Are you interested in presenting at the 2021 Self-Determination Conference?  We are seeking session proposals for Tuesday, October 19 & Wednesday, October 20, 2021.    

This year’s theme: Growing Stronger Together will help people with disabilities lead more Self-Determined lives by recognizing the valued role communities play in our lives!

Things to know when submitting a proposal:

  • Proposals must include a self-advocate(s) as a lead or co-presenter.
  • Panels should be limited to no more than 3 people.
  • Conference sessions must support Self-Determination and Self-Directed principles.
  • Presentations will be in person and on video this year. Activity and tools must be available on both platforms. Presentations should focus on practical, take-home strategies that people can implement in their work and lives.
  • Sessions should not promote specific agencies or products.
  • Repeat or similar sessions from previous conferences will not be considered.
  • Sessions will be 1.5 hours in length.
  • A typical session has an audience of 50-75 attendees.

All proposals are due by 12 p.m. on April 15, 2021.

Please submit your completed proposal form to:

Fil Clissa at  or mail to BPDD, 101 E. Wilson St., Room 219, Madison, WI 53703