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Additional Events

In addition to the National Convention’s main program, we have add-on events that can be purchased during the main registration process. If you have already registered and would like to attend one of these events, please email

Board Leadership Training Institute

Friday, November 1, 2024 9:00 am – 11:30 am
$65 per person (includes light refreshments and any training materials)

Succession planning is a key governance function of any non-profit board of directors. It is critical not just for the organization’s paid executive leadership, but for the volunteer leadership as well. Yet many non-profit boards overlook this critical responsibility and find themselves struggling when faced with a resignation, termination or other unexpected leadership change because they do not have a plan.

    Join us for an informative and interactive session that addresses:

  • why succession planning is important
  • key elements of a successful succession planning strategy
  • practical steps to get you started on a plan for your organization

NCE Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 1, 12:15 – 2:15 pm
$125 per person

The NCE Awards honor the professional excellence and achievement of NCE members who make significant contributions to strengthening the IDD community. These awards celebrate those who strive for excellence, put our clients first, and deliver great results.

Local Host Event

Friday, November 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$110 for the evening | $60 for self-advocate, direct support professional, personal care attendant

A Night to Remember

Featuring Matt O’Nesti and Blue Spectrum

Matt O’Nesti is a comedian, writer and disability advocate who will challenge you and entertain you with his “stand-up” comedy.

Blue Spectrum is a spectrum of blues, rock, R&B, soul, pop, and jazz by a group of talented musicians on the autism spectrum.

Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, and entertainment, followed by a dance!

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium

Saturday, November 2, 10:15 – 11:15 am (Part 1) and 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (Part 2)
Included in registration; not an add-on event

Get ready to learn about home and community-based services (HCBS) in a fun and informative setting! You will learn about the impact of HCBS. You will also learn strategies to help you communicate with members of Congress. Join us to gain new knowledge and strengthen your advocacy skills.