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AAC Conference History List

AAC List of Conferences
Conf     #     Dates     Location/VenueThemeKeynotes, Panels & Performances
41 San Diego, CACanceled due to Coronavirus 
404/3-4/6, 2019Arlington, VAHonoring Our Past - Welcoming our FutureSharon Kaplan Roszia, Naomi Cahn, Dr. Cecilia Jackson, Haley Radke, New York Assemblyman Rober C. Carroll
394/18-4/21,2018Albuquerque, NMRising to the FutureSharon Kaplan Roszia, AJ Crabill, Scott Kuenneke, Jeanna Osborn, Angie Bush, Sandra White Hawk
384/5-4/8, 2017Atlanta, Georgia
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
A March to Change: Healing Through ActionDr. Ruth McCoy, Rob Gent, Blaine Bettinger, Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, Kathy Mackecheney, Alison Larkin, Amy Mihyang Ginther,
373/30-4/3, 2016Denver, Colorado
Grand Hyatt Denver
Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in AdoptionDr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Dr. Amanda Baden, Ph.D. , Amanda Transue-Woolston, Mark Haglnad, Delores Teller, Marilyn Waugh, Kathleen Nielson
36 3/25-/29, 2015Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hyatt Regency – Overlooking Boston 
Educate,Advocate, LegislateBennett Greenspan,
Rhonda Roorda, David Smolin,
Rev. Dr. Nicholas Cooper-Lewter                                                               
354/9-4/13, 2014San Francisco, California
PARC55 Wyndham – Union Square
Building Bridges for ChangeZara Phillips, Lisa Marie Rollins,
John Raible, Leslie Pate Mackinnon,
Rickie Solinger
344/10-4/14, 2013Cleveland, Ohio
Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Cleveland
Create the Next WaveAdam Pertman, Thomas Rector,
Dominique Moceanu and Jenniver Bricker,
Gina Samuels, Jean Strauss and
Illinois Representative Sara Feigenholtz
Panel Presentation – Saturday, Dan Chaoan & Karen Williams
334/26-4/29, 2012Denver, CO
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Mile High Expectations: Adoption in 2012Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Sherrie Eldridge,
Pekitta Tynes
324/14-4/17, 2011Orlando, FL
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Many Faces of AdoptionRon Nydam, Mary Gauthier, Deann Liem,
Susan Harris O'Conner, Rebecca Denton & Lynn Lauber, Marry Anne Alton
313/18-3/21, 2010Sacramento, CA
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Voices of Adoption: Speaking our truth, restoring our rightsJean Strauss, Deborah Jiang Stein,
Cathy Lind Hayes, Carista Luminare, Delores Teller
304/22-4/26, 2009Cleveland, OH
Hilton Garden Inn
Transforming Families, Connecting LivesDarryl McDaniels, Sharon Roszia, Dorothy Roberts, Joe Eszterhas & Suzanne Perryman,
Jean Strauss, Paula Benoit
293/26-3/29,2008Portland, OR
Portland Downtown Marriott
Adoption in the Global Community: Redefining Kinship in the 21st CenturySharon Roszia, David Brodzinsky,
Kevin Campbell, Barbara Raymond
283/7-3/10, 2007Wakefield, MA
Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club
Take the Freedom Trail to truth in AdoptionDarryl McDaniels, Sandy Whitehawk, Gerald Mallon, Ann Fessler
277/6-7/10, 2005Las Vegas, NVDon’t Gamble with Truth in AdoptionF r. Tom Brosnan, Adam Pertman,
Russell Friedman, Jean Strauss
263/31-4/4, 2004Kansas City, MO Fairmont HotelBack to our rootsRon Nydam, Marcy Axness, Alison Larkin
254/2-4/5, 2003Atlanta, GAAAC’s Silver Anniversary ConferenceJaiya John, Annette Baran, Lorraine Dusky
244/10-4/14, 2002Philadelphia, PA
Marriott Airport Hotel
Let Freedom RingJett Williams, Ruth Amerson, Betsy Forrest and Pam Hasegawa, Betty Jean Lifton, Rev. Dwight Wolter, Zara Phillips, Adam Pertman
234/19-4/22, 2001Anaheim, CA
Hyatt Regency Alicante
2001 An Adoption OdysseyPenny Callan Partridge and Ron Nydam, Adam Pertman, Joyce, Pavao, Fr. Tom Brosnan, Annette Baran, Kris Probasco
224/13-4/16, 2000Nashville, TN
Double Tree Hotel
Millennium Victories & Visions: A Celebration of Accomplishments, A Confirmation of Purpose, A Challenge to ContinuePatricia Martinez, Nancy Verrier, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Caprice East, Denny Gladd, Fred Greenman Jr., Julie Sandine, and Robert D. Tuke, Annette Baran
215/13-5/16, 1999McLean, VA
McLean Hilton at Tyson’s Corner
Rights, Responsibilities, Reality Building Blocks for Adoption ReformSusan Harris,
Mi Ok Song Bruining,
Ron Nydam
204/2-4/5, 1998Bellevue, WASounding New Depths, Exploring New ChannelsBetty Jean Lifton, Joyce Pavao, Nancy Verrier, Carol Schaefer, Annette Baran,
Penny Callan Partridge
194/3-4/5, 1997Dallas-Fort Worth, Irving, TX
Sheraton grand D-FW Airport
The Train to Open RecordsDr. Randolph Severson, Betty Jean Lifton, Nancy Verrier, Carol Schaefer, Jean Paton
184/25-4/28, 1996Baltimore, MD Radisson Plaza Lord BaltimoreComing of AgeAnnette Baran, Rev. Thomas Brosnan, Reuben Pannor, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Barbara Tremitiere
174/10-4/12, 1995Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Tropicana
Adoption: Laying Our Cards on the Table 
164/21-4/24, 1994New Orleans, LAJazzin It Up in New Orleans 
154/1-4/3, 1993Cleveland, OH
Stouffer Tower City Plaza Hotel
New Horizons in Adoption 
143/19-3/22, 1992Philadelphia, PA Sheraton Society HillWe the People Proclaiming Liberty in Adoption 
134/10-4/14, 1991Garden Grove, CA Hyatt Regency AlicanteSharpening the Focus on Adoption 
125/24-5/27, 1990Chicago, IL
Chicago O'Hare Marriot
Winds of Change..Adoption in the New Age 
 April 5-9 1989New York, NY
Hotel Roosevelt
Illumination on Adoption 
 4/28-5/1, 1988Calgary, Alberta Calgary Convention CenterAdoption Into the 90's 
 5/28-5/30, 1987Boston, MA
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
 5/31-6/3, 1984Seattle, WA
Madison Hotel
Educate, Legislate & Emancipate 
 5/19-5/22, 1983Columbus, OHCome Grow With Us 
 6/3-6/6, 1982San Antonio, TXNO THEME 
 5/28-5/31, 1981Overland Park, KSOpen Minds and Open Records 
 5/8-5/11, 1980Anaheim, CANO THEME 
 5/4-5/7, 1979 Washington, DC Bellevue HotelNO THEME 
 1978Washington, DCNO  THEME