2021 Conference Program

With a virtual format, you can expect some changes in this year's Annual Leadership Conference.  But what stays the same is the high level content you have come to expect--and the opportunity to connect with colleagues.  The conference will begin on Thursday, February 18 and continue through Saturday, February 20.  And because we know how busy you are, we're reserved Sunday, February 21 for replays and a chance to further explore what our sponsors have to offer.

Preview the 2021 Conference Program below.

Thursday, February 18:

 

11:00 - 2:00

DSAIA Board Meeting

11:00 - 12:30

Leader Circles

2:00 - 5:00

Board Basics:  Creating an Exceptional Board

7:00 - 8:00

Opening Session

Friday, February 19

 

10:30 - 12:00

National Panel

12:15 - 1:45

Collaborative Leadership During a Crisis: Creation of the Down Syndrome and COVID-19 Q+A Resource

 

Virtual Programming Guide: Tips and Tricks for Down Syndrome Associations

 

A New Way of Walking: Making Your Virtual Walk a Success

 

Working Better Together

2:00 - 2:30

Black and African Family Outreach and Engagement

 

Middle School Hangout: Keeping Teens Connected During COVID

 

Making Communications Easy: Learn How to Design, Schedule and Share Messages Easily!

 

Meaningful Budgets: What You Need to Know

2:45 - 3:30

Enhancing Medical Outreach Possibilities: Adding the First-Ever Published Adult Medical Care Guidelines to your Organization’s Toolkit

 

Advocate Like Your Group’s Mission Depends Upon It, Because It Often Does!

 

From Donor to Hero: How Intentional Storytelling and Donor Voice Improve Fundraising

 

Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level

3:45- 4:15

Pivoting Without Panic

 

DSMIG COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement

 

Diversity & Inclusion Within Your Organization

 

Cash Reserves--How To and How Much?

4:30 - 5:30

DSAIA Member Forum

Saturday, February 20

 

10:30 - 12:30

Strategies to Focus on Racial Equity

12:45 - 2:15

Educate & Empower!

 

Power Boost Your Medical Outreach Program with Free Online Training and Resources

 

How does COVID-19 Impact People with Down Syndrome? What Studies and a Panel of Clinicians Tell Us

 

Create a Development Plan That Works

2:30 - 4:00

Leader Circles: Fundraisng

 

Leader Circles: Program

 

Leader Circles: Board Members

 

Leader Circles:

 

Leader Circles:

4:15 - 5:45

Virtual Fundraising: A List of Best Practices

 

#DSWORKS®: Implementing Local Employment Supports

 

Lessons Learned:  How to Keep Underserved Families Engaged with Digital Integration

 

National Parents First Call Center: Highlighting Prenatal Parent Engagement and Support

 

myDSC - Building a Knowledgeable Community

6:00 - 7:00

Closing Session