AAC Conference History List

AAC List of Conferences
Conf     #      Dates      Location/Venue Theme Keynotes, Panels & Performances
38 4/5-4/8, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
A March to Change:
Healing Through Action
Dr. Ruth McCoy, Rob Gent, Blaine Bettinger, Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, Kathy Mackecheney, Alison Larkin, Amy Mihyang Ginther,
37 3/30-4/3, 2016 Denver, Colorado
Grand Hyatt Denver
Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Dr. Amanda Baden, Ph.D. , Amanda Transue-Woolston, Mark Haglnad, Delores Teller, Marilyn Waugh, Kathleen Nielson
36  3/25-/29, 2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hyatt Regency – Overlooking Boston 
Educate,Advocate, Legislate Bennett Greenspan,
Rhonda Roorda, David Smolin,
Rev. Dr. Nicholas Cooper-Lewter                                                               
35 4/9-4/13, 2014 San Francisco, California
PARC55 Wyndham – Union Square
Building Bridges for Change Zara Phillips, Lisa Marie Rollins,
John Raible, Leslie Pate Mackinnon,
Rickie Solinger
34 4/10-4/14, 2013 Cleveland, Ohio
Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Cleveland
Create the Next Wave Adam Pertman, Thomas Rector,
Dominique Moceanu and Jenniver Bricker,
Gina Samuels, Jean Strauss and
Illinois Representative Sara Feigenholtz
Panel Presentation – Saturday, Dan Chaoan & Karen Williams
33 4/26-4/29, 2012 Denver, CO
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Mile High Expectations: Adoption in 2012 Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Sherrie Eldridge,
Pekitta Tynes
32 4/14-4/17, 2011 Orlando, FL
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Many Faces of Adoption Ron Nydam, Mary Gauthier, Deann Liem,
Susan Harris O'Conner, Rebecca Denton & Lynn Lauber, Marry Anne Alton
31 3/18-3/21, 2010 Sacramento, CA
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Voices of Adoption: Speaking our truth, restoring our rights Jean Strauss, Deborah Jiang Stein,
Cathy Lind Hayes, Carista Luminare, Delores Teller
30 4/22-4/26, 2009 Cleveland, OH
Hilton Garden Inn
Transforming Families, Connecting Lives Darryl McDaniels, Sharon Roszia, Dorothy Roberts, Joe Eszterhas & Suzanne Perryman,
Jean Strauss, Paula Benoit
29 3/26-3/29,2008 Portland, OR
Portland Downtown Marriott
Adoption in the Global Community: Redefining Kinship in the 21st Century Sharon Roszia, David Brodzinsky,
Kevin Campbell, Barbara Raymond
28 3/7-3/10, 2007 Wakefield, MA
Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club
Take the Freedom Trail to truth in Adoption Darryl McDaniels, Sandy Whitehawk, Gerald Mallon, Ann Fessler
27 7/6-7/10, 2005 Las Vegas, NV Don’t Gamble with Truth in Adoption F r. Tom Brosnan, Adam Pertman,
Russell Friedman, Jean Strauss
26 3/31-4/4, 2004 Kansas City, MO Fairmont Hotel Back to our roots Ron Nydam, Marcy Axness, Alison Larkin
25 4/2-4/5, 2003 Atlanta, GA AAC’s Silver Anniversary Conference Jaiya John, Annette Baran, Lorraine Dusky
24 4/10-4/14, 2002 Philadelphia, PA
Marriott Airport Hotel
Let Freedom Ring Jett Williams, Ruth Amerson, Betsy Forrest and Pam Hasegawa, Betty Jean Lifton, Rev. Dwight Wolter, Zara Phillips, Adam Pertman
23 4/19-4/22, 2001 Anaheim, CA
Hyatt Regency Alicante
2001 An Adoption Odyssey Penny Callan Partridge and Ron Nydam, Adam Pertman, Joyce, Pavao, Fr. Tom Brosnan, Annette Baran, Kris Probasco
22 4/13-4/16, 2000 Nashville, TN
Double Tree Hotel
Millennium Victories & Visions: A Celebration of Accomplishments, A Confirmation of Purpose, A Challenge to Continue Patricia Martinez, Nancy Verrier, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Caprice East, Denny Gladd, Fred Greenman Jr., Julie Sandine, and Robert D. Tuke, Annette Baran
21 5/13-5/16, 1999 McLean, VA
McLean Hilton at Tyson’s Corner
Rights, Responsibilities, Reality Building Blocks for Adoption Reform Susan Harris,
Mi Ok Song Bruining,
Ron Nydam
20 4/2-4/5, 1998 Bellevue, WA Sounding New Depths, Exploring New Channels Betty Jean Lifton, Joyce Pavao, Nancy Verrier, Carol Schaefer, Annette Baran,
Penny Callan Partridge
19 4/3-4/5, 1997 Dallas-Fort Worth, Irving, TX
Sheraton grand D-FW Airport
The Train to Open Records Dr. Randolph Severson, Betty Jean Lifton, Nancy Verrier, Carol Schaefer, Jean Paton
18 4/25-4/28, 1996 Baltimore, MD Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Coming of Age Annette Baran, Rev. Thomas Brosnan, Reuben Pannor, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Barbara Tremitiere
17 4/10-4/12, 1995 Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Tropicana
Adoption: Laying Our Cards on the Table  
16 4/21-4/24, 1994 New Orleans, LA Jazzin It Up in New Orleans  
15 4/1-4/3, 1993 Cleveland, OH
Stouffer Tower City Plaza Hotel
New Horizons in Adoption  
14 3/19-3/22, 1992 Philadelphia, PA Sheraton Society Hill We the People Proclaiming Liberty in Adoption  
13 4/10-4/14, 1991 Garden Grove, CA Hyatt Regency Alicante Sharpening the Focus on Adoption  
12 5/24-5/27, 1990 Chicago, IL
Chicago O'Hare Marriot
Winds of Change..Adoption in the New Age  
  April 5-9 1989 New York, NY
Hotel Roosevelt
Illumination on Adoption  
  4/28-5/1, 1988 Calgary, Alberta Calgary Convention Center Adoption Into the 90's  
  5/28-5/30, 1987 Boston, MA
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
  1986 NO CONFERENCE    
  1985 NO CONFERENCE     
  5/31-6/3, 1984 Seattle, WA
Madison Hotel
Educate, Legislate & Emancipate  
  5/19-5/22, 1983 Columbus, OH Come Grow With Us  
  6/3-6/6, 1982 San Antonio, TX NO THEME  
  5/28-5/31, 1981 Overland Park, KS Open Minds and Open Records  
  5/8-5/11, 1980 Anaheim, CA NO THEME  
  5/4-5/7, 1979  Washington, DC Bellevue Hotel NO THEME  
  1978 Washington, DC NO  THEME