Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
Details Coming Soon!
Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
Details Coming Soon!

About the Conference

Once a year, agency owners and staff from across the globe gather for one weekend to recharge, connect, and energize. APNA’s annual conference provides an opportunity for agencies to immerse themselves in new knowledge, learn new skills and techniques, connect with like-minded business owners, and take away immediate plans they can implement to succeed in the private service industry.

More information will be released in the weeks to come, including a dynamic and diverse speaker line-up of experts from other industries and some familiar faces from within our own membership. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 cases nationwide and will be releasing guidelines as we get closer to October to ensure everyone who wishes to attend will be able to do so safely and confidently.

We cannot wait to be reunited with other agency owners in our community and meet some of the faces we have been introduced to last year through webinars, mastermind groups and our virtual conferences. We look forward to celebrating our victories together in San Diego as we look towards a post-pandemic future and prepare for whatever is next together.

The conference is open to owners and staff members of nanny agencies worldwide – you do not need to be a member of APNA to attend. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego this October. 

October 19-22, 2022

San Diego, CA.

Conference Will Begin

Hotel & Venue

APNA is elated to be hosting our annual conference October 19th – 22nd at the stunning Rancho Bernardo Inn this year.

With 265 acres to explore, Rancho Bernardo Inn is your place in the sun.

Discover a hidden beauty in North County with an end-of-the-earth feel and exceptional access to local culture: beach towns, buzzy breweries and endless hikes to burn off indulgences. Verandas open to meandering walkways, mornings on sun-dappled balconies or afternoons spent perfecting your golf game on our Championship course. Après everything by our fireplaces—cocktails, an adventurous wine list or family s’mores.

APNA Guests will enjoy:
✨ $239 room rate (single/double)
✨ Complimentary Resort Fee
✨ Arrive early or stay later. Room rate good 3+ days before or after conference dates.
✨ 10% Spa discount
✨ 10% Golf discount
✨ $32 guest parking / $37 Valet parking
 
This stunning location is located 30 minutes from San Diego Airport and surrounded by wineries, shops, restaurants and more!
Wednesday, October 19

Day One

Schedule

9:00 am – 1:00 pm 
APNA Board Meeting

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Attendee Registration Open (all attendees must check-in with conference registration prior to attending events) 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Pre-Conference Mixer
sponsored by HomeWork Solutions

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception 
sponsored by GTM Payroll Services 

Thursday, October 20

Day Two

Schedule

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast & Registration
Breakfast sponsored by Scout

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Welcome & Introduction of APNA Board Members

8:30 am – 10:00 am
First Impressions: An Impact in Just 27 Seconds Brenda Wells, Dale Carnegie 

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Networking Break & Vendor Expo

10:15 am – 11:15 am
10 Must Haves into Your Client Contracts + Secret Clauses – Bob King, Legally Nanny

11:15 am – 11:30 pm
Networking Break & Vendor Expo
Sponsored by RayzKidz

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bottom Line for EngagementBrenda Wells, Dale Carnegie 

Avoiding Bias in Candidate Screening – Mike Coffey, PFC Caregiver & Household Screening

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch and Network with Sponsors
Lunch sponsored by PFC Caregiver & Household Screening

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Designing Your Dream Funnel for Your Dream Caregivers – Jim Winblood, Mom’s Best Friend Agency – Dallas/Ft. Worth

Creating Recurring Revenue Through Temp Memberships Michelle Kelsey, Nannies on Call 

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
APNA Honors Awards: Rising Star & Staffing Employee of the Year
APNA Honors Sponsored by HomePay by Care.com

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Mini Sessions (Roundtables)

4:15 pm
Poolside Networking

Attendees are on their own for dinner!

Friday, October 21

Day Three

Schedule

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast
Sponsored by Alpha | Omega Coverage Corp.

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Judith Merlin Scholarship Introduction
Sponsor Introductions + Announcements

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Fireside Chat: Growing – Thinking Outside the Box – Lauren Rosin with Shenandoah Davis, Adventure Nannies

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Networking Break & Vendor Expo

10:00 am – 11:00 am
You Can Count On It: Building a budget that takes your business from maintainable to sustainable Laura Chandra, Boston Nanny Centre

Ask the Experts Panel: What We Learned the Hard Way: Expert Advice from Veterans Who’ve “Been There” Wendy Sachs, Philadelphia Nanny Network; Barbara Kline, White House Nannies; Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Care.com

11:00 am – 11:30am
APNA Honors Awards: Lifetime Achievement & Agency of the Year
Sponsored by HomePay by Care.com

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Approaches to Long Term Placements and Pricing that Generate Revenue – Guy Maddalone, GTM Payroll Services

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Gillian Kline Reiman, White House Nannies

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Growing Your Team | Making Your First Overseas Hire – Clint Muhlenberg, Level

Bringing Talent Back to the Workplace – Erika Slade, E-Nanny

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Let’s Get Legal: Dealing with Discriminatory Requests – Harry Jones, Polsinelli and Jami Dennis, ABC Nannies & Domestics

3:30 pm
Closing Remarks & Last Chance Vendors

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Closing Reception
Sponsored by Jovie

Attendees on their own for dinner.

