Saturday, September 1, 2012
the Arc & Inclusion International's 2012 National Convention and International Forum
Achieving Inclusion Across the Globe
Join The Arc and Inclusion International at the 2012 National Convention and International Forum to connect with members of the intellectual and developmental disability community from across the globe.
This four-day event offers informative and inspiring sessions from experts in the field, fun social events, networking opportunities and The Arc’s annual business meetings. This year we're partnering with Inclusion International, a global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities worldwide.
Our program will offer a international perspective on living and being included in the community starting with a pre-conference dedicated to leadership and self advocacy sessions, a variety of thought-provoking plenary and concurrent sessions, a film festival, closing dance event and more. Enjoy the event's international flavor at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, D.C. and explore everything our vibrant capital city has to offer.
Date & Location
October 25-28, 2012
Grand Hyatt Washington
What is the National Convention & International Forum?
This event is a multi-day gathering of the intellectual and developmental disability community consisting of informative sessions, fun social events, The Arc's annual business meetings, awards presentations and opportunities to network, engage with and learn from people with I/DD and their families, professionals and experts in the field and people connected to The Arc and its chapters. In 2012, the event will take on a global perspective with the presence of Inclusion International and guest from the international I/DD community.
Who usually attends?
This event is generally attended by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers, members of The Arc, staff and volunteers from The Arc and its chapters, professionals and experts in the field, supporters of The Arc's mission, and others connected to the I/DD community through their work, research or personal experiences.
What are the dates of the National Convention & International Forum?
The 2012 National Convention & International Forum will take place Thursday, October 25-28, 2012.
Where will the National Convention & International Forum take place?
The 2012 National Convention & International Forum will take place at The Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC.