Growing Stronger Together

October 18-20, 2021

Virtually Everywhere!

Registration for the 2021 Self-Determination Conference will open August 2!


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Present at the 2021 Self-Determination Conference

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

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

Display your Microenterprise!

There is a new way to exhibit at the Self-Determination Conference this year! The All Abilities Market is an online marketplace where microenterprises and artists can sell their products and/or services. You have the unique opportunity to join this marketplace and sell online, not only at the Self-Determination Conference but all year long!. Support is available to help you through the process. For more information about the All Abilities Market, visit

Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2021

Display as an Exhibitor

Calling all Wisconsin organizations that support self-determination and self-directed support in Wisconsin. We encourage you to submit an exhibitor’s application for our virtual Self-Determination Conference. Only applications from exhibitors that directly support self-determination and self-direction in WI will be accepted. We are particularly interested in having exhibitors with innovative approaches to services and supports for self- direction including the use of technology to help people with disabilities live full and inclusive lives.

Exhibit (Zoom) rooms will be live during Conference Networking Breaks on October 19-20, 2021. Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2021

Become a Sponsor

The Self-Determination Conference is one of Wisconsin’s biggest events for people with disabilities and the people who support them.  Last year over 700 people attended. Get your organization and/or business name in front of your audience, connect with people with disabilities and those who support them and underwrite scholarships to self-advocates and their families. Email Fil for more information.

Nominate an Advocate for the Diehard Award

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to improve the lives of  individuals with disabilities?  A Diehard is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advocacy work here in Wisconsin. They are someone who is committed to  integration and self-determination. Nominate them for the Diehard Award to be presented at this year’s conference. 

Self determination means taking control of your life.  Learn how to live more independently, participate more in your community, and direct your public funds efficiently.

Here’s information for the 2020 conference.
Conference Program 2020: English | Spanish
Conference Brochure 2020: English | Spanish


Conference Website

Click here to find links for the virtual conference