Additional Events

Additional fees may apply.


The Arc’s Board Leadership Training Institute (NEW!)

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This is a ticketed event ($25/person).

We’re pleased to offer local and state chapter board members a new feature for 2019, The Arc’s Board Leadership Institute. Join nationally recognized nonprofit organization management expert Amy Coates Madsen, Director, Standards for Excellence Institute, Maryland Nonprofits, for a 3.5-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. Seating is very limited and space permits only one board member per chapter. To ensure maximum attendance, please do not register for this event unless you are committed to attending.


NCE Professional Development Seminar

Reaching Our Leadership Potential in the Modern Era

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This is a ticketed event ($150/NCE member and $200/non-member).

Being a leader in today’s fast-paced, high tech environment carries more challenges than in the past. We have to perform and navigate in a landscape that requires constant change and flexibility. Are we using all of our potential to lead our organizations effectively? Join us for an engaging two-part conversation as we seek to first, understand how to identify and remove the barriers to our success as leaders, and then explore how to advance our personal vision and organizational mission for ongoing effectiveness.


Reception for Chapter Leaders (hosted by NCE)

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This event is open to all chapter leaders.

The National Conference of Executives (NCE) knows that the value of the organization is its dedication to creating a space for chapter leaders to engage, absorb, dialogue, cultivate, advance, innovate, surpass, and create change in the I/DD community and the world! With so much to look forward to, join your peers from around the country for a pre-convention reception hosted by NCE.


NCE Awards Luncheon

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
This is a ticketed event ($75/person).

Members of The Arc’s National Conference of Executives (NCE) gather and present awards that recognize chapters of The Arc for their outstanding efforts to fulfill the mission, core values, and position statements of The Arc. Awards include the Rising Star Award, Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Executive Excellence Award.


Beyond the Monuments: The Arc Improv

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This is a ticketed event ($50/person). There is a $25 discount for self-advocates and direct support professionals.

Following dinner on your own, join us for an evening of laughter, music, small local bites, and dancing. We’re excited to be joined by internationally known actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid. Guaranteed to entertain, Maysoon has performed and toured extensively both at home and abroad. Her viral TED Talk has 10 million views and counting; it was named #1 talk of 2014.

After Maysoon’s set, experience our nation’s capital beyond the monuments! DC’s own 18-year-old DJ Beauty and the Beatz has audiences hypnotized by her sound, poise, and mainstream appeal! She promises to get the crowd moving on the dance floor.

You won’t want to miss this night of laughs and local flavor!

Warning: This event will have flashing lights and loud music. A quiet room will be located next to this event.