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Additional Events

In addition to our main National Convention program, we have add-on events* that can be purchased during the main registration process. If you have already registered for Convention and would like to attend these events, please email Robin Powers at

Board Leadership Training Institute

Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
*Add-on event: $40 per person

Join nationally recognized nonprofit organization management expert Kate Hull, Accreditation and Recognition Program Manager for Excellence Institute for a 2 and a half hour interactive learning session on board excellence. The program will highlight the most important aspects of governance from both the board and board member perspective to help support and strengthen local and state chapter boards and members.

Professional Development Seminar

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
*Add-on event: NCE Member $150 per person | NCE Non-Member $200 per person

Note: This add-on event includes a ticket to the NCE Welcome Reception.

The Professional Development Seminar is an opportunity for chapter staff and chapter executives from across the country to meet in person, network, and attend sessions that are unified by a common theme, which changes each year. Attend the seminar to learn recruitment techniques and retention strategies for direct service professionals. In this workshop, Dr. Hassan M. Abdulhaqq, AHRC Nassau, will share how to create a brand that targets and keeps the right talent for your organization

NCE Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
*Add-on event: NCE Member $50 per person | NCE Non-Member $75 per person

NCE knows that the value of the organization is its dedication to creating a space for leaders to engage, advance, innovate, and create change in the IDD community and the world! So come grab a drink or two, some tasty hors d’oeuvres, and mingle with your colleagues!

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium

Thursday, November 10, 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Included in registration

This two-part half-day symposium on criminal justice will include information on the new 988 mental health crisis number, training for police, and an interactive session for people with disabilities around tips to engage with law enforcement officers.

NCE Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 10, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
*Add-on event: $125 per person

Behind each chapter of The Arc, there are passionate and dedicated leaders. The National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE) Awards honor the professional excellence and achievement of NCE members who make significant contributions to strengthen their chapters’ service to people with IDD. These awards celebrate those who strive for excellence, put our clients first, and deliver great results. At this year’s award ceremony, the 2022 NCE Award recipients will be recognized.

ViewHouse (local host event)

Thursday, November 10, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
*Add-on event: SOLD OUT

The Arc of Colorado and our 14 local chapters invite you to join us in Denver’s historic lower downtown neighborhood. We will gather at one of Colorado’s local favorite roof top restaurants, ViewHouse, located right next to the beautifully constructed baseball stadium, Coors Field. The purchase of this ticket will include drinks and food and a chartered ride to and from the hotel.

If you decide to skip the charter bus, you can take advantage of the free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, which travel up and down the famous 16th Street Mall. The buses take you throughout the city from uptown all the way to lower downtown where you can check out other hot spots where Denverites love to eat and drink.