Come experience this educational and empowering event. Please see more event information below.

Conference Logistics

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

We are excited for our first two-track conference focusing on advocacy and special education. The Bridge to Success conference will be held in Franklin, Tennessee at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. We have a room block at the conference hotel. To book a room, please click the button below. If you have any questions, email Ashley Coulter at acoulter@thearctn.org. 

Conference Information

The 2024 Bridge to Success Conference is a one-day conference that takes place on Friday, April 5, 2024.

The conference will be held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs at 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067.

There will be two tracks at the conference – one for self-advocates and families and one for educators.


Program Schedule

Information Coming Soon


Have more questions?

If you have more questions, check the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you still have questions or need more information, please email bridgetosuccesstn@thearctn.org. 

2024 Platinum Sponsors


The Bridge to Success conference would not be possible without the sponsorship of community businesses, agencies, disability organizations, education organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals that support this important work!

Visit our sponsors page to view our full list of 2024 Bridge to Success conference sponsors.

Thursday Night Entrepreneur Expo
The Entrepreneur Expo is being hosted by People First Tennessee and The Arc TN. It will showcase self advocates who have started their own business and/or sell their products. It will take place at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in the Carothers Room from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th. There will be light snacks provided.