The Annual Convention
Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. For others, it’s a great vacation. But, for nearly all, there’s the one-of-a-kind NDSC family reunion feeling that permeates the convention weekend.
We hope to see you July 19 -21, 2013 for the 41st Annual NDSC Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Become a Convention Sponsor
The NDSC convention is often compared to a large family reunion, where lives are touched, relationships made and renewed, and a sense of warmth infuses the gathering. Parents are provided unparalleled opportunity to learn from renowned speakers addressing topics across the lifespan. Self advocates are empowered by real leadership opportunities. And siblings have the chance to share honestly with peers. We anticipate nearly 3,000 attendees from across the nation and around the globe. Generous sponsors help the NDSC keep convention costs affordable for families. We hope you will become a sponsor for the 2013 convention in Denver, Colorado.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation Research & Medical Care Roundtable
State of the Union – What you should know for your child or adult
On Thursday, July 18, from 9am to 4pm the Global Down Syndrome Foundation will be hosting the Research & Medical Care Roundtable. Co-organized with the National Down Syndrome Congress and supported by the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, this roundtable will feature top scientists and medical professionals working to better the lives of people with Down syndrome. Topics will include sleep apnea, immune deficiency, heart and pulmonary problems, cognition, and Alzheimer’s disease.
After the roundtable, Global Down Syndrome Foundation has organized a major musical concert free of charge for all attendees to the roundtable from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Seating is limited. Register to reserve your spot.
Take Me Out to the Ball Park
After the Convention closes Sunday, consider heading to the ballpark to see the Colorado Rockies take on the Chicago Cubs. NDSC families can purchase discounted tickets (25% off face value) during Convention registration to sit in our reserved section. What a great way to end the weekend!
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Adam’s Camp will be offering a special session of programming for children with Down syndrome and their families following the NDSC Convention in Denver, CO this summer. The session will take place in the beautiful Colorado Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO beginning the evening of Sunday, July 21 and ending the morning of Saturday, July 27. Learn more….
NDSC Convention from your Couch
To share the experience of “the world’s largest family reunion” anywhere, and learn the latest developments and advancements from the Down syndrome community’s leading voices NDSC will be recording 55 workshops at the 2013 convention. Workshops will be audio recorded with sync to the presenter’s power point if used. Online access to these conference recordings will be available from the conventions close until June 2014. If you register now you will also have online access until June 2013 to the 17 video recorded workshops and sessions from the 2012 Convention.
A summary of the 2012 recorded sessions can be viewed at Recorded Sessions
Registration to access the conference recordings will be available in the options section of convention registration or separately through your user account menu.