Your NCC18 Budget


Your NCC18 Budget

We'd love for you to join us for our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference will happen November 8 through 11 at the Chicago Marriott O”Hare, 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago. We hope you will join us in Chicago or virtually. We also will live broadcast both days.

We are the national conference that brings together family caregivers and former family caregivers from across the country. At our previous conferences, attendees arrived from both coasts, the South, the Midwest and Canada.

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.

What’s it like to attend our conference? Attendees to our Second Annual National Caregiving Conference share their experiences:

“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

“The entire conference center felt peaceful, engaging, relaxing, and spiritual. The family caregivers came from all over the country to be supported, encouraged, and to encourage others. Deep conversations, stories, tears, laughter, great food, tools and resources were shared throughout this two-day conference.” ~ Marti Hannon, former family caregiver and owner, World Changer Consulting

To help you plan your trip to our conference, I thought it helpful to break out the conference costs. 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 9you 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 to join us just 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 eat in the hotel restaurant, walk to a few restaurants nearby or purchase food at the grocery store which is a short five-minute walk away.

  • Register to watch virtually, which is free. You'll incur costs if you need CEUs.

Regardless of which option you choose, you'll receive our conference app which helps you organize your days with us. Virtual attendees will have 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)

Register today to join us virtually, in Chicago or as a volunteer.

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 on Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10 and/or Sunday, Nov. 11

Register today to join us virtually, in Chicago or as a volunteer.

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. (Please note: We've sold out our first room block which included our $119 rate. We're also completely sold out in our room block for November 8. We've been able to add more rooms in our block for November 9 and 10 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.

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 as a volunteer.

Register today to join us virtually, in Chicago or as a volunteer.

We understand the financial strain of caregiving. So, we'll do our best to award cash prizes to as many family caregivers and former family caregivers as we can to help offset the costs of attending the conference.

Register today to join us virtually, in Chicago or as a volunteer.

We’re so grateful to our NCC18 sponsors that make our conference possible.

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