NAQ 2013 - Leading for Person-Centered Excellence

Our Audience and Reach

Showcase your products and services, interview prospective employees, and network with more than 400 directors, Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals (QDDPs), educators, psychologists, consultants, and medical professionals from across the United States and Canada at the 18th Annual Conference of QDDPs, August 6-9, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. 

These people, who provide services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities, are looking for a wide variety of innovative items and services to help those they serve become more independent communicatively, physically, psychologically, socially and vocationally.  This includes assessments, assistive technology, computer software, communication devices, and the latest offerings in instructive materials, assistive technology, therapeutic aids, and time management tools.   

Some also are searching for new career opportunities.  So, if you are looking to recruit, plan to meet qualified and eager QDDPs.

General Exhibitor Information

The exhibit area, in the center of the conference meeting space, draws high traffic as attendees move from session to session.  Upon receiving your application, we will send you a full contract to be signed and returned, along with information about additional equipment and services you may need.

Exhibit hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8. (No exhibit hours on Friday, August 9.) 

Contact Vicky Hayes at NAQ, 2081 Calistoga Drive, Suite 1S, New Lenox, IL  60451; telephone:  (815) 485-4781, fax:  (815) 485-9145; email:  

Hotel Reservations

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

For a discounted group reservation call 1-800-501-2651. Be sure to mention the National Association of QDDPs to get your lower rate.  $79.00 single/double, tax not included. These rates are valid through July 6, 2013. 

The hotel is located less than 2 miles from the airport.  A shuttle, provided by the Grand Sierra Resort, leaves the airport every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, between 5:15 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. The shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour and half hour, daily between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The Raffle

For additional exposure, promote your organization by donating a prize or $25 toward a prize for our lunchtime raffle on Thursday.  Raffle cards also provide additional PR since they list the names of all exhibitors.  Plus, attendees must get their cards punched at each exhibit to be eligible for the drawing.

****Please download the exhibitor prospectus for more information.

 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus