350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 USA
Phone: (317) 822-3500


Reserve your room HERE

Conference hotel room Rates Starting at $159.00 per night. (There is an additional charge for self-parking.)

*The “cut-off date” for reserving rooms in the Room Block is Monday, May 23, 2016.

Varied Workshops on topics important to children’s grief issues, program development, non-profit administration, activities, fundraising and grief support models, to name a few. To view the workshops that will be provided at the 20th Annual Symposium click HERE.

Affordable Registration Rates: We are committed to providing a high quality education experience at affordable rates for everyone. In addition to the two and a half days of workshops, registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday AND a ticket to the “New York Life Welcome Reception” on Thursday night.

Cancellation Refund Policy:
Should you be unable to attend the symposium and wish to send a substitute, please provide the substitute’s name and contact information to the NAGC as soon as possible. When no substitute is available, cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee and refunded as follows:

100% refund on or before May 1, 2016
Full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee May 2 – May 31, 2016
No refund beginning June 1, 2016

Cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before the dates provided above.

All cancellation or substitution requests should be emailed to

Continuing Education: The Symposium will offer contact hours for Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage-Family Therapy, Drug-Alcohol & Nursing.

Continuing education credit for this event will be sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950 /e-mail:

ADA STATEMENT: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. When you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notifications.


The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium is the longest running and most comprehensive Childhood Bereavement Symposium offered in the United States. The NAGC Symposium draws more than 300 children’s grief support professionals and volunteers from a variety of organizations throughout and outside the United States each year. The NAGC Symposium provides these individuals with learning experiences, concrete tools and connection with like-minded individuals.  Attendees are able to return home at the end of the NAGC Symposium with new information and renewed energy as they continue to provide support to grieving children and teenagers in their local communities. The Symposium is held in a different city in the United States each year to give professionals from around the country the opportunity to attend.

Conference fees are kept low to accommodate all income levels for individuals and organizations. Scholarships are offered to those individuals and programs in need of financial assistance to attend.

Symposium Goals:
The 20th Annual NAGC Symposium offers participants the opportunity to learn of the latest research and clinical developments in working with grieving children and teens; enhance skills and knowledge to deliver state-of-the art services to grieving children and adolescents; engage in dialogue with colleagues, clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professional to exchange ideas information, and clinical expertise.

Past Symposium Locations:

1997 – Oberlin, Ohio
1998 – Cincinnati, Ohio
1999 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
2000 – Portland, Oregon
2001 – Portland, Maine
2002 – St. Louis, Missouri
2003 – San Antonio, Texas
2004 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 – Denver, Colorado
2006 – Chicago, Illinois
2007 – Birmingham, Alabama
2008 – Houston, Texas
2009 – Long Beach, California
2010 – Cleveland, Ohio
2011 – Boston, Massachusetts
2012 – Orlando, Florida
2013 – Phoenix, Arizona
2014- Atlanta, Georgia
2015- Portland, Oregon