Focus 2023: A Sign of the Times

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to announce dates for Focus 2023. This in-person event will be held in Louisville, KY beginning Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. EDT and concluding at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The theme, “A Sign of the Times,” highlights the importance of youth service professionals looking back to lessons learned, while moving forward to opportunities for success. The resilience of all those who are committed to supporting youth and families make it possible to prepare today to provide critical resources for the challenges of tomorrow. Celebrate the journey and sense of community by joining NSPN and other youth service professionals from across the country to learn, plan for change, and network to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge. 

Save the Date

Focus 2023 begins with the opening session and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 and ends at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 20, 2023 following two sessions (incl. site visit) and lunch.

Early Bird Rate

April 3, 2023 through May 31, 2023

NSPN Members: $350 per registrant
Non-Members: $450 per registrant

Early registration is encouraged as Focus 2021 quickly sold out.


Who Should Attend?

Youth service professionals of all staff levels from across the nation will attend Focus 2023. Attendees with job roles including direct-care staff, executive leadership, middle managers, community-based services, training and human resources, administrative staff, and marketing professionals. Sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising packages are available.

Attendees of Focus 2021 include: 



Registration will open April 3, 2023. An email notification will be shared. You may also watch for details.

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Focus 2023 will be held at The Brown Hotel. The hotel is located at 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202. NSPN has negotiated a discounted room rate of $169/nt (upgrades are available.). To receive the discounted rate, please book your room through the provided link.

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Special Event at Focus 2023 

Safe Place® will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary during Focus 2023 with a night of fun, food, and fundraising. This special event will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Focus 2023 registration includes entry for the registrant to attend the Safe Place 40th Anniversary Celebration. Those registering for Focus 2023 are welcome to purchase tickets for guests not attending the full conference to attend the celebration event only for an additional fee during the registration process. Sponsorship opportunities for the night of celebration are also available. Check back for details.


Highlights from Past Conferences

In 2021, the NSPN Membership and Safe Place teams doubled down to raise the true odds for attendees, organizations, and the youth served in Las Vegas. View highlights from this conference hereYou may also view details of past conferences including Focus 2020Focus 2018Focus 2016, and Focus 2014If you have any questions, please contact NSPN at 502.635.3660 or [email protected].