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2019 ANCOR Conference

May 6, 2019 to May 8, 2019

Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel

Portland, Oregon

Bridges to Better Outcomes

May 6-8, 2019 | Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel | Portland, OR

What if you had direct access to the nation’s leading experts on disability supports and services, all in one place? What impact would it have on you? Better yet, what impact would it have on the people you serve?

As the year’s largest national gathering of I/DD service providers, the 2019 ANCOR Annual Conference will harness the energy, experience and expertise of our nation’s largest provider community. Comprised of 1,600+ providers, this community employs more than a half-million professionals who collectively support more than 1 million individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in nearly every corner of our country. And although each individual we serve has unique needs that demand unique approaches, we’re all striving to achieve the same goal: better outcomes.

Join us May 6-8, 2019, in beautiful Portland, Oregon, for three days of learning and networking designed to make you a more effective champion for people of all abilities. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about outcomes.


Early Bird Rates (until March 20, 2019):

  • ANCOR Member early bird rate: $750.00
  • Non-Member early bird rate: $1,050.00

Standard Rates (on or after March 21, 2019):

  • ANCOR Member standard rate: $850.00
  • Non-Member standard rate: $1,200.00

Pre-Conference Sessions

Stay tuned for three intensive workshops focusing on leadership skills, service models, and agency operations to be announced in January 2019.

Pre-conference sessions will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019.  Main conference registration is required.

  • Leadership Skills Development TBD
  • Service Models TBD
  • Operations TBD


Register Yourself

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Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after April 21, 2019.  There is no charge for substitutions.


Contact us.

Portland Marriott ​Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 226-7600

To access the reduced ANCOR Conference rate of $209, call 1 (877) 901-6632 and ask for the 'ANCOR Conference 2019' rate, or book online by clicking here.

The hotel is a serene location for the 2019 ANCOR Annual Conference. Situated on the Willamette River, the hotel is near over 60 breweries, Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Zoo and Keller Auditorium. Enjoy our conference and soak in the vibrant local culture!

Exhibit at ANCOR!

As an exhibitor at the 2019 ANCOR Annual Conference, you have the opportunity to create awareness of your products and/or services to an audience of primarily CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and upper-mid level management of provider agencies.  Traditionally hosting approximately 500 attendees, our conference gives you face-to-face exposure with decision-makers from agencies who serve thousands of people with disabilities, primarily I/DD, nationwide.  ANCOR has had the reputation for many years as the ‘go to conference’ for vendors who want this national exposure.

You will be located in the center of our conference.  Breakfast, breaks, and reception are held within the exhibit area to maximize your exposure to the attendees. We will have a limit of 50 exhibitors, so don’t delay in registering as space is limited and fills quickly!

Exhibit dates/hours (hours may be subject to change):

Monday, May 6, 2019 

  • Exhibit set-up is 12:30pm-3:30pm.
  • Exhibits open at 4:15pm, prior to the opening session of the conference.  There will be a reception held that evening in the exhibit area immediately following the opening plenary.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • Exhibits open at 7:15am 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 exposure to attendees.
  • Exhibit tear down is 4:45pm-6:00pm.

Exhibitor Terms and Conditions:

Table Assignments:  Assignments are made by ANCOR staff.  A reasonable effort will be made to avoid assignment of adjacent tables to direct competitors.  The exhibit fee must accompany applications for space; table assignments will not be made until payments are received in full.

Exhibits:  A standard 6-foot table and 2 chairs; there will be no pipe and drape (i.e., no draping backdrop). 


  • Exhibits are preferred to be table-top, with display on top of table.
  • 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.
  • ANCOR allows a maximum of two people to exhibit at each booth.  Additional exhibit staff must be registered for an additional fee. 
  • If electricity is required, payment will be made directly to the hotel, not to ANCOR. ANCOR will supply this information at a later date.
  • The name of contact person will be listed in the Exhibitor Section of the Conference Program.

Payments and Cancellation:  The exhibit fee must accompany the agreement.  Vendors may cancel this agreement by written notice to ANCOR.  Cancellations made on or prior to April 1, 2019, will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be made on cancellations after April 2, 2019.

Security and Insurance:  The Exhibit area will not be secured.  We encourage exhibitors to take valuable items with them when they leave the table.  Neither ANCOR nor the hotel will be liable for any damage or loss to exhibitor’s property, nor shall ANCOR be liable for any injury that may occur in the exhibit area(s).  Exhibitors should make their own insurance arrangements.

Damage to the Exhibit Area:  Nothing shall be posted, tacked, nailed, screwed, or otherwise attached to columns, walls, floors, or other parts of the hotel, conference or exhibit areas.  If any damage does occur, the exhibitor shall be liable for any and all damages.

Restrictions on Use of Space:  No exhibitor shall sublet, assign or share any part of space allocated to it without consent by ANCOR.  If an exhibitor who is fully paid fails to occupy space that has been contracted, ANCOR shall have the right to use such space as it sees fit.

Acceptability of Exhibits:  All exhibits shall serve the interests of members of ANCOR and shall be operated in a way not to detract from other exhibits.  ANCOR reserves the right to deny the exhibit space to any potential exhibitor if ANCOR determines that the content or intention of the exhibitor is inconsistent with the interests of ANCOR.  Acceptance of an exhibit does not imply an endorsement of the exhibitor. 

Responsibility of ANCOR and Exhibitor:  Insurance and liability are the full, sole responsibility of the exhibitor.  The exhibitor agrees to keep ANCOR and the hotel forever harmless from any damages or charges imposed for violations of any law or ordinance occasioned by the negligence of the exhibitor, as well as to comply strictly with the applicable terms and conditions contained in the agreement between ANCOR and the hotel against and from any and all loss, cost, damage, liability or expense by reason of any accident or other occurrence to anyone, including the exhibitor, its agents, employees and business invitees that arises or by reason of said exhibitor’s occupancy and use of the exhibit premises or a part thereof.  ANCOR does not assume responsibility for services or materials advertised or exhibited.

Exhibit Fees

Early Bird Registration (deadline: February 8, 2019)

  • Non-Profit                        $850
  • For-Profit                         $950
  • Gold Partner                    $0
  • Special Partner                $0

Standard Registration (deadline: March 8, 2019)

  • Non-Profit                        $950     
  • For-Profit                          $1050
  • Gold Partner                    $0
  • Special Partner                $0

Extra Staff: $150/person (up to 2 additional staff per booth)

Cancellation Fees:

Cancellations made on or prior to April 1, 2019, will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. 
No refunds will be made on cancellations after April 2, 2019.


Complete the Exhibitor Registration Form to reserve your exhibit booth today.


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Leadership Meetings

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time Description
12:00pm - 4:00pm ANCOR Foundation Board Meeting         
5:00pm - 6:00pm PAC reception (invitation only)


Monday, May 6, 2019

Time Description
8:30am - 10:30am Government Relations Committee Meeting
10:45am - 12:45pm
  • SAE Meeting
  • Board of Representatives Meeting
  • Grassroots Workgroup Meeting


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time Description
Lunchtime (TBD)        ANCOR Leadership Development Comm. Meeting


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time Description
8:00am - 4:00pm ANCOR Board Meeting                          

Conference Agenda

(Schedule subject to change)

Date    Time Description
May 6 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Session
May 7 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM


May 8 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


More information to come.

More information to come.

2018 DSP Award recipients at the 2018 ANCOR Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA

ANCOR is thrilled to host our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) at the 2019 ANCOR Annual Conference.  Our DSPs provide critical services and supports for people with disabilities to live, work, and thrive in our communities.  ANCOR is pleased to offer a deeply discounted conference rate for DSPs to accompany their agency leadership teams to participate in this national gathering of thought-leaders to further their professional growth and development.

We invite our DSP attendees to take advantage of all conference offerings to attend sessions that best fit their areas of interest.  Not sure which session to attend? We will identify sessions on direct support services that may be of interest to DSP attendees.



Register Your DSP