NCC18 Registration


NCC18 Registration


We'd love for you to join us for our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference. NCC18 will happen on November 9 and 10 at the Chicago Marriott O”Hare, 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago. We'll have a special reception on the evening of November 8 as well as post-conference sessions on the morning of November 11.

You also can join us virtually as we will live broadcast selected sessions from both conference days for free.

Our conference features presentations and panel discussions from family caregivers and former family caregivers. At our conference, just like in our day, we’re the experts. Join us to connect to others who understand and to receive insights, inspirations and information. This year’s conference theme, Our Best Selves, encourages us to look at how we do our best during an experience that feels like the worst. Our NCC18 agenda introduces you to our sessions and presenters.


We're changing up our costs this year now that we have better idea of our costs. We still want to keep the conference affordable for you while ensuring we can continue to host the conference each year.

This year, you can:

  • Register to attend our workshops and sessions and purchase our meal plan. Our meal plan includes continental breakfast and lunch on each day. The food served at the conference is delicious.
  • Register just to attend our workshops and sessions and eat meals on your own. If you'd choose not to opt into our meal plan, you can walk to a few restaurants nearby or purchase food at the grocery store which is a short five-minute walk away.

Regardless of which option you choose, you'll receive our conference app which helps you organize your days with us. Virtual attendees will access to our app so they can download our presentations and handouts.

Early Bird Registration Costs (June 1 through September 1)

Registration costs for family caregivers and former family caregivers
(individuals who care or cared for a family member or friend)

$40 for one day
$60 for two days
$80 for three days

Registration costs for professionals
(individuals who work -- or want to work -- with family caregivers through their own business or an organization or agency)

$79 for one day
$149 for two days
$199 for three days

Add $15 for CEUs

Costs for additional training (offered pre- and post-conference)

Certified Caregiving Consultant™ training program: $799
Certified Caregiving Educator™ training program: $399
Caregiving Start-Up Boot Camp: $399 (details to come)
Sensitivity Training for Employers and Managers: $79

Registration and training costs reflect a 20% discount which expires on Aug. 31. Price increase takes effect on Sept. 1.

Meal Plan

$35 for one day (2 meals)
$70 for two days (4 meals)
$99 for three days (6 meals)

Daily meal plan includes:

Continental breakfast with coffee
Buffet lunch with dessert and beverages

Our pricing tables, below, reflect the costs of attending the conference if you choose the meal plans.

Scholarship Fund
We’re creating a scholarship fund for family caregivers in need so they can attend our conference at no charge. If you’d like, you can donate $1 to our fund when you register. Stay tuned to details on how you can apply for a scholarship.

Volunteers Needed
Would you like to help us out at the conference? When you volunteer, you receive complementary registration and our meal plan. Stay tuned for details.

Hotel Details
To reserve a guest room for November 8 and/or November 9 and/or November 10 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, please call the Marriott at 773-693-4444. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare. Daily hotel parking for Friday and Saturday is $3. Overnight parking is $9. The hotel is located at 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago.

Conference Recordings
With so many sessions, how can you be six places at once? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Benefit from a year’s worth of valuable educational sessions when you purchase a complete package of CareGiving Conference recordings. All recorded sessions are offered as Video MP4 and Audio MP3 files. The video files include complete PowerPoints synced to audio, exactly as they happen in the room.

Questions? Call Denise at 773-343-6341 or send her an email.

Be sure to come back here on June 1 to take advantage of our early-bird registration.