Self-Direction Conference

About

Join our biggest conference to date with four tracks focused on innovations, growth, real-life stories, and practical solutions. The 2019 Self-Direction Conference will feature more states, managed care organizations, and self-directing participants than ever before. 

The Self-Direction Conference is scheduled for Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This innovative conference includes two days, new tracks, and hundreds of attendees -- all focused on self-direction. In addition to the always-popular Financial Management Services (FMS) sessions, we plan to offer sessions for state programs, participants, families, direct support professionals, support brokers, and other stakeholders. These sessions will explore innovative practices and highlight exemplary programs from around the country. You are invited to join us to “think big” and share your vision for self-direction in the future

We will share more conference details including hotel information, registration, sessions, and sponsorship opportunities as they become available. Sign-up for our mailing list to receive the latest conference information! 

Registration

You can register for the Self-Direction Conference here. Please note that you must enter a coupon code to receive the discounted Membership and Government rates. Please email casey@appliedselfdirection.com for your coupon code. 

 
Registration Rate
Member $460
Member Group* $435
Government $460
Government Group* $435
Non-Member $475
Non-Member Group* $445

*Group rates are available for organizations registering 5 or more attendees. If you need to register more than 5 attendees, email casey@appliedselfdirection.com.  

Can only attend one day? Email casey@appliedselfdirection.com for more information about a one-day pass. 

Venue

The 2019 Self-Direction Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Hyatt Regency
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-528-1234

Agenda

The Self-Direction Conference is scheduled from 9 AM- 5 PM on Monday, April 29th and 8 AM- 4 PM on Tuesday, April 30th. Attendees are invited to a Reception and Self-Direction Awards ceremony co-sponsored by Annkissam on Monday night.

The agenda includes:

Monday, April 29th

8:00 AM

Check-In

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00-9:20 AM

Welcome

9:20-10:15 AM

Open plenary: A Conversation with Andy Arias

10:30-11:45 AM

The FLSA and Employment Scenarios in Self-Direction with the US Deparment of Labor

  Self-Direction in Australia and Korea: No Passport Required
 

Myth-Busters: Can Self-Direction and Managed Care Coexist?

11:45 AM- 1:00 PM Lunch co-sponsored by Centene
 

Food for Thought: Lunch with State Program Staff

1:00-2:00 PM

From The Horse's Mouth: Exploring IRS Guidance on Fiscal/Employer Agent Operations

 

The Importance of Telling Your Story: Reaching State Policy-Makers

  Accomplishments and Challenges: Reflections from State Program Leaders
2:15-3:15 PM

FMS -- Ask the Experts

 

Self-Direction: Are We There Yet?

 

The Quest for Quality: Strategies and Solutions

 

Federal Policy Updates: What's New for HCBS and Self-Direction

3:15-3:45 PM

Break

3:45-5:00 PM

Plenary: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) So Far: A Status Update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

6:00-8:00 PM

Self-Direction Conference Reception and Awards Ceremony co- sponsored by Annkissam

Tuesday, April 30th

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

Strategies for Reaching Diverse Populations in Self-Direction

 

You Can Do THAT? Making the Most of Budget Authority

 

Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do What You Can: Making the Most of Employer Authority

10:30-11:45 AM Nothing's Finer than a Compliant I-9er
 

Veteran Directed Care (VDC) Program: Federal Policy Updates

 

Self-Directing for a Lifetime

 
11:45 AM- 1:00 PM

Lunch co-sponsored by Anthem

1:00-2:00 PM

State Implementation of Department of Labor Home Care Rule with US Health and Human Services

 

The Journey to Culturally Competent and Culturally Relevant Self-Direction

  Day by Day by Day: Self-Direction from the Workers' Perspective
2:15-3:45 PM

Plenary: Self-Direction Then and Now: A Look at How Self-Direction Has Grown and Changed Over the Past 10 Years

We will post additional session information as it's available.

