MORE 2016 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

MORE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

KEYNOTES

Hear from Self-Advocate leaders from the past 30 years.

We will also be celebrating Steve Holmes as he moves on to other opportunities. Be prepared for lots of songs and tributes as we honor his 25 plus years of dedication to the self-advocacy movement.

ENTERTAINMENT

Thursday – DJ & Dancing

Friday – Come Dressed to go…

Dancing Through The Decades
decades

Wear the styles that show the times and music you love – Grease 60s, Disco & Miami Vice 70s, Big-Shoulders/Big Hair 80s, Punk 90s, Hip Hop/Rap Bling – whatever the look or style, rock it out with our DJ and come dance with us on Friday night.

Maybe you’ll win the COSTUME PRIZE!

SATURDAY MORNING EVENTS

Group Breakfast & Conference Recap

This year we will return to a tradition of having breakfast altogether with a program that includes speakers, music, and handing out the Golden Key to a Marriott staff person who has gone above and beyond. We will rally together, energized with a message to carry back home with us.

Regional Meetings

After breakfast, we will meet with our Regions to mobilize and make plans together.

WORKSHOPS & FOCUS GROUPS

We will have a wide variety of workshops and focus groups that will provide us with great opportunities for learning and networking. Here is a partial list of workshops and focus groups we are planning:

Songs of Self-Advocacy
Community 4 All
Employment
Supported Decision Making
NYIL – Money Follows the Person
Justice Center
Partners in Policymaking
One Question – Who Do You Want to Be?
Gay Straight Alliance
Speaking Up to Legislators
OPWDD Transformation
Youth & Self-Advocacy
Disability Cinema History
Innovations in Services
DSP Core Competencies
Transportation
Aids for Independent Living
Meditation & Relaxation
Do’s and Don’ts of Relationships
SANYS U
Commissioner’s Forum

We have lots more activities planned. Watch our SANYS web site for updates.