SNEAK PEAK: 2024 Annual Conference

Conference Logo: Black sans serif text says, “BACK TO THE FUTURE”. To the right, digital font in bright, bold orange says, “2024”. Underneath, [NCIL Logo: National Council on Independent Living] Annual Conference on Independent Living.

Get ready for an electrifying experience! We are thrilled to declare that registration for NCIL’s 2024 Annual Conference on Independent Living, BACK TO THE FUTURE, is officially OPEN!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store for you.

Legendary Keynote Speakers: Brace yourselves for an opening speech by the awe-inspiring Tony Coelho, the visionary architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following, Tony will join an intergenerational panel of disability justice advocates including Cliff Perez, a major disability advocate who was instrumental in the passing of the ADA, and the phenomenal Keri Gray, a beacon of social justice whose remarkable work has graced the pages of Teen Vogue, The New York Times, People Magazine, and Time Magazine.

Trailblazing Leaders: Throughout the NCIL Conference, you can dive into enlightening discussions at both the Awards Luncheon and Closing Plenary. Features will include trailblazer Alison Barkoff, who leads the federal Administration for Community Living within the Department of Health and Human Services (Closing Plenary); and Sherman Gillums, Jr., the dynamic FEMA Disability Coordinator and Director of its Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (Awards Luncheon).

Unforgettable Events and Workshops: Join us for NCIL’s iconic annual March to and Rally at the U.S. Capitol, where voices unite in a powerful chorus of “nothing about us without us.” Plus, immerse yourself in over 25 life-changing workshops carefully curated to empower you with knowledge and skills to advance our movement.

Don’t wait a moment longer — register by May 1 to snag your spot with our exclusive early bird discount.

And did we mention the epic dance party featuring a brand new DJ this year? It’s going to be off the charts!

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. Please mark your calendars for July 22-25, 2024 and get ready to make history with us as we go BACK TO THE FUTURE!

See you there!

Theo Braddy

Executive Director

National Council on Independent Living

Pictured (clockwise from top right): Keri Gray; Tony Coelho; Cliff Perez; Sherman Gillums, Jr.; Alison Barkoff