Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT

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the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35244, 205-705-1234.

SECFR rate of $119 a night. 


Dr. James Michael Duncan, PhD, CFLE, DAV  


For student volunteering inquiries:

Madison Wiggins (mw08258@georgiasouthern.edu)

 If selected as a student volunteer you can recieve half off registration fees.


SECFR Conference 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama 

“A Vision for Families: Exploring and Solidifying Professional Identity in Family Sciences”

April 2-4, 2020 

Birmingham, Alabama

A professional and CEU opportunity for professionals, students, and practitioners.

SECFR, an affiliate of NCFR, has planned for our 2020 Annual Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama from April 2-4, 2020.  The theme of this upcoming conference is “A Vision for Families: Exploring and Solidifying Professional Identity in Family Sciences.” SECFR is accepting proposals for their Annual Conference through December 15, 2019. There will be a student award competition and a networking social outing with food and beverage. See the links below to access information on the Call for Proposals and the upcoming conference.

SECFR is taking a two-pronged approach to engaging participants with the theme of the event, “A Vision for Families: Exploring and Solidifying Professional Identity in Family Sciences”. 

A Vision for Families

The first part of this theme is intended to encourage students, faculty, and helping professionals to submit proposals for poster and oral presentations on any topic of interest that is relevant to their “vision” of family well-being and/or family functioning as it is related to programs, policy, research, theory, and quantitative or qualitative work.

Exploring and solidifying Professional Identity in Family Sciences

The second part of this theme is intended to encourage faculty and helping professionals to submit workshop and roundtable proposals on topics that can provide future family science professionals (i.e., students) with information, ideas, and mentorship related to the field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder, professor and extension specialist in the department of Human Development & Family Sciences at Auburn University, and the principal investigator of The Alabama Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Initiative..

To access the SECFR website, click here.  

On this website you will find information about the organization as well as PDF detailed fliers on the proposal process, types of sponsorship, and other general information about the upcoming conference. 

To access the proposal submission portal and information regarding Student Awards, click here.

After clicking "Submit Proposal," you will be prompted to login or sign up for a Digital Commons account

before you can access the submission form.


If you have other questions or are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact:

SECFR President, James M. Duncan, PhD, CFLE, DAV via email at jmduncan@uark.edu