AFTA 2014 Annual Meeting and Open Conference

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FAMILY HEALTH AND WELLBEING: EMBRACING WHOLENESS AND COMPLEXITY

Athens, Georgia

This year AFTA's conference theme will examine the state of health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities. We will take on the following questions:

  • How are family health and wellbeing defined?
  • What factors contribute to or threaten the state of wellbeing for families?
  • How is our understanding of family health integrated into our clinical practice, research, and teaching?


Issues of health are at the forefront of today's political discourses. We are fortunate to have plenary speakers, Drs. America Bracho and Camara Jones, to start the conversation.

For more info on America Bracho: http://tinyurl.com/americabracho



For more info on Camara Jones: http://tinyurl.com/camarajones


This conference is open to any professional, AFTA members and non-members, dedicated to the advancement of systemic thinking, practices, and policies, as well as family therapy scholars.

The Annual Meeting and Open Conference program continues our long-standing tradition of exploring cutting-edge thinking as it relates to family life.

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We look forward to learning, connecting and celebrating with you soon!

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Program at a Glance
AFTA Program (working copy)
Registration

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS & TRAVEL

The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at the UGA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER. Located on the beautiful, historic campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center includes a 200-room hotel, four onsite dining options, banquet areas, conference rooms, multi-function rooms seating up to 600, an auditorium, a computer lab, a business center, and a fitness center — all under one roof.

AFTA's current room block for $99/night is available until May 1, 2014. Please keep checking this page for further information.

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATION
Click the Hotel Reservation link and use the "Block Code" (not Promotion Code): 82355 to get a room at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Or call Toll Free 1-800-884-1381 or In House 706-542-2134 to make a reservation.

TRAVEL
In an effort to coordinate the Shuttle Travel to AFTA's 2014 Annual Meeting & Open Conference, we invite you to complete the short form (click link) with your airline name and times you will be arriving and departing at the Atlanta Airport. Note: You will still be responsible for the AFTA Discount $68 roundtrip fare.

AFTA Town Hall Membership Meeting

Continuing an AFTA innovation developed in 2012, the AFTA Town Hall Members Meeting will offer a chance to enjoy the company of our colleagues and to participate in a town-hall style meeting to discuss the future of AFTA. For lunch sign up for Box lunches for $25 (or get lunch on your own).

When:  Friday, June 6, 12:15 - 1:45 PM
Where: UGA Hotel & Conference Center, Athens, GA
Facilitators: AFTA Executive Committee


OPEN COMMUNITY EVENT: "NESHOBA: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM""

Designed as a collaborative experience between the local community and AFTA, this event will include a panel discussion to explore issues of safety, race, freedom, and social justice. This exciting event will set the tone for the AFTA conference program, and stimulate discussion about the social justice connections between family health and the social determinants of wellbeing. Please join us in engaging with the vibrant community of Athens, GA, as we enter a conversation we hope will continue beyond the borders of AFTA. Admission is free but tickets are required. Please sign up on the registration form. UGA Bus transportation will be available. Directions will be provided in on-site materials..

When:  Wednesday, June 4, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Morton Theatre, 195 West Washington St., Athens, GA

SPECIAL EVENT: ABBEY ROAD LIVE @ GEORGIA THEATRE

Join us for dinner and music at one of Athens' hip theaters, the Georgia Theatre, where we will enjoy beverages, food, and the music of Abbey Road Live. Join us on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:30pm. Mark your calendar. Seats are limited! UGA Bus transportation will be available.

BRING ALONG YOUR FAMILY

There are many wonderful activities to do in and around Athens, GA. Just to mention a few:

  • Georgia Museum of Art is 1/2 mile from the conference center.
  • Memorial park and zoo is 2 miles from the conference center.
  • Downtown with stores, restaurants and more is a one mile walk.
  • 1 1/2 hour drive can get you to the Martin Luther King Center, the Carter Center, CNN, the Atlanta Aquarium, and mountain trails and waterfalls.
  • At night there are numerous musical events downtown Athens. Athens is the home to many nationally known musicians and bands.

There is much much more, and this is to spark your curiosity!

 

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO COUNT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS AS CONFERENCE PARTNERS


CONFERENCE PARTNERS




CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, Co-Sponsor, or Partner, please click HERE.

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