Attendance Profile

Conference Logo: Evolution of our Revolution - 2020 Annual Conference on Independent Living. Graphic features a speech bubble and heart icon.

As the only cross-age and cross-disability national advocacy organization, NCIL’s Annual Conference draws individuals from all 50 states of all ages and disabilities. In recent years the NCIL conference has hosted nearly 1,500 individuals, including grassroots advocates, CIL and SILC leadership, and representatives from other major organizations that work to eliminate discrimination.

The conference also draws many government representatives. Recently, attendees have had the privilege to hear from Senators and Representatives; representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Department of Aging, and the Department of Transportation.