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56th Gatlinburg Conference

Kansas City, MO
April 17-19, 2024

HOSTED BY:

KU Life Span Institute       Baylor College of Medicine logo

Why attend the Gatlinburg Conference?

The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is one of the premier conferences for behavioral scientists conducting research on intellectual and developmental disabilities.  It has a rich history that started in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1967, and the name of its original location remained.  Each year, Gatlinburg Conference brings together scientists from around the world to gather to discuss research and collaborations in the field.

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Theme: Early Life Identification of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

2024 Gatlinburg Program is being finalized, we have the initial program layout in draft form and subject to change:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
PreConference Workshops
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Mentoring Up
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Career Pathways
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Science Communications

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Opening Remarks
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Keynote: Beth Tarini
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Panel Discussion on Early Life Identification of IDD
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM – Symposia 1-3
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Poster Reception #1
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Welcome Reception
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Speed Networking

Thursday, April 18
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Keynote: Maya Sabatello
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Poster Reception #2
11:30 AM – 12:50 PM – Symposia 4-6
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM – Symposia 7-10
3:35 PM – 4:55 PM – Symposia 11-14
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – AUCD Plenary Panel & Award Reception
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Networking Event

Friday, April 19
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Keynote: Ami Klin
9:30 AM – 10:50 AM – Symposia 15-18
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM – Symposia 19-22
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM – Symposia 23-26
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – NIH/NICHD Updates & Closing Remarks

We're Goin' to Kansas City

Kansas City has a lot going on, See how you can make the most of your trip to Gatlinburg Conference 2024

Planning your trip to Gatlinburg 2024

Gatlinburg Conference is happening in the InterContinental Hotel in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza.  There are lots of things to see and do!

You will be able to reserve your room at the InterContinental Hotel at a discounted conference rate of $169 USD/night.

Accommodations
InterContinental Hotel
InterContinental Hotel
the oak room at the InterContinental
Getting to KC
Kansas City Airport
Transportation
KC Street Car
Cultural Activities
Nelson Atkins Museum
Dining
KC BBQ
Accessibility
Kansas City Accessibility Office
Shopping
River Market of Kansas