Alberta Council of Disability Services

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Conference Call for Presenters

December 20, 2019

The ACDS 2020 Annual Conference will be held on May 12-13, 2020. The 2020 conference will identify and explore the existing and potential capacity of the Community Disability Services sector to strengthen and elevate the sector through innovation, collaboration, and other strategies. The conference will also assist leaders to think strategically about the capacity and potential of their organizations to address current issues and advance their services to ensure quality supports for people with developmental disabilities.
Our conference goal is to provide a strong learning experience that focuses on sharing knowledge and expertise with concurrent sessions customized to leadership (executives and senior management), middle-management, and front-line staff.
We are now seeking presenters for the concurrent sessions through a Call for Presenters form. We encourage you to share this form with individuals you think may offer strong presentations that are aligned with the conference theme, Innovate, Collaborate, Elevate: Realize the Possibilities.
The Conference Backgrounder provides details of the conference theme, the challenges the conference aims to address, as well as some suggested topics for presentations. 
Registration for the conference will open in January 2020. 
For any questions related to the Call for Presenters, contact Jessy Cheung at or, (403) 250-9495 ext. 244. For general conference inquiries, contact Carla Lawrence at or, (403) 250-9495 ext.234.