Tennessee Disability MegaConference
Thursday & Friday - May 26-27, 2016
World-class Keynote Speakers
Interactive Workshops and Educational Sessions
Exhibits of Disability Products, Services and Self-advocate Entrepreneur Wares
Wednesday Night Pre-conference Awards Banquet - $50 pre-registration required, 6:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom
Thursday Night Dance - Free admission, open to the public, 7:00-10:00 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 2016 conference was another huge success! Click the Highlights link for photographs.
We had 636 people present at this year's MegaConference:
76 were individuals with disabilities
78 were family members
48 were paid direct support professionals
195 were professionals
96 were presenters
143 were exhibitors
Many thanks to our planning committees who make this conference possible!
Congratulations to Morgan Vice! Her artwork, Magic Beans, was featured on this year's program book cover and t-shirts!
Morgan is a young woman on the autism spectrum who was diagnosed at age three. When she was young, she had very little functional language. Over the years, she has developed a unique unfiltered way of stating what's on her mind. She enjoys baking, painting and writing songs with her mom about her favorite things. She is always looking forward to the next big thing, and enjoys adding upcoming events to her calendar. Morgan co-authored the book 52 Blue Mondays, which is now available on Amazon. It contains a collection of her quotes and artwork. It received a 5-star review from Readers' Favorites.
SAVE THE DATE!! May 25-26, 2017 for the next MegaConference.
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.