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(written by the Keynote speaker for our March 2017 Conference)

Copyright © 2016 Joan Callander Dingle

2017 GAP Conference

We currently have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like to learn how you can reach this unique population, please view our Sponsor Letter (PDF) To register for this event, please download our registration form (PDF).

Sponsors for Grandparents as Parents 2017 Conference


The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY. Grandparents, caregivers, relatives, and professionals are invited to attend.

There are two presentations from our featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle—a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

The conference also includes:

  • 8 Breakout Workshops
  • Free Legal Consultations
  • Benefits Consultations (social security/disability, DCBS family support, adoption, kinship, Medicaid & SHIP)
  • Exhibits/Resource Fair
  • Lunch

The conference is $5.00 for grandparents/relatives and $50.00 for professionals.

Space is limited—registration deadline is March 10th.


To register for this event, please download our registration form (PDF).

Read about our workshops by downloading our workshop flyer (PDF).

GAP Support Group Meetings - Fourth Monday of the Month 

2015 GAP Speakers

If you’d like to learn more about this year’s GAP Speakers, please read our 2015 GAP Speaker’s Biographies.

2014 Attendee Quotes

  • “I’m already involved with a support group and love it. It’s good to talk with someone in the same situation.”
  • “I have told many people about the GAP conference.”
  • “Raising children now is very different than raising children in the 1990’s.”

2013 Evaluations

  • Most previous attendees have attended this conference at least twice some have attended every year.
  • 50% of attendees shared the information they learned with others
  • 43% gained knowledge about the legal system

If you missed the conference or would like to hear from some of the speakers you may have missed, you can now view the highlights from the presenters.

2013 GAP Conference Videos