Our conference will bring together those who currently care and those who previously cared
for a family member. 
Join us virtually or in Chicago Nov. 7-10, 2019.

~ NCC19 Agenda ~ Meet Our Presenters ~
~ NCC19 In-Person Registration (Chicago) ~ Hotel Reservations ~ CEUs ~
~ NCC19 Volunteer RegistrationNCC19 Virtual Registration ~
Sponsor or Exhibit ~ Testimonials ~ Virtual Caregiving Summit ~

NCC18 attendees included Deb, who cares for her mom, Jolyon, who cared for his wife, Rachel, who cares for her grandmother, and Amy, who cared for her grandparents, parents and sister. These four also participate in our our #carechat on Tuesdays on Twitter.

“There is no other caregiver conference that I have attended in my 30 years in this business that matches the quality of the attendees, events, exhibitors, and sponsors.” ~ Joy Loverde (www.elderindustry.com), author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and the best seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner.

Will you join us for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference?

Our conference, which will take place November 7 through 10 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins, will bring together those who currently care for a family member and those who previously cared for a family member. In addition, professionals who work with family caregivers and those interested in family caregiver issues will join us. “It was an amazing experience to connect with warm, compassionate caregivers and to hear their stories,” says an attendee of our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference. “It was unlike any conference I have ever attended.”

Our conference is about what caregiving is like for us. The majority of our sessions and panel discussions will be led by current and former family caregivers. We will gather to talk honestly about our experiences and to share solutions and ideas to make it better. An attendee to our third conference described her experience this way: “I felt welcomed! Appreciated! Most exhausting week/weekend that I loved!!

The Millennials at NCC18

Our conference is a one-of-a-kind event — it’s the only conference which features family caregivers and former family caregivers as presenters and panelists. We’re the experts in our caregiving experiences which is why we are the presenters. “This was a phenomenal conference,” says an attendee of last year’s conference. “All of the speakers were informative and engaged. I learned a lot and connected with many wonderful caregivers. Everything was very well organized.”

This year’s conference theme, Our Amazing Difference, puts our great work in the spotlight. We’ll share about the difference we make to our carees, our families, our workplaces, our communities, our faith-based organizations, our health care system and each other. Check out our NCC19 Preliminary Agenda. (Please note: We have no presenter opportunities for this year’s conference. Each year, we put out an open call for presenters in the winter and announce our presenters in late March. We’re all set with our presenters for this year’s conference.)

We’ve been approved to provide continuing education hours for professionals who join us in Chicago and virtually. Learn more about whether you can earn CEUs at NCC19.

Would like to support our work? Learn how to become to a NCC19 sponsor and join Embracing Carers, our Supporting Sponsor.

Please save the dates to join us in Chicago or virtually. As we did last year, we’ll broadcast sessions on two days (November 8 and 9). In addition, please be aware of the following special dates:

  • August 31: Early bird registration closes.
Shirley, who cared for her daughter, and Lisa, who cared for her mother, shared their experiences as NCC18 presenters.

You may be tempted to attend but worried about how to make attending our conference happen. Some suggestions to help:

  • Talk out your desire to attend with other family members and friends because sharing how much you want to attend can help make it happen.
  • You will be in good company at our conference. Many of attendees to our previous conferences arrived alone and left with friendships and support that have remained with them throughout the year.
  • Check out our NCC19 budget so you can know how much to save.
  • Consider our ideas for you to get help for your caree while you attend our conference. Now’s the time to explore options in your community which can help you join us.

Watch Denise’s conversation with Meagan Bates from our supporting sponsor, EMD Serono, below. Be sure to visit embracingcarers.com to learn more about its Time Counts initiative.

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We are so very grateful for the support of the following sponsors
of our National Caregiving Conference,
especially Embracing Carers™, this year’s supporting sponsor:

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I’m considering attending the Caregiver’s conference in Chicago! I previously provided assistance to my male partner Wayne, who sustained a Massive Brain Hemeraging stroke in Aug. 2005, and lived with debilitating symptoms for approximately 10.5 years. I kept him home as long as possible; but he had spent numerous occasions in Nursing Homes and Geriatric Psych units. I’m blind, with a host of chronic health conditions; some possiblylife threatening. There were aids periodicly provided by agencies, while Wayne was eligible for Medicaid. The majority of them were illaquipt in caregiving! I could write a book on occurrances where Wayne was… Read more »


If I can make it happen, I would love to attend. I’m a Los Angeles, CA. Neuropathy activist, who’s been caregiving for my uncle, 94, for the last 14 years after caregiving for my mom for a decade. I’ve been caregiving full time for 26 years now, since I was 28. Both have and had rare, incurable neuromuscular disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth inherited Neuropathy and acquired neuropathy through scoliosis and failed back surgeries. My mom died bedridden & in great pain, and my aunt acquired neuropathy in her final year through medicinal toxicity & died bedridden. Now, I’m pulling out all the… Read more »


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Hello! I am a former caregiver, having cared for my mother during her battle with cancer, 13 years ago this week, I at the age of 24 at that time. 10 years later, I shared the same experience with my wife as we managed an almost identical circumstance with her mother. I now am a part of an organization focusing on how to provide better information, support and needed supplies to caregivers. Would it be welcome that I attend to help learn better what we can do?


Caring for my mother for over 10 years was the most rewarding experience I ever had. I know she is in heaven smiling down on me!