Spring 2017 Conference

The purpose of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) conference is to promote the improvement of rehabilitation services available to people with disabilities through quality education and research.

Conference Dates

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – Friday, April 21, 2017

Conference Theme

 “Rehabilitation Counseling Education: Embarking on the New Road Ahead”

Conference Tracks

Concurrent, Seminar, Discussion Driven and Scientific Poster Presentations will address the following tracks:

  1. Best Practices in Multicultural Aspects of Rehabilitation Counseling
  2. Education CORE/CACREP Merger Implications
  3. Homelessness and Rehabilitation Counseling
  4. International Rehabilitation: Current, New, and Promising Relationships
  5. Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Research Methods
  6. Rehabilitation Public Policy and Legislation
  7. Suicide and Ideation Management
  8. Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or PTSD, Student Veterans in Higher Education, and Families of Veterans
  9. Web Based Counseling

Call for Proposals Now Closed

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016 by 10:00PM PT: Deadline date to submit proposal. No Extensions will be provided.

Conference Agenda

Spring 2017 Draft Agenda– click on this link to download the 11 page agenda. Title, Presenter(s) and Abstracts for the Concurrent, Seminar and Discussion Driven will be added to the agenda by mid March.

Title, Presenter(s) and Abstracts for Scientific Poster Presentations will be added to the agenda by the end of March.

Keynote Speaker – David Cifu MD

David Cifu M.D.

Invited Speaker – Lindsey Bannish

Lindsey Bannish Lindsey Bannish, B.A.

Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration Link Click on this link to register for the conference

Registration Rates – NCRE Members receive a reduced rate for registration.  Current membership is July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 year.  If you are unsure which membership category you qualify for, click here for more information about requirements and membership benefits. If you have any questions please contact the administrative office at info@ncre.org.

Please click on this link to view Registration Rates

Hotel Reservations Now Open

Anaheim Marriott 700 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please make sure to reserve your room early. Rooms at the conference rate are limited and cannot be guaranteed to the cutoff date.

Conference Room Rate Terms and Conditions: The NCRE room block is only reserved for those who have registered to attend the conference. Due to the number of rooms in the NCRE conference block, in order to receive the conference room rate of $159.00 per night, you must register for the conference before you make your room reservation. If you have not registered for the conference by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 your room rate will automatically change to the current rate the hotel is offering at that time.

Room Rate/Cutoff Date
: The conference room rate is valid from MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017 – SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 based on the availability of rooms. The cutoff date for room reservations at the conference rate of $159.00 a night plus applicable taxes and fees for a Standard or Double Room only (one king or two queen beds) is SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017.

Method of Reservation – Via Internet: A dedicated booking website has been created to make and modify hotel reservations online. Visit the Online Reservation Link below to facilitate your reservation. When making reservations via phone, please be sure to indicate the block of rooms under NCRE. You will be directed to the Anaheim Marriott Hotel event page created for the NCRE spring conference with the code already entered in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter your arrival and departure date to begin the reservation process.

Anaheim Marriott Click on this link to make your room reservation.

Method of Reservation – Via Phone: Reservations for the NCRE conference can be made directly with Marriott reservations at the reservations toll free number is 1-877-622-3056

Discounted Disneyland Tickets


On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Disneyland Resort® Ticket prices increased.

Current pricing will be extended to our attendees who purchase their tickets on or before Saturday, March 11, 2017 for purchases only through your on-line Disney Ticket Store.

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the NCRE on-line Disney Ticket Store will automatically be updated with new ticket pricing.

NCRE has obtained discounted tickets to Disneyland® Resort Theme Park. Due to the risk of ticket fraud, as the discounted tickets are for NCRE attendees the link to purchase ticket(s) cannot be shared via registration or the NCRE website per the agreement with Disneyland Resort Theme Park. Discounted tickets are valid from Wednesday April 12, 2017 through Sunday, April 23, 2017. Ticket Store Closes at 9:00pm PST on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

  • These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in the conference.
  • Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum.

In order to receive the discounted link to purchase your ticket(s) please email the administrative office at info@ncre.orgPlease note office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:30PM Pacific Time.

Airport Information

NCRE has negotiated discounted transportation services from the following airports. Information on pricing and how to reserve your pickup to/from will be announced by the end of February 2017.

John Wayne Airport, Orange County  The John Wayne Airport is 14.1 miles NW from Anaheim Marriott hotel.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – The Los Angeles International Airport is 35 miles SE from Anaheim Marriott hotel.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Fall 2017 Sponsorship, Vendor, & Advertisement Opportunities: Please download the 7-page pdf file for detailed information for Sponsorship, Vendor and Advertisement Opportunities

Fall 2017 Sponsorship, Vendor & Advertisement Application: Please download the 2-page Sponsorship, Vendor, and Advertisement Opportunities Application for detailed information for payment options, deadline date and how to submit your application.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – Friday, April 21, 2017 for the following: Pre-Conference Workshops, General, Concurrent, Discussion Driven, Seminar and Scientific Poster Presentations conducted during the conference. CEU’s for ethics and general credits will be available to all CRC holders. The CRCC forms will be available onsite at the registration desk and will include more detailed information needed to obtain CEU’s.