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Registration Now Open: 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living!

July 24-27 (Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC)

2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living Logo: Indivisible. Graphic features intersecting threads.
2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living Logo: Indivisible. Graphic features intersecting threads.

NCIL is excited to open registration for our 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living! The theme of NCIL’s 2023 Annual Conference ( is INDIVISIBLE.  

This summer, we will advocate together, unite as a movement, and fight against ableism and prejudice of all types.

We are bringing back NCIL’s iconic March and Rally. We will have many influential speakers and educational workshops. We’ll be making memories and making history. We hope you’ll join us.

In-person Participation

NCIL’s Annual Conference will take place onsite in Washington, DC, July 24-27, 2023.

All registrations received and paid by May 22, 2023 are eligible for the Early Bird registration rates.

Please Note:

  • You must be logged into the NCIL Member Center in order to access the member registration rate. Contact [email protected] for help logging in. Contact [email protected] to check your membership status.
  • Member organizations can log in and register attendees using the discounted rate.
  • Early Bird pricing is included in the listed price and will remain active until the deadline.
  • Youth members can either log into their member portal or use the code YOUTH2023 without logging in to receive the discount.
  • Personal Assistants can use the code ASSIST2023 to receive a full discount.
  • Presenters should contact [email protected] to obtain a code for a 10% registration discount.
  • Read step-by-step instructions for registering to attend the conference in-person in Washington, DC.

Virtual Participation

We will livestream the Opening Plenary, Awards Luncheon, and Closing Plenary.

Workshops and main conference events will be recorded and posted to the conference website within approximately 48 hours.

This online archive will be available to all conference registrants. Additionally, this year, we are offering full online access to recorded and livestreamed content free of charge to the entire NCIL membership!

That means that Member CILs, SILCs, and organizations can provide virtual access to their entire staff for the cost of NCIL membership. For that reason, registration is not required for virtual participation – only NCIL membership!

With our new membership structure for organizations, member organizations can sign up any / all staff as NCIL Associate Members. This new member type includes free access to the membership platform, the ability to serve on NCIL committees, and discounted conference registration. Read more about how to access these benefits for your organization. Contact [email protected] for more information.

All content will be available at NCIL’s new Member Center ( through the end of 2023 at minimum.

Early Bird Rate

  • NCIL Member: $250
  • Youth Member: $150 (26 & Under)
  • Non-member: $350

Standard Registration

  • NCIL Member: $340
  • Youth Member: $150 (26 & Under)
  • Non-member: $440

Contact [email protected] with questions about registration.

More Information

Registration Policies

Youth Registration Rate

NCIL offers a reduced youth registration fee of $150 to all NCIL members that are 26 years old or younger. We hope this special rate will allow young people to afford the Conference and organizations to sponsor young people to attend.

Replacement and Cancellations

Replacement and cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by July 11, 2023. No refunds will be issued after that date. If it becomes necessary for you to send someone in your place, please contact us as soon as possible. Cancellation requests received by July 11, 2023 are refundable less a $50 processing fee.