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41st TCF National Conference

July 27 - July 29

The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that St. Louis, Missouri, will be the site of the 41st TCF National Conference on July 27-29, 2018. “Gateway to Hope and Healing” is the theme of this year’s event, which promises more of this last’s great National Conference experience. The 2018 Conference will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. 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. 

Register Now Registration Booklet

Adult Registration: $115
Child Registration (9-17) $55
Full-time College Student Registration $55
Active Military Registration $55

To help plan your time in St. Louis, view the general conference schedule. We also have a list of the Workshops available.

Hotel Reservations

TCF’s discounted rate with the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel is $140 per night plus tax. Reservations can now be made online or by calling the Marriott Reservation line at 800-397-1282.  Please note that each attendee will only be able to reserve two rooms. If your group needs to reserve a larger block of rooms, please contact the National Office to make arrangements for your reservations.

Transportation to/from the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel to/from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (approximately 15 miles)
GO BEST Express 877-785-4682: $21.00 one way
Estimated taxi fare: $40.00 one way
Bus service: $7.00 one way
Subway service: $3.50 one way

2018 Conference Keepsake Memorial Journal

At last year’s conference our first attempt at a program journal was so successful we’re going to do it again in 2018. We’re starting early this year so everyone has time to reach out to vendors who want to support us by taking a full page ad.  Let’s see how creative we can be to sell 50 full page ads!

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Introducing TCF’s Marketplace

Calling all Vendors! This year’s TCF National Conference in St. Louis, MO will include a TCF Marketplace and we’d love to have you be a part of this venture. Our vision is a marketplace where a variety of vendors offer products designed to provide comfort to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Please review the vendor information/application and consider joining us for a wonderful weekend of hope and healing.

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Order a Conference Memento

Keep your child’s, grandchild’s or sibling’s memory alive with this two-sided personalized photo memento – one side features the 2018 TCF National Conference logo, and the other side is a photo of the one you love with their name along the bottom. These mementos are created of porcelain, measuring 3” in diameter and include a ribbon for easy hanging. This is a wonderful remembrance of your TCF national conference experience to take home and cherish. Mementos are also available from some of our past national conference logos as well. The cost of this beautiful keepsake is $15. Shipping and handling is an additional $5 for those not attending the National Conference.

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July 27
July 29
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Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101 United States
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