UPDATE April 8, 2020: The 2020 Gatlinburg Conference has been cancelled.

Refunds will be issued starting the week of April 13, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Brenda Shelton at


About the Gatlinburg Conference

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

Date: April 5-8, 2021
Location: The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center - Kansas City, Missouri
Theme: Interventions and Clinical Treatments for IDD                             
Hosted by: The University of Kansas Life Span Institute & Baylor College of Medicine

Conference Support

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 on Aging.