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2018 NYWFIA 35th Annual Training Seminar

June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm


NYWFIA’s 35th Annual Training Seminar will be held June 3rd through 6th at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, located at 101 Olympic Drive, Lake Placid.

Our 35th Anniversary Conference Theme is: “Preparing Investigators Promoting Prevention with a Purpose”.

Announcement Letters

Below are the official announcement letters from NYWFIA’s President and the OTDA & OCFS Commissioner’s, provided as PDF documents:

2018 NYWFIA President's Official Announcement Letter


2018 NWFIA - OTDA & OCFS Commissioner Letter


Location & Hotel Booking

The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid is located at 101 Olympic Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946.  Guests may register at our discounted rate through May 16th, but please be sure to book early to insure you receive the discounted rate.  Rates include breadfast daily.

How to Book a Room

You may book a room by calling the hotel at 1-800-874-1980.  Reference Booking Code “NYWFIA” to ensure you receive the following group rates:

  • $ 112.00 per person for single occupancy
  • $ 65.00 per person for double occupancy
  • $ 49.33 per person for Triple occupancy
  • $ 41.50 per person for Quad occupancy

Please note that it is the responsibility of the guests and/or individual Staff Coordinators to find roommates for double/triple/quad occupancy guests. NYWFIA, nor the Hotel, will be responsible for room assignments. Those guests who do not have a secured roommate will be charged the single room rate.


The training will begin at 9:00 AM on June 4th with welcome session featuring local and state dignitaries, OTDA, OCFS and OWIG. Our complete agenda includes session descriptions and speaker bios, and is available as a PDF 2018 NYWFIA Annual Seminar Agenda

Registration Fees

Below are the registration fees for this year’s event:

  • Full Conference – $165
  • Mon & Wed, $130
  • Tues. & Wed. $130
  • Mon. Only – $85
  • Tues. Only – $85
  • Wed. Only – $45


Our partners at the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and the Office of Child and Family Services have agreed to continue supporting our common goals as they will once again be offering Full and Commuter Scholarships. We thank them for their commitment and dedication; OTDA and OCFS are each providing 58 full seminar scholarships. OTDA is offering an additional 31 commuter scholarships for participants who are within 200 miles of Lake Placid. Please note that scholarships do not include transportation or lodging costs. Please contact your local staff development coordinator or training coordinator to apply for these scholarships. HRA employees, please contact your Supervisor.

Please review the letter from OTDA & OCFS below for details:

2018 NYWFIA Seminar Scholarship Information from OTDA & OCFS


Meal Information

Monday’s Lunch Options:

  • Rigatoni Primavera
  • Turkey Focaccia

Tuesday’s Dinner Options:

  • Sliced Tenderloin
  • Chicken Prosciutto
  • Grilled Vegetables and Tempeh






June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Crowne Plaza Lake Placid
101 Olympic Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946 United States
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(518) 523-2556
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