IFS Annual Conference Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the conference registration fees?

Your 3-day conference registration offers you an all access pass to all workshops and programs offered at the IFS Conference! Join us live or watch the playback of all scheduled workshops! 

  • Your choice of over 40 workshops from IFS Community members
  • Opportunities to engage with colleagues from around the world
  • Live, small-group conversations during the lunch breaks
  • Downloadable handouts for your personal resource library
  • Movement Sessions throughout the program
  • Extended 30-day access to conference recordings
  • Live Chat on every session + interactive Q&A for all LIVE sessions
  • IFS Continuing Education Credit Hours for IFS Certification/Recertification

What is the IFS Annual Conference Cancellation Policy?

Complete your registration risk free through October 13, 2021. If you need to cancel your IFS Conference registration prior to the first day of the conference, you'll receive your full conference registration as a refund. All cancellations must be submitted to conference@ifs-institute.zendesk.com No refunds/credits will be given after October 13, 2021

Do you offer Daily Registration Rates?

The IFS Conference offers a 3-day Conference Registration for Thursday - Saturday attendance.  Your 3-day conference registration offers you an all access pass to all workshops offered at the IFS Conference. Join us live or watch the playback of all scheduled workshops! 

If you prefer to attend just the Preconference Institute on Thursday, October 14th you may register for this single day with a daily rate of $150.

The IFS Conference does not offer daily registration rates for Friday or Saturday. If you are unable to be present on a specific day or time, you will still have access to all conference recordings for 30 days. Please note, to access all three days of conference recordings, you'll need to register with the 3-day registration pass. 

For more information about registering for the IFS Conference; https://ifs-institute.com/annual-conference/registration.



Will professional CE Credits be offered?

This event is co-sponsored by The Internal Family Systems Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education Continuing education credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis with full attendance required for each LIVE session attended.  Partial session credit is not offered. Professional CEs are only available to workshops that you attend LIVE.  For more information about receiving Continuing Education, click here. 

The CE processing fee is $ 25.00 per person and is NOT included in the registration fee. Application forms will be available to participants through the IFS Institute website and in the Handouts Module located in the Virtual Lobby.


How do I apply for IFS CEs?

IFS CEs are awarded for all workshops that you complete. When you are ready to request your certificate, please complete the below form. Certificates will be processed beginning November 17th in the order that they were received. Certificates can be submitted to Karen Blicher with your IFS Certification/Re-certification Applications. 


NOTE: If you have applied for Professional CEs, you may use the certificate received from the Institute of Continuing Education to apply for IFS Certificate/Re-certification. You do not need to obtain an additional form directly from IFSI. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

You can complete your IFS Conference Registration through our online registration system. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.  

*Please note: these payment options may not be available across all IFS programs. If you are participating in an IFS Training or other Online Program you should inquire about payment options for the specific program you are registering for. 

Will I be able to attend all of my first choice workshops?

You'll be able to attend all of your first choice workshops, and more! Included with your 3-day conference registration is an all access pass to view all conference workshops for 30 days. You won't miss a thing!  

How do I change a workshop once I have registered?

For attendees who want to change workshops during the IFS Conference, no problem! You are welcome to change your workshop selections at any point during the conference. Note that you’ll only be able to receive Continuing Education Credit for workshops that you attend LIVE and for the duration of the workshop. IFS Credits are awarded for LIVE and RECORDED viewing. 


How do I receive workshop handouts?

Workshops that offer handouts will make all documents available with the conference platform.

What should I wear to the Annual Conference?

Be comfortable! Enjoy the IFS Conference from the comforts of your home or office this year. 

What Time Zone is the conference hosted in?

The entire conference will be hosted in Eastern Standard Time. To view the conference schedule, please CLICK HERE. 

Is the Annual Conference recorded?

Conference workshops will be available for playback and available to all conference participants for an extended time. 

If you were looking for older conference recordings (2011-2018), please visit the IFS STORE to find DVD and streaming options. 

What is the "Global Majority"

Global Majority is a collective term that encourages us to recognize that together, those of African, Asian, Latin American, and Arab descent along with Indigenous people from around the world comprise the vast majority of people worldwide. Global Majority is not meant to be male-centric or heteronormative. Understanding this truth has the power to disrupt and reframe our conversations on race.

We're pleased to offer People of the Global Majority a discounted rate for this conference.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us by emailing: conference@ifs-institute.zendesk.com 


Who is eligible to receive the Invitational Community Rate?

IFS Institute commits to learning and growing to become an organization that does its part to reduce harm and redistribute resources. As we actively work to expand the communities that we reach, we are offering an invitational discount rate to People of Global Majority, LGBTQ+ and those who are under more limited economic resources. If a reduced rate encourages your participation or supports your overall financial well-being, we invite you to register with the optional promotional code that will be offered to you during registration. We welcome your voices to the IFS Community and hope you'll join us.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us by emailing: conference@ifs-institute.zendesk.com 

Is there a Code of Conduct for IFS Institute Events and Activities?

Code of Conduct for Events and Activities Organized by IFS Institute, Inc.


"Members" of IFS Institute’s events and activities:  Anyone who participates in, observes, teaches, or otherwise attends IFS Institute-organized training programs, conferences, webinars, teleconferences, workshops, online communities, or other functions.

IFS Institute requires that Members of its events and activities create and maintain a harassment-free event environment, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or nationality.  Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Aggressive or hostile verbal comments and other behavior that reinforces social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality
  • Displaying or allowing to be displayed sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking
  • Unwanted or uninvited photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of IFS Institute events or activities
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior

We expect Members of each event or activity organized by IFS Institute to abide by this Code of Conduct.  IFS Institute reserves the right to pursue appropriate legal remedies or removal from IFS Institute events for any failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.  


Reporting a Code of Conduct Violation 

To report a violation of this Code of Conduct, please follow the procedures in the Grievance Policy at IFS-Institute.com FAQ page.  In addition, reporting a Code of Conduct Violation specific to the IFSI Annual Conference, specifically while on site at the conference, if necessary can be addressed directly with IFSI Conference Manager for immediate response to any issue. 


To view the full Code of Conduct Policy for all IFSI Events and Activities, please visit our general FAQ page.

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Contact Us! 

For general conference inquires please email: conference@ifs-institute.zendesk.com

Ashley Curley | Conference Manager
Tel 401.601.0445
Email: Ashley@ifs-institute.com

Save the Date | 2021 IFS Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Virtual