SILC Congress Schedule of Events

20th Annual
SILC Congress
Hosted by the Arizona SILC
Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20, 2017
Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
1011 W. Holmes Ave. Mesa, AZ. 85210


Agenda:

Conference Schedule of Events:
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Day One – Tuesday, January 17, 2017

7:30am – 10:00am:  Check-in and Registration

 8:00am – 9:00am:  Breakfast 

9:00am – 10:30am:  Morning Session 1

  • Welcome, Conference Overview, Announcements
  • Remarks: SILC Congress Chair, Larry Wanger
  • Remarks and Q&A: Administration on Community Living, Bob Williams

10:45am – 10:55am:  Break

10:55am – 12:00pm:  Morning Session 2

  • Remarks and Q&A: Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, (APRIL), Billy Altom
  • Remarks and Q&A: National Council on Independent Living, Kelly Buckland 

12:00pm– 1:00pm:  Lunch 

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  IL-NET Presentation

  • Expanding the SILCs Impact Through New Authorities

 Ann McDaniel, West Virginia SILC

 Brad Williams, New York SILC

 Paula McElwee, ILRU

  • Overview of Final Regulations for Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living

Ann McDaniel, West Virginia SILC

Brad Williams, New York SILC

Paula McElwee, ILRU

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Day 2 – Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am:   Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am:     Morning Session

  • Announcements and housekeeping
  • State Sharing: Regions 1-3
  • Discussion: Training and Technical Assistance Needs of SILCS

10:30am – 10:45am:   Break

10:45am – 12:00pm:  Workshops (Session 1)

  • Stick it to Stigma; Embrace, Educate, Equalize

    Melissa Ann Santora, Arizona SILC

  • IL-NET Presentation: Uniform Administrative Requirements for SILCs (Part 1)

    Paula McElwee, ILRU

12:00pm – 1:00pm:   Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm:  Workshops (Session 2)

  • Inclusiveness at Work: How to Build Greater Geographic,

    Cultural and Racial Diversity on Your Council

    Liz Pazdral, California SILC

    Joseph Cody, RICV

  • IL-NET Presentation: Uniform Administrative Requirements for SILCs (Part 2) Paula McElwee, ILRU

2:15pm – 2:45pm:   Break 

2:45pm – 4:30pm   Afternoon Session

  • State Sharing (Regions 4-6)
  • Regional Meetings

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Day 3 – Thursday, January 19, 2017 

8:00am – 9:00am:   Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am:  Morning Session

  • State Sharing (Regions 7-10) 

10:15am – 10:30am:    Break

10:30am – 12:30pm:   SILC Congress Business Meeting

12:30pm – 1:30pm:   Lunch

1:30pm – 2:45pm:  Workshops (Session 3)

  • IL-NET Presentation: SILC Leadership for Council Members

    Ann McDaniel, West Virginia SILC

    Mary Olson, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

    Paula McElwee, Independent Living Research Utilization

  • Effective Outreach Strategies in Kansas

   Kathy Cooper, SILC of Kansas

2:45pm – 3:15pm:   Break

3:15pm – 4:30pm:   Workshops (Session 4)

  • IL-NET Presentation: Peer Support Group for SILC Chairpersons

   Ann McDaniel, West Virginia SILC

   Mary Olson, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

   Paula McElwee, Independent Living Research Utilization

  • Creating an IL Infographic

    Heidi Frost, Alaska SILC

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Day 4 – Friday, January 20, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am:   Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am:   Workshops (Session 5)

  • IL-NET Presentation: Resource Development for non-501C3 SILCs

    Ann McDaniel, West Virginia SILC

    Mary Olson, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

  • TO BE DETERMINED

10:15am – 10:30am:  Break

10:30am – 11:45am:  Workshops (Session 6)

  • Fiscal and Programmatic Oversight for SILCs

    Dawn Francis, Iowa SILC
Don Dew, Disabilities Resource Center of Siouxland (DRCS)
Liz Sherwin, Illinois/ Iowa Center for Independent Living
 

  • TO BE DETERMINED

11:45am – 12:00pm: Wrap-Up and Mega Prize Giveaway

The Path Forward to Greater Independence