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2013

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January

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February

February 25–26 (Monday–Tuesday)

Retirement Insecurity: Can We Meet the Generational and Global Challenges?

Where:
Washington Court Hotel, Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC · Map
Description:
National Institute on Retirement Security The Annual NIRS Policy Conference brings top thought leaders from across the retirement industry and policy spectrum—retirement plan service providers, regulators and policymakers, and plan sponsors and administrators—together in Washington D.C. each spring to discuss and identify policy solutions amines at improving Americans’ retirement prospects.
Contact:
Rachel Fauber, info@nirsonline.org, (202) 457-8190

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March

March 20–21 (Wednesday–Thursday)

Frail Older Adults: Building a Care System

Where:
Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, CO
Description:
Over the course of two days, expert faculty will provide participants with a community-based, systems approach for providing reliable, efficient care that is person-centered and reduces unnecessary costs. This program offers tools, best practices, real-world examples, and the how-to knowledge that each participant can bring back to their organization to implement to begin to see real change. This systems approach provides the foundation and supports for great care, a system that can bring together all the ingredients and continue to evolve as more and more of our older population lives with the multiple challenges of frailty. Scholarships and special discounts are available.
Website:
Contact:
Conference and Training Staff, info@IHI.org, (617) 301-4800

March 20–23 (Wednesday–Saturday)

2013 NCRC Annual Conference:
A Just Economy: Building Community Prosperity from the Ground Up

Sponsor:
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Where:
Capitol Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC
Description:
Join NCRC and leaders from business, government, community non-profits, media and academia March 20–23, 2013 in Washington, DC for cutting edge dialogue and hands-on trainings, workshops, plenaries, and topical sessions on issues affecting America’s communities. This event is the largest national gathering of community non-profits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media, and academia-all focused on how together we can create a more just economic framework to improve the lives of American families, our workers, our older adults, our children and our environment, while strengthening global access to credit and capital.
Website:
Contact:
Malinda Ricketson, mricketson@ncrc.org, (202) 628-8866

March 25–27 (Monday–Wednesday)

4th Annual Conference on Advancing & Redefining Communities (ARC) for Emergency Management

Sponsor:
Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
Where:
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Washington, DC
Description:
The ARC for EM Conference (formerly known as Comprehensive Emergency Management Program Evaluation and Research Conference—CEMPER) provides a unique forum for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery professionals from across the private and public sectors. This year’s conference theme is Redefining Community & Bringing Partners Together. Designed for EM practitioners, clinicians, policymakers, community leaders, and other major EM stakeholders, ARC for EM provides an opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge on emergency management practice, research, training, and resources available across all phases of EM.
Website:
Contact:
Diana Lam, events@arc4em.org, 310-745-9316

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April

April 14–17 (Sunday–Wednesday)

2013 Disability Policy Seminar

Sponsor:
The Arc of the United States
Where:
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Description:
Does what happens in Washington, DC really matter? You bet! Every day millions of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are impacted by the public policy decisions—big and small—made by their representatives in Congress. And each year, hundreds of advocates attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC to learn more about and discuss the hottest topics in disability public policy. We invite you to join us fro an opportunity to advance the grassroots movement for people with I/DD and make sure your elected officials know what’s important to you. Two days of informative in-depth sessions from disability policy experts and opportunities to network with others from your state will culminate in a third day starting off with breakfast on Capitol Hill before you personally meet with your elected representatives and their staffs.
Website:
Contact:
Evelyn Powell, Powell@thearc.org, (202) 534-3700

April 17 (Wednesday), 2:00–3:00 pm

Strengthening and Streamlining SSI

Sponsor:
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Where:
Cannon House Office Building 121, 283 1st St SE, Washington, DC
Description:
This Capitol Hill briefing offers an opportunity to learn about legislation introduced that will provide needed updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. SSI is an income support program that currently helps 8 million people, including two million older adults and 6 million younger people, many with disabilities. However, many important aspects of the program have not been updated in 40 years. Presenters include: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ); Paul Nathanson, NSCLC Executive Director; Yanira Cruz, National Hispanic Council on Aging President and CEO; and Gerald McIntyre, NSCLC Directing Attorney.
Website:
Contact:
Scott Parkin, sparkin@nsclc.org , (202) 289-6976

April 22–23 (Monday–Tuesday)

n4a 19th Annual Aging Policy Briefing

Sponsor:
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Where:
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Description:
The Aging Policy Briefing offers AAA and Title VI program directors and staff, as well as aging advocates at all levels, including the latest news from the Administration and Congress on a broad range of issues that directly affect your agency and services; detailed policy insight and analysis from national experts on Medicare, Medicaid, OAA and other federal funding; and the opportunity to visit with your lawmakers and let them know first-hand the impact of federal policy on local services.
Website:
Contact:
Amy E. Gotwals, agotwals@n4a.org, (202) 872-0888

