Experience the warmth, authenticity, and excitement of Nashville, Tennessee!

The COABE 2024 national conference will be held at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in the destination city of Nashville, TN! We invite you to enjoy the world’s largest adult education conference where you will access new best practices and receive targeted training from national level speakers. 15 strands, comprised of almost 500 break out sessions will be offered over 3 ½ days, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to take back to your adult education program!
Join 2,500 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your adult education peers from around the country! Be sure to get on the app and join us on social media as we ramp up for this year’s national conference in beautiful Nashville, TN!

(Regular rates below are good until March 1st)

Member – $700.00
Non-Member – $775.00
Adult Learner* – Free (Register HERE)
* Adult learner encompasses alumni of adult ed programs (up to 5 years from graduation) and current students receiving services as follows:  High School equivalency, ESL, digital skills, and workforce readiness skills delivered by a COABE affiliated local program. 

Pre-conference Registration Rates

(Held on March 17th)

Half Day (8:30-11:30am or 12:30-3:30pm) – $75.00
Full Day (8:30am-3:30pm) – $150.00
Lunch (11:30am-12:30pm) – *$35.00

*Lunch is included in the purchase of a full-day or 2 half-day sessions.

COABE offers mini grants to defray the cost of attending the COABE 2024 national conference. Applications for mini grant funds may be completed by members with current membership with a demonstrated need for partial funds to offset conference registration. Each mini grant is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and limited funding is available. We currently have a waiting list. Email info@coabe.org to be added. 

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Space and Rates

$1,200 for 1 booth
Additional booths are $1,000 each.

Price for single or multiple booths increases $100 per booth after February 14, 2024 (depending on availability).

What will be provided

One (1) 6’ X 30” skirted table
One (1) waste basket, two (2) chairs
7” x 44” identification sign
One (1) 8’ high back drape
One (1) 36” high side dividers
Two (2) complimentary registrations

Complimentary refreshments in exhibition area

Visit our Exhibitor Resources page for more information. 


Conference Hotel

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Headquarter Hotel
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
$235/night plus taxes & resort fees
For more information visit our Hotel and Transportation page.

Travel Discounts

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for COABE

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM38N
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

For more information visit our Hotel and Transportation page.

Social Media Graphics

COABE has created eye-popping graphics that you can send out via social media and use for presentation backgrounds.

Download an image to share on social media
From your desktop/laptop, right-click on the image you want and select Save-As to save it to your computer.

From your mobile device, press and hold the image to save it to your device.

COABE 2024 Recap