Lunch with State Program Staff

Do you want to make the most of your networking time at the Self-Direction Conference? Have you ever thought it would be helpful to just visit with program staff about self-direction? We are offering something new this year -- Food for Thought: Lunch with State Program Staff.

Conference attendees can reserve a seat for lunch with state program staff on Monday, April 29th. Each table will include no more than 8 attendees and 1 state program representative. During lunch you will have the chance to learn more about the state’s program, discuss challenges and opportunities, and ask questions.

Food for Thought: Lunch with State Program Staff is an additional fee of $100.

You can register for the conference and Lunch with State Program Staff here. (If you already registered for the conference, email Casey DeLuca to sign-up for the lunch.) Attendees will be randomly assigned a state table.

Showcase: Tools & Tech to Self-Direct

As an integral part of the workshop, we are offering a Tools & Tech to Self-Direct Showcase. The Showcase will run concurrently with the conference sessions and will include demonstrations from 7 different organizations.

Tools & Tech to Self-Direct Showcase Schedule:

Monday, April 29th

10:30-10:55 AM               GT Independence

11:10-11:35 AM               Direct Care Innovations

1:00-1:25 PM                   Clock In Clock Out

1:25-1:50 PM                   Grayswan Software

Tuesday, April 30th

9:00-9:25 AM                   HHAeXchange

9:35-10:00 AM                 PCG Public Partnerships

10:30-10:55 AM               Tellus, LLC.

Vendors can learn more about the Tools and Tech to Self-Direct showcase here.

Sponsorships

Don’t miss your chance to reach self-direction program administrators, Financial Management Services (FMS) providers, managed care organizations (MCOs), Federal government officials, and other partners at Applied Self-Direction’s Self-Direction Conference: Stories. Strategies. Solutions. The conference is scheduled for Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference sponsorships offer unique opportunities for your organization to network, brand, market, and advertise—boosting your visibility. All of the events and items listed below are available for sponsorship on a first-come first-served basis. 

 

