Now a back-to-back conference with The Arc’s NCE Fall Leadership Institute

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!

In 2024, the National Convention and NCE Fall Leadership Institute will take place back to back. Leaders across The Arc’s chapter network and other disability organizations will spend two days networking, learning, and sharing at the NCE Fall Leadership Institute before connecting with the broader disability community at the National Convention.

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. View add-on events.

Member Non-Member* Self-Advocate, DSP, PCA**

Full Registration

Early Bird (on or before August 5) $640 $840 $390
Standard (starting August 6) $840 $1,040 $490

One-Day Registration

Standard $390 $465 $300

*Not a member? Join The Arc or your local chapter. Questions? Contact 

** This rate applies to all direct support professionals (DSPs). Personal care attendants (PCAs) must be supporting an attendee at the event to receive this rate.

Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. All times are listed in Eastern Time. Check back regularly for updates.

November 1


9:00 am – 11:30 am

Board Leadership Training Institute*

12:15 pm – 3:15 pm

NCE Awards Luncheon*

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening General Session

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local Host Event*

November 2


8:00 am – 8:45 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Breakout Sessions

NCSA Symposium Part 1

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

NCSA Symposium Part 2

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Update From Washington

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

The Arc’s Annual Business Meeting

November 3


8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:15 am – 10:15 am

Breakout Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing General Session

Get ready to be inspired!

Meet Our Keynotes

We are excited to share our keynote speakers who will take the stage at the 2024 National Convention.

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