Schedule

Please note: You must be registered and logged in to attend sessions (except the public events that include a link to register or join below).

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Thursday, July 7

Candidates Forum

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Via Zoom

Register for the Candidates Forum

Wednesday, July 13

NCIL Policy Briefing

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Via Zoom

Register for the Policy Briefing

Sunday, July 24

Board Meeting (Current Board of Directors)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. / Independence FGHI / https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84022316918

NCIL Board meetings are open to the public. If you plan to attend and require an accommodation, please contact jenny@ncil.org by July 17, 2022.

Monday, July 25

Opening Plenary *

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. / Independence A

Join us for an opening keynote address to kick off a week of movement-building and advocacy! Don’t miss the 2022 Annual Conference opener!

Legislative & Advocacy Update

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Independence A

Get up-to-date information on the progress of NCIL’s advocacy efforts from Chairs of NCIL’s Legislative & Advocacy Subcommittees. The Chairs will review and answer questions about NCIL’s policy priorities so participants are fully prepared for their Congressional visits.

Concurrent Workshops I

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. / See Pages 11-15 for workshop details.

  • Access Denied: The Implications of Unequal Access to Assistive Technology (Independence A)
  • CILs and the “New Normal”: Best Practices for Remote and Revamped Operations and Connecting with Consumers (Independence BCDE)
  • CILs Leverage Federal Programs to Support Access to Fair Housing (Lafayette / Farragut)
  • Criminal Justice within the Deaf & Disabled Community: Current Research and Future Needs (Independence FGHI)

Concurrent Workshops II

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. / See Pages 15-17 for workshop details.

  • Creating a Diverse Network in your CIL (Independence A)
  • Accessible Voting: Critical to Moving Democracy Forward (Independence BCDE)
  • IL: It’s Just Different! (Lafayette / Farragut)
  • Emerging SILC Issues: SOS (Independence FGHI)

Tuesday, July 26

Concurrent Workshops III

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. / See Pages 18-21 for workshop details.

  • How Advocacy Can Build a Transportation Program (Independence A)
  • Independent Living in 2050 and Beyond (Independence BCDE)
  • Youth Transition Programs and Outreach (Lafayette / Farragut)
  • HOUSING 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Housing but Were Afraid to Ask (Independence FGHI)

Exhibit Fair

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Independence Foyer

Spend some time browsing the products and services offered by our exhibitors, many of which are your fellow NCIL members. The NCIL Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our exhibitors and sponsors. Exhibits will be open all day Monday and Tuesday.

Awards Luncheon *

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Independence Ballroom

Join us to celebrate and honor this year’s national award winners! Awards will be presented over lunch. Admission to this event is included in full conference registration.

Annual Council Meeting *

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Independence Ballroom

Attend the Annual Council Meeting to hear the results of the elections for Governing Board members. This year, elections were held prior to the conference for: Vice President, Secretary, Diversity Chair, Youth At-Large, three Members At-Large, and Representatives of Regions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10.

Regional Caucuses (Regions 1-5)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. / Various Locations

  • Region 1: Independence BCDE
  • Region 2: McPherson
  • Region 3: Independence A
  • Region 4: Lafayette / Farragut
  • Region 5: Independence FGHI

This is an opportunity for Regions 1-5 to meet with their Regional Representatives and strategize for their Capitol Hill Visits. Each state decides who will attend which meeting to ensure that every legislator is visited. A list of Regions by state is available on Pages 33-34.

Regional Caucuses (Regions 6-10)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. / Various Locations

  • Region 6: Independence BCDE
  • Region 7: McPherson
  • Region 8: Independence FGHI
  • Region 9: Independence A
  • Region 10: Lafayette / Farragut

This is an opportunity for Regions 6-10 to meet with their Regional Representatives and strategize for their Capitol Hill Visits. Each state decides who will attend which meeting to ensure that every legislator is visited. A list of Regions by state is available on Page 33-34.

Wednesday, July 27

Legislative & Advocacy Hot Topic Special Session

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. / Independence A

This session will focus on hot topics in Independent Living. Presenters will lead discussions on the Rehabilitation Act, Independent Living funding, and other HOT issues.

2022 Rally

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. / Independence A

The 2022 Rally will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Do-It-Yourself Sign Kits will be available the previous afternoon. Bring your signs to the Rally, where a professional photographer will document the experience. Speakers will include Congressional Representatives and other elected or appointed officials as well as leaders from the Independent Living Movement, who will get participants revved up and ready for their Hill Visits!

Capitol Hill Visits

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. / Capitol Hill or Virtual

Participants are encouraged to meet with their elected officials and their staffs to discuss issues important in their districts. Congressional contact information is available at house.gov and senate.gov, or you can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Senators’ or Representative’s office. More information is available in the Advocate’s Guide to the Hill section of this document.

NCIL Social

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. / Independence Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate the 2022 Annual Conference on Independent Living. Come ready to join your fellow advocates in merriment Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available free of charge, accompanied by a cash bar.

Thursday, July 28

Concurrent Workshops IV

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. / See Pages 21-24 for workshop details.

  • Systems and Legislative Advocacy: One CIL’s Journey to Eliminate Subminimum Wage (Independence A)
  • Bringing Our People Home: Housing Advocacy for People in Nursing Homes (Independence BCDE)
  • Emerging SILC Issues: A Deeper Dive (Lafayette / Farragut)
  • People with Disabilities At-Risk in Conflict Settings: Forgotten & Invisible (Independence FGHI)

Concurrent Workshops V

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / See Pages 24-27 for workshop details.

  • Building Regional Leadership Teams (Independence A)
  • Afghans with Disabilities and What CILs can Do to Help (Independence BCDE)
  • Institutional Abuse: Myth, Reality, and Systemic and Cultural Risk Factors (Lafayette / Farragut)
  • Housing 201: Where Do We Go from Here? Advanced Advocacy for All (Independence FGHI)

Closing Plenary *

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. / Independence A

Invited guests will deliver a closing keynote on pressing advocacy issues and energize the crowd before we return home and prepare to make change.

Friday, July 29

Board Meeting (New Board of Directors)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Independence FGHI / https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87831312807

NCIL Board meetings are open to the public. If you plan to attend and require an accommodation, please contact jenny@ncil.org by July 17, 2022.

Monday, August 1 (Virtual Conference Day 1)

Rehab Act Reauthorization Updates

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. / Zoom

Letting Youth Take the Lead

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. / Zoom

Tuesday, August 2 (Virtual Conference Day 2)

Understanding The Roots of The Ableist Society

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. / Zoom

Organizing Can Be for Everyone

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. / Zoom

Wednesday, August 3 (Virtual Conference Day 3)

Disability & Intersectionality

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. / Zoom

* Livestreamed event. In-person events that are not livestreamed will be recorded and posted to the conference website (https://ncil.swoogo.com/22ncil/) at a later date.