About Children Come First
The 31st annual Children Come First Conference is for those caring for, working with, or concerned with the well being of children and young adults with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. Each year, this conference brings together professionals, educators, and families, with national experts in the field of children's mental health.
Learn stratagies and practices to apply in your daily life
Connect with leading professionals and resources
Locate resources that you can use in your organization, community, and at home
The theme of the 31st Annual Children Come First Conference is What The World Needs Now.
2020 Conference Schedule & Information
November 9, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., CST
Two live national keynote speakers and 15 individual speakers with breakout sessions.
Our new exciting, cutting edge virtual platform will also include interactive Q & A's, a friendly helpdesk, networking, resources, and vendor exhibits throughout the event.
Exhibitor Registration $200
8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. - "Doors" open/visit virtual exhibit hall
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Keynote 1
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Session A
11:45 a.m.-12:30 a.m. - Break
12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Session B
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. - Break
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. - Session C
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Break
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Keynote 2
4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. - Closing remarks
From a CCF 2018 attendee: “This conference was an awesome experience. The number of workshops that interested me was high and I appreciated hearing from the students that were able to attend the conference. The keynote speakers were interesting and the exhibitors were friendly.”