2024 Family Gathering

Save the Date for the 2024 Family Gathering in Denver, Colorado

We are excited to announce that the 2024 FOP Family Gathering will be held November 7-9 in Denver, Colorado

The Family Gathering rotates around the country to minimize the travel distance for FOP families across the US. This year, we are excited to bring it to Denver, Colorado for the first time! We look forward to seeing the FIVE FOP families who live in the Denver area and welcoming many more families from across the US who we hope will join us. 

Travel and Lodging Stipends

The application to apply for a travel and/or lodging stipend to attend the Family  Gathering will be available between March 1-31. Applicants must speak English to apply as translation support will not be available at this year’s Family Gathering in Denver. First-time travel and lodging recipients will be prioritized over those who have received travel and or lodging support in the past.

Airport Transportation

To assist families who will be traveling by airplane in getting between the airport and hotel, the IFOPA is planning to offer free transportation in a wheelchair-accessible van. More information about reserving transportation to come.

Virtual Participation

We have LOVED having community members from the US and abroad join us as virtual attendees for the US Family Gathering over the past four years. However, due to a significant decline in live participation in the virtual Family Gathering, this year's event will not be streamed live for virtual attendees. Instead, we plan to offer some new virtual events in mid-November and/or early December. If you have suggestions, please email us at [email protected].

In addition, and pending permission from presenters, we will post sessions from the Family Gathering on the IFOPA’s YouTube channel following the event so that FOP community members from around the world can watch at the most convenient time for them, as well as access YouTube-provided translation services. There will be opportunities for those who can’t attend in person to submit questions that may be asked during the live event.  

Curious to See What a Family Gathering Looks Like? Check Out the 2023 Highlights Video!

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