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

Convention Resources

Connections Reception

Connections Reception

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
South Terrace and 3rd Floor South Pre-function Area

Whether this is your first NDSC Convention or your third, attendees looking to network with other attendees who share similar experiences or who have children with DS in the same age range can come together at the Connections Receptions to kick-off the convention weekend. Mingle among all attendees in the South Terrace and Pre-function area or join a focus group in one of the adjoining rooms.

Pre-registration is not required. All attendees are welcome to network at their leisure.

Opening Session and Keynotes

Opening Session and Keynotes

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Hall C, 2nd Floor

On Friday evening, the Opening Plenary Session officially launches the weekend’s events. This general session features inspirational Keynote Presentations by self-advocates and advocates in the Down syndrome community who present on topics of broad interest. We are excited to welcome our champion of the evening, Amy Bockerstette, self-advocate and golfer extraordinaire.

All attendees are welcome.

Learn more about our Keynote Presentations

Opening Reception and 321 Dance!™

Opening Reception and 321 Dance!™

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Hall C, 2nd Floor

Following our Opening Plenary Session Friday, we move into the Opening Reception and the 321 Dance™! It will be an evening filled with energy and excitement. The Opening Reception includes a cash bar and complimentary desserts. Here families from around the globe gather to begin an exciting weekend together.

The night also includes our 321 Dance™ – a celebration of all people with DS in our lives. The 321 Dance Theme this year is Jersey Night. So make sure to wear your favorite team’s sport jersey and be prepared to dance the night way.

All attendees are welcome.

Evening of Champions Dinner and Dance

Evening of Champions

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Hall C, 2nd Floor

On Saturday evening, the NDSC will host its annual Saturday Night Dinner. This is a ticketed event, which includes a plated dinner and ambient entertainment throughout the evening.

Ticket is required for attendance and must be purchased during registration.
Tickets will not be sold on-site.
For menu details visit Planning Your Trip

Evening of Champions Dance

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 8:30 – 10:00 PM
Hall C, 2nd Floor

Immediately following the Saturday Night Dinner, there will be an awesome opportunity for all attendees to dance the night away.

There is no ticket required for this event.
Doors open at the conclusion of the dinner, approximately 8:30 pm

Thank you to our 2019 Convention Sponsors!

Three Rivers Sponsors

321 Dance! ™ Sponsor

Kids’ Camp Sponsor

Research Rally Sponsor

Monongahela Sponsors

Ohio Sponsors

Majestic Sponsors

Advocacy Boot Camp


Clipper Sponsors