2018 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

2018 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

Registration is Open...

Building Capacity:
Setting a Strategic Direction for Systems Change

June 6 – 8, 2018
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Columbus, Ohio

CONFERENCE THEME 

As states continue to rebalance systems to support home and community based services they do so while facing fiscal challenges, changing organizational structure in the state I/DD system, and provider workforce shortages. This requires a need to focus on building capacity at all levels of system.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • Learn from state colleagues about state initiatives on a myriad of topics that help to improve the delivery of supports for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Hear from providers about their perspectives on what capacity-building efforts need to happen from the ground up.
  • Learn about some innovative data driven research based practices to support state efforts.
  • Learn about other models of system re-design and their impacts on long-term services and supports. 

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

Marc J. TasséMarc J. Tassé
Director
Ohio State University Nisonger Center







Emily Shea Tanis Ph.D.Emily Shea Tanis Ph.D.
Associate Director
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus



Mollie MurphyMollie Murphy
Applied Self-Direction







Dan LuskDan Lusk
Vice President Business Development
Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc.







Beverly Buscemi, Ph.D.Beverly Buscemi, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services
Community Options, Inc.







Becky HansenBecky Hansen
Corporate Director-Quality and Performance Enhancement
Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc.





Amy HewettAmy Hewett
Director of the MNLEND program, MNADDM
and the Research and Training Center on Community Living
University of Minnesota




Stephen MacDonaldStephen MacDonald
Impact Manager
Lucas County Family Council






Cess CoulsonCess Coulson
Executive Director
WISE






Erica LindquistErica Lindquist
Senior Director
Disability Network Business Acumen Center
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)





Kim OpsahlKim Opsahl
Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)





John Butterworth, Ph.D.John Butterworth, Ph.D.
Institute for Community Inclusion
University of Massachusetts Boston






Cindy ThomasCindy Thomas
Associate Director
Institute for Community Inclusion
University of Massachusetts Boston





Alberto MiglioreAlberto Migliore
Research Associate
Institute for Community Inclusion 
University of Massachusetts Boston





Donna MartinDonna Martin
Executive Director
Community Provider Network of Rhode Island






Tom KaneTom Kane
President and CEO
AccessPoint, RI

Schedule:

NEW!
Final Program
(3MB PDF)

Directors Forum
Wednesday, June 6
(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Mid-Year Conference
Thursday, June 7
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Mid-Year Conference
Friday, June 8
(8:30 AM - 12:15 PM)

Hotel Information

The 2018 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference will be held at the
The Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

RESERVATIONS
The room block at the Hilton, Columbus, Easton is now full. Here are some other options nearby if you have not yet made your hotel reservations. Please try the hotels below that are near the venue  - we are told bookings can change daily as well as third party sites such as Expedia etc.

Courtyard by Marriot:  1-614-416-8000
Residence Inn:  1-614-414-1000
Holiday Inn Express:  1-614-476-1100
Hampton Inn and Suites:  1-614-473-9911

AT THE HILTON:
Wi-Fi
All guests get free standard Wi-Fi in-room and in the lobby

General Information
Check In:      4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM

Optional Services
Parking charges: Self parking - $8.00, overnight parking. Valet parking - $20.00, Valet Parking
Pets allowed, $100.00 Non-refundable fee, 75 lbs maximum - Pet liability release form required

Transportation & Directions

Exhibits & Sponsorships Info

EXHIBITS

Exhibit Space for the Mid-Year Conference is SOLD OUT!

Exhibit Hours
Thursday, June 7, 2018 / 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
(reception in exhibit area from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)
Friday, June 8, 2018 / 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Want to sign up to receive exhibit information for future conferences? Contact Nicole Orellana at norellana@nasddds.org.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All of the events listed are available for sponsorship on a first-come first-served basis.

Thursday Conference Continental Breakfast: $5,000 - SOLD

Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the breakfast event.

Thursday Conference Morning Break: $3,000 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the Thursday morning break.

Thursday Conference Luncheon: $10,000
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the event. In addition, this sponsorship includes two conference registrations and company signage displayed during the luncheon event.

Thursday Conference Reception: $10,000 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized during this reception where conference participants can reconnect with their colleagues. Sponsors will have their logo displayed during the event as well as in the conference program, and the agenda materials. This sponsorship also includes two conference registrations and company signage displayed during the reception.

Friday Conference Breakfast: $5,000 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the breakfast event.

Friday Conference Morning Break: $3,000 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the Friday morning break.

Conference Audio Visual: $15,000
Sponsor will be recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed as the WIFI password during conference. In addition, this sponsorship includes two conference registrations.

Conference Program: $3,000  
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program and agenda materials.

Conference Speaker: $2,500 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program and agenda materials.

Conference Speaker: $2,500
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program and agenda materials.

General Conference: $2,500 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program and agenda materials.


SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Complete the sponsorship application here.

Sponsors with questions about the application or sponsorships may contact Nicole Orellana at norellana@nasddds.org or call (703) 683-4202.

NOTE: NASDDDS reserves the right to in our absolute discretion to accept or reject any sponsorship application.

Registration Fees

2018 Mid-Year Conference Registration Rates
Each rate listed is the per person cost to register for the conference. Questions? Please contact Megan Rose Sierra at mrose@nasddds.org or (703) 683-4202.

MEMBER- $495
(must be an NASDDDS member state I/DD agency employee)

Alumni Member - $495
(must be a member of the NASDDDS Alumni Association)

Exhibitor Attending Conference - $495
(must be a registered exhibitor for the conference)

Non-Member - $595

Group Rate - $420 Per Person
(the Group Rate is for three or more registrations from the same organization / agency submitted together - available to both members and nonmembers. the registration fee is $420 per registrant)

MEMBER One Day - $247.50
(must be an NASDDDS member state I/DD agency employee)

Non-Member One Day - $297.50

Directors Forum One Day - $150 
(open only to state I/DD directors, proxy, and/or designated agency staff)

Family Member - $200
(not for use by a state agency or organization for an employee's registration)

Student - $200
(not for use by a state agency or organization for an employee's registration)

Self-Advocate - $200
(not for use by a state agency or organization for an employee's registration)

Registration is Open...