September 23-25

Paul W. Spooner Generational Leadership Summit 2024

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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 23-25, 2024 at the Best 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.

Schedule subject to change.

Summit Schedule

Monday
  1. Check In (front desk) and Registration – 4:00 pm
  2. Welcome and Opening Session – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm – Salon E
  3. Dinner – general assembly (all attendees) – 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
  4. Tentative evening activity
Tuesday
  1. Buffet breakfast (included) – 8:00 am—10:00 am – Zachary’s at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
  2. Agenda to be determined.
  3. Tentative evening activity
Wednesday
  1. Buffet breakfast (included) – 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. – Zachary’s at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
  2. Agenda to be determined.
  3. Break and checkout – 11:00 am–11:30 am
  4. Agenda to be determined.
  5. Lunch – 12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Courtyard
  6. Next Steps – 1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Salon E
  7. Wrap Up – 2:30 pm-3:30 pm - Salon E

Photo: Sue Rorke