Full Registration Fee

Early Standard Late 
Member of The Arc*
$375 $425 $475
Employee of an Affiliated Chapter ** $375 $425 $475
Self-Advocate $275 $325 $375
Personal Care Attendant $275 $325 $375
Non-Member $450 $495 $575

One-Day Registration Fees

Standard Late
Member of The Arc*
$200 $250
Employee of an Affiliated Chapter ** $200 $250
$125 $175
Personal Care Attendant
$125 $175
$250 $300

Full registration fee include access to all official sessions, advertised meals, official t-shirt and convention bag.  One-day registration fees include access to sessions and meals on specific day and convention bag.

Early Rates:
Available until Friday, August 17, 2018

Standard Rates:
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Monday, October 1, 2018

Late & On-Site:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018


NCE Professional Development Seminar

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Early Standard Late
NCE Member $125 $150 $200
Non-Member $175 $200 $250


NCE Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Members of the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE) gather and present awards that recognize chapters of The Arc for their outstanding efforts to fulfill the mission, core values, and position statements of The Arc. Awards include the Rising Star Award, Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Executive Excellence Award

Ticket Price: $75.00


Music City Mixer

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Arc Tennessee and its local chapters cordially invite you to experience a little southern hospitality in the heart of downtown Nashville at our Music City Mixer in the historic Acme Feed and Seed.  Socialize with your friends and colleagues while Indulging in classic southern appetizers and drinks, live entertainment, and a few surprises as you take in the iconic views of Broadway, Nissan Stadium, the Pedestrian Bridge and the Cumberland River.

Afterward, you may take the bus and return to the elegance of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel or step out onto Broadway and continue your evening at one of Nashville’s many live music venues including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Roberts’ Western World, Tin Roof, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, BB King’s, or Honky Tonk Central, just to name a few, and secure your own transportation back to the hotel.

Don’t miss this chance to experience  the “It City!”

Ticket Price: $60.00 ($20.00 Discount for Self-Advocates)


Member Rate Qualification*

In order to qualify for the member rate, you must have an active membership with an affiliated chapter of The Arc. If you receive the discounted rate and your membership is not active, and is not renewed before the event, the non-member rate will be assessed at the prevailing rate.


Employee of an Affiliated Chapter Rate Qualification**

In order to qualify for the chapter staff rate, you must employed by an affiliated chapter of The Arc and register using your official work email address.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations may be made for a full refund, less a $25.00 processing fee, if received up to 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event. If you cancel less than 30 days before, a credit for registration fees only will be provided for future events (ticketed events are non-refundable). A registration may be transferred to another person any time prior to the start of the event without penalty, pending approval from The Arc. Please email all cancellation notices to with the name of attendee, company name, reason for cancellation, payment method, phone and email. The Arc reserves the right to review and refund all registration fees it deems appropriate. No refunds for no-shows.


Privacy Policy

Attendees name, title, company, and contact information will be used by The Arc to invite you to future conferences and other events. The Arc will share your contact information with a select group of conference sponsors. While in attendance, you may be recorded (including photography, video, and audio recordings). These images and recordings may be used in the future to promote The Arc’s National Convention. Any feedback you provide to The Arc in the process of registration, on-site at the event, and after the event may be used to further promote The Arc’s National Convention.

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