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Become a NCC18 Sponsor or Exhibitor

More than 40 million individuals care for a family member in the United States. And, it’s not easy. Family caregivers rate their stress as 4.16 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most stressed. Family caregivers need products and services that help. They need answers.

Be part of the solution. Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the Third Annual National Caregiving Conference. Marti Hannon, World Changer Consulting, takes a selfie with a conference attendee at her booth at our Second Annual National Caregiving Conference.

Our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference will bring together family caregivers, former family caregivers and individuals who work with family caregivers. The goal of our conference is to:

  • connect attendees with support and solutions;
  • empower attendees with insights and information;
  • and entertain attendees with engaging and enlightening presentations.

This year’s conference theme is Our Best Selves. During a time that feels like the worst, how do we stay our best in our relationships, with our health, in our faith, with our finances, in our careers and during caregiving? We’ll look at how caregiving impacts us and how we can best manage that impact.

This year’s conference includes:

  • A full two-day agenda
  • Exhibitor hours on Friday and Saturday
  • A conference app available to both in-person and virtual attendees
  • Additional visibility opportunities during our Day of Service which happens on November 11 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago

Our conference will take place at Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road., Chicago. We hope to have 300 individuals attend our conference in person and another 200 watch the conference virtually.

Read the reviews of last year’s conference, our Second Annual National Caregiving Conference:

“I wanted to thank you for allowing me to participate in the conference this weekend. It was so very helpful to speak to people in the trenches of caregiving to understand their frustrations with apparel, among other things. I left on Saturday feeling so uplifted that this community exists to share information and ideas and support. I will continue to follow caregiving.com to see if there are other opportunities to get involved and want to encourage you to reach out if I can ever be of assistance.” ~ Carla Macklin, Alium Adaptive Apparel

“This was a great conference. Thank you all so much for sharing.” ~ A conference attendee

“I don’t know how to thank you for your generosity, your big heart and your unbelievable passion. You welcomed me into the tribe sight unseen and I’m very grateful. My heart is full from a weekend with you, your team and those you serve.” ~ A conference attendee

“You deserve accolades for putting on such a great event. And thank you for the opportunity to share some of my caregiving experiences with the conference.” ~ A conference attendee

“Everything about #NCC17 seems like respite care for caregivers: session topics, friendships, practical advice, & healthy, delicious food.” ~ A conference attendee

“I found Denise and her caregiving.com community last fall – more than three years after my Mom passed from Alzheimer’s. I blamed myself for still needing reassurance that my emotional and professional changes were “normal” and “ok”. Last year I watched several conference sessions via the LiveStream, and knew instantly that I had found my tribe. I’m very excited about participating in person this year. My message to you and everyone else reading this is to participate in the National Conference however you can. I believe it will save your life and health.” ~ Barbara Ivey, The Perfect Thing, For Families Getting Through Alzheimer’s

Visibility Throughout the Year
When you become an early sponsor, you benefit from our events and contests we hold throughout 2018 to promote our conference:

  • May 2018: “Our Best” Virtual Summit
  • June 2018: Keynote Session Contest
  • August 2018: Care-A-Van Contest
  • September 2018: A Night of Caregiving Stories (virtual event)

We’re also generating awareness through additional outreach activities, including Public Service Announcements which will air on WTMX, a Chicago radio station, during October.

National Caregiving Conference App
We’re thrilled to go paper-less at our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference. Our conference app, available around October 1, will engage our conference attendees (both virtual and in-person) before, during and after the conference.

Our conference app features include:

  • Interactive scheduling, maps, exhibitors, session descriptions and speakers bios, 90% of which will function without Wi-Fi or connectivity.
  • Compatibility on all Apple and Android devices.

With the app, attendees can

  • Browse and search a full exhibitor list by name, category, booth number, and keyword.
  • Take notes on exhibitors that can be saved and emailed.
  • Create a bookmarked exhibitor list and ability to mark them as “visited.”
  • Share with friends or via social media.
  • View listings with include sponsor/exhibitor company name, booth number, description, contact details, website, logo.
  • Access PDFs about your company you upload to your listing.

Your sponsorship and participation in our exhibit floor help make our conference possible. You can purchase your sponsorship, exhibit table or program ad via our form at the bottom of this page. Our sponsorship opportunities include:

Title Sponsor: $15,000 (Limited to one sponsor) (Sold to AARP.)
Top billing as Title Sponsor in all promotional materials as well as:

  • Recognition as our Keynote Sponsor
  • Corporate logo displayed on stage during our virtual broadcast
  • Recognition opportunities, including:
    • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
    • Banner ad on our conference app
    • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
    • 10 sponsor-written blog posts
    • Mention in all event press releases and promotions
  • Exhibitor table (2, 6-foot tables and four chairs are provided)
  • Introduce our keynote presenter on November 10 and our Caregiving Visionary Honorees on November 8
  • Prime booth location at National Caregiving Conference exhibit floor
  • Ten invitations to our Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Platinum Sponsor: $10,000
Top billing as Platinum Sponsor in all promotional materials as well as:

