SOFT Conference 2023

A Bridge to Hope

We are excited to bring you the 2023 SOFT Conference!

The 2023 SOFT Conference will be held July 12 - 16, 2023 in Greenville, SC. Our conference hosts are Josh and Renae Bradley.

SOFT's annual conference is a place for families to connect with each other, learn new things in our forums, clinics and workshops, and remember all the angels who have gone too soon.

This page will be updated as more details are announced. Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up with all that is being planned for you this July in Greenville, SC.

The hotel room block is open for reservations - see below.

The conference registration link will be on this page when registration goes live.

The 2023 SOFT Conference!

We invite you to join us for the 202 3SOFT Conference. This in person conference is designed for all our SOFT families (including extended families, friends and your kids' caregivers) wherever you are in your trisomy journey.

Where: Greenville, SC
When: July 12 - 16, 2023

Important dates & details:

Hotel block closes: June 10, 2023

Early registration deadline: June 15, 2023 or when space fills.

Final registration deadline: June 30, 2023

Deadline for "SOFT Friends" Video photo submission: June 1, 2023

Deadline to apply for assistance from the Joey Watson fund: May 31, 2023

No walk up registration will be permitted this year.

Full ADULT (ages 12+) Conference Registration (Conference, Workshops, Clinics, Picnic):

Early Registration: $149
Late Registration: $169

Full Child (age 5-11) Conference Registration:

Early registration: $119
Late registration: $139

Children under 5 and SOFT children: FREE

Adult Picnic & Auction Registration: $49

Child Picnic & Auction Registration: $35

Donations for the SOFT Auction can be sent to:
Josh and Renae Bradley
33 Holcombe Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

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About the Conference Hotel

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center

Address: 670 Verdae Boulevard Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Phone: 864-676-9090
Special Rate: $119/night* plus tax for queen or king suite.

*This rate expires June 10th, so don't wait! You can reserve this rate for your stay beginning Sunday July 9 - Monday July 17 so you can explore Greenville either before or after the conference.

Remember, a hotel reservation does NOT register you for the conference; that is separate. Click the "Register for Conference" button above for your conference registration.

The hotel offers on-site self parking.  Ask about any costs when reserving your room.

The SOFT Registration desk will open on Wednesday July 12th at 1pm. For location and additional information please see the conference schedule.

Please check in as soon as you arrive so you can receive your conference bag which contains essential conference information and much more.

Welcome Dinner

Thursday night’s Welcome Dinner will feature a Keynote Speaker and events such as the Parade of Stars, Remembering our Angels (in memory of Stacy Vanherreweghe), Erin Jorgenson scholarship awards, other awards, entertainment, and plenty of opportunities to socialize with families and friends!

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"SOFT Friends" Annual Video

The Kari Deann Holladay “SOFT Friends Video”, will be shown during Saturday morning's Business Meeting.

Click the "More Information" button for all the details on submitting your child's photo. Submission deadline is June 1, 2023. Any photos received after this date can not be included in the video.

Clinics & Workshops

Thursday Medical Forum/Clinics

Details coming soon


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Outings & Events


Annual SOFT Remembrance Outing

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Siblings Outings

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Ryan Cantrell Memorial Celebration

The annual Ryan Cantrell Memorial Celebration will be held at the Saturday Picnic.


The Auction will be held Saturday night at the conference hotel. The auction includes both silent and live auctions.

All auction items are donated from the local community as well as from SOFT members across the country and around the world.

Please send your Auction Donation Items to 
Josh and Renae Bradley
33 Holcombe Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

Memory Room

The Memory Room will be will be open as outlined in the conference schedule. Please bring photo albums or other memorabilia to display! Be sure to remove your belongings prior to closure!

SOFT Families gathering for the Balloon Celebration at SOFT Conference


Details coming soon

Joey Watson Memorial Conference Attendance Assistance Fund

The Joey Watson Memorial Conference Attendance Assistance fund exists to assist qualifying families with basic conference expenses. Typically this might be help with conference registration fees or a possible hotel night.  The deadline for submitting the form is May 31st and requestors must seek other assistance in their communities prior to asking for help from this fund.  These funds are very limited, so start early.


Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Travel Tips, for those traveling by air with children and/or equipment.