National DEC Conference Information

Dates: August 24-27, 2021 State DEC pre-event August 23 (details coming soon) Location: Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, TN This conference brings together professionals from across the United States, including:

  • Law Enforcement

  • Child Advocates

  • Social Services

  • Judges

  • Child Protective Services

  • District Attorneys & Staff

  • Mental Health and Counselling Professionals

  • Attorney Generals & Staff

  • Treatment Services (In-Home & Other)

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Medical Professionals

  • Federal, state, and local government departments

  • Teachers and other school personnel

  • And more!

Call for Silent Auction Items: The 2021 DEC Conference will feature a silent auction. We are seeking silent auction items. Please consider preparing a silent auction donation; something that is representative of your state or local community that would be a fun, unique item for others to bid on. There might be special recognition for the best silent auction item(s)! Proceeds from the silent auction support the 2021 conference.

Contact: Tabatha Curtis, TN. Alliance for Drug Endangered Children with any questions at: