An event for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing & their families!

An event for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing & their families!

An event for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing & their families! An event for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing & their families!

Registration for Family Matters 2020

is now open!

Registration Information

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Don't Miss early bird pricing!

Early Registration ends Monday March 2nd at 4:00 PM EST. After that time, registration prices will increase to $75 per family. Online registration will end on Monday March 16th at 4:00 PM.

family registration

Register just once for your whole family to attend.  The Early Family Registration price is $50 for 2 adults and up to 5 children.  After March 2nd, the Registration price is $75 per family. Please include all family members who will attend when you fill out your registration information.  Your registration includes lunch, beverages, and snacks throughout the day for all attendees, children's activities, childcare, adult conference sessions, and the exhibitor fair! Register early! sometimes classes fill up before the event, especially in the baby and toddler classrooms!


Children in youth and teen classrooms will be grouped together by age. While we will try to accommodate requests for friends or siblings of a similar age to attend the same classroom, we cannot guarantee classroom assignments due to the number of children that attend, and the complex needs of many of the children. Friends and siblings with more than a 2 year age difference will not be able to attend the classroom. 

individual registration

Flying solo for the day or have an extra family member who would like to attend? No problem! Individual adult registration is $25 per person. On the Eventbrite registration page select the Individual Family Member admission type.  Individual registration is for adults only, please use family registration if you are bringing any children to the event.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the price of registration/travel sponsored by Michigan Hands & Voices. Please contact: Janel Frost 248-845-8762.

exhibitor registration

We invite organizations that support persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to share information about your program and services with families as an exhibitor. We thank all the exhibitors who have supported the conference in the past and welcome those who may be joining us for the first time.


Interested in an exhibitor table at the 2020 Family Matters! event? In 2019, 146 adults and 173 children attended the Family Matters! event representing about 85 families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from counties all across Michigan. We would love to see you at the 2020 workshop and help your organization reach more families! Register here:

Friday family game night

  

WITH MICHIGAN HANDS & VOICES and MICHIGAN A.G. BELL

Make the weekend complete with FAMILY GAME NIGHT, the Friday evening before Family Matters! 2020. Play board games, meet other families, and enjoy a pizza dinner.  Register for Family Game Night here with the link below.


Where: Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917.

It’s just down the road from the Family Matters! location.

Click here for discounted hotel rates.


When: Friday March 20th, 2020

Doors open 5:30pm.

Pizza dinner starting at 5:45 pm.

Event ends at 8:00 pm.


Cost: FREE with Michigan Hands & Voices Membership; 

Membership is $25 for a family to join at the door or at www.mihandsandvoices.org. Scholarships available. 


Register here:

Registration FAQS

How long does it take to complete registion?

Please allow 5 to 10 minutes to fill out all of your registration information. It may take up to 20 minutes depending on the size of your family.

What should I do if I need to change my registration information?

Need to make a change? No problem! You can change any of your attendee information up to Sunday March 8th 2019.  Please call us at 734-232-5759.

what if i need to cancel my registration or we can't attend?

Refunds are available up to the day before the event. Just submit a refund request through Eventbrite.com or contact jnwilcox@med.umich.edu

can i add another person to my registration after I have already registered?

Yes, you can add, drop, or change your attendees up to 2 adults and 5 children per family registration. Changes or substitutions to attendee information can be made up to Sunday March 8th 2019. Please call us at 734-232-5759

How much does registration cost?

Family Registration is $50 per family for 2 adults and up to 5 children. Individuals can register for $25 for a single attendee. Your registration includes lunch and snacks thoughout the day for all attendees, children's activities, childcare, adult conference sessions, and the exhibitor fair!

other questions?

Please contact Jennifer Wilcox: 

By phone 734-232-5759 

By e-mail jnwilcox@med.umich.edu