Special Features

NEW! Consulting Rooms

Are you looking for one-on-one time with experts in the field? This year Summit will offer consulting rooms throughout the event.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for a seat at the table to discuss questions and seek ministry advice. Themes and sign-up available soon. 


NEW! Men and Women and the Cause of the Fatherless

Join one of these powerful events for both men and women just prior to Friday’s closing session.  Hear from leaders with years in the field.  Walk away changed, strengthened, and inspired.


NEW! A Mom’s Place

“A Place for Moms” is an actual place with friends, and other women to offer a backrub, chocolate, (or veggies), expert women in orphan care and adoption to chat with and seek friendship informally.


NEW!  Book Signings

Meet your favorite authors at Summit!   Find popular titles and meet the author at our daily book signings.


NEW! Special Film Premier, Faultless

Thursday evening, join a special premier showing of the new film, Faultless. This moving documentary delves deep into the profound challenges faced by children in the U.S. foster system…and glimmers of hope from communities across the U.S. where local churches and families are opening their hearts and homes.  To join, add this free feature to your online registration.  (On-site dinner tickets also available that evening.)


LIVE:  Art and the Orphan

Watch award-winning painter Hyatt Moore at work as he captures on canvas the beauty and brokenness of our world. Learn more about the painter…


Adoption and Orphan Advocate Blogger Meet Up

Meet the bloggers you love to read, and enjoy some personal time over a casual dinner on Thursday evening. Just pick up dinner on site (dinner can be purchased during online registration) and bring it to the designated room.


Church Orphan Ministry “Wellness Center”

The Church Orphan Ministry Wellness Center will provide an informal environment for leaders of new and growing church orphans ministry to interact personally with ministry leaders who may be a few steps further down the road. It’s a chance to discuss challenges you’ve faced and ask the hard questions about building an effective adoption, foster and/or global orphan ministry in your church. (Hosted by Hope for Orphans and the Alliance Church Orphan Ministry Council)