Workshop Presenter Information

The Compassionate Friends is accepting applications for workshops that will be presented at the 2018 TCF National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, July 27-29, 2018. TCF is proud that it offers a wide variety of workshops at each Conference to allow attendees many choices about general grief as well as topics that are geared toward a specific loss. We welcome new ideas in addition to the following:

All workshops must follow the 7 Principles of The Compassionate Friends.


Criteria for Selecting Workshops
  1. Experience – Many workshops come from previous presenters; however, TCF is committed to providing opportunities for new workshop presenters and ideas.
  2. Fresh Ideas – TCF is always looking for new ideas and topics for workshops. Desired workshops will be interactive and creative topics.
  3. Audio/Visual – To keep Conference costs as low as possible for attendees, TCF cannot provide any audio/video support, including access to electrical outlets for workshops. You are welcome to bring non-electrical resources such as posters, handouts, or flip charts with stand to enhance your workshop.

If you have questions, please email Cathy 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 October 27, 2017.

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