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September 29-30

Paul W. Spooner Generational Leadership Summit 2023

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Summit Description

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), Disability Policy Consortium (DPC), and Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) are hosting a Leadership Summit on the future of disability advocacy on September 29-30, 2023 at the Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA.

The summit will include the new generation of disability advocacy leaders, and emerging leaders in advocacy in social justice for services, programs, and the human and civil rights of people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Approximately 20 new and emerging leaders will be brought together with some existing leaders to discuss where disability advocacy needs to go in the coming decade and what we can learn from the past that got us to where we are today.

Summit Schedule

Friday
  1. Check In (front desk) and Registration – 4:00 pm - West Wing Foyer
  2. Networking reception – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm – Salon E
  3. Welcome and Buffet Dinner – general assembly (all attendees) – 6:00 pm – Ballroom Foyer
Saturday
  1. Registration 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  2. Buffet breakfast (included) – 8:00 am—10:00 am – Zachary's
  3. Welcome and Session 10:00 am -11:00 am - Salon E
  4. Break (checkout) – 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  5. Session – 11:30am -12:30pm - Salon E
  6. Lunch and general assembly (all attendees) – 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm - Courtyard
  7. Session – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Salon E
  8. Next Steps and Wrap Up – 2:30 pm -3:00 pm - Salon E

Photo: Sue Rorke