2021 Annual Conference: The ESSENTIAL Conference

    April 28, 2021 8:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2021 4:00 PM EDT
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    Virtual Conference via ZOOM
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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday, April 29, 2021: 11:00am - 7:30pm
    Friday, April 30, 2021: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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    The New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation (NY Alliance) is pleased to announce the dates for the virtual 2021 Annual Conference: The ESSENTIAL Conference! The conference will be held April 28, 29 & 30, 2021.

    Since its beginning, the Annual Conference has been a place for members and non-members alike to connect with each other, learn from one another, share best practices, and discuss solutions to the many challenges facing our community.

    When we come together there is a clear passion we each have for promoting positive change and to ensure individuals with disabilities are part of the community with equal rights and the ability to live full, productive, and meaningful lives. With the uncertainty of these unprecedented times, it is even more important for us to gather together for our community!

    We may not be able to convene at the Sagamore, but that will not stop us from bringing you a powerful keynote speaker, information sharing in our workshops, and the ability for the NY Alliance to address the pressing needs of our members.

    How It Works:
    As with all of the NY Alliance Virtual Conferences, each session held throughout the three day conference will have its own Zoom link for registrants to use to join the live presentations on April 28, 29 & 30, 2021. The Zoom links will be available on the Event Landing page.

    Several timeslots during the conference will have more than one session available. Registrants will be able to access all recorded presentations shortly after the conference ends. The links included on the event landing page will transform into links to the recorded presentations. Participants can access recorded presentations for up to 1-year following the live presentation.

    PLEASE NOTE: For easier registration, simply change the quantity in the box on the "Tickets" page to the number of registrants you are registering and all can be registered at one time.

    For questions, please email [email protected].

    Additional Events During the Annual Conference!
    Join us for a Virtual Art Show & Virtual Talent Show!

    This year's conference will include a Virtual Art Show at 11:00am on Thursday, April 29 and a Virtual Talent Show at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 29.

    To learn more about both of these events, click the links below!

    Virtual Art Show - Accepting Submissiong until April 1, 2021
    Virtual Talent Show - Accepting Registrations until April 16, 2021

    Conference registrants will be able to access both of these events from the Annual Conference event landing page. Participants of these events do not need to be registered for the conference.


    Thank you to our Conference Sponsors/Vendors:



    $199.00 Member Registration Fee (Change the Quantity from 1 to the number of registrants for registering more than one person)

    $250.00 Non-Member Registration Fee (Change the Quantity from 1 to the number of registrants for registering more than one person)

    $2,000.00 Vendor Ticket