Turning the Corner for Children Conference

"Making Alabama a Better Place for Children"

Friday, August 12th from 8:00 – 3:30 pm

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa At The Convention Center


We are so excited about our upcoming conference on Friday, August 12th at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery.  We will have over 250 people from all over the state coming together to discuss the best ways we can help the children of our state.  Below you will find information to help you prepare for the day.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon!


When you arrive at the venue, please park in the parking deck which can be accessed off of Bibb Street. Once in the deck, follow the signs and park on the side servicing the Conference Center.  After parking, you will follow the signs for the conference center.  Our registration tables will be outside of the Alabama C,D, & E ballrooms which are located directly across from the center.  There will be a light breakfast provided.  

Resource Fair Participants:

Please see the parking instructions above.

If you are attending the conference, please register and then proceed into the ballroom to set-up.  Your tables will be around the perimeter of the room and are on a first come first serve basis.  If you are not attending the conference, you may skip registration and go into the ballroom to set-up your table.

***Please note that all Resource Fair tables have to be set up by 9:00 am so as not to disturb the program***


Please see the parking instructions above.

At registration, please make sure and tell the volunteers that you are presenting.  They will give you instructions on where to go for your session and will walk you through the set-up process.

conference app

Click the button below to go to the Conference App website. There you will find all the information you need to tackle a full day of conference - the agenda, speakers, resource fair participants, hotel map, etc. 

Please click on flyer for pdf

Please click on flyer for pdf


This conference will focus on the ongoing efforts of the Children’s Policy Councils of Alabama on both the county and state level.  The county councils each year evaluate what children’s and families’ needs are and then work to develop programs designed to meet their goal of increasing the overall well-being of our smallest citizens. 

As budgets grow leaner, we must evaluate and replicate efforts that are working in various areas of the state.  Many times, county leaders and policymakers are unaware of what may or may not be working in other counties to help meet children’s needs.  This conference will be an opportunity to share ideas with each other so we can go back to the local level and better continue our efforts to make this state a place where all children can thrive.

There will be CEU's offered through your attendance. Please note your CEU preference when completing your registration.  We look forward to seeing you on August 12th!

CEU’s Offered: 
- Nursing (4.5 hours)
- Juvenile Probation (4.5 hours)
- Social Work (4.5 hours)
- Certificate of Attendance (4.5 hours)

hotel information

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

334-481-5000 | 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

PLEASE RESERVE BY FRIDAY, JULY 22ND. There will be a room block at a special conference rate of $99 + taxes/fees. Please reserve soon as space is limited. You can book online using the link below or by calling the Reservation Line at 1-877-545-0311 and using the name of the group, “Alabama Children First Conference Room Block.” 

*Also, as a reminder, state employees receive a special rate of $109 + taxes/fees. 

conference agenda

click on agenda for pdf

click on agenda for pdf



Registration is now closed 8/5/2016. If you have any registration questions please contact evey@alabamachildrenfirst.com. We look forward to seeing you all at the event!