The conference will take place on Saturday, December 3, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, conveniently located minutes from O’Hare and a subway ride from downtown Chicago. Feel free to spend the weekend at the hotel; (a special conference room rate). The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and wraps up at 5 p.m. You can spend Sunday shopping or sight-seeing.
The goal of the conference is to connect you with support and solutions; empower you with insights and information; and entertain you with engaging and enlightening presentations. We also want to spark important conversations about what we need as family caregivers and former family caregivers in our communities, our workplaces and our health care system.
You’ll want to attend the conference if:
You care for a family member or friend;
You cared for a family member or friend;
You work with (or want to work with) family members, either in your own business or in an organization or agency;
You offer products and services for family caregivers.
The conference will include an exhibit floor and educational sessions featuring three separate tracts:
Family Caregivers: Connect with others who care for a family member; attend sessions which speak to your experiences and gather resources which help you manage the experience.
Former Family Caregivers: Connect with others adjusting to their life after caregiving ends and attend sessions which help you enter the next phase of your life.
Professionals Working With Family Caregivers: Connect with others who work with family caregivers, either through their own business or in an agency or organization. Gain insights into the caregiving experience which will help you work well with family caregivers. In addition, learn marketing techniques to help you reach family caregivers.