The Forum

Event Details

The 2023 Forum for Executive Directors and Program Directors will be at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark on March 29-30, 2023.

During this year’s Forum, CASA programs and key child welfare partners across the state will discuss how our work aligns and plan how we can best work together to improve outcomes for children and their families involved in the child welfare system.

The objectives are to:

  • Highlight initiatives around the state that are focused on permanency, particularly reunification
  • Develop action steps for the partnership of our organizations and future service related communication
  • Understand current trends in child welfare and CASA
  • Manage change for CASA Staff and Volunteers

This is a roundtable, and we envision an open space for conversation and discussion, and ask that you come prepared to provide input so that we can develop meaningful action items and next steps.


Date & Time
Wednesday, March 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Event check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. on March 29 in room Bluebonnet BC.

Meals Included
March 29: Lunch & dinner
March 30: Breakfast

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark
5615 Landmark Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78249 | Map
Parking is complimentary.

Information to book your hotel room will be included in your confirmation email, once you register.


Wednesday, March 29
9:00 a.m. check-in opens; programming begins at 10:00 am.

  • Welcome and Setting Intentions
  • Getting to Know Child Welfare Partners & Discussion  – Part 1
  • Lunch
  • Getting to Know Child Welfare Partners & Discussion  – Part 2
  • Break
  • Break-out Sessions with Programs and Child Welfare Partners
  • Developing Next Steps
  • Break
  • Bringing it Back to CASA
  • Adjourn Meeting

Evening Activities:

  • Hotel Happy Hour
  • CASA Dinner

Thursday, March 30
Breakfast included with hotel stay; programming begins at 9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Speaker, Amy Cunningham (View Amy’s Bio)
  • Data trends in Child Welfare and in CASA
  • Break
  • Break-out Sessions & Large Group Share-out (Topic: How does the CASA role evolve in a changing system and remain manageable for volunteers?)
  • Adjourn Meeting

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be granted if cancelled on or before February 17, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact Marketing and Media Manager Lindsey Lee at