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2020 Conference

2020 Conference Information

The IFVP 25th Anniversary Conference team is aware of the severity of the COVID-19 virus and we understand it may disrupt your conference planning. We are monitoring the situation and will update information soon.

Here is a list of resources for planning information. 

Our 25th anniversary celebration to remember our past, and together, build our global future...

We are proud to host the 2020 IFVP conference in California where in 1995, a small group of IFVP members thought to form an annual tradition of meeting and sharing. We have grown to become a truly global organization. The 2020 event will be noted as a year of continual reflection, cherishing self-care, celebrating our diversity, and cheering to new beginnings. This milestone event will be at The Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, which is a California landmark and one of America’s iconic hotels. Just a 20-minute drive from San Francisco, it is located between Berkeley and Oakland, two cities full of character, vitality,  and intense creativity. The newly restored urban resort is uniquely positioned to offer the best of the Bay Area. With state-of-the-art facilities as well as 22 acres of landscaped gardens and a rejuvenating spa, The Claremont offers activities for the whole family with two heated pools, a children’s pool, and 10 tennis courts.

Our conference opens with group activities, registration, and reception on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Keynotes, workshops, and other activities run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 3, 4, and 5. The conference ticket price is for CONFERENCE ONLY, and includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, Sunday night reception and Tuesday night dinner.

More information is to come regarding separately priced Pre-conference workshops that will be on Sunday, August 2.

$1875 Member Only Early Bird Rate from Dec 26 to April 1, 11:59pm New York Eastern time
$2020 Member Only Regular Rate from April 2 to July 30
$2250 Non-member Rate from April 2 to July 30

Registration is currently closed

Our goal this year is to keep everyone on site to encourage fellowship and networking. The Claremont Club and Spa has given us a special $259 rate for hotel rooms from August 1 through August 6 and has waived their additional resort fee. You MUST BOOK AND PAY FOR HOTEL LODGING DIRECTLY WITH THE CLAREMONT to place your hotel reservation. There are two options to book your Claremont Hotel reservation:

Call the Central Reservations team at 1-888-560-4455 and ask to book under the “25th Anniversary Conference” group block
Or you can Book online using the group booking link at

Everything you need to know about the conference will be displayed below. Keep checking back as we add information.








Stay tuned - info and registration to come soon