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Join us at the 2018 RECS!

The RECS will be held May 30-June 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. While online registration has closed, on-site registration will be available.

Visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information on the conference location.

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Limited Rooms Available for the 2018 RECS!

The deadline to receive discounted rates has passed. Reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and rates may be significantly higher. To make reservations, contact the Renaissance Hotel at (800) 468-3571, using the group name "2018 RECS", or use the hotel’s online reservation system.

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The new RECS Newsletter brings you important updates and featured research. Read the latest issue on our website and be sure to subscribe to the RECS mailing list to receive it in your inbox.

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RECS Mobile App

The 2018 RECS mobile app will be available soon. The app will allow you to personalize your conference schedule, access speaker bios and presentations, and more!

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Since 1998, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. For nearly 20 years, the RECS been a leading forum for researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners, and Federal officials and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies. The next RECS, which will take place May 30-June 1, 2018, will provide an opportunity to gather in Washington D.C. and hear the latest findings from evaluations of social welfare programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and develop strategies for future evaluations.

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RECS Mobile App

The 2018 RECS mobile app will be available soon. The app will allow you to personalize your conference schedule, access speaker bios and presentations, and more!

Limited Rooms Available

The deadline to receive a discounted rate for hotel rooms has passed. Rooms may be booked on a space available basis, and rates may be significantly higher. Contact the Renaissance Hotel at (800) 468-3571, using the group name "2018 RECS”, or use the hotel’s online reservation system.

RECS Newsletter

Join the RECS mailing list to receive the RECS Newsletter. You can read past issues on this website.

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