Tennessee Disability MegaConference
Thursday & Friday - May 21-22, 2020
Nationally Renowned Keynote Speakers
Exhibits of Disability Products and Services
Self-advocate Entrepreneur Wares for Sale
Wednesday Night Pre-conference Awards Banquet
Thursday Night Dance or Movie
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Limited Stipends Available for Persons with Disabilities, their Families and Caregivers
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!
Our 2019 Art Contest winner was Donice Kaufman-Stewart! Her piece, that depicts last year's conference theme, is titled All is Possible. It appeared on t-shirts and the cover of the program booklet.
Donice stated, “Growing up my daughter suffered greatly from anxiety and a diminished self-esteem. As a textile artist I created quilts that would help her to feel worthwhile. Later I taught her how to paint on fabric and sew. Likewise, with my oldest stepson who has been blind from birth, is nonverbal and required a kidney transplant (born with Adolescent nephronophthisis), I created scented tempera paints for him to paint with. My younger stepson was born with Down Syndrome. He is now 13 years of age. He loves to color, paint and blow bubbles. This work shows that all is possible.”
The 2020 SAVE THE DATE flyer is available. Click the Publication Materials link on the left.
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.