  • Recognition for one of the following: Caregiving Advocacy Award sponsor, Our Best Answers Board sponsor, Our Viewing sponsor, Our Memory Bracelet sponsor, Family Caregiver of the Year sponsor, lanyard sponsor, app sponsor, scholarship sponsor or technology sponsor
  • Recognition opportunities, including:
    • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
    • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
    • 10 sponsor-written blog posts
    • Mention in all event press releases and promotions
  • Exhibitor table (2, 6-foot tables and four chairs are provided)
  • Introduce one of the following: our lunch break events or our closing session speaker on November 10
  • Prime booth location at National Caregiving Conference exhibit floor
  • Ten invitations to our Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Top billing as Gold Sponsor in all promotional materials as well as:

  • Choice of additional recognition for one of the following: Caregiving and the Workplace Summit sponsor, our pitch contest, our Welcome sponsor, a meal sponsor or a memory book sponsor. In-person attendees will receive a memory book to mark comforting conference moments.
  • Recognition opportunities, including:
    • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
    • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
    • 7 sponsor-written blog posts
    • Mention in all event press releases and promotions
  • Exhibitor table (6-foot table top and two chairs are provided)
  • Prime booth location at National Caregiving Conference exhibit floor
  • Eight invitations to our Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Recognition opportunities, including:

  • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
  • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
  • 2 sponsor-written blog posts
  • Exhibitor table (6-foot table top and two chairs are provided)
  • Four invitations to our Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Bag Sponsor: $2,000 (Sold)
Your name and company logo on our conference bags distributed to conference attendees as well as:

  • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
  • Exhibitor table (6-foot table top and two chairs are provided)
  • Four invitations to our Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
Recognition as a Fashion Show or Respite Partner as well as:

  • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
  • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
  • Exhibitor table (6-foot table top and two chairs are provided)
  • Two invitations to Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

Care Tank Sponsor: $1,000 (Limited to two sponsors)
If you’re launching a caregiving product or service, our Care Tank opportunity is for you. Showcase your product or service during our Friday lunch break and receive feedback from a panel of experts all of whom have a personal caregiving experience. You’ll also receive feedback from our audience and be part of our virtual broadcast. Instead of the Shark Tank, you’ll be in the Care Tank. You’ll also receive:

  • Featured listing in our National Caregiving Conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub
  • Logo featured on NCC18 events throughout 2018
  • Exhibitor table (6-foot table top and two chairs are provided)
  • Two invitations to Thursday evening Caregiving Visionary Honoree Reception

National Caregiving Conference Exhibitor
We have options to meet your budget:

  • National Vendor Full Table: $650
  • Non-Profit Full Table: $550
  • Chicagoland Vendors (For-Profit and Non-Profit) Full Table: $450
  • National and Chicagoland Vendor Half-Table: $350

Our table-top exhibit space includes two chairs and linen draping. Each exhibit will receive a listing in our conference app and in our Directory on CareGiving.com’s National Caregiving Conference Hub. We’ll provide continental breakfast and lunch on both days as well as name tags. Please feel to attend any of our conference sessions.

Bag Stuffer: $375
Add your company brochure and coupon (if you’d like) to the bags each attendee receives.

Conference Resource Listing: $100
Add your listing to our Resource Directory available on our National Caregiving Conference app and CareGiving.com conference hub.

Exhibit Hours
Exhibits remain open throughout the conference.

  • Friday Exhibit Hours
    • 11:30 to 5 p.m. (Breaks planned for lunch at Noon and at 3 p.m.)
  • Saturday Exhibit Hours
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Breaks planned at Noon and at 3 p.m.)

Exhibitor Agreement
Thank you so much for choosing to exhibit at the Second Annual National Caregiving Conference. When you purchase your sponsorship or exhibit space, you agree to the following:

When you purchase your sponsorship or exhibit space, you agree to the following:

  • The exhibitor understands that sponsorship and exhibitor space is only reserved after full payment is received.
  • The exhibitor agrees to maintain its exhibit space as long and as much as possible.
  • The exhibitor’s area is limited to the assigned booth.
  • The exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of exhibitor’s activities on the Chicago Marriott O’Hare premises and will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CareGiving.com, its sponsors and partners and Chicago Marriott O’Hare, its owner, and its management company, as well as their respective agents, servants, and employees from any and all such losses, damages and claims.
  • The Chicago Marriott O’Hare does not provide storage space for any exhibit display materials or merchandise. All material must be removed from the hotel premises when the conference ends.
  • We cannot offer a refund if an exhibitor cancels.

We reserve the right to the modify the Exhibitor Agreement as we continue to organize the conference. We will notify you immediately of any changes.

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. We have a reduced room rate of $179 for the nights of Nov. 9 and 10. (Our room block for the night of Nov. 8 is sold out; rooms may be available but at a higher rate.) To get our reduced rate for Nov. 9 and 10, ask for the National Caregiving Conference room rate of $179. 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.

Contact Information
For more information, contact Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com at 773-343-6341 or via email at denise@caregiving.com.

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