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Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that we are announcing the cancellation of our 2020 LGSF Family & Professional Conference in Austin, Texas.


Our top priority is, and always will be, the well-being of all of our LGS Families around the world. We have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 over the last weeks. With the dramatic escalation of the virus, no clear idea when it will be safe to gather in public again, and the fragile nature of our loved ones with LGS, we believe our only responsible choice is to cancel the family conference at this time.


We know all of you look forward to our family conference as an opportunity to meet other families living with LGS and to learn about the latest in diagnosis, treatment, research, and caregiving tips. We hope we will be able to meet again in-person once the world is safe again from the ravages of this virus.


In the meantime, we will begin hosting virtual MeetUps at LGSF and are planning to host a virtual conference on LGS Awareness Day Weekend (October 30 to November 1, 2020). Stay tuned for more details!

Presentations from the 2019 conference can be found here if you would like to watch those. https://vimeo.com/showcase/lgsf

And please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kathy Leavens if you have any questions. kathy@lgsfoundation.org

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Scholarship

Registration Open Soon 

Agenda Comming Soon

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

How often do you organize your family & professional conference?

The LGS Foundation holds our International Family & Professional Conference every 18 months within the United States. We change the location for each conference to a different region so families from all over the country can participate.

 

How long is the conference?

The LGSF Family & Professional Conference is three days long; it starts on a Friday and ends on a Sunday.

What is the price of registration and what's included? 
The price for registration for the 2020 conference will be $275 per adult and $175 for children and adults with LGS. This price includes entry into all sessions Friday - Sunday, breakfast and lunch on all days, the welcome reception on Thursday evening, the cocktail reception on Friday evening, the dinner on Saturday evening, access to the child activity rooms, and all organized activities.

What is the price of the hotel? 

The rate per night for a room at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown is $145/night plus tax. This is for single up to quadruple occupancy. 

 

I can't attend; is there a way to view information from the meeting? 
Yes, presenter slides will be posted online after the meeting concludes. We will also be posting live clips from the conference on facebook, so please be sure to follow us: www.facebook.com/lgsfoundation. 


Is childcare available?
The LGS / SIBS Day camp will be offered again in 2020. Each person with LGS and their siblings are welcome to sign up to attend. The day camp is staffed with volunteers and features age or level appropriate themed activities throughout the day. 

Who attends this meeting?
The audience is typically made up of LGS family members (75%) and epilepsy professionals (25%).

Are scholarships available?
Yes, the scholarship application will open mid March 2020 with a deadline to apply by May 1st. Five levels of scholarships are available. 

Gold Level:

- Up to $300 per person for roundtrip airfare (up to four family members)

- Registration fees covered (up to four family members)

- Up to three nights hotel accommodations at the conference hotel

Silver Level:

- Up to $200 per person for roundtrip airfare (up to four family members)

- Registration fees covered (up to four family members)

- Up to three nights hotel accommodations at the conference hotel

 Sage Green Level:

- .23/mile for driving expenses (for those will be driving and do not require airfare)

- Registration fees covered (up to four family members)

- Up to three nights hotel accommodation at the conference hotel

Purple Level:

- Registration fees covered (for up to four family members)

- Up to three nights hotel accommodation at the conference hotel

Registration Level:

- Registration fees covered (for up to four family members)

No other travel reimbursement / stipends will be provided

What's not covered in the scholarship:

- airport transfers

- parking

- checked bags

- meals not directly associated with the conference

- additional nights at the hotel above the three offered

- hotel incidentals 



Where have your past conferences been held?
LGSF's 1st Conference on LGS: November 2011, Arlington, VA
LGSF's 2nd Conference on LGS: May 2013, Cerritos, CA
LGSF's 3rd Conference on LGS: October 2014, Columbus, OH (click to see recaps)
LGSF's 4th Conference on LGS: April/May 2016 - Denver, CO (click to see recaps)

LGSF's 5th Conference on LGS: November 2017, Orlando, FL (click to see recaps)

LGSF's 6th Conference on LGS: May 2019, Seattle, WA (click to see recaps)