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As announced on 8/25/21, the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, and staff is a top priority, and given the current COVID-19 conditions in New Orleans and across the country, the Convention is now virtual. If you registered prior to the announcement, we suggest canceling your travel plans by contacting the airline directly. Hotel cancellations can be made online by selecting “Managing Existing Reservation” or by calling the hotel directly at 504-561-0500.

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!

2021 Virtual Schedule at a Glance

The schedule is tentative and subject to change. All session times are listed in Eastern Time.

September 26, 2021


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Arc’s Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Board Leadership Training Institute
*additional fee

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

NCE Professional Development Seminar
*additional fee

September 27, 2021


All Day

Virtual Exhibit Hall

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Opening General Session

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (4)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Breakout Session (4)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

NCE Awards Ceremony

September 28, 2021


All Day

Virtual Exhibit Hall

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Breakout Session (4)

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Breakout Session (4)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Session (4)

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The Arc’s Annual Business Meeting

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Advocacy Power Hour

September 29, 2021


All Day

Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Breakout Session (4)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Closing General Session

Registration Fees

In addition to the events, there are add-on events that you can pay an additional fee for through the registration process: The Professional Development Seminar and the Board Leadership Training Institute.

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


$315 $435 $195


$165 $210 $120

Full registration includes access to all sessions and meeting materials.
One day registrations include access to sessions and meeting materials only for the day registered.

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