2019 Conference On-Site Amenities

The Omni Fort Worth Hotel is the headquarters for the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference (see room reservations & rates). All presentations, meetings, poster sessions, exhibits, and events will be held at this location.

Below are several key conference services and amenities to enhance and enrich your conference experience.


NCFR is committed to providing a safe and collegial meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and free expression of ideas without harassment, discrimination, and hostile conduct, as well as equal opportunity and treatment for all its conference participants. This same commitment is expected of all conference participants.

Please read the NCFR Annual Conference Code of Conduct and learn how to report harassment or unacceptable behavior that occurs at the conference.

In addition:

  • NCFR will offer live on-screen captioning for its four plenary sessions at the 2019 conference, provided by a captionist with expertise in captioning academic content. All attendees will also be provided with handheld fans/signs to use in any session to indicate to a presenter to speak louder Sponsored by University of Minnesota, Department of Family Social Science.
  • The Omni Fort Worth Hotel and NCFR want to ensure that all individuals can participate fully in the NCFR conference. For needs related to guest accommodations, please contact the hotel directly at 817-535-6664.
  • NCFR can provide reasonable accommodations for disability when requests are made in advance. For requests made at the conference, it might not be possible to provide certain accommodations. NCFR cannot provide personal aide services. If you have questions while at the conference, visit the conference registration desk.


Hotel Accommodations and Dining

At the Omni, you'll find an elegant and updated interior with lots of natural light, as well as inviting outdoor features nearby. Each guest room for registered NCFR attendees includes complimentary wifi and mini-fridge coolers. ADA accessible rooms available by request. The hotel dining lineup features a steakhouse, a casual restaurant, a neighborhood bar, a wine bar, a pool bar, and a Starbucks right on site. A fitness center, rooftop pool, and spa add to the on-site experience. Find NCFR's hotel reservation link.

Child Care

For parents seeking supervised care for children traveling with them to the conference, local provider Mom's Best Friend is accepting reservations for in-room hotel care.

Rates are $24.95/hour for 1-3 children, and $25.95/hour for 4-5 children. A $125 membership fee is waived for hotel clients (at the conference host hotel or other hotel at which you stay to attend the 2019 conference). There is a four-hour minimum for all care scheduled.  

Parents or caregivers are responsible for making their own arrangements and paying for all child care fees, including parking for the sitter. Learn about the sitter screening process and make a reservation on the Mom's Best Friend website.

(NCFR does not manage any arrangements, reservations, or contacts with the provider and assumes no responsibility or liability related to participants' child care needs.)

Family Room

A non-staffed, designated room will be provided for parents and their small children. More details will follow about location and amenities provided in this space.

All-Gender Restrooms

NCFR's identification of all-gender restrooms at its annual conference is intended to make public restrooms in our host hotel more welcoming and safer for transgender, gender-expansive people, and those who need restroom assistance. Our goal is to provide a safe and accessible environment for all people attending our conference. Location information will be available closer to the conference.

Onsite Wellness

Sponsored by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

NCFR seeks to support attendees' well-being during their on-site conference experience.

  • A Spirituality/Meditation Room will be available as a quiet space on conference days. Hours TBA

  • Morning yoga sessions will be available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Hours TBA

  • Water fill stations will be available throughout the conference meeting rooms.


Relax and Recharge Room

Conference attendees looking for a quiet place to either work or unwind are invited to check in to the Relax and Recharge Room. Separate yet nearby other session and meeting rooms, it will feature tables for attendees to gather casually, as well as computers, a printer, and device chargers free for attendees to use. More details will follow about location and amenities provided in this space.

WiFi in Meeting Spaces

Sponsored by University of Missouri Department of Human Development & Family Science

Free WiFi will be available in conference meeting spaces. Login information will be available closer to the conference.


Safety & Security

Please read the NCFR Annual Conference Code of Conduct and learn how to report harassment or unacceptable behavior that occurs at the conference.

Anyone attending NCFR conference events — including visitors — must be registered and wear a badge at all times while attending conference sessions and activities. Registered conference attendees must pick up their own badges and registration materials. No exceptions.

  • Guests: A $55 registration is available to guests of conference registrants to attend receptions. Register online or visit the conference registration desk for assistance.