April 25–26 (Thursday–Friday)

Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference

Sponsor:
Project Intersect, Institute on Development & Disability @ Oregon Health & Science University
Where:
Hyatt Regency Washington DC on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Description:
The conference is intended to bring together researchers, advocates, and policy makers in racial and ethnic disparities and disability-related disparities to: learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups, share your own work on health disparities at this intersection and discuss priorities for future research and action.
Website:
Contact:
Conference Staff, oidd@ohsu.edu, (503) 494-8364

April 29–30 (Monday–Tuesday)

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

Sponsor:
University of Hawaii College of Education
Where:
Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, HI:
Description:
The theme for the 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity—Being in Community—embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously and happily in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion from social, economic or political life. ‘Being in community’ means living inter-dependently, ensuring that basic needs are met, that policies and laws are accessible and fair to all. It means ‘nothing about us, without us.’ Being in community requires awareness and a profound commitment to the work we have done and continue to do to make things right in the world. It means taking diversity to a new and more meaningful level where everyone is treated as a full human being without exception. Who does your ‘all’ include and how are you building community? We want to know. This conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from ‘diverse’ perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.
Website:
Contact:
Charmaine Crockett, prinfo@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-7539

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May

May 1–2 (Wednesday–Thursday)

Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias: Research Challenges and Opportunities

Sponsor:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Where:
NIH Natcher Auditorium, Bethesda, MD
Description:
This workshop will solicit input and develop recommendations on special research priorities and timelines for addressing Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Lewy body, mixed, and vascular dementia. Organized by the NINDS in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the workshop is part of the 2012 National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, and is complementary to NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012.
Website:
Contact:
Sean Bell, ADRDWorkshop@mail.nih.gov, (301) 496-0987

May 8–10 (Wednesday–Friday)

NASDDDS Mid-Year Conference & NASDDDS Directors Forum

Sponsor:
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
Where:
Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK
Description:
State developmental disabilities leaders know that supporting families is a vital component of a responsive and effective service system. In recent years, public I/DD systems have seen increases in the percentage of people with disabilities living in the family home. The length of time families can continue to do so and the quality of life for all family members in the home to have good lives is dependent on whether we support them in the right way. State I/DD systems must keep innovating to understand and implement new approaches to supporting families and continuing to promote self-determination over the lifespan. Simultaneously, the nation is struggling with the growing population of seniors, changing expectations and limited resources. The U.S. is not alone with these challenges and need for innovations. Other nations have approached these challenges but with different strategies and different service paradigms. The conference will provide opportunities to gain practical ideas for state implementation strategies, have extensive exchanges with thought leaders from other countries and the U.S., and learn from states engaged in efforts to support families.
Website:
Contact:
Megan Rose, mrose@nasddds.org, (703) 683-4202

May 21–22 (Tuesday–Wednesday)

Long Term / Residential Care Protectedness Conference: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

Sponsor:
Center for Preparedness Education
Where:
Century Link Center, Omaha, NE
Description:
This first of its kind National conference will help guide you and your organization through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in Long Term and Residential Care facilities today. The conference will include speakers that have real disaster stories from the field and also experts that will be able to help guide and refine your current planning efforts. This event will allow for expanded learning and networking for all participants.
Website:
Contact:
Kristine Sanger, ksanger@unmc.edu, (402) 552-3099

May 21–23 (Tuesday–Thursday)

38th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging: “The Road to Aging Well: Enjoy Your Trip”

Sponsor:
Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division
Where:
Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center, Norman, OK
Description:
Inspired by the iconic Route 66, this year’s conference will highlight the road to aging well. “Senior Day” is May 21 and is free for Oklahomans 60 and older. Senior Day is filled with fun and informative workshops, recognition of the Senior Poetry Contest and Spelling Bee winners, film festival and Exhibit Hall. Also featured will be the Senior Wellness Expo and a classic auto show, courtesy of the Oklahoma Hot Rod Association. “Professional Days” are May 22 and May 23. These days provide training and support for professionals in the field of aging and will include prominent keynote speakers, valuable workshops, exhibits, and the OKDHS ASD Achievements in Aging awards. Keynote speakers include: Keith Ochwat, managing director of the Documentary Foundation and producer of the “Age of Champions”; Katherine Freund, founder and president of ITNAmerica; and Martha Roherty, executive director of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities. The conference will provide information on the latest information regarding issues affecting older Oklahomans and about important services and programs for older Oklahomans, including health and wellness information; raise awareness of aging issues; encourage stronger advocacy on behalf of older Oklahomans; and expose attendees to best practices in order to better serve the aging population.
Website:
Contact:
Hong Fu, hong.fu@okdhs.org, (405) 522-3077

May 23 (Thursday), 11 a.m.

