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40th TCF National Conference

July 28 - July 30

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 this year’s event, which promises more of last year’s great National Conference experience. The 2017 Conference will be held at 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. 

Conference Registration 

Pre-registration has ended. On-site registration will be available:

Adult Registration: $95

Child Registration (9-17): $45

Full-time College Student/Full-time Military (ID required): $45

Walk to Remember: $25

Program Book

Oceans of Hope Photo Frame

This year’s Conference Committee will offer a “Oceans of Hope” photo frame. Your loved one’s picture will be printed on your choice of six backgrounds and inserted into a curved wooden frame. The frame measures 5-5/8 inches x 7-1/8 inches.

Each photo frame is $15.00. If you are not attending the National Conference, a $5.00 additional charge will be added for shipping and handling. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after the Conference for your “Oceans of Hope” photo frame to reach you. Orders must be placed by July 15, 2017 to ensure delivery for the Conference.

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Hotel Reservations

Click here to make your hotel reservations online or by calling 888.353.2013 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.


Staging a national conference involves the commitment of many volunteers, as well as the generosity of countless individuals, businesses and organizations. Conference sponsorships, at a variety of levels, are used to ensure that this important event continues to help all who need us. Please consider showing your kind support of TCF’s National Conference through either a sponsorship, silent auction donation, or an outright donation directly in support of the Conference. Your generous assistance is greatly needed and equally appreciated.


Program Book Ads

For the first time we are adding a Journal feature to our National Conference program book. We are offering our Chapters, our members and supporters (both private and commercial) to purchase an ad in this journal, congratulating TCF on 40 years of successful conferences! or other positive wishes. You can purchase a full page, half page, quarter page or eighth page ad and may include a photo of your child.

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The process of planning and staging a National Conference of this size and scope is a challenge. Success results from the efforts and cooperation of many volunteers. The Conference Committee has been hard at work planning the event. Now, we are in need of additional volunteers during the Conference itself. Those of you who have attended previous Conferences may have found that helping is also healing.

Volunteer Sign-up

Questions? Please call the National Office at 877.969.0010.



July 28
July 30
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Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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