At this time, rooms at the NDSC Convention rate at all three contracted hotels are sold out for most nights of the convention. While there is no guarantee rooms will open up, the NDSC is managing a waitlist to assist families attending the convention in securing a reservation. Again, we cannot guarantee a room meeting your needs will become available; however, when and if a cancellation occurs we will notify you in the order in which your application has been received. Traditionally, cancellations have occurred in late June or early July, so your patience is appreciated. As a reminder, only families registered for the convention are able to reserve a room at the convention rate. If you would like to register for the waitlist, please click here.
PRE-CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHT: Careers in Entertainment and Media
Talent Agent, Gail Williamson and Producer, Brian Donovan will be in Sacramento presenting on what it takes to break into the entertainment industry. Come hear first-hand from industry professionals on how to best advocate for your future movie star, singer, songwriter, film producer, etc. This pre-conference requires a separate registration and is open to parents, siblings, grandparents and self-advocates. Click here for more details on this and our other pre-conference offerings.
SOUVENIR JOURNAL – Advertising Starts at Just $75
Looking for a way to spotlight your child with DS or advertise your product? The Souvenir Journal reaches every attendee, exhibitor, and sponsor participating in the convention and is a perfect opportunity to send a message. Messages may provide information, recognition, good wishes or may memorialize an individual. Messages start at just $75. Click here for the application.
FULL-DAY EDUCATOR CONFERENCE – Friday, July 21
Did you know the NDSC is hosting its 2nd annual Educator Conference? On Friday, July 21 from 8:45 am to 4:15 PM at the Sacramento Convention Center, teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators working with students with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to participate in this full day experience. Experts on behavior, technology, literacy and modifications and accommodations will provide attendees with proven strategies and research-based content. CEU’s and lunch will be provided. Click here for more details on the speakers and topics or to register. Parents, please help us spread the word by passing this on to your child’s teachers and administrators!
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN
If you haven’t registered yet or have started a registration but haven’t paid, there is still time to take advantage of best value pricing. Click here to register now. Or, if you have completed your registration but want to add a pre-con, sapphire celebration tickets, t-shirts, recordings, etc., please call the NDSC office from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern, and they will be happy to assist you at (800) 232-NDSC.