Join Sen. Sanders for an Older Americans Summit

Sponsor:
U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health & Aging
Where:
U.S. Senate Dirksen Building, Room 430, Washington, DC
Description:
At 11 a.m. on May 23rd, join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Older Americans Month, highlight the success of the Older Americans Act programs, and show support for the Act’s reauthorization to meet the needs of our nation’s growing senior population.
Website:
Contact:
Billy Gendell, bill_gendell@help.senate.gov, (202) 224-5480

May 29–31 (Wednesday–Friday)

NANASP Annual Training Conference 2013

Sponsor:
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services
Where:
Westin San Diego, San Diego, CA
Description:
NANASP is a professional membership organization whose membership is made up primarily of persons working in, or interested in the field of aging, community-based services, and nutrition and the elderly. For 30 years, NANASP has been recognized as a primary leadership organization in the field of aging in shaping national policy, training service providers, and advocating on behalf of seniors.
Website:
Contact:
Pam Carlson, pcarlson@nanasp.org, (202) 682-6899

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June

June 2–5 (Sunday–Wednesday)

35th Annual Training and Education Conference

Sponsor:
Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
Where:
Portland Hilton & Executive Tower, Portland, OR
Description:
Learn from top thought leaders in a wide variety of educational sessions, network with your peers, and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest coast with its lush forests and ocean air.
Website:
Contact:
Sara Tribe, STribe@nasuad.org, (202) 898-2578

June 3–6 (Monday–Thursday)

NDRN 2013 Annual Meeting

Sponsor:
National Disability Rights Network
Where:
Hyatt Regency San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Description:
NDRN and its Training and Advocacy Support Center (TASC) conducts national training events each year including the P&A/CAP Annual Conference, position-specific trainings and conferences for P&A/CAP CEOs and fiscal managers, and conferences related to P&A/CAP program work.
Website:
Contact:
NDRN Staff, info@ndrn.org, (202) 408-9514

June 12–13 (Wednesday–Thursday)

2013 TeamSTEPPS National Conference

Sponsor:
TeamSTEPPS National Implementation Team
Where:
The Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX
Description:
This conference will highlight program models, practical solutions, knowledge, skills, tools and connections to help participants impact their organizations through the TeamSTEPPS model. More than 450 industry professionals will attend the National Conference, which serves as an incubator for new ideas and a lively forum for sharing best practices. The conference includes pre-conference sessions, keynote presentations, concurrent presentation panels, networking opportunities, and a poster session. This important educational and networking event offers techniques, tools, and new thinking to assist health care professionals in successfully implementing TeamSTEPPS. Registration is free.
Website:
Contact:
Conference Staff, AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org, (312) 422-2609

June 24–27 (Monday–Thursday)

24th Annual APSE National Conference

Sponsor:
Association of People Supporting Employment First
Where:
JW Marriott, 10 South West St, Indianapolis, IN
Description:
The APSE conference focuses exclusively on employment of people with disabilities in the community. For the past 24 years, the National APSE Conference has brought together business and community leaders from across the country to network and focus on state of the art strategies to ensure equitable employment for citizens with disabilities. This year’s conference will feature a wide array of high quality breakout sessions on the latest innovations in employment of people with disabilities. Featured strands will include State-of-the-Art Practices in Integrated Employment; Transition from School to Adult Life; Public Policy and Funding; Leadership and Personal Development; Consumer, Family and Self-Advocacy.
Website:
Contact:
Conference Staff, jenny@aspe.org, (301) 279-0060

June 27 (Thursday), 9:00 am–12:30 pm

Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy into Action

Sponsor:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region V
Where:
Northwestern University Law School Thorne Auditorium, Chicago, IL (and webcast)
Description:
Did you know that more than 100 Americans die by suicide each day and 8 million adults in the U.S. had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months? Fortunately, Suicide is preventable as there is strong evidence that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. Learn more about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, available tools, and resources that move us toward the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide. Join us either onsite in Chicago or via webcast by hosting or attending an echo site in your community. Speakers include Surgeon General VADM Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA; Jerry Reed, Director of Suicide Prevention Resource Center plus a Panel of Experts on high-risk groups including Veterans, American Indians, and LGBTQ. Join us to Kick-off 75 days of action until National Suicide Awareness Day (September 10) and put Plans into action to dramatically reduce suicides.
Website:
Contact:
Kathleen Votava, kathleen.votava@acl.hhs.gov, 312-938-9859

