The 26th Annual Family Café

June 14-16, 2024
Orlando, FL

Since 1998, The Annual Family Café has brought Floridians with all types of disabilities together for three days of information, training, and networking each June. With a great range of individual breakout sessions, a packed Exhibit Hall with dozens of vendors, and a series of special events including Keynote speakers and The Governors’ Summit on Disabilities, The Annual Family Café offers attendees exposure to resources on a grand scale, unprecedented access to policy-making officials, and a chance to network with other individuals with disabilities and their families.

There is no registration fee for individuals with disabilities and their families, and limited Financial Assistance is available to cover the cost of your hotel stay at the host site, the Hyatt Regency Orlando. To apply for Financial Assistance, simply check the box on the registration form. Financial Assistance is determined by lottery.

What are the dates for The 26th Annual Family Cafe?

The 26th Annual Family Cafe is set for June 14-16, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

When Can I Register?

Online registration will be available here on The Family Cafe website beginning on February 14, 2024.

When Can I Make a Hotel Reservation?

The Family Cafe has a special event rate for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The hotel block with the reduced rate will become available in January, 2024.

How Can I Submit a Proposal for a Presentation?

The Annual Family Cafe brings together thousands of people with disabilities and their family members for three days of education, training, and networking each year. The more than 200 breakout sessions on the agenda form the backbone of the event, and we rely on the knowledge and expertise of our many presenters to make the event a success.

We’re currently looking for presenters that are willing to share what they know about topics of interest to people with disabilities with attendees at The 26th Annual Family Cafe. If you or someone you know is interested in presenting, we want to hear from you!

You can find the online Presentation Proposal Form here.

If you prefer, you can also download the Presentation Proposal Form here.

How Do I Become an Exhibitor?

The Family Cafe is always looking for exhibitors to take advantage of the unprecedented access to consumers with disabilities and their families that can be found at The Annual Family Cafe! There’s simply no better way to get your product or service in front of thousands of Floridians with disabilities in a single location!

You can find the online Exhibitor Agreement and all of the details here.

2023 registration brochure cover

The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe was held on June 9-11, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

You can view the program from The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe here.

What an amazing event! It was so great to see everyone coming together at The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe!

Thanks to everyone that made it happen, including our Sponsors, Presenters, Exhibitors, Keynote Speakers, tireless volunteers, and self-advocate performers. And thanks most of all to the people that make the event such a success: Attendees like you! 

We rely on your feedback to make the event better every year, and to make sure that The Family Cafe serves up the information and resources you need. If you haven’t already, please take a minute to fill out a Report Card to let us know how we did, and what you’d like to see in 2024.

Another great way to make your voice heard is by completing a Pink Card. Share your comments and questions about Florida’s disability service delivery system, then let us get answers from the state agencies that serve you. We’ll publish their written responses in our Questions & Answers Book in the fall. 

If you joined us in Orlando, you may have noticed that our t-shirt vendor ran out of shirts, and we’ve had a few inquries about buying them online. The good news is that our t-shirt vendor is setting up a link, but it’s not quite ready yet. We’ll share that as soon as it’s available!

We also get a lot of questions about pictures. Our photographer is in the process of getting all the pictures ready to upload, and we will definitely let you know as soon as they’re ready to view.

Finally, while this year was truly amazing, we know we can make The 26th Annual Family Cafe even better! Please consider helping us make that happen with a tax-deductible donation. Every little bit helps! 

And remember, our dates for next year are June 14-16, 2024, and we’ll be back at the Hyatt Regency Orlando again.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The 24th Annual Family Cafe

was held on May 27-29, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Want to know what happened at The 24th Annual Family Cafe? The full event program is available here.

You can also view a pdf of The 24th Annual Family Cafe At-A-Glance here.

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