Sponsorship Benefits 
Reception Co-Sponsor
$8,000  
Lunch Co-Sponsor
$6000
Breakfast Co-Sponsor
$5000
Diamond
$5000
Emerald
$3000
Sapphire
$1500
Logo on conference webpage  Premier placement  Premier placement Premier placement Prominent placement  ✔  ✔
Logo on all conference emails  Premier placement Premier placement Premier placement Prominent placement  ✔
Organization included in all conference materials Premier placement Premier placement Premier placement Prominent placement  ✔
Screen projection loop before and after sessions Your organization will be included on 3 slides during the screen projection loop shown before and after sessions: a dedicated slide with your logo, a customizable slide with your choice of content, and a slide with all Reception Sponsor logos. Your organization will be included on 3 slides during the screen projection loop shown before and after sessions: a dedicated slide with your logo, a customizable slide with your choice of content, and a slide with all Lunch Sponsor logos. Your organization will be included on 3 slides during the screen projection loop shown before and after sessions: a dedicated slide with your logo, a customizable slide with your choice of content, and a slide with all Breakfast Sponsor logos. Your organization will be included on 3 slides during the screen projection loop show before and after sessions: a dedicated slide with your logo, a customizable slide with your choice of content, a slide with all Diamond Sponsor logos. Your organization will be included on 2 slides during the screen projection loop show before and after sessions: a dedicated slide with your logo and a slide with all Emerald Sponsor logos. Your organization will be included on one slide with other Sapphire Sponsors during the screen projection loop shown before and after sessions.
Sponsored post in conference app Gallery post with up to 6 different ads and a link to your website. Your posts will be promoted to the top of the app’s activity feed regularly. All attendees will receive a “push notification” when the reception begins. Gallery post with up to 6 different ads and a link to your website. Your posts will be promoted to the top of the app’s activity feed regularly. All attendees will receive a “push notification” when your meal begins. Gallery post with up to 6 different ads and a link to your website. Your posts will be promoted to the top of the app’s activity feed regularly. All attendees will receive a “push notification” when your meal begins. Gallery post with up to 4 different ads and a link to your website. Your posts will be promoted to the top of the app’s activity feed regularly. Gallery post with up to 2 different ads and a link to your website. Banner post with 1 ad and a link to your website.
Full conference registration 2 Registrations 2 Registrations 2 Registrations  2 Registrations 1 Registration  
Exhibit booth  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔    
Brochure or promotional giveaway in check-in packet  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔    
Spreadsheet of conference attendees and contact information  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔    
Inclusion in an email to all conference attendees Inclusion in an email to all conference attendees thanking Reception, Meal and Diamond Sponsors. The email will include up to 200 words about the sponsor written by the sponsor. Inclusion in an email to all conference attendees thanking Reception, Meal and Diamond Sponsors. The email will include up to 200 words about the sponsor written by the sponsor. Inclusion in an email to all conference attendees thanking Reception, Meal and Diamond Sponsors. The email will include up to 200 words about the sponsor written by the sponsor. Inclusion in an email to all conference attendees thanking Reception, Meal and Diamond Sponsors. The email will include up to 200 words about the sponsor written by the sponsor.    
 Poll conference attendees Option of creating up to 3 poll questions in the conference app. You will receive the results of your poll questions after the conference. Option of creating up to 3 poll questions in the conference app. You will receive the results of your poll questions after the conference. Option of creating up to 3 poll questions in the conference app. You will receive the results of your poll questions after the conference.      
Logo on signage throughout the conference  ✔  ✔  ✔      
Display promotional materials Your organization’s promotional materials will be displayed during the reception. This can include banners, signs, tablecloths, giveaways, etc. Your organization’s promotional materials will be displayed during your meal. This can include banners, signs, tablecloths, giveaways, etc. Your organization’s promotional materials will be displayed during your meal. This can include banners, signs, tablecloths, giveaways, etc.      
Additional exhibit booth Opportunity to set up an additional booth during the reception to provide materials and have conversations with attendees. Opportunity to set up an additional booth during your meal in the meal room to provide materials and have conversations with attendees. Opportunity to set up an additional booth during your meal in the meal room to provide materials and have conversations with attendees.      
Opportunity to welcome attendees during reception  ✔          
Logo on podiums during sessions (the podium with your logo will be included in all pictures of speakers)          
Logo on general Applied Self-Direction emails for one year following the conference          

Additional Self-Direction Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Host Professional Headshots ($6,000): Who doesn’t need a new headshot? This fun and memorable sponsorship opportunity offers free headshots for all conference attendees. Attendees love this opportunity because many people are stuck using old photos and never make time to have professional photos taken. This sponsorship includes a table next to the photograph booth for you to interact with attendees as they wait to take their headshot. You can display your logo and any promotional materials you would like on the table. Leading up to the conference, attendees will receive targeted emails advertising this great opportunity sponsored by your organization. In addition, your sponsorship will be highlighted in conference materials including the screen projection loop, our website, and conference emails. The sponsorship also includes a two-day exhibit booth and you’ll receive a spreadsheet of conference attendees and contact information.

Hotel Key Cards ($5,000): Be the first thing attendees see as they check-in for the Self-Direction Conference at the Hyatt Regency! Your logo will be printed on each attendee’s key card. Did you know that attendees actively look at their key card 8 to 12 times a day during conferences? This represents repeat impressions to your targeted audience. This sponsorship also includes a two-day exhibit booth. (Key card branding is proven to drive up to twice as much traffic to your exhibit booth!) In addition, your sponsorship will be highlighted in all conference materials including the screen projection loop before and after sessions, our website, and conference emails. You will also receive a spreadsheet of conference attendees and contact information.

Sponsor a Program Administrator Scholarship ($2,500): Often self direction program administrators who work for a Medicaid agency, State Unit on Aging, or Aging and Disability Resource Center want to attend the conference, but cannot for financial reasons. