2014 Lifespan Respite Learning Symposium for
Lifespan Respite Grantees and their Partners
October 10, 2014
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Call for Presentations
Now Available! Click here. Deadline for Submission: March 21, 2014
If you have a presentation on respite or crisis nursery services, research, best practices or innovative delivery options for people of any age or ability, we invite you to submit your session description now through March 21st. To submit your presentation proposal online, click here.
Registration : Coming Soon!
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information
Welcome sponsors and exhibitors. Please consider sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2014 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Nashville, TN, to demonstrate your support and market your leadership in this important field. A variety of sponsorship and exhibitor options are described on the Sponsorship pages.
The Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN is the venue for this event. Special discounted conference rates are available for conference and learning symposium attendees at $184.00 per night for single or double rooms. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.25% + $2.50 per room peer night) in effect at the time of check-out. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate until September 12, 2014 or until the supply of discounted rooms are depleted. Please reserve early as rooms at this rate may go quickly. There is no guarantee that discounted rooms will be available until September 12, 2014.
To reserve your room, call Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (615) 321-1300 and ask for the National Respite Conference rates. An online link to the hotel registration site for conference attendees is coming soon.
For more information about the hotel, transportation, parking and location, click here.
The Sights and Sounds of Nashville
2014 Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium
This one day annual meeting will take place on October 10, 2014, immediately following the 2014 National Lifespan Respite Conference.The meeting is by invitation only to current and former Lifespan Respite grantees and their primary partners. More information coming soon!
Get in Tune with Respite
The Tennessee Respite Coalition, in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network, will host the 2014 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Nashville, TN on October 7-9, 2014. The theme for the conference is Get in Tune with Respite, reflecting the great musical city of Nashville and challenging conference attendees to learn and share how respite can create harmony for families in caregiving situations.
Previous conferences have been very successful, and we expect no less from the 2014 conference in Nashville! The conference will offer valuable, up-to-date information for families, professionals and other stakeholders related to respite supports for caregivers. Conference keynote speakers and breakout sessions will offer a multitude of opportunities to “connect the dots” between the Lifespan Respite Care Program and other respite programs and initiatives that support caregivers. Come to Music City to join us for what we promise will be an unforgettable event!
Who Should Attend?
This conference is intended for everyone who supports family members and family caregivers of individuals across all ages throughout the Lifespan. Anyone who is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, HIV, AIDS, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health and behavioral health issues, or any other disabling or chronic condition has a stake in this significant issue. Families or providers of military wounded soldiers or veterans, kinship caregivers or providers, and those working with families at risk of abuse or neglect will also have much to gain from attending this conference. The audience will include family caregivers, persons with disabilities, older adults, parents, grandparents, guardians, respite providers, social workers, case managers, program managers, nurses, researchers, advocates, direct support staff, teachers, leaders of faith‐based organizations, policy makers, and other community/business leaders that influence and shape the role of respite in the support network.
For more information:
Contact Jennifer Abernathy at the Tennessee Respite Coalition or Jill Kagan at ARCH.