos.

Questions? Please contact us at 877.969.0010.

    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!"