Annual Convention - June 27-30, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

About The Convention

Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the NDSC Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. For others, it’s a great vacation. However, for nearly all, there’s the one-of-a-kind NDSC “giant family reunion” feeling that permeates the convention weekend.

Join us for our 47th Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 27 – 30, 2019.
2019 Tips for Attendees
If you are joining us in 2019, please take a minute to review our Tips for Attendees before you pack and head to Pittsburgh.

Who Attends?

The convention weekend is comprised of several different conferences and programs and is designed for PARENTS and family members, SELF-ADVOCATES (individuals with DS), PROFESSIONALS, and community ADVOCATES.

General Conference Workshops

General Conference Workshops

For Parents, Family Members, and Professionals

Youth & Adults Conference

Youth & Adults Conference

For Individuals with DS ages 15 and older

Brothers & Sisters Conference

Brothers & Sisters Conference

For Siblings 4th grade to 12th grade

Kids' Camp Sessions

Kids' Camp Sessions

For Children ages birth to 11 (or 14 with DS)

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions

For All Attendees
Separate fee required

Advocacy Training Boot Camp

Advocacy Training Boot Camp

For All Attendees
RSVP required

Research & Medical Care Learning Opportunities

Research & Medical Care Learning Opportunities

For All Attendees
RSVP required

Educator Conference

Educator Conference

For Professionals
Separate registration and fee required

Keynotes, Social Events and Networking

The convention hosts numerous social events and networking opportunities that are included with all attendee registrations; as well as, several popular events that require a ticket or separate registration with and without an additional fee.