2014 Annual Conference

ERICSA 2014:  Taking Flight for Children and Families

The 51st ERICSA conference will have the workshop program excellence that excites you along with the networking opportunities that you eagerly anticipate year to year. ERICSA’s program planning committee offers you a schedule of stellar plenaries and workshops. The schedule is packed with three plenary sessions and forty-five workshops to appeal to both new and experienced child support professionals. Our colleagues from the Office of Child Support Enforcement will once again have a dedicated track designed to share with us the latest news, trends and technology in the federal child support program.

Location:
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 Highpoint Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27407
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See you in Greensboro as we Take Flight!

Agenda and Handouts

4 plenaries and 45 workshops.

The forty-five workshops covered a wide range of subjects including Advanced UIFSA Scenarios, Weekly / Bi-Weekly Orders; Does your Training have RDD?; Personnel Challenges for Managers; Predictive Analytics; State & Tribal Collaboration; Interjurisdictional Case Law Update; Fatherhood Initiatives; Locate  / Social Media; Civil Contempt; Ethics of Technology and much much more! No matter what your position, judicial official, attorney, administrator or line worker, you will find workshops designed just for you.

Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors

ERICSA could not function as successfully as we do without the support of so many wonderful sponsors and exhibitors each year.

 

Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird:  $365 Closed
Advance:  $395 Closed
Regular:  $425 Submitted after April 25
Speaker/Moderator: $350   
Volunteer: $250 Pre-approved - NC only  
Daily: $200  
Board Member:  $200  
Life Member: $0  

Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons in Greensboro, North Carolina is the perfect blend of fine Southern hospitality and high-tech meeting facilities. There are 990 finely-appointed guestrooms, 250,000 needs-customizable square feet of meeting space, and 100,000 square feet of pre-function and exhibition space.

After a day of perfectly executed meetings, colleagues can recap and unwind over drinks at one of the 4 lounges.  Enjoy an array of restaurants, too.  Joseph’s Restaurant seats up to 400 and serves a satisfying menu of American cuisine.  The Skylite Café offers Italian favorites, Southern comfort foods, salads and sandwiches.  For lighter fare, and on-the-go dining, the Café Expresso serves continental breakfast items, freshly prepared salads and New York deli-style sandwiches. 

Guests can keep up with their fitness regimens at our fully-equipped cardiovascular fitness center, complete with weights, treadmills, rowing machines and more. Or enjoy some relaxation in the indoor/outdoor pool complete with tableside service provided by the Connection Martini Bar.

We have passed the cutoff date for our room block at the special conference rate.  However, there are still rooms available at the hotel and they will continue to honor the rate of $102.00 while the room supply lasts.  

To make a reservation call 800-242-6556 and ask for reservations.  When you reach the Reservations Department tell them you are coming to the ERICSA Conference May 18-22, 2014 and would like a room at the $102.00 conference rate.

Greensboro Welcomes the 51st Annual ERICSA Training Conference & Exposition!

ERICSA is planning an exciting conference with valuable programming in a great destination.  Officially established in 1808 and named after Revolutionary War patriot commander Nathanael Greene, Greensboro is located in picturesque Guilford County in central North Carolina and midpoint on the East Coast. The city is a center for business, industry and education and is home to more than a quarter million people.

Whether your travel plans involve planes, trains or automobiles, getting to Greensboro is a breeze. Interstates 40 and 85 and the future I-73 and I-74 converge in Greensboro, and Piedmont Triad International Airport offers non-stop daily flights to and from cities across the United States. In downtown Greensboro, the J. Douglas Gaylon Depot offers passenger rail service to New York, New Orleans, Charlotte and Raleigh.

A pleasant climate year-round and warm spirited Southern hospitality make Greensboro a great destination for any season. Add an outstanding collection of golf courses, shopping venues, gourmet restaurants and eclectic eateries, energetic nightlife, sports, museums, galleries and festivals to the mix and it’s easy to see why Greensboro has the winning combination for the ERICSA conference.

Piedmont Triad International Airport

Service by eight major airlines and commuter airlines to cities across the United States—including daily non-stop flights to the nation’s top business destinations and daily departures to the nation’s hubs—ranks Piedmont Triad International Airport as a major aviation center for the Southeast.  Piedmont Triad International Airport is off Hwy. 68 North from I-40 West. Airport visitors will appreciate the facility’s easy access. A three-level terminal features ticket counters, baggage claim areas, lounges, restaurants, shops, travel services and more. Limousine, airport transportation and car rental services are also available, along with a visitor’s information booth.

Downtown Greensboro is an easy 15-minute drive from the airport. Transportation is provided by independent taxi companies, limousine services and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). The Sheraton Greensboro offers a complimentary shuttle to the hotel.

Carriers

  • Allegiant Air (702) 505-8888
  • American/American Eagle (800) 433-7300
  • Continental/Continental Express (800) 525-0280
  • Delta/Delta Connection (800) 221-1212
  • Northwest/KLM (800) 225-2525
  • Skybus
  • US Airways/ US Airways Commuters (800) 428-4322
  • United/United Express (800) 241-6522

The Gordon Moseley Rising Star Scholarship

2014 Winners

  • Jennifer Arsenault -Gordon Moseley scholarship
    Jennifer is a Support specialist for the State of Michigan, Office of Child Support for the past six years.
  • Jennifer Karle - Gordon Moseley scholarship in honor of Tim Sowder
    Jennifer is a Senior Officer in the Erie County, Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, Domestic relations section. She has worked in various capacities for the domestic relations section for the past 14 years.
  • Shelley Kateley - Host state Gordon Moseley scholarship
    Shelley is an Intergovernmental Agent ll for Cabarrus County N.C. Department of Human Services where she has served for eight years.

The Gordon Moseley Rising Star Scholarships help ensure dedicated child support enforcement workers are able to attend the annual ERICSA training conference each year.  The purpose of these scholarships is to help expand knowledge of the child support program and to promote professional development.

Normally, two scholarships are awarded each year; however, the ERICSA Board of Directors has determined that three scholarships will be given in 2014.  The third scholarship will be given in honor of ERICSA's great friend and Board member, Tim Sowder who tragically passed away in 2013.  Simply stated, Tim was a great man, who had the ability to make anyone who met him or came in contact with him, feel happy and at ease.  He was incredibly generous with his time and knowledge and always willing to help.  Therefore, it is most fitting that a scholarship be awarded in Tim's name to assist someone in attending a conference that Tim so deeply cared about.  Therefore, one scholarship will be given to an applicant from within the host state (North Carolina) and two others to applicants outside of the host state.