2105 Carlsbad, California
 

General sessions:
The Challenges and Joys of Reunion; panel discussion with Carol Schaefer, Birthmother, Marlou Russel, Adoptee, Nancy Verrier, Adoptive Mother.
Birthparents and their reunited adult child; panel discussion with Mimi Janes and Bekah, Sarah Burns and Bo, Jim Shinn and Clint.
Challenges in Today's Open Adoptions; panel presentation with Denise Schnelle, Reanne Mosley, Lanae Wangler Kallsen, and Jen Wood.
Examining Stigma with Roula AbiSamra of The Sea Change Program.

Entertainment:
Friday -  Special Reading by Janet Mason Ellerby - author of  "Emroidering the Scarlett A" and "Following the Tambourine Man"  Saturday - Open Spaces A Community Discussions Activity.


2014 Safety Harbor, Florida



General sessions:
Being Found: Blessings and Challenges; panel discussion with "found" adoptees Michael Turcotte, Kristine Koubek, and Chritine Murphy.
Adoption Mandala two part healing arts workshop by Beth Jaffe.
Open Adoption Betrayal; a panel discussion with Lee Campbell, Jim Gritter, and Gail Perry.
Saving Our Sisters; presentations from Carolyn Espina and Lynn Johansenn, both working on family preservation and prevention of unnecessary family separations.

Entertainment:
After Dinner Presentation and Discussion with Lee Campbell.
 

2013 Carlsbad,California



General sessions:
My Sister's Journey; panel discussion with women in "Open-Adoption" moderated by Leslie Pate Mackinnon.
Kathryn Joyce, author of "Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption."
A Simple Piece of Paper, a film by Jean Strauss.
What You Always Wanted to Know, a panel discussion with Triad Therapists: Jeanette Yoffe, LMFT, Tracy Carlis, Ph.D., and Nancy Verrier, LMFT.

Entertainment:
A reading from Lee Campbell's book, "Stow Away."
Writer and Performer: Lisa Marie Rollins.
 

2012 Carlsbad, California



General sessions:
Where Are We After All These Years?; panel discussion with birthmothers discussing reunion and coming to peace with the adoption experience.
Adoptees Broadcast Live; witnessing an adoptee support group.
How Writing About Adoption Has Changed My Life; discussion with a panel of published authors – Nancy Verrier, Corie Skolnick, Patrick McMahon, Jennifer Lauck, and Patti Hawn.
Spouses of birthparents and adoptees; a panel discussing how the challenges adoption brings to a marriage.

Entertainment:
Comic and psychic:Charles Filius.
Karaoke with Minky
 

2011 Virginia Beach, Virginia



General sessions:
Expressive arts workshop with Patrick McMahon;
Ann Fessler screens “A Girl Like Her” a panel discussion with three “raised siblings” about what life was like being raised by a birthmother . The panelists shared what it was like to witness their mothers’ reunions – especially when they hadn’t known they’d had an older sibling until the separated mothers and children reunited.

Entertainment:
Producer Jessica Windt screens Tammy Chu’s 2009 documentary “Reslience” on Friday night
Karaoke on Saturday
 

2010 Carlsbad, California



General sessions:
“The Three S’s: Search, Struggle and Selfhood: Healing the Wounds and Creating a Desirable Life,” with Matt Potter, Trish Lay and Craig Hyman;
“Surviving Unfulfilled Reunions,” with Karen Vedder, Beth Smith and Janet Ellerby;
“Then and Now: Has Adoption Really Changed?” with Jennifer Yurfest, Marsha Golden and Adam Post;
“From the Inside Out: Working With and Healing Members of the Triad,” with Leslie Mackinnon, John Sobraske and Nancy Verrier.

Entertainment:
Brian Stanton’s remarkable one-man play called “BLANK” on Friday night;
Karaoke on Saturday
 

2009 Virginia Beach, Virginia



General sessions:
“Journey to Reunion: Two different paths” withMary Lou Cullen and Amy Kastelin;
“Listening to the Heart of the Adoptee” with Betsy Forrest, Pam Hasegawa and Penny Partridge;
“Choosing Forgiveness: the Hell of it All” with Lee Campbell, CUB Founder;

Entertainment:
“Roots Unknown,” Documentary by Zara Phillips.
 

2008 Carlsbad, California



General sessions:
“Mother and ‘Child’ Reunions” with Lynn Katzfey and Christine Gilleran, Sarah Burns and David "Bo" Campbell, Roberta Piper and Betsy Forrest; “
Adoption Triad Therapists” with Jeri Brown, Birthmother, Marlou Russell, PhD, Adoptee and Nancy Verrier, Adoptive Mother.