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The Youth & Teen Program at the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) National Conference offers fun, age-appropriate activities to help educate the future of the primary immunodeficiency (PI) community. The program is exclusively for children and teens*, ages 6 months to 18 years, diagnosed with PI or who have an immediate family member with a PI. Attendees will be divided into groups by age. The program is available Friday and Saturday, and families are encouraged to check their children into the program on Thursday evening. 

Registration is now open! Click here to get started.

Please note:

  • This popular program fills up quickly, so register as soon as you can!
  • Pre-registration is required! Due to the advance planning to ensure all children and teens have the resources they need, on-site registration is not available.
  • The program fee is not included in the conference registration fee; it is an additional $100 per child for two days (Friday and Saturday).
  • The program is not available to commuters.

Thank you for understanding! Check out the Youth & Teen Program schedule below.

Thursday, June 20

3:00 – 5:00 PM
In order to avoid long waiting periods on Friday morning, families are encouraged to complete the check-in process for their children and teens on Thursday.

Friday, June 21

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast with Family

7:30 AM
IDF Youth & Teen Program Opens

8:15 – 9:15 AM
Welcome & Age Appropriate Activities

9:15 – 10:15 AM
Exhibit Hall Youth & Teen Program Visit

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Age Appropriate Activities & Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lunch with Family

2:00 – 5:30 PM
Age Appropriate Activities & Sessions

6:15 – 9:00 PM
Friday Night Youth & Teen Dinner, Party & Magic Show


Saturday, June 22

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Family

8:00 AM
IDF Youth & Teen Program Opens

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Age Appropriate Activities & Sessions

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Offsite Trip for ages 5+ to the Smithsonian Museums
Age Appropriate Activities & Sessions at the Hotel

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch with Family

1:30 – 5:00 PM
Age Appropriate Activities & Sessions

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

*Parents of teens, ages 13+, will have the opportunity to provide permission for their teen to check themselves in and out of the IDF Youth & Teen Program, which will enable this group to attend sessions of interest in the adult program. 

Questions about the IDF National Conference? Click here to contact IDF, or call 414-918-3022.

Want to get notifications about the IDF 2019 National Conference? Make sure your information is up-to-date, including your e-mail address, mailing address, diagnosis of person with PI and year of birth of person with PI. These pieces of information allow us to contact you with information relevant to you and your family. In addition, we will not be able to e-mail you unless you have an IDF My Account and are subscribed to “IDF Events.” If you do have an IDF My Account, simply log in, scroll down to "Household" and edit your information. While you're logged in, scroll down to “My E-mail Subscriptions” and subscribe to “IDF Events” to subscribe to updates. If you have not created an account yet, click here to get started!

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