Important Conference Information

The work of family law, mental health, and dispute resolution professionals is endlessly impacted by transition on an individual, family, and community level. These include the transition from an intact family to one that lives in two homes; children’s transition between developmental stages; transitioning gender; transitioning to new statutes, processes and professional roles; transitioning in or out of a career; moving, which requires a transition between communities and parenting time plans; and transitioning to new relationships, marriages, and new family forms. Join AFCC to explore the role of transition in and out of our work.

Conference Scholarships

The AFCC scholarship committee will offer a select number of scholarships for this conference. Scholarships include registration pre-conference institute and conference registration, meal functions (welcome reception, luncheon, and annual banquet tickets), access to the AFCC hospitality suite, and a certificate of attendance. A limited number of scholarships may include stipends to help offset the cost of travel and accommodations for recipients. Preference for scholarships with stipends will be given to applicants with higher travel costs, international applicants, and those who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship application deadline is March 11, 2024. Recipients will be notified by the end of March.

Exhibit Forum

The Exhibit Forum will be open during conference hours and provide an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives to discuss your needs and the products and services they offer. If you are interested in an exhibit table or other advertising opportunities, please contact AFCC Program Associate, Abby Rebholz at or 608-664-3750.

AFCC Hospitality Suite

Join AFCC conference attendees for an informal networking event and refreshments Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00pm–12:00am. Please wear your name badge. The hospitality suite location will be included in attendee emails and on the conference portal.

Taste of Boston

Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 6, 2024 for dine arounds. AFCC will make reservations at several local restaurants and participants must sign up before 1:30pm on Thursday. Space is limited! Restaurant menus and sign-up sheets will be available in the conference registration area Thursday morning. Participants are responsible for all food, beverage, and transportation costs.

Meditation and Yoga

Start your day in the right frame of mind for concentration and learning! Join AFCC colleagues for morning meditation and yoga. Meditation is from 6:15am–6:30am followed by yoga from 6:30am–7:15am, Thursday-Saturday mornings. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Hotel Information

Boston Marriott Copley Place (Overflow Hotel)
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02116
Phone: 617-236-5800

If the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the conference hotel, was unable to accommodate your stay, please see the our alternative hotel, the Marriot Boston Copley Place. The Marriot is offering the same group rate of $245/night for single/double occupancy rooms and is only a five minute indoor walk to the conference. Book online or by calling 617-236-5800. Be sure to mention the AFCC room block to receive the best rate. 

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: 617-236-2000

Steps from the Shops at the Prudential Center, the Sheraton Boston Hotel is a retreat in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Explore the iconic cobblestones, revolutionary landmarks, boutiques, and high-end shops that invite you to explore, work, relax, and play in one of America’s significant cities. Hotel information is available at For more information regarding restaurants, sites, or activities, please visit

Make your reservations today! The Sheraton Boston Hotel is offering a special group rate to AFCC conference registrants of $245/night for single and double occupancy rooms. On May 14, 2024, any unreserved rooms in the AFCC block will be released and the special group rate will no longer be guaranteed. The AFCC room block frequently sells out well before rooms are released, so please make your reservations early! AFCC conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Reserve your room today by calling 1-888-627-7054 and request the AFCC special rate or reserve online by visiting https://book.

Ground Transportation

A taxi from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to the Sheraton Boston Hotel costs approximately $45 and takes 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis are at each terminal on arrivals level. The Back Bay Logan Express provides transportation to and from the airport. The cost is $3.00 each way to Prudential Center, which is adjacent to the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Buses depart every 30 minutes from each terminal from 6:00am–10:00pm. You can purchase tickets online at


Parking fees at the Sheraton Boston Hotel are currently $70 per day for valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges. The hotel also offers an electric car charging station.


In early June, temperatures in Boston may range from the low 70s to low 80s. Try as we might, for several decades we have been unsuccessful in getting hotels to manage temperatures in meeting rooms. Therefore, please bring a light jacket or sweater, just in case.

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