Annual Gathering Conference


25th Anniversary Year BEREAVED PARENTS OF THE USA National Gathering Conference August 7–9, 2020 St. Louis Missouri

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Please join us as we commemorate 25 years of helping grieving parents and families rebuild their lives after the death of a child.

Our Gathering theme “25 Years of Hope” says it all. BPUSA has been a beacon of hope for grieving families since its beginning in January 1995.

The Gathering Conference will be a three-day event with keynote speakers, workshops, meals, entertainment and memorial ceremonies all designed to help bereaved parents and their families understand that they are not alone in their grief. Our annual Gatherings have been praised as wonderfully meaningful experiences, life-changing in many ways. Participants come away feeling refreshed and revitalized, better informed about the grieving process, more aware of hope and promise and affirmed by meeting new friends who travel the same path. This year, our closing ceremony on Sunday morning will include a short bus trip to visit the Angel of Hope Memorial in Blanchett Park, St. Charles, MO.

The Marriott-branded Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel is now undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation that will be extensive. Inside, all 259 guest rooms will be renovated along with meeting spaces, public areas and the lobby. The renovation will also include a re-concepted three-meal restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an outdoor entertainment area featuring a large swimming pool. BPUSA is looking forward to hosting our Gathering in this brand-new setting. The hotel will, again, be offering special room rates to Gathering attendees.

The hotel is located close to St. Louis' acclaimed Forest Park and Washington University, and just 10 minutes from the city's downtown via the Metrolink. Known for its iconic arch, a must-see attraction, St. Louis is a vacation destination of national prominence, with many sightseeing adventures to enjoy. Plan a family vacation in conjunction with the Gathering. Spend some time remembering your child and then explore life on the Mississippi in this bustling, modern “Gateway to the West.” CLICK HERE for more St. Louis attractions!

It's never too early to start making plans to attend the 2020 BPUSA Gathering Conference. Hope to see you in St. Louis!!







Awards Application Forms

Would you like to nominate someone for an award? Below are awards nomination forms. Download the relevant form and fill out.

Chapter-Leader-Award.pdf

Humble-servant-Award.pdf

Peterson-Award.pdf

They-Really-Made-a-Difference-Award.pdf

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