2014 Conference Location

This year’s conference will take place in Washington, DC, at a new location - the Grand Hyatt Washington.

Online registration for the 2014 WREC is now open.

New OPRE Website

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation has developed a new website, which provides access to relevant research on low-income children and families and information on funding opportunities.

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Use the “Sign up“ button below to receive email updates from OPRE and stay current on new research.

Conference Videos on ACF YouTube Channel

Conference footage from previous conferences, as well as other relevant videos, can be found on the ACF YouTube channel.

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will hold the 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) May 28–30, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.

For more than sixteen years, the WREC has been a leading forum for family self-sufficiency and poverty researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners and program operators and Federal officials and policymakers to network with peers and discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies.

Learn more about the conference