Tennessee Disability MegaConference
12th Annual MegaConference
Thursday & Friday - May 29-30, 2014
World-class Keynote Speakers
Interactive Workshops and Educational Sessions
Exhibits of Disability Products and Services
Thursday Night Dance - FREE, open to the public
Friday Night Awards Banquet
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 theme for the 2014 TN Disability MegaConference is Change!
“The only thing constant in life is change”
― François de La Rochefoucauld
It seems to be everywhere right now, particularly in the TN disability community. It can be a bomb going off destroying our peace of mind; it can be the long-hoped-for ticket to a better life. What makes change so…
Hard for some and easy for others?
Worth advocating for?
The winner of this year's art contest is Kevin Pittman! Kevin is a 21 year old young man with autism. He currently attends Beech High School in Hendersonville but will be aging out of the Sumner County school system in May. He hopes to find a job working in his community with one of his former work-based learning employers. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music, watching movies on his IPad mini, spending time with his family and friends, and participating in Project 22’s Social Club. His artwork, pictured above, will be featured on the 2014 Program Book and MegaConference T-shirts.
Registration is open! Click the Stipend/Registration Info link.
Join us for MegaMarketplace on Thursday from 11:15 to 1:00 pm in Capitol I where entrepreneurs with disabilities will sell their arts, crafts and goods. Open to the public! To download the flyer, click the Publications Materials link. To Register for MegaMarketplace, click the Stipends/Registration Info link.
Join us for the Thursday night DANCE! from 7:30 to 10:30 pm in the Cumberland Ballroom. Come rock out to music by Boomerang, Nashville's premier 60s & 70s tribute band! This is FREE and open to the public. The DANCE! flyer is available on the Publications Materials page.
Employment Idol, a fan-voted employment success story video contest, is back by popular demand! The winner will be announced at the MegaConference. For details on how to enter click HERE .
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.