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NCIL’s 2020 Annual Conference on Independent Living Will Be Virtual!

July 20 – August 7, 2020

It’s official – NCIL’s 2020 Annual Conference on Independent Living will be virtual! We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to plan the event and we’re so excited to share the news with you. We certainly have much work to do together this summer and we will proceed with as much effort and intensity as if we were in Washington together!

We are spreading our conference events out a bit to accommodate the realities of virtual events and participation from home. The week of July 20th will feature the big kick-off events and plenaries, followed by two weeks of additional workshops and other events.

We are working hard on conference registration, the final schedule, and other details. We will be releasing additional updates over the next two weeks with all of the information you will need to register and get involved.

NCIL remains fully committed to an event that is safe and accessible to all. We know there will be some access challenges to a virtual conference, just as there are access challenges to in-person conferences. We are already busy coordinating accommodations and support, and are ready to respond to your accommodation requests and feedback to hold the most accessible virtual conference possible. Accommodations can be requested when you register and you are always welcome to submit questions to [email protected].

Conference Logo: Evolution of our Revolution - 2020 Annual Conference on Independent Living. Graphic features a speech bubble and heart icon.


  1. Brooke Lewis says

    Oh! I have been a disability advocate and associated with Centers for Independent Living for 12 years. I am currently working in blind services, and I have NEVER made it to a NCIL conference. If there is chance I can participate in ANY way, I would be extremely grateful.

  2. Denise Myler says

    How will registration be done for the conference or will we just register for the events we want to attend?

  3. Kira Meskin says

    Great! Where do we register?