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The RECS will be held May 30-June 1, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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Make Your Hotel Reservations for the 2018 RECS!

To make hotel reservations, contact the Renaissance Hotel by phone at (800) 468-3571. Use the group name "2018 RECS" to receive the discounted room rate. Additionally, reservations can be made through 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.

Learn more about the conference

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!

Make Hotel Reservations

Contact the Renaissance Hotel by phone at (800) 468-3571. Use the group name "2018 RECS” to receive the discounted room rate. Additionally, reservations can be made through 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.

Learn more