Tennessee Disability MegaConference
13th Annual convention
Thursday & Friday - May 21-22, 2015
World-class Keynote Speaker Ron Suskind
Interactive Workshops and Educational Sessions
Exhibits of Disability Products, Services and Self-advocate Entrepreneurs
Plenary performance by Company d
Wednesday Pre-conference - CapABILITY Career Expo, free, open to the public, 3:00-7:30 pm, Salons D-H
Wednesday Night Pre-conference Awards Banquet - $50 pre-registration required, 6:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom
Thursday Night Dance - Free admission, open to the public, 7:30-10:30 pm, Cumberland Ballroom
The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee’s largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals. At the conference, people share the latest information and innovations on many topics including housing, employment, education, health care, recreation and leisure, mental health, and others. Continuing education credits are offered in many categories. People attending make new friends and important connections as everyone works together to encourage the full participation of all people with disabilities in their own lives!
The 2015 theme is It All Starts With One with emphasis in these three areas: living, planning and health
CEU approvals are coming in. Click the Continuing Education link.
The program at a glance is now available. Click the Program Information link.
The winner of this year's art contest is Erin Brady Worsham. Her piece "I am the One" was created with computer painting. Erin is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with majors in Theater and German. She worked as a professional actress. Her life changed dramatically in 1994 when she received a diagnosis of ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 1991 she enrolled in Watkins Art Institute and found her calling! She has had numerous exhibits in the US, Canada and Australia! Her artwork will be on this year's T-shirts and the cover of the program guide.
If you are searching for a job, here's an opportunity you will not want to miss! Come to the pre-conference CapABILITY Career EXPO Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 3:00 to 7:30 pm in Salons D-E. This event is sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management and TennesseeWorks and is open to the public! To view the flyer click HERE. To see a list of participating organizations click HERE.
THANK YOU Omni Visions for being our 2015 T-shirt sponsor!
THANK YOU people of Progress, Inc. for volunteering to help stuff MegaConference packets!
The temperature of meeting rooms throughout the conference center will be set at 72 degrees. Please dress accordingly and if you are cold-natured, dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.
Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the conference. Attendance constitutes permission to use images and videos of those at the event on this website, by sponsoring disability agencies and in other promotional materials.
This conference is FRAGRANCE FREE! Please refrain from using perfumes, colognes, or scented personal products in consideration of people with chemical sensitivities.