Foster Parent Conference

Fall 2024 Virtual ConferenceĀ  - September 20-21, 2024

Foster Parent Spring Conference - September 20-21, 2024 - Call for presenters open now

Additional information coming soon!

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at this year's conference, click here to complete the call for presenters form.

The fall conference will be held Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, 2024. This is a VIRTUAL conference and free to attend. Additional schedule information to come.

Conference workshops will be held in a virtual training platform. Registrants will have access to the links to each workshop via email and within Brightspace.

Can multiple people attend training from a single device?

Yes, multiple people may attend workshops using a single device. When attendance is collected, be sure to submit information for all participants viewing the training(s) together. Information about this process will be reviewed during housekeeping at the beginning of each workshop.

All provided workshop materials will be available in DCS Brightspace. Accounts will be created for all conference registrants and communication including individual usernames will be sent ahead of the conference. Check your spam or junk folders for an email fromĀ for initial account creation emails and password reset emails. If you are unable to login to Brightspace and would like to access these materials before or during the conference, a Conference Help Desk form will be made available closer to the conference weekend.

My Courses widget in Brightspace showing the Conference tab with Spring 2024 Conference

Certificates will be accessible in Brightspace and will appear under the Awards link found in the navigation bar. Users should see their conference attendance reflected no later than two weeks after the conference.

Navigation bar on the DCS Brightspace homepage showcasing links for Awards, Calendar, Find Training, Brightspace Help, and Newsletters
Awards widget in Brightspace displaying certificates and badges for conference workshops and other trainings

No, conference attendees are not required to login to Brightspace during the conference; however all foster parents are encouraged to login and become familiar with the system.