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2017 ANCOR Conference: Taking the Helm

May 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017

San Antonio, Texas

2017 ANCOR Conference Taking the HelmThe ANCOR Annual Conference brings together hundreds of attendees who represent private community providers of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities around the country. Our attendees are executive-level staff, program managers, and Direct Support Professionals who all come together to discuss the impact of national policies and regulations on services; learn how the latest research findings can influence policymaking; and hear how their peers successfully leverage the latest technology or designed an innovative approach to solve a long-standing challenge.

Each year, ANCOR ensures conference attendees have opportunities to ...

... Hear thought-provoking keynote addresses, such as those by former U.S. Representative and Mental Health Advocate, Patrick Kennedy; Andrew Solomon, author of “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity”; and Dan Barry, New York Times journalist and author of “The Boys in the Bunkhouse”.

... Be inspired by the stories of the men and women we honor and celebrate every year with our DSP of the Year Awards celebration and ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders recognition.

... Learn about cutting edge products and services that could potentially save your organization tens of thousands of dollars by visiting with our exhibitors and sponsors.

... Connect with the thought-leaders, decision-makers, and frontline staff from hundreds of provider organizations.

In 2017, providers of services and supports for people with disabilities will be contending not only with the implementation of the Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Rule, compliance with HCBS State Transition Plans, and the challenge of the ongoing workforce crisis, but will also have to prepare for changes that a new President and Administration could bring. So, we are Taking the Helm!

Join ANCOR in San Antonio, Texas from May 1-3, 2017!

Remember to visit this page often as we confirm conference keynote speakers and conference sessions throughout early 2017!


Early Bird (through March 15)

  • ANCOR member: $725.00
  • Non-member: $1,050.00

Standard (after March 15)

  • ANCOR member: $850.00
  • Non-member: $1,200.00



Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after April 14, 2017. There is no charge for substitutions.


Contact us.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 223-1000

As an exhibitor at ANCOR you have the opportunity to create awareness with conference attendees to the benefit of your products and/or services. This conference traditionally hosts approximately 350 attendees, primarily CEOs, COOs, CFOs and upper-level managers/directors of provider agencies from around the country, giving you face-to-face exposure with these decision makers.

You’ll be located in the center of our conference- breakfast, breaks and a reception are held within the exhibit area to maximize your exposure to conference registrants. Don’t delay in registering as space is limited and fills quickly!

Testimonials below are from exhibitors at previous events:

“We had a wonderful and productive time. In addition to meeting more of the ANCOR team, we were able to make great connections with possible customers across the country. It was a wonderful event and I know we will be back next year.“

“Great to be part of the conference. I would not change a thing. The many scheduled breaks with exhibitors was wonderful. The time allowed was good.”

“It was such a pleasure to meet… the ANCOR Staff. I truly appreciate the exposure you gave us with all of your providers. While I was there I made a number of connections that I’m already starting to follow up with.“

Exhibitors will receive:

6’ exhibit skirted table with chairs, personalized ID sign.  Note: There will not be any pipe and drape (no draping backdrop).


  • Exhibits are preferred to be table top with display (on top of table) of maximum height of 4 feet.
    • Display can be full length from ground up (and be positioned behind table or take the place of the table) – as long as overall height does not exceed 6-feet 6-inches.
  • Table top is 6 feet wide and 30 inches high.
  • Exhibits cannot extend beyond the 6-foot width of the table.
  • ANCOR reserves the right to refuse any oversized exhibits that do not conform to the above sizes.
  • Name of first exhibit staff person listed on the exhibitor form will appear in the conference program.

Exhibit Hours

(exhibit related times subject to adjustment)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Exhibit set up time is 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Preferred Partners’ i.e. platinum, gold or special sponsors are invited to set up and begin display as of noon on Monday, May 1).

Exhibits will open on Monday, May 1 @ 3:30 PM prior to the opening session of the conference. There will be a reception held that evening in the exhibit area immediately after the opening session.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Exhibits will be open as of 7:15 AM for a continental breakfast with registrants and will remain open throughout the day. Breaks are interspersed throughout the day in the exhibit area to maximize your exposure to attendees.

Tear down is 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM.


Registration is not valid unless payment has been received by ANCOR.

  • Non-profit: $795.00 (by April 1, 2017); $895.00 (after April 1, 2017)
  • For profit: $895.00 (by April 1, 2017); $995.00 (after April 1, 2017)
  • Special Partners: $0.00
  • Electric: TBD*
  • Internet: TBD

*Electric will be paid directly to the hotel, ANCOR needs to know if you want to order electric though and will then supply you with hotel order form and payment form in April. Quoted price may not include hotel charges for tax or possible labor, shipping etc. costs.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of $100.00 will apply until April 1. No refunds will be issued from April 1 onward.


Contact us.


Register your exhibit today!

(times and details subject to change)

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May 1 TBD

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May 2 TBD

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May 3 TBD

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  • Fee: $75.00