2018 Friends Conference

We are very excited to be meeting this year for our 2018 Conference.

The conference will begin on Friday, August 17 at 10:00AM 

The conference will conclude on Sunday, August 19 at noon.

Our conference will be held at the lodge at Lake Lanier Islands.

Service Project

As always, we will be hosting another service project on Thursday for early arrivers who want to give back.  We're very excited to be partnering this year with Chattahoochee Riverkeepers for our project.  More details will be available soon!


Pre-conference Workshops

On Friday morning before the official conference starts, we will be holding some optional workshops to help you with social networking, and other technology issues.  We will have more details around those as well.


Our Pricing for Friends volunteers and chapter leaders is the same as last year:

$125/person - Conference Registration Fee includes your meals and supplies for the entire conference.

Lodging will be based on a per night rate of $125.

Chapters are encouraged to send at least two representatives and chapter funds may be used to pay for conference fees for up to eight people.  A limited number of scholarships are available for chapters with current assets below $4,000.  Scholarships cover two attendees sharing a room.  Friends is excited to welcome DNR staff at no additional cost to the chapters.

Attendees driving over three hours may choose to arrive on Thursday evening, August 16.

Guests are welcome to attend the conference if they share a room with a registered participant.  Guests will be welcome at meals and entertainment events but will not receive any conference materials or participate in conference sessions.  The guest fee is $120 per guest.  

Chapters register here:  CHAPTER REGISTRATION

Park Staff register here: PARK STAFF REGISTRATION 

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact our office at 770-383-8900.