Gentle Teaching International Conference

2022 Gentle Teaching International Conference:  The Reawakening

The 2022 Gentle Teaching International Conference will take place on August 17th – 19th, 2022 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor.

About the Conference

The 2022 Gentle Teaching International (GTI) conference is the premiere gathering of people from around the world committed to providing positive and proactive supports. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference! This conference presents a unique opportunity to learn about the research, best practices, case studies and lessons learned on creating and sustaining a culture of  support for vulnerable populations in varied environments.

View our Conference Schedule, Presenters and Presentation Descriptions!

Click here to see our conference schedule of activities.   Social Work CEs are available for the majority of the presentations.

A dementia diagnosis can be a daunting reality. It is easy to focus on the current losses and become overwhelmed trying to anticipate the future losses. Thankfully, understanding the brain chain and learning how to support/approach people living with dementia can make all the difference. In this presentation, a brief overview will be provided for 4 different types of dementia (Lewy Body, Vascular, Frontotemporal and Alzheimer's).  Attendees will learn about the sensory integration changes that can occur as this disease progresses and ways to accommodate these sensory changes.  This presentation will also review strategies for neutralizing stressful moment. Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care (PAC) education offers a meaningful life worth living for both the person living with dementia and the care partners that have joined in on this dementia journey.

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Questions about the Conference?

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Conference Registration

Cost is $350 per person for three days or $150 per person for one day.

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Conference Location

Kensington Hotel                        3500 S. State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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The Kensington Hotel has recently SOLD OUT of rooms for our conference.  Click here for information on other nearby hotels.

COVID-19 Information and Protocols

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Transportation Options

Transportation from Detroit Metro Airport

Estella Express

Car sharing service


Uber/Lyft/Taxis also available with an average cost of $40 – $60 from airport to hotel.

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