Our Annual Events
The Arc’s annual events bring together families, advocates, and professionals throughout the disability to gather and collaborate. Through cutting edge sessions, fun networking opportunities, and expert speakers, our events provide diverse opportunities to get inspired and help build a future where the rights of people with disabilities are upheld and respected.
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Disability Policy Seminar
The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key federal issues that affect them most. After a wide range of sessions offering training and learning, participants will learn how to best engage with their Members of Congress, and be given opportunities to do so. The Arc co-hosts this conference with several other national disability organizations.
Summer Leadership Institute
The Summer Leadership Institute is an intimate networking event for chapter executives and senior staff. The conference focuses on professional development, with presentations aimed at staff leading disability organizations and tackling urgent issues in the sector.
National Convention showcases The Arc’s role as a change agent in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our largest event, Convention features dozens of breakout sessions and general sessions that highlight innovators in the disability community.