Dates: October 8 - 11, 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

The 11th Annual Conference Story

Exceptionally beautiful weather greeted 270 attendees as they arrived in Grand Rapids for the 11th Annual NAME Conference and saw the splendor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for the first time. The amazing variety of art from ArtPrize was still on display everywhere one looked, including many pieces of art in the hotel.

Before you arrive, we recommend you look at the Program to consider the sessions you are likely to attend. Below, you can click on the link for the session and you can download and save< each session documents and the Detailed Program onto your iPad, laptop, or other “GREEN” device prior to arriving in Grand Rapids, or you can print the session documents and bring them with you.

Child's Hope

The child abuse prevention council of out-Wayne County, Michigan

Childs_HopeThe NAME 2013 Conference Committee has selected a private, nonprofit corporation that builds programs offering children, their families and Detroit-area communities' effective tools and support to prevent child abuse. Servicing an area called Out-Wayne County, Child's Hope works in all of Wayne County excluding the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. (These communities work with another child abuse prevention agency.) Founded in 1985, a dedicated group of community volunteers, concerned about child abuse and neglect in Wayne County, formed Child's Hope.