2019 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

2019 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

Registration is Now Open

The Future is Now:
Using Technology in I/DD Services

June 4 – 6, 2019
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Seattle, Washington

CONFERENCE THEME 

Technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives! It is embedded in today’s society in almost every interaction. State I/DD agencies are learning about the benefits of incorporating technologies and remote supports into everyday service and support provision for people with I/DD through research and development. As states continue to improve systems to support home and community-based services, an opportunity also arises to embrace new and emerging technologies to promote independence and inclusive lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • Learn about innovative technology strategies and approaches
  • Learn from state colleagues about funding technology in home and community-based services
  • Learn about state initiatives to use technology to improve people’s quality of life, and increase independence and personal freedom.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
We are delighted to introduce our opening keynote speaker:

Dr. Meredith Ringel Morris
Principal Researcher and Research Manager at Microsoft Research

Meredith Ringel MorrisMs. Ringel Morris is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington in The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and in The Information School. Dr. Morris leads Microsoft Research’s Ability team, which conducts research in HCI and AI with the goal of developing innovative technologies that extend the capabilities of and enhance quality of life for people with disabilities. She is an internationally recognized expert in human-computer interaction, and has conducted foundational research in several areas including gesture design, social search, and accessibility. She has served as technical program chair of the ACM CHI, CSCW, ASSETS, and Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces conferences. Dr. Morris is a member of the TOCHI editorial board, and is a past member of the CHI and CSCW steering committees. She has been recognized as one of Technology Review’s "35 under 35" for her work on collaborative web search, and was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist for her contributions to HCI research. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, many of which have been recognized with best paper awards; her publications are available at aka.ms/merrie

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS 

Marian Frattarola-SaulinoMarian Frattarola-Saulino
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Values in Action




Gillian MaguireGillian Maguire (CBRE)
Program Manager
Microsoft RE&F’s Supported Employment Program










Brian CollinsBrian Collins (REANDF)
Microsoft’s
Workplace Employee Engagement
Supported Employment and Change Management Program







Jennifer TennicanJennifer Tennican
Director / Producer
Hearts of Glass - A Vertical Farm Takes Root in Wyoming







Daniel DavisDaniel Davis
Founder & President
AbleLink










Wendy Parent-JohnsonDr. Wendy Parent-Johnson
Executive Director
Sonoran UCEDD 
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arizona





Julie ChristiansonJulie Christianson, LMSW, Ph.D.
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)







Emily Shea TanisEmily Shea Tanis Ph.D.
Acting Executive Director
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado






Marc J. Tassé

Marc J. Tassé
Director
Ohio State University Nisonger Center

Schedule:

NEW!
Preliminary Schedule

Retirement Dinner for
Mary Lee Fay

Tuesday, June 4 - 6:00 PM

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

Mid-Year Conference
Wednesday, June 5
(8:30 AM - 4:45 PM)

Mid-Year Conference
Thursday, June 6
(8:30 AM - 12:15 PM)

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Welcome 2019 NASDDDS Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference Attendee! Enjoy complimentary WiFi during your stay at the Sheraton. 

RESERVATIONS
Hotel Online Reservation Link
(OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser: www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1549495841846&key=GRP&app=resvlink.

Reservation Call-In Number
The central reservation number is 1-888-627-7056 or the hotel directly at 206-621-9000. Please reference "NASDDDS Conference" to receive the discounted group rate.

ROOM RATE

The room rate is $299 / night not including applicable taxes. The deadline for making your reservation at the group rate is Sunday, May 5 or if / when the room block is sold out. Enjoy complimentary WiFi during your stay at the Sheraton! The conference rate is available at the conference rate from June 3 through June 8.

Transportation & Directions

Exhibits & Sponsorships Info

EXHIBITS

Exhibitor Fee $1,500
Complete the exhibitor application HERE.

Want to sign up to receive exhibit information for future conferences? Contact Megan Rose Sierra at mrose@nasddds.org.

Exhibit Hours
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
(reception in exhibit area from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
All of the events listed are available for sponsorship on a first-come first-served basis.
Complete the sponsorship application HERE.

Audio Visual: $10,000
Sponsor will be recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, and by having their company name displayed as the WiFi password for the duration of the conference. WiFi  passes will be handed out to attendees. In addition, this sponsorship includes three waived conference registrations.

Wednesday Conference Continental Breakfast: $7,500 SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, and by having their logo displayed during the breakfast event. In addition, this sponsorship includes two waived conference

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

Wednesday 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 three waived conference registration and company signage displayed during the luncheon event.

Wednesday 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 three conference registrations and company signage displayed during the reception.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsors with questions about the application or sponsorships may contact Megan Rose Sierra at mrose@nasddds.org.

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

 

Registration Fees

2019 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 Nicole Orellana at norellana@nasddds.org or call (703) 683-4202.

MEMBER- $570
(must be an NASDDDS member state I/DD agency employee)

Alumni Member - $570
(must be a member of the NASDDDS Alumni Association)

Exhibitor Attending Conference - $570
(must be a registered exhibitor for the conference)

Sponsor Attending Conference - $570
(must be a registered exhibitor for the conference)

Non-Member Attending Conference - $650

Group Rate - $450 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 $450 per registrant)

Directors Forum Only - $200 
(open only to state I/DD directors, proxy, and/or designated agency staff who are attending only the Tuesday forum)

MEMBER One Day - $285
(must be an NASDDDS member state I/DD agency employee)

Non-Member One Day - $325

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)

Retirement Dinner for Mary Lee Fay - $55
Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:00 PM at the Sheraton Grand