2019 Directors Forum & Annual Conference

2019 Directors Forum & Annual Conference

Registration is Open...

Linking Technology and Quality through Innovation in Statewide Systems

November 13 – 15, 2019
The Westin Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia

CONFERENCE THEME 

States I/DD agencies are increasingly devising strategies to enhance quality outcomes, including those related to the health and well-being of all people receiving services. As states continue to address new and complex challenges, many see an opportunity to increase the use of both technology and data to drive innovation and inform quality management practices. With this increased emphasis on using technology and data comes new solutions to address systemic structures such as HCBS regulations, incident management and to embed quality practices into the state’s integrated and holistic approaches to supports and services. 

This shift calls for a culture where quality is not limited to regulatory compliance and singular activities, but is instead based on continuous learning and improvement strategies distributed throughout the system. Using data and technology to inform policy decisions and performance improvement – all with an aim to increase a state’s capacity to honor person-centered practices while balancing risk, quality of life and health and safety.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • Hear from federal leaders about opportunities for integrated care as well as HCBS quality directions.
  • Learn about federal efforts related to health and safety in HCBS and state efforts at system improvement in this area.
  • Learn from state colleagues about state quality initiatives, including data and technology innovations and alternative payment strategies.
  • Learn how quality-driven goals can be translated into clear performance expectations.

Schedule:

NEW!
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Directors Forum
Wednesday, November 13
(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Annual Conference
Thursday, November 14
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Annual Conference
Friday, November 15
(8:30 AM - 12:15 PM)

Hotel Information

Book Your Hotel Room for 2019 Directors Forum & Annual Conference

Hotel
Westin Alexandria Hotel
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600

Room Rate
$229.00 plus taxes

Expiration Date of Room Block
Monday, October 14, 2019

Toll-Free Reservation Number
1-866-837-4210 (mention NASDDDS Directors when calling)

Hotel Website
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasxw-the-westin-alexandria-old-town/

 

Transportation & Directions

Exhibits & Sponsorships Info

EXHIBITS

Exhibitor Fee: $1,800
Complete the exhibitor application HERE.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to establish new and build on existing relationships with state intellectual/developmental disabilities leaders from across the country, national councils and membership organizations, service providers, families, self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders.

Application Deadline: October 18, 2019. Please note that exhibit aTABLE TOP space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Exhibitors with questions about exhibiting may contact Megan Rose Sierra at mrose@nasddds.org or call (703) 683-4202.

Conference Registration: To attend the conference, a separate registration is required and the exhibitor fee to attend the conference is discounted to $570 per person. Three or more attendees qualify for the group rate of $450. Online registration is available on the NASDDDS website (REGISTER HERE).

Setting Up / Dismantling: You may set up your exhibit the evening of Wednesday, November 13 at 5:00 PM. All exhibits must be fully dismantled by the conclusion of the conference on Friday, November 15.

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, November 14, 2019                7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday, November 15, 2019                      7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Exhibit Location: The exhibit space for this conference will be in the same area as breakfast, food breaks, and reception located in Edison Foyer. Exhibit tables will be assigned as applications are sent in.

Fee: The exhibitor fee is $1,800 per table. This fee includes a 6' x 30" table, two chairs, internet, electricity, and exhibitor representative(s) in the exhibit area.

Shipping Materials: All materials should be shipped to the hotel at your own expenses no earlier than THREE DAYS prior to the meeting. Please send materials to:

(YOUR NAME)
Attn: Megan Rose Sierra
November 14-15, 2019
The Westin Alexandria Old Town
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
All of the items  listed below are available for sponsorship opportunities on a first-come first-served basis. Sign up as a Conference Sponsor at this link:  (REGISTER HERE).

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

Name Badge Lanyard: $5,000 - SOLD
Everyone will wear your company’s name and logo on their conference lanyard. Sponsor will be recognized by all conference attendees wearing the lanyard and during all breaks via the conference screens, and in the conference program and agenda materials.

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

Thursday Conference Morning Break: $3,500 SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, during all breaks via the conference screens and by having their logo displayed during the Thursday morning break.

Thursday Conference Award Luncheon: $10,000
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, during all breaks via the conference screens 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.

Thursday Conference Afternoon Break: $3,500
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, during all breaks via the conference screens and by having their logo displayed during the Thursday afternoon break.

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, during all breaks via the conference screens, and the agenda materials. This sponsorship also includes three conference registrations and company signage displayed during the reception.

Friday Conference Breakfast: $5,500
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, agenda materials, during all breaks via the conference screens, and by having their logo displayed during the breakfast event.

Friday Conference Morning Break: $3,500
Sponsor is recognized in the program, agenda materials, during all breaks via the conference screens, and by having their logo displayed during the Friday morning break.

Conference Program: $3,500
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, during all breaks via the conference screens, and agenda materials.

Conference Speaker: $3,500
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, during all breaks via the conference screens, and agenda materials.

Conference Speaker: $3,500
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, during all breaks via the conference screens, and agenda materials.

General Conference: $3,000
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, during all breaks via the conference screens, and agenda materials.

General Conference: $3,000 - SOLD
Sponsor is recognized in the conference program, during all breaks via the conference screens, and agenda materials.

Have any questions?  Please email Megan Rose Sierra at (mrose@nasddds.org) or reach Megan by phone by calling 703-683-4202. Please email company logos to mrose@nasddds.org.

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

Registration Fees

 

2019 Directors Forum & 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 Wednesday 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)