Workshop Presenter Information

The Compassionate Friends is accepting applications for workshops that will be presented at the 2019 TCF National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 19-21, 2019. TCF is proud that it offers a wide variety of workshops at each Conference to allow attendees many choices about grief in general as well as workshops presented from the perspective of the type of loss and the family relationship. We attempt to offer some tracks for attendees to follow that include the following:

We always are open to new ideas for workshops. Some of the most well-liked workshops have included the following:




  1. Level of Experience: We accept all levels of experience with the presenter having an appropriate background in life experience as a bereaved parent, grandparent, or sibling as well as professionals working in the field of assisting families in finding hope after the loss of a child at any age from any cause.
  2. Workshop Objectives:  All workshops must include information to assist individuals who have suffered the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to be able to
    • Navigate the grief journey more effectively
    • Acquire information to better understand emotions experienced
    • Learn tools to remember their loved one while redefining their future
  3. New Workshops: TCF welcomes new ideas and topics for workshops with attendee interaction with creative topics.

If you have questions, please email Marcia at

Thank you for your interest.

To apply submit, fill out the online workshop presenter application. If unable to submit electronically, mail to the National Office at The Compassionate Friends, PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019.

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