Register for Our 2nd Annual National Caregiving Conference


Register for Our 2nd Annual National Caregiving Conference

Our Second Annual National Caregiving Conference will take place on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, conveniently located minutes from O’Hare and a subway ride from downtown Chicago. The hotel is located at 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago.

Our Boldest Hours, this year's conference theme, refers to our time spent before, during and after our caregiving experience. The theme also encourages us to take bold action before, during and after our conference.

You’ll want to attend our conference if:

  • You care for a family member or friend (family caregiver);

  • You cared for a family member or friend (former family caregiver);

  • You work with (or want to work with) family caregivers, either in your own business or in an organization or agency (a professional). In addition, we welcome anyone with an interest in issues facing family caregivers and former family caregivers.

To register, click the appropriate button at the bottom of this page.

Highlights of our conference include:

  • Two special summits -- Caregiving and the Workplace and Caregiving and our Houses of Worship -- on November 10.

  • Four-hour training for anyone interested in becoming a respite volunteer on November 10.

  • A two-hour workshop from Teepa Snow, a nationally-recognized dementia care expert on November 11.

  • Check out our agenda.

Our early bird rates save you when you register before September 1.

Early Bird Rates (August 1 through August 31)

Regular and On-Site Costs

Attend for Free
Registration is free for volunteers. Volunteers help in our session rooms, at the registration desk and in our respite room. Learn more and sign up to be a volunteer. If you are a family caregiver with limited resources and would like to attend by receiving a scholarship, please send an email to Please share as much detail about your situation as you can.

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.

We are working hard to be able to provide on-site respite for your caree. We will let you know as soon as we confirm we can offer respite services at the conference. We also have suggestions on finding back-up care so you can attend our conference.

Hotel Details
To reserve a guest room for November 10 and/or November 11 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, please call the Marriott at 773-693-4444. Ask for the National Caregiving Conference special room rate of $119 per night. Our special group room rate expires at 5 p.m. CT on October 20, 107. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare. Daily hotel parking for our Friday and Saturday is $3. Overnight parking is $9.

Virtual Registration
Can't attend our conference in person? Join us for virtually to watch selected sessions on both Friday and Saturday and connect with others in our chat room. On Friday, we'll broadcast our Practical Tract. On Saturday, we'll broadcast our keynote presentation, Teepa Snow's presentation, our fashion show, A Life Interrupted: Picking Up the Pieces Panel Discussion, Loud and Proud: The Bold Battle Cry of an Advocating Family Caregiver and Former Family Caregiver and our closing session. You can watch our conference for one day or both days. In addition, you can purchase access to our archive in case you miss the live broadcast. Check out our agenda for our virtual broadcast.

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.

Teepa Snow’s workshop will not be recorded, which means her presentation will not be included in our conference recording packages or the archive of our live stream. You can watch Teepa’s presentation during our conference live streaming on November 11 (or in person at our conference).

With three complete recording package options to consider, choose the package that best fits your learning styl and budget! All complete packages give you online access to a dedicated website with your own custom dashboard. The USB Works Package adds a USB flash drive to your online access, with all the files pre-loaded and a user-friendly menu for easy navigating and playing. The USB drive also includes all available handout PDF files.

  • 6-Month Fast Pass Streaming Only Access: $99 for in-person registrations/$199 for virtual registrations

  • 12-Month Season Pass Streaming + Download Offline Access: $149 in-person registrations/$249 for virtual registrations

  • USB Works Package Season Pass + All Files Delivered on USB Flash Drive: $199 in-person registrations/$299 for virtual registrations

Most sessions will be available to view online within 24 hours of the live event. You can purchase your package when you register. You also can purchase recordings on site at our conference.

To register, click the button below that describes your situation. Professionals are those who work with (or want to work with) family caregivers, either in your own business or in an organization or agency (a professional). In addition, we welcome anyone with an interest in issues facing family caregivers and former family caregivers.

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

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