Learn From the Best in the Disability Community

The Arc’s National Convention is an unmatched opportunity to connect and learn with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. If you are interested in employment, education, advocacy, housing, criminal justice, and more – our sessions are sure to challenge, inspire, and motivate!

National Convention Call for Proposals Is Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for consideration at The Arc’s 2023 National Convention.  We are in the process of reviewing all completed proposals. We will let people know if their proposal is accepted by early August. Our goal is to have the session schedule posted by mid-August.

Registration Fees

Full registration includes access to all sessions, meeting materials, and advertised meals. One-day registration includes access to one day of sessions and advertised meals for that day.

There are also add-on events you can attend for an additional fee, including the Professional Development Seminar, Board Leadership Training Institute, and NCE Awards Luncheon. You can pay for these during the registration process.

Member Non-Member Self-Advocate, Direct Support Professional, Personal Care Attendant**

Full Registration

Early Bird (on or before September 22) $625 $825 $375
Standard (starting September 23) $825 $1025 $475

One-Day Registration

Standard $375 $450 $285

*Not a member? Discover the benefits of becoming a member. For more information, contact info@thearc.org.

*This rate is for personal care attendants who are supporting an attendee at the event.

Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back for updates!
All times are listed in Central Time.
* Denotes that a ticket is required.

November 5


8:00 am – 11:30 am

NCE Steering Committee Meeting (invitation only)

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

National Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Board Leadership Training Institute*

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NCE Professional Development Seminar*

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NCE Welcome Reception*

November 6


8:00 am – 8:45 am


9:15 am – 10:30 am

Opening General Session

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions

10:45 am – 11:45 am

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium Part 1

11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NCE Awards Luncheon*

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium Part 2

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Advocacy Power Hour

November 7


8:00 am – 8:45 am


8:00 am – 9:00 am

State Chapter Leader Meeting/Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Breakout Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Arc’s Annual Business Meeting

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Update From Washington

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local Host Event*

November 8


8:00 am – 8:45 am


8:00 am – 9:00 am

State Chapter Board President Meeting/Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session

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