June 27–30 (Thursday–Sunday)

2013 NAMI National Convention

Sponsor:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Where:
Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Description:
The NAMI National Convention is the annual gathering of some 2,000 mental health activists and advocates from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries. All attendees have one overarching reason for attending the NAMI National Convention: improving the lives of people who live with mental illnesses and the lives of the people who love and care for them. Attendees are responsible for securing or recommending mental health services, products and information for themselves, loved ones, clients, and patients diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. They are eager for the latest information, treatment options, coping strategies, support services, health and wellness information and activities, and legal and financial advice.
Website:
Contact:
Hanem Ali, hanem@nami.org, 703-524-7600

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July

July 10–12 (Wednesday–Friday)

NACCHO Annual 2013

Sponsor:
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Where:
Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Description:
NACCHO Annual 2013 will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions for sustaining or reinventing their organizations. Attendees will discover how to address preventing the leading causes of death, examine the effective use of data across all operational aspects of a public health agency, and discover how to maximize organizational performance, influence policy, and maintain fiscal sustainability.
Website:
Contact:
Laura Harrison, lharrison@naccho.org, 202-507-4226

July 23–24 (Tuesday–Wednesday)

10th Annual Direct Service Tribes (DST) National Meeting

Sponsor:
HHS Indian Health Service
Where:
Minneapolis, MN
Description:
This two-day meeting will focus discussions on key strategies and issues facing Direct Service Tribes (DST) and identify challenges and opportunities. Also it will provide updates on current legislative actions affecting DST—Affordable Care Act (ACA), Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and best practices for communication and collaboration with IHS Leadership and Tribal Health Programs.
Website:
Contact:
Jessica Rogers, Jessica.Rogers@ihs.gov, (301) 443-1104

July 24–27 (Wednesday–Saturday)

Re:Generation, Annual Conference on Independent Living 2013

Sponsor:
National Council on Independent Living
Where:
Grand Hyatt, Washington DC
Description:
NCIL’s 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living is an opportunity for new leadership, new ideas, and growth! The theme of the entire event will be regeneration, from the perspectives of all of the generations, communities, populations, and people that make the Independent Living Movement vibrant and powerful! One of the hallmarks of our movement and organizations is peer support. We must share and learn from each other if we are to continue to organize and succeed.
Website:
Contact:
Eleanor Canter, eleanor@ncil.org, (202) 207-0334

July 27–31 (Saturday–Wednesday)

n4a 38th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Sponsor:
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Where:
Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY
Description:
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference & Tradeshow is the largest gathering of locally-based aging industry decision-makers in the country. We convene over 800 national and local leaders of aging, government and business leaders working in aging-all at a dynamic time in the national discussion on aging.
Website:
Contact:
Courtney Baldridge, crboldtown@aol.com, (202) 872-0888

July 30–August 2 (Tuesday–Friday)

Generations United 17th International Conference: Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities

Sponsor:
Generations United
Where:
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC
Description:
Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities, Generations United’s premier event, presents a unique opportunity for corporations and organizations to network and interact with a target audience of over 300 professionals, administrators, academics, government officials, and advocates interested in intergenerational approaches and solutions.
Website:
Contact:
Leah Bradley, lbradley@gu.org, (202) 777-0113

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August

August 3–5 (Saturday–Monday)

Achieving Momentum: The Arc 2013 National Convention

Sponsor:
The Arc
Where:
Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
Description:
The Arc will be Achieving Momentum in the movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Come to Washington to discover new information, new programs, new technol¬ogy, and new ways for you to keep moving forward toward your goals. Join hundreds of other individuals, families, advocates, experts and professionals in the field for three days of informative sessions, unique events and opportunities to connect, including cutting-edge technology and dozens of sessions focused on supporting self-advocacy, cultural diversity, building our grassroots network, using technol¬ogy and innovations in family support, plus an in-depth session of FASD and true stories of how chapters attract and keep young members.
Website:
Contact:
Darcy Littlefield, littlefield@thearc.org, (800) 433-5255

August 12–14 (Monday–Wednesday)

FCOA 2013 Conference—Changing Aging

Sponsor:
Florida Council on Aging
Where:
JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
Description:
The Florida Council on Aging is committed to serving Florida’s diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy. Founded in 1955, FCOA is Florida’s only statewide association representing virtually all aging interests and many different disciplines.
Website:
Contact:
Vivian Weber, vweber@mlduggar.com, (850) 222-8877

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September

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October

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November

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December

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