About the Conference

NAQ has been hosting an annual conference for Developmental Disability Professionals since 1996 - providing an avenue for connecting with other professionals, sharing evidence based best practices, and serving as a resource for learning and continued education.  A great deal has changed since that debut event but our focus on providing outstanding tools and resources to DDPs has not waivered. 

NAQ is delighted to announce that our 2022 event will be held on August 2-5, 2022 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA.  The theme - "Moving Forward: A Future of Possibilities" - reflects NAQ's committment to creating a bright future for Developmental Disability Professionals.  The focus of this conference is on identifying innovative & practical solutions that help us move beyond the challenges we are facing.  Note: Attendees of the in-person event are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.  For those who are unable or prefer not to be vaccinated, we are offering a virtual option from August 10 - 11, 2022.  Please see "Attendee Registration Information" for more details.      

We are particularly proud of the speaker lineup and diverse topics included in our 2022  conference.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in several different types of sessions:

  • Keynote Sessions:  One-hour sessions with a featured speaker (4 total).
  • Breakout Sessions:  Sessions ranging in length from 1 hour and 15 minutes to two hours each will cover a wide variety of topics (16 total).
  • Roundtable Discussions:  Attendees will have the opportunity to share and hear about strategies, best practices, ideas, and recommendations around a single area of focus in sessions ranging in length from 1 hour 15 minutes to two hours (4 total).  
  • Deep Dive Sessions:  These sessions are three hours in length and allow subject matter experts to provide in-depth training and information (4 total).       

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Schedule at a Glance

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information