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This conference is now SOLD OUT! Please monitor our registration page regularly for any last-minute cancellation updates, as these tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aug. 28-29 - Greenville, SC

Children's Trust of South Carolina, Building Hope for Children Conference. Be a champion for children.

What is the Building Hope for Children Conference?

The Building Hope for Children Conference offers a high-quality learning, networking, and resource sharing opportunity for anyone interested in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of child and family well-being.

Attendees include professionals of all levels in the fields of child welfare, education, healthcare, mental health, childcare and more as well as community stakeholders such as parents and caregivers, guardians ad litem, elected officials, and others. The Home Visiting Summit will remain merged with the conference for 2024. This is an opportunity for those in the home visiting field to receive tailored content for their profession. We encourage all home visitors to attend.

Conference attendees will be inspired by dozens of dynamic breakout sessions, local and national experts, and networking opportunities with peers from around the state. CEUs will be offered through South Carolina AHEC.


  • Early Bird = $200 (April 30 through June 30)
  • Regular Price = $250 (Starting July 1)
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Keynote speakers

Princess Sarah Culberson
Princess Sarah Culberson

Princess of Sierra Leone. Humanitarian. Educator. Author of “A Princess Found”.

Read Princess Sarah's bio
Tonya Matthews
Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D.

President & CEO, International African American Museum

Read Tonya's bio

Schedule and sessions

View Schedule and Sessions

Accommodations at championship golf and Embassy conference center

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center

Located next to the Preserve at Verdae golf course, our conference center resort is six miles from downtown Greenville. We're 15 minutes from the airport via free shuttle, which can be chartered within a five-mile radius. Discounted room rates are available.

670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 864-676-9090

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Exhibit at the conference

The Building Hope for Children Conference offers the opportunity to share your services and products with many home visitors and early childhood interventionists from across South Carolina in-person and on a virtual app.

Exhibitor registration includes one in-person tabletop exhibit for conference duration (August 28-29), one virtual exhibit booth, and two complimentary conference registrations.

For exhibitor information email

Sub-recipients - If the agency is receiving funding from Children’s Trust of South Carolina, these funds may not be used for exhibitor space.
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Sponsor the conference

Join us as a conference sponsor to gain visibility for your organization while uplifting South Carolina's child- and family-serving professionals. Multiple packages are available to fit your budget. Your support will help attendees hone their skills and strengthen their commitment to this important work.

Sponsorship opportunities (PDF)

For more sponsorship information

Caitlyn McAnulty

Building Hope for Children Conference main stage.

Thank you to our sponsors

Programmatic partners

The following organizations are providing funding support for the conference. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting is a program of Children’s Trust of South Carolina and is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CFDA # 93.870, Grant # X1043608. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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