You are cordially invited to the National Conference on College Student Grief

Hosted by: National Students of AMF Support Network and New York Life.

Join fellow student leaders, college mental health professionals, and other passionate attendees for a national forum discussing current issues and future directions in college student grief over an energized weekend including educational seminars, networking opportunities, and hands-on training.

If you are serious about advancing the support provided to greiving college students, your professional development, and/or your chapter, this conference is right for you!

We ask that attendees begin to arrive on Friday to get registered, settled and join us for a small event and dinner. Saturday will be a day filled with presentations and activities for students and professionals to learn more about college student grief. We will end the conference on Sunday afternoon and see you all off!

Sessions will cover:

  • Motivating and mobilizing change on your campus
  • Basics on college student grief
  • The power of peer-support & community service
  • How to handle difficult cases
  • How to run a chapter of AMF (students only)
  • And much more!
 REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY JULY 11TH @8PM!

Please register at National Students of AMF Event Brite Registration 

Email Kiri Thompson with any questions or comments: Kiri-AMF@HealGrief.org 

 

Who should attend?

Students of AMF chapters and advisors: Meet other student leaders from around the country and learn best practices for your own chapter.

College faculty/staff and administration: Gain a first-hand perspective on the needs of bereaved college students and learn how to best support them on your campus.

Grief counselors/social workers/other mental health professionals: Educate yourself on the needs of bereaved college students and learn what resources are available to assist students.

Death educators & Researchers: Continue to educate yourself on college student bereavement while learning new interventions and best practices for this population.

 

Logistical Details

Conference Hotel:

Hampton Inn & Suites

Raleigh-Durham Airport-Brier Creek

8021 Arco Corporate Drive

Raleigh, NC 27617

Office: 1-919-484-0500

Hotel website

 

Attire:

Conference attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire. For men, that would include khaki pants or slacks with a polo or button-down shirt or sweater; for women, this equates to a casual dress, skirt, or nice pants. Attire for the evenings is casual and can include shorts and t-shirts.

 

Booking Travel and Hotel Details

AMF chapter leaders

We know that sometimes money can be tight, so we want to help you get to the conference. We will fund two representatives from each chapter to attend the conference at $250 per person for travel costs (please know that this does NOT include hotel costs – hotel costs are fully taken care of by AMF). We do ask that you pay the difference if your plane ticket exceeds $250. We will refund you when you arrive at the conference as long as you have a receipt or have sent your flight e-details to Kiri Thompson at Kiri-AMF@HealGrief.org.

Note: Please do not book a hotel room by yourself, we will do that for you once we receive your registration. We do use a roommate system, if you would like to room with the person you are traveling with, please note this on the registration form. If you do not wish to room with the person you travel with, or if another student is not accompanying you, we will set you up with a roommate. 

AMF Alumni 

We love to have our AMF superstars come and continue to learn while also offering wonderful tips to our current chapter leaders!  We know that funds may still be a bit tight for some of you, so we want to offer $100 worth of travel for you - which includes a hotel room at a discounted group rate. We will refund up to $100 worth of travel when you arrive at the conference as long as you have a receipt or have sent your flight e-details to Kiri Thompson at Kiri-AMF@HealGrief.org.

Note: When you book a hotel room by yourself please let them know that you are with National Students of AMF National Conference on College Student Grief to receive the discounted group rate. 

Professionals

Whether you are a chapter advisor, faculty or staff at a college/university, or someone in the field of bereavement, we would love to have you join us so you can learn how to better serve and inform others about grieving college students.  We have booked a block of hotel rooms at a discounted group rate that you may take advantage of if you are coming in from outside of the area.

Note: When you book a hotel room by yourself please let them know that you are with National Students of AMF National Conference on College Student Grief to receive the discounted group rate. 

 

Travel:

Air: The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). The airport is approx. 3 miles from the hotel.

From the airport: A complementary hotel shuttle is provided to and from the airport. Since we have so many people coming in on Friday, the best way to ensure that you get the shuttle as soon as possible would be to email Kiri Thompson at Kiri-AMF@HealGrief.org with your flight itinerary.

Rental car: For those who choose to rent a car (at their own cost), the RDU Airport is home to the most major rental car agencies.

Parking: Parking at the hotel is available at no cost.

 

Weather:

August is typically a warm month in North Carolina. The average high is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Things to to in the area:

The conference hotel is conveniently located near:

  • Brier Creek Shopping Center
  • Brierdale Shopping Center: within 2 miles
  • Brier Creek Movie Theater: within 2 miles
  • Brier Creek Community Center: workout facility
  • Umstead State Park: great for running, walking, biking, and picnics.
  • Tobacco Trail:
  • Crabtree Lake:
  • Crabtree Valley Mall: 10 minute trip
  • Frankie’s Fun Park: family fun and a few minutes away
  • Durham Preforming Arts Center
  • RBC Center
  • Historic Raleigh Tour of Downtown
  • Trail Irish Pub: food, drink and folk music
  • Full Steam Brewery: drink, local food trucks, trivia, and entertainment
  • NC State: 10 minute trip
 
Cancellation Policy
Registration fees will be refunded for all cancellations made by July 15th, 2014. Attendees will book their own airfare and be reimbursed by National Students of AMF up to $250 at the time of the confernce (with receipt submission). For hotel rooms paid by National Students of AMF, the cancelling party will be liable for 100% of the cost of the room after July 15th, 2014. For those booking seperately, please contact the hotel for their cancellation policy.