Call For Proposals Window: February 14 – March 29, 2024.

Call for Proposals. Submission window: February 14-March 29, 2024.

Join the collaborative conference that brings together a community that is committed to improving employment outcomes for the neurodiverse workforce.

For our 2024 Neurodiversity in the Workplace National Conference, we are accepting proposals for presentations highlighting workforce training and development and focusing on improving recruitment, management, and retention strategies for the neurodiverse workforce, as well as presentations on employment outcome research, adult service provider best practices and service implementation, successful transition to adulthood strategies, collaboration, and other relevant research.

We are looking for presentations that will spark conversations, change, and encourage collaboration. Educators, policymakers, subject matter experts, community providers, and neurodiverse individuals and their family members are encouraged to submit proposals for presenting their insights and diverse viewpoints. Multiple submissions are welcome, and previous presentation experience is not required.

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Please note: Presenters are responsible for their own registration. All presenters and co-presenters are required to register by May 22, 2024.

Conference Registration opens June 4, 2024

Early Bird
6/4/2024-9/6/2024
Rate: $490

General Admission
9/7/2024 - 10/19/2024
Rate: $540

Late Registration
10/20/2024-10/27/2024
Rate: $590

Learn more about our presenter sponsorship option for discounted registration along with other sponsorship perks.

Sponsorship Options

*Presenter Sponsorships are only available to accepted presenters and will be available for purchase on Wednesday, May 1.

Who should submit?

  • Nonprofit, for-profit and higher education leaders (HR, EDI and senior management)
  • State and federal elected officials, policymakers and staffers
  • Agency administrators
  • Adult service providers
  • Medical providers
  • Neurodivergent community
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Family members of individuals with disabilities
  • Disability advocates
  • Educators
  • Representatives of UCEDD organizations
  • Researchers
  • Members of the business community

Program Format

Presentations should use educational, networking, debate, multimedia or resource-sharing methods in one of the formats below. Multiple submissions are welcome. Presentations that explicitly promote products or services will be rejected.

  • Dynamic Discussion (60 minutes) – This roundtable format allows presenters to facilitate interactive discussions between session attendees.
  • Presentation (60 minutes) – An interactive presentation on an identified topic.
  • Panel (60 minutes) – A panel discussion with subject matter experts who engage and interact with attendees.

All break-out sessions last 60 minutes, with the expectation of 10-15 minutes for questions and answers.

 Presenter Guidelines

Guidelines for Virtual Presenters

Review Process and Timeline

The submission period begins Wednesday, February 14, 2024, and ends Friday, March 29, 2024, at 6 p.m. EDT. Proposals will be reviewed beginning Monday, April 1, 2024, and acceptance notices will be sent to the Lead Presenter via email no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Registration and Pricing

Important Presenter Dates

*The deadlines below will only be applicable to accepted presenters.

  • Deadline for presenter and co-presenter registration - Wednesday, May 29
      • All accepted presenters will receive the link to register on Wednesday, May 1
  • Deadline for presenters to update their profile - Wednesday, May 22
  • Deadlines for presenters to submit their presentations - Tuesday, October 1

Presenters are responsible for their own registration. Remind any co-presenters to register before the deadline.

Reserve your hotel rooms

Presenters are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements. The Westin Washington, DC Downtown Hotel has hotel rooms available at a discount rate for all conference participants.  

999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

The Westin Washington, DC Downtown, has standard guest rooms and ADA rooms available at a discounted rate of $319/night* for all Neurodiversity in the Workplace Conference participants. This rate will be available until Monday, September 30, 2024, or until sold out.

*rate does not include 15.95% tax and fees.

Click Here to Book Your Hotel Rooms

If you need assistance or wish to book your reservation over the phone, please call 800-228-9290 and mention the Kennedy Krieger Institute room block.

If you need ADA accessible guest room, please book here.

Need additional information?

Please visit the conference website or email NDatWork@KennedyKrieger.org

We are looking for presentations that will spark conversations, change and encourage collaboration.
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