You are invited to register for the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2024, convened by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year's conference will be held in-person on May 29–31, 2024, at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. RECS will also offer a limited number of sessions online, including select sessions livestreamed from the conference hotel and a small number of virtual-only events.

All conference participants, including speakers and virtual-only participants, must register to attend. There is no cost to register.

To register for RECS 2024, please click on the “Register” button below. If you require a screen reader to access the registration form, please email for assistance.

Visit the conference schedule page to see a high-level timeline for RECS 2024. A detailed agenda will be posted to the RECS website later this spring.

RECS 2024 will provide an opportunity to 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. The conference will focus on programs, policies, and services that support families on the path to economic self-sufficiency and well-being.

This year's conference will feature presentations and discussions on the following topics:

  • TANF Programs, Policies, and Populations
  • Employment and Mobility in the Labor Market
  • Youth Well-Being and the Transition to Adulthood
  • Strengthening Families, Fatherhood, Marriages, and Relationships
  • Evaluating Social Programs, Building Evidence, and Using Data
  • Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Expand Opportunity