IFS Annual Conference Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the in-person conference registration fees?

The daily registration fee includes tuition for the conference, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, coffee service and access to all conference events as listed in the online brochure. Dinner is on your own. Your registration badge is essential for attending all conference workshops and events. It's important to note that lodging is not included in the registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements directly with the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel or an alternative accommodation provider.

  • Your choice of over 50 workshops from IFS Community members
  • Small-group conversations during the lunch breaks
  • Downloadable handouts for your personal resource library
  • Movement Sessions offered throughout the conference.
  • Professional Continuing Education Hours
  • IFS Continuing Education Credits for IFS Certification/Recertification

Do you offer Daily Registration Rates?

Yes, a daily registration rate is available for in-person participants.  The daily registration fee includes tuition for the conference, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, coffee service and access to all conference events as listed in the online brochure. Dinner is on your own. It's important to note that lodging is not included in the registration fee. 

The Livestream Keynote Access Package is inclusive of both Keynotes as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation.

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



Why are there not more virtual options?

After extensive review and consideration of numerous conference proposals, we made the decision to offer only in-person workshops for this year's IFS conference, with the exception of live streaming the keynote presentations.

The decision to forgo hybrid workshops this year was challenging. As we carefully weighed the experiential nature of our in-person workshops, we contemplated how this experiential element would translate for our participants attending virtually from their homes. Ultimately, we determined that virtual attendance for experiential in-person workshops would not provide a desired learning experience for our participants or presenters.

We acknowledge that our decision regarding the IFS Conference is not what many in the IFS Community were hoping for. This year marks the beginning of an exciting journey as we're building a now 6-person Curriculum and Learning Programs team at IFSI. The focus of this team is on developing diverse and inclusive IFS learning programs. This will include more in-person and virtual events, conferences, and digital learning courses beginning in 2024.

We hear those who are looking for more virtual options and also want to share that the 2024 IFS Annual Conference will again be FULLY virtual. We will return to in-person conference offerings again in 2025. 

We can't wait for you to connect and learn with us. 

What is the IFS Annual Conference Cancellation Policy?

In-person Registration Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel your registration, kindly submit your request by October 7, 2023. A $50 administrative fee will apply. Please be aware that no refunds or credits will be provided for cancellations made after October 7, 2023, 11:59pm CT.

Livestream Keynote Access Registration Cancellation Policy: We are pleased to provide you with a risk-free registration experience through October 20, 2023.

To initiate a cancellation for your in-person or virtual registration, kindly submit your request to conference@ifs-institute.zendesk.com. Please note that any refunds issued will be subject to deduction of any applicable credit card fees in addition to the administrative fee. 

Will professional CE Credits be offered?

This event is co-sponsored by The Internal Family Systems Institute and CE Learning Systems.  Continuing Education as well as IFS Credits are included in your registration fee. Continuing education credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis with full attendance required for each session attended.  Partial session credit is not offered. For more information about receiving Continuing Education, click here.  


How do I apply for IFS Credits?

IFS Credits are available to those who've already completed an IFS Level 1 Training and working towards IFS Certification or Re-certification. IFS Credits are awarded for all workshops that you complete.  Following the conference, please log into your attendee dashboard to complete the required workshop evaluations. You will then be able to download your certificate, which is also used for professional continuing education. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

You can complete your IFS Conference Registration through the online registration platform, CE-Go. Please note confirmation emails will be sent from support@ce-go.comWe 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?

By registering through the online platform, you'll be able to register for all open workshops. 

Am I able to change my workshop selections?

We regret we're unable to accommodate any changes to your workshop selections this year. Attendees are required to select their workshops at the time of registration. In order to ensure a smooth experience and prevent overcrowding, we kindly ask that only those who have been assigned to specific workshops in advance, participate in them. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation.


PA Development Workshop at the Conference

We’re excited to offer the PA Development Workshop live at our in-person conference on Thursday, October 26. This is an opportunity for those who have successfully completed any PA Administrative Orientation. Registration for this workshop is separate from the conference and will open the week of August 28. Those who are eligible to participate will receive an email with more information on how to register. *If you are interested in attending the PA Development Workshop, we suggest you wait until that registration process is complete before registering for the conference. When you register for the conference, you'll register for Friday and/or Saturday only. *Three-day package is not applicable.

How do I receive workshop handouts?

While not all workshops and presentations will provide hand outs and resources for participants, those that do will be available through your attendee dashboard link. In the days leading up to the conference, participants will have access to any materials made available by the presenter.

What should I wear to the Annual Conference?

We encourage attendees to embrace a relaxed yet professional dress code at the conference, ranging from business casual to casual attire. For workshops that incorporate movement sessions, we recommend wearing clothing that allows for ease of movement and comfort, suitable for active participation. Please ensure that your chosen attire allows you to fully engage in the workshop activities without restrictions, promoting an optimal learning and experiential environment.

As the venue temperature may vary from workshop to workshop, we recommend dressing in layers. This will allow you to adjust your clothing according to your personal comfort and the specific climate within each session.

Remember, the focus is on engaging with fellow attendees, gaining knowledge, and enjoying a productive conference experience. Feel free to express your personal style while prioritizing comfort and the specific requirements of movement-based workshops.

What Time Zone is the conference hosted in?

The 2023 Conference will take place in person in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado, located in the Mountain Time zone. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the conference firsthand, engaging with speakers, participating in interactive sessions, and networking with fellow professionals. 

For our virtual participants, we kindly request your attention to the fact that all published times for the conference will be in Mountain Time.

To view the conference schedule, please CLICK HERE. 

Is the Annual Conference recorded?

The Livestream Keynote Access Package allows participants to join us in real time during our main stage events. Additionally, the recording of these presentations will be available to those who joined us virtually through November 30, 2023.

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.

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 includes 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.

More info

Registration Now Open | 2023 IFS Annual Conference | October 26-28, 2023

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