PLEASE NOTE: Call for proposals has closed as of October 4, 2016. If your submission has been accepted, you will be notified on or around the 2nd week of December 2016 with further instructions. Conference registration will open on Monday, December 19, 2016

Please note: If possible, we may open registration prior to December 19th and will notify attendees via email. Be sure to join our listserv » for conference updates.

About the Gatlinburg Conference

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities.  The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.

Goals of the conference:

  • Promote exchange of information regarding the latest findings in behavioral & biobehavioral research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities.
  • Further our understanding of the manifestations of those disabilities.
  • Better characterize the contexts in which people with disabilities and their families live.
  • Promote collaboration among behavioral scientists.
  • Provide a major training resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty in the field of intellectual disabilities research.

This conference is supported by grant number R13HD084155 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as well as the National Institute on Aging.

Date: March 8-10, 2017

Location: Hotel Contessa Luxury Hotel on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas