2023 NADSP Annual Conference

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September 8 - 9, 2023
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Annual Conference will return September 8-9, 2023 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. For the first time since 2019, NADSP will host a two day in person conference. With three keynote presentations, three pre-conference sessions and twenty robust breakout sessions, we have packed the two days with more opportunities to celebrate, connect and share the leading developments affecting the direct support workforce. 

General Information

This year’s conference will be in person only. NADSP will follow CDC guidelines at the time of the event. If you require a reasonable accomodation, NADSP would be happy to support your request, please email Nicole Dama at ndama@nadsp.org by August 21, 2023.

Hotel Information

NADSP’s Conference Hotel is almost to capacity. As of 8/4/23 there are currently no rooms within the block available at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square on Saturday 9/9.  NADSP is working on additonal rooms for attendees. Click the links below to access our overflow hotel options.

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Greentree (Limited rooms available)

Click here to book Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Greentree

HYATT house Pittsburgh Bloomfield/Shadyside

Click here to book HYATT house™ Pittsburgh Bloomfield/Shadyside

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (Limited rooms available)

Click here to book – Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh (Limited rooms available)

Click here to book Hotel Indigo


The NADSP Annual Conference begins on Friday, September 8th at 9am ET for the Pre-Conference Sessions. Pre-Conference Sessions will include a 3-Hour focused training and boxed lunch. Main conference sessions will kick off 12:30 pm ET on Friday. NADSP members receive 16% off tickets to the NADSP Annual Conference.

There are four types of tickets attendees can purchase based on job/identities within the workforce.

DSPs/ FLSs/Self Advocate/Parents – $239
DSPs/ FLSs/Self Advocate/Parents with PreConference – $338
Other Professionals – $299
Other Professionals with PreConference – $418


Event Sponsors

Our sponsors share our values and our commitment to promoting a robust and highly qualified direct support workforce.

NADSP Annual Award Sponsor

PreConference Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Keynote Sponsors

Celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 10 -16th. Join NADSP in Pittsburgh to kick off DSP Week!


Friday September 8, 2023 – DAY 1

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Registration for Preconference

8:30 AM – 11:30 PM – Pre-Conference Sessions A, B, C

9:00 AM – Full Conference Registration Opens

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Welcome, Opening Remarks, Hingsburger Humanitarian Awards Presentation

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Keynote One

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – BREAK

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Breakout Series One

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM – BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Breakout Series Two

4:50 PM – 6:00 PM – 2023 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership Presentation and Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM – Dinner on your own

Saturday September 9, 2022 – DAY 2

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Registration Reopens/ Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM – Keynote Two

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM – BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Breakout Series Three

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM – BREAK

11:45 AM – 12:45PM – Breakout Series Four

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch (Provided by NADSP)

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM – Breakout Series Five

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM – BREAK

3:00PM – 4:00 PM – Closing Keynote

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM – End of Conference

Have Questions?

For all questions regarding this event, please email Nicole Dama at ndama@nadsp.org or call 518-605-7160.