Annual Conference

NADSP Annual Conference:  The Third One

Make your plans now to celebrate DSP week!

September 9 & 10, 2017 ~ The Hilton Downtown, Omaha Nebraska

Join NADSP in Omaha, Nebraska on September 9 and 10, 2017 to ring in DSP week.  NADSP will be joined by presenters such as Dr. Rick Rader, Judge Dan Butler, Lynne Seagle, Dave Hingsburger and many more!  Topics to be discussed this year will include working with families, the state of DSPs, participatory management, national policy issues and supported decision making.  You will have an opportunity to learn about best practices, share stories, network and gain insight on building direct support excellence.

We will also be bringing back our Networking Neighborhood this year as well as the awarding of The John F Kennedy, Jr Award for Direct Support Advocacy & Leadership and reception.   New this year we will have a NADSP week celebration, ringing in DSP week on Saturday with a DJ, Karaoke, photo booth, balloon drop at midnight and much more!

 

Conference Registration Options:

Early Bird, NADSP Member Full Conference Registration – Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday conference attendance, The JFK, Jr Award reception,  Ring in DSP Week Celebration and lunch on Sunday.  $179

Early Bird, NADSP Non-Member Full Conference Registration – Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday conference attendance, The JFK, Jr Award reception,  Ring in DSP Week Celebration and lunch on Sunday.  $199

NADSP Member Full Conference Registration – Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday conference attendance, The JFK, Jr Award reception,  Ring in DSP Week Celebration and lunch on Sunday.  $209

Non-Member Full Conference Registration – Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday conference attendance, The JFK, Jr Award reception,  Ring in DSP Week Celebration and lunch on Sunday.  $239

To register for the conference:  

Click here to register for the conference

Refund Policy:  All refunds must be requested by August 31, 2017 and must be in writing.  No refunds will be honored after that date.  All refunds will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

Accommodations:

The Third One will be held at the Omaha Hilton Downtown on Cass Street.  There is a designated conference rate for single and double rooms of $119 per night.  You must book your rooms using this link https://aws.passkey.com/go/NADSPAnnual2017 or phone 1-402-998-3400 and let them know that you are part of the NADSP (National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals) Conference, please book early as rooms will sell out.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in Conference Sponsorship?  Click here to learn more information

Questions:

Please contact Tanya Moyer at tmoyer@nadsp.org

 

 

 

 

NADSP Annual Conference:  The Third One

 

One Saturday evening, September 9th we will ring in DSP week at midnight with DJ, dancing and karaoke as well as awarding our third “John F Kennedy, Jr. Award for Direct Support Professional Advocacy & Leadership.”  This award is named after the ideological founder of NADSP.

Who should attend the conference?

  • Direct Support Professionals: The conference is geared toward building direct support professionalism and will inspire those who are currently doing the work.
  • Agency Administrators, Trainers and Human Resources
  • Professionals: Provider agency leaders will gain vital information about addressing the serious issues confronting direct support workforce recruitment, retention and building a culture of direct support competence
  • People with disabilities: Self-advocates are important partners in building direct support competence and recognition and we encourage people with disabilities to come and share your direct support perspective.
  • Parents and family members: We hope to encourage our guests and those attending the Sibling Leadership Network’s conference an opportunity to network!
  • I/DD Professionals: Professionals, including researchers, can gain a stronger understanding of direct support practice and how “quality id defined at the point of interaction,”
  • Policy Makers: In order to address some serious issues like low wages, access to quality training, career paths and credentialing – we hope to engage policy makers on the vital connection that exists between people receiving support and those who directly provide it.

 

 

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