About the 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.

The 2018 Gatlinburg Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina ». If you have questions about becoming an exhibitor or would like to sponsor this prestigious conference, please contact Rebecca Shilts at 916-703-0263 or by e-mail at rlshilts@ucdavis.edu.

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Exhibitor Opportunity Information

Exhibit space is available at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in the Bayview Ballroom Foyer (PDF) » located by our conference registration table.

  • Tabletop display space with two chairs
  • Complimentary conference registration for one representative (or more, depending on Exhibitor level)
  • Access to conference attendees for the entirety of the 2 ½ day conference
  • Opportunity to attract qualified leads
  • Ability to generate publicity and build awareness for new products/services 

For more information about becoming an exhibitor, download the Exhibitor Opportunities (PDF) » flyer.

Sponsor Opportunity Information

The 2018 Gatlinburg Conference is largely funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute on Aging. We greatly appreciate the support of our annual sponsors. Generous sponsors significantly subsidize the overall management and operational expenses of the conference.

  • Acknowledgment in the conference program (which also appears online for the entire year following the conference)
  • Recognition on Thank You signage near our registration table in the Bayview Ballroom Foyer
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Level 1, but also includes the following:
  • Acknowledgement of support on our conference website
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Level 1 & 2, but also includes the following:
  • Acknowledgement in Social Media (Facebook)
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Levels 1 – 3, but also includes the following:
  • Includes one complimentary conference registration fee for attendee
  • Inclusion in introductory remarks given by Conference Chair, Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Levels 1 – 4, but also includes the following:
  • Includes two complimentary conference registration fees for attendees
  • Individual recognition on Poster Session signage in the Bayview Ragatta Pavilion as sponsor of the Wednesday Evening Poster Session
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Levels 1 – 5, but also includes the following:
  • Includes three complimentary conference registration fees for attendees
  • Individual recognition on Poster Session signage in the Bayview Ragatta Pavilion as sponsor of the Thursday Evening Poster Session
  • Same benefits as Sponsor Levels 1 – 6, but also includes the following:
  • Includes four complimentary conference registration fees for attendees
  • Individual recognition on Poster Session signage in the Bayview Ragatta Pavilion as sponsor of the Friday Morning Poster Session
  • Inclusion in closing remarks given by Conference Chair, Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.

For more information about becoming an sponsor, download the Sponsor Opportunities (PDF) » flyer.