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CdLS Biennial Conference

Biennial Conference

Our biennial national family conference provides education and support to families of individuals with CdLS.

Attendees receive free head-to-toe consultations with experts from a range of medical and educational fields; attend workshops on legal concerns, educational issues and medical/behaviors challenges; and have opportunities to meet other families facing similar challenges.

The next conference is in Costa Mesa, CA, June 26-29, 2014.The event takes place at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, just a few miles from the Orange County Airport (also called John Wayne Airport).

The Foundation has secured a room rate of $109/night plus tax. The room block closes May 26, 2014, or sooner if it sells out. Use the code CDLSF when booking your room or go to our personal booking page. The discounted room rate is ONLY for people who register for conference. If you do not register for conference by May 26, 2014, you will not receive the discounted room rate. At this time, only king bed rooms are left.

The Crowne Plaza across the street from the Hilton has allowed us to provide a discounted rate for conference attendees ($139/night plus tax). If you cannot get a room at the Hilton, call the Crowne Plaza at 714-557-3000. The group code is COR. Only King beds or King beds with a pullout double couch are available.

Adult registration is $320 before March 26, 2014, and $350 after. Children under 18 are $220 and $235, respectively. There is no charge for children under two or anyone with CdLS.

Download the registration form here.

New this year! Register online (Even if you are registering online, please download the registration form to view the schedule and important information about the event.)

Ways you can help support conference:

The Conference Fundraising Campaign
The Conference Fundraising Campaign is a direct request from CdLS families and volunteers asking individuals, clubs, organizations, businesses, and corporations for support of this flagship event. The campaigns’ goal is to raise $15,000. That’s just 150 people or businesses donating $100 each. To learn how you can help, contact Gail Speers, the Foundation’s development manager at gspeers@cdlsusa.org  

Download the Conference Fundraising Kit.

Corporate Sponsorship
The CdLS Foundation actively seeks support from corporations—big and small—that are committed to improving the lives of people with CdLS. Sponsorship is available at a range of levels for this event and ensures that the Foundation continues to provide the highest level of programs to CdLS individuals, families and professionals. To discuss opportunities or learn more, contact Gail Speers, the Foundation’s development manager at gspeers@cdlsusa.org  

Download the Corporate Sponsorship Packet.

If you need ideas for raising funds to support your own conference expenses, for a copy of our tips for fundraising.

Future conferences are scheduled as follows:

  • June 2016, Orlando, FL

Conference logo created by Lawrence Schau, KAL Design Co.