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Event Details

Name: National Convention

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Date: November 8–10, 2018


Call for Propsals: Kerry Mauger (mauger@thearc.org); Phone: 2025343730

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The Arc's 2018 National Convention
Nashville, Tennessee | November 8 - 10, 2018

Presenting at The Arc’s 2018 National Convention is a great way to share your knowledge and experiences, build your professional network and learn from colleagues in the field. This year’s convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8-10, 2018.

Every year self-advocates, their families, chapters of The Arc, and other professionals in the field come together to learn about current issues impacting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and to be motivated to carry out our mission to help all individuals with disabilities live fuller, more inclusive lives.

This year we are looking to be better than ever. We are seeking knowledgeable, diverse and experienced presenters to provide tangible tools and lessons learned to our wide-ranging audience including individuals with I/DD, families, professionals, leaders in the disability field and members of boards of directors. 

The Arc is looking for proposals with:
  • Experienced Speakers: Expertise within a specific subject area and a proven track record of presenting at national/international meetings in an engaging and interactive manner.
  • Clear Objectives: Clearly articulated learning outcomes specific to chapter development, professional growth and skill building.
  • Interactive Formats: Lively, interactive sessions that incorporate audience participation and discussion. We encourage speakers to go beyond typical speaker-lead sessions to engage colleagues.
  • Desired Topic Areas: Sessions specific to the topic areas and content levels that promote The Arc's mission and core values .

  • We invite you to submit a proposal and join us in helping to advance The Arc’s mission by educating, motivating and connecting with our network of 645 chapters at The Arc’s 2018 National Convention.

    Don’t delay - all proposals must be submitted no later than
    11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 27, 2018.

    All proposals must be completed by April 27th. Incomplete proposals will not be considered by the review committee.
    To begin, either create a new account or login below if you already have an account. You may return to your submission page to make changes until the deadline for the call closes on Friday, April 27tht at 11:59 pm EST.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Mauger at mauger@thearc.org. The Arc will contact you at the end of May to inform you about the status of your submission.

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    Questions? Organizer: Kerry Mauger - mauger@thearc.org / 2025343730