Wednesday, October 19

Day One

Schedule

9:00 am – 1:00 pm 
APNA Board Meeting

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Attendee Registration Open (all attendees must check-in with conference registration prior to attending events) 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Pre-Conference Mixer
sponsored by HomeWork Solutions

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception 
sponsored by GTM Payroll Services 

Thursday, October 20

Day Two

Schedule

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast & Registration
Breakfast sponsored by Scout

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Welcome & Introduction of APNA Board Members

8:30 am – 10:00 am
First Impressions: An Impact in Just 27 Seconds Brenda Wells, Dale Carnegie 

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Networking Break & Vendor Expo

10:15 am – 11:15 am
10 Must Haves into Your Client Contracts + Secret Clauses – Bob King, Legally Nanny

11:15 am – 11:30 pm
Networking Break & Vendor Expo
Sponsored by RayzKidz

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bottom Line for EngagementBrenda Wells, Dale Carnegie 

Avoiding Bias in Candidate Screening – Mike Coffey, PFC Caregiver & Household Screening

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch and Network with Sponsors
Lunch sponsored by PFC Caregiver & Household Screening

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Designing Your Dream Funnel for Your Dream Caregivers – Jim Winblood, Mom’s Best Friend Agency – Dallas/Ft. Worth

Creating Recurring Revenue Through Temp Memberships Michelle Kelsey, Nannies on Call

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
APNA Honors Awards: Rising Star & Staffing Employee of the Year
APNA Honors Sponsored by HomePay by Care.com

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Mini Sessions (Roundtables)

4:15 pm
Poolside Networking

Attendees are on their own for dinner!

Friday, October 21

Day Three

Schedule

 

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast
Sponsored by Alpha | Omega Coverage Corp.

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Judith Merlin Scholarship Introduction
Sponsor Introductions + Announcements

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Fireside Chat: Growing – Thinking Outside the Box – Lauren Rosin with Shenandoah Davis, Adventure Nannies

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Networking Break & Vendor Expo

10:00 am – 11:00 am
You Can Count On It: Building a budget that takes your business from maintainable to sustainable Laura Chandra, Boston Nanny Centre

Ask the Experts Panel: What We Learned the Hard Way: Expert Advice from Veterans Who’ve “Been There” Wendy Sachs, Philadelphia Nanny Network; Barbara Kline, White House Nannies; Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Care.com

11:00 am – 11:30am
APNA Honors Awards: Lifetime Achievement & Agency of the Year
Sponsored by HomePay by Care.com

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Approaches to Long Term Placements and Pricing that Generate Revenue – Guy Maddalone, GTM Payroll Services

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Gillian Kline Reiman, White House Nannies

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Growing Your Team | Making Your First Overseas Hire – Clint Muhlenberg, Level

Bringing Talent Back to the Workplace – Erika Slade, E-Nanny

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Let’s Get Legal: Dealing with Discriminatory Requests – Harry Jones, Polsinelli and Jami Dennis, ABC Nannies & Domestics

3:30 pm
Closing Remarks & Last Chance Vendors

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Closing Reception
Sponsored by Jovie

Attendees on their own for dinner.

Judith Langer Merlin Scholarship for APNA Education

Judi was a pioneer in our industry having started A Friend of the Family in Atlanta over 30 years ago. She was a founding member of APNA, the first co-president, and a long-time board member. Her loss leaves a void for many who knew her and were touched in some way by her generous spirit, gentle soul and faithful friendship.

In her honor, APNA has created the Judith Langer Merlin Scholarship for APNA Education.

APNA Honors was created as a way to recognize our members for service and achievements in our industry. Each year a committee reviews nominations and selects those members that have strive to provide quality service that meets or exceeds APNA standards.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 APNA Conference Sponsors

FAQ

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

You can request a cancellation of your registration and a refund up to August 15, 2022.We will refund your registration to the card used when you registered, minus a $75 cancellation fee. We do permit transferring your registration to another party, but you must let us know in advance and there is a $25 transfer fee to be paid before we process the registration. No refunds after August 15, 2022.
 

CAN I PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR MY STAFF?

Yes. We welcome staff. You can add additional registrants when you register yourself. If you’ve already registered, you can simply go back to your registration (we encourage you to create an account within the registration system, RegFox), and add additional attendees. Discounted rates will be automatically adjusted depending on the number of registrants.

DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF APNA TO REGISTER?

No. We welcome everyone to register for our Conference. We do offer member and non-member pricing, with additional discounts for groups of 3 or more from the same agency.

HOW CAN I BOOK A HOTEL ROOM?

Once you have registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email from admin@theapna.org (be sure and check spam folders or promotions tab in Gmail). This email will include information on how to book your room and whom to contact if any issues. 

Questions?

Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant
admin@theapna.org

See you in San Diego!