Events and Membership 

Buffalo Grand Hotel

(formerly Adam’s Mark)  

120 Church Street | Buffalo, NY

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center will host the 2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference in collaboration with the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition and the New York State Office for the Aging. The conference will be held in Buffalo, NY, beginning the evening of April 30 and concluding on May 2, 2019. The conference will be preceded by the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium for grantees and partners only on April 30, 2019.

The theme for the conference, Illuminate Respite, is inspired by the rich history of Buffalo, located on the shores of Lake Erie near Niagara Falls. In the late 19th century, Buffalo was the first city to implement widespread streetlights, earning it the nickname, “The City of Light.” During this time Buffalo was a hub of innovation, using the natural power of Niagara Falls to bring light and growth to the city. This conference will provide a space to harness the power of the respite network to explore and formulate strategies to meet the respite needs of the nation’s 43 million family caregivers.

Join us!

Previous national respite conferences have been very successful, and we expect no less from the 2019 conference in Buffalo, NY! The conference will offer valuable, up-to-date information for families, professionals and other stakeholders related to respite supports for caregivers. Conference keynote speakers and breakout sessions will offer a multitude of opportunities to shine a light on Lifespan Respite Care Programs and other respite services and initiatives that support caregivers.

This conference is an opportunity to come to the “City of Light” to learn about innovative best practices related to respite care, to network with like-minded families, professionals, and colleagues, and to light the path to respite for others when you return home.

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.  

Conference Schedule and Program

Download  Preliminary Conference Schedule At-a-Glance 

Detailed Preliminary Conference Program (subject to change)

April 29, 2019 Wine and Cheese Reception for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Partners (by invitation only)  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 30, 2019 Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium (by invitation only)

 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 Registration & Coffee at 8:00 AM

April 30, 2019   Opening Conference Reception  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 1, 2019  Opening Day of Conference  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
May 2, 2019  2nd Day of Conference  8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Rates

Registration is Open!  Visit the Registration Site! 

Early Registration - On or before March 15, 2019

ARCH Paid Members   $295
Non-Members  $395

Late Registration - After March 15, 2019

ARCH Paid Members  $345
Non-Members  $445

Discounted Rates

Presenters  $320
New York State Residents  $295

Hotel Registration 

The Buffalo Grand Hotel (previously the Adams Mark), 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY, is the venue for this event. For more information about the hotel, to register, and read about the sights of Buffalo, visit this link. Rooms are available at a discounted rate for Conference and Learning Symposium participants, but reserve early before the room block sells out.
Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information

Be a sponsor or showcase your resources as an exhibitor. A variety of conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities will provide you and your organization the ability to reach hundreds of conference participants from across the U.S. and parts of Canada who are actively involved in the issues of family caregiving, family support, respite, home- and community-based care, and other long-term services and supports. Boost your visibility in this market through a conference sponsorship that provides unique prospects to network, brand, market and advertise. See Sponsorship Prospectus and Exhibitor Information for more details. 

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