Connect, Learn, and Hear from the Cast of Award-Winning Film Truelove!

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. Don’t miss our general session featuring the cast of the documentary film “Truelove”. Learn about Williams syndrome through the eyes of Callie Truelove and several cast members. The film just won a festival award for awareness!

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back for updates!
All times are listed in Mountain Daylight Time.

November 9, 2022


8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NCE Steering Committee Meeting (invitation only)

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

National Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Board Leadership Training Institute
*Ticket required

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NCE Professional Development Seminar
*Ticket required

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NCE Welcome Reception
*Ticket required

November 10, 2022


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast (provided)

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

National Council of Self-Advocates Symposium 

11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NCE Awards Luncheon
*Ticket required

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New Research – General Public Support for the
IDD Community, and How To Implement in Your Marketing

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Local Host Event
*Ticket required

November 11, 2022


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (provided)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Arc’s Annual Business Meeting

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Washington Update

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Advocacy Power Hour

November 12, 2022


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (provided)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session

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.

In addition to the main programming, there are add-on events you can attend for an additional fee. You can pay for them during the registration process. These add-on events include the Professional Development Seminar, Board Leadership Training Institute, the NCE Awards Luncheon, NCE Welcome Reception, and local host event.

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


Standard (on or before October 14) $525 $725 $325
Late (starting October 15) $725 $925 $425


Standard $325 $400 $250

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

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