February 16, 2021
After much discussion between our Board of Directors, staff, and medical experts, and in response to the feedback that we received from our members through calls, emails, and surveys, we have made the decision to host the 2021 NDSC Convention virtually. Although we will miss being together for the second year, the well-being of you and your family, our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, speakers, and our staff and Board, must be our first priority. Due to the uncertainty of the vaccine rollout timelines, individual states’ vaccine prioritization of people with Down syndrome, and the many health-related and financial concerns our community is still facing, we believe the most responsible decision for the organization and our families is to provide a virtual experience in 2021.
Bringing resources to families is still our top priority. We are excited that our 2021 Virtual Event will be even more robust, interactive, and engaging than last year’s successful “Convention From Your Couch,” offering even more workshops and Deep Dive sessions. We are also exploring alternative formats that will provide members access to the essential resources and information they are accustomed to receiving each year at the NDSC Convention.
It is important to note that the date for the 2021 Convention will move to June 21-26. We will continue to keep you updated as plans evolve and are finalized. You will find updates here on our website
We look forward to gathering and celebrating 50 years of NDSC Conventions in New Orleans next year. In the meantime, we hope you will join us this June for the best online convention you will ever attend!