Spring 2019 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 & Location

Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

Hotel and reservation information can be found on this page under the heading “Conference Hotel Reservation” and “Airport Information.”

Conference Theme & Tracks

Theme – “Honoring our Rich History – Leading the Future”


  1. Advocating for the Profession and/or for Individuals with Disabilities.
  2. Educating Graduate Students in Rehabilitation Counseling: Best Practices and Outcomes.
  3. Educating Undergraduates in Rehabilitation: Best Practices and Outcomes.
  4. Emerging Strategies, Models & Interventions used in Collaboration with Individuals with Disabilities to improve Quality of life and/or Employment Outcomes.
  5. Integrating Multicultural Competency and Social Advocacy into the Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum.
  6. Promising, Developing, and Existing Relationships and International Rehabilitation.
  7. Understanding the Impact of Disability on the Individual.
  8. Understanding Societal Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

Call for Proposals – Closed

Deadline date to submit proposal was MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 by 10:00PM PT. No extensions provided after this date.

Conference Agenda

Draft Agenda – please click on this link to view the 10 page draft agenda.

Concurrent and Seminar Presentations date and time to include title, presenters and abstract will be shared in mid March. Scientific Poster Presentations to include title, presenters and abstract will be shared by the end of March.

Conference Registration – Now Open!

Early Bird Rates will end Friday, March 22, 2019 at Midnight PT.

Registration and Rates – please click on this link to view important details about the registration process to include registration categories, reduced rate and early, standard and onsite registration rates.

Registration Linkplease click on this link to register for the conference. In order to register for the conference you will need to select a payment method Visa or MasterCard or check and agree to the terms and conditions of your registration.

Conference Hotel Reservation

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina -1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Please make sure to reserve your room early. Rooms at the conference rate are limited and cannot be guaranteed. The NCRE room block is only reserved for those who have registered to attend the conference. Please note all hotel reservations made under the room block are then verified with the conference registration system.

Negotiated room rate is available from SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019 to FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019.

The cutoff date for room reservations at the conference rate of $169.00 a night for a single or double room is Friday, March 29, 2019 by 5:00PM PT or until the NCRE contracted room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

RESORT FEE (IMPORTANT): NCRE has negotiated with the hotel to waive the daily Resort charge of $22.00 dollar per night for all attendees with reservations in the NCRE Group block and include the following below at no additional fee. The Resort Fee will be removed from your final bill when you check out of the hotel.

The following amenities will be offered to registered attendees at no cost:

  1. In Room Internet for all Marriott and Starwood Members.
  2. Local and long distance calls.
  3. Access to hotel’s tennis facility.
  4. Daily 1-hour bicycle, kayaks, or stand- up paddleboards per day.

EARLY DEPARTURE (IMPORTANT): An early departure fee of $100.00 will apply if a customer attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.

METHOD OF RESERVATION (VIA INTERNET): Simply click the link located below under the heading “Hotel Reservation Link” to facilitate your reservation. You will be directed to the designated NCRE Spring 2019 Conference hotel homepage with the negotiated room rate already entered in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter your arrival and departure date to begin the reservation process.

HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be made through the NCRE Administrative office via email at info@ncre.org

HOTEL RESERVATION LINK – click on this link to reserve room under the NCRE room block.

Airport Information

San Diego International Airport (SAN) – 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 9210

Visit SAN airport website

The conference hotel direction is 0.5 miles N.

  • Airport shuttle service, complimentary Monday – Sunday: 05:00 AM – 5:00 AM
  • Estimated taxi fare: 10 USD (one way)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship and Exhibitors – click on this link to view 6-page pdf for detailed information.

Sponsorship Application click this link to view payment options and deadline date.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18, 2019 for the following: Pre-Conference Workshops, General, Concurrent, 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.