National Caregiving Conference Costs


National Caregiving Conference Costs

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 and closing 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. You also can select just to join us for lunch. 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.

Registration Costs

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

  • $48 for one day

  • $72 for two days

  • $96 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)

  • $99 for one day

  • $179 for two days

  • $209 for three days

  • Add $15 for CEUs

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

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

Lunch Only 

  • $23 per day, available Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11

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. Register to volunteer at NCC18.

Hotel Details
To reserve a guest room for November 9 and/or November 10 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, please call the Marriott at 773-693-4444 and ask for the National Caregiving Conference rate of $179 per night. (Please note: We've sold out at our $119 night and for Thursday night. We've been able to add more rooms but the rate has increased.) 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.

Other area hotels include:

These hotels are within walking distance. In addition, the hotels have shuttles which may drop you off at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare. Check with your hotel about shuttle drop-off.


  • Airfare: Travel to Chicago can vary from $200 to $500 depending on your departure city. You’ll fly into O’Hare International Airport.

  • The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.

  • If you’re driving, parking costs $3 per day; $9 for overnight.

Respite (Care for your caree while you are gone):

  • We’ve got respite options so you caree can enjoy a day program, overnight stay or in-room care.

  • Check with local assisted living facilities and nursing homes for a short-term stay; daily costs can begin at $120 per night;

  • Local organizations may offer help to offset the costs of respite care. Our list of respite resources helps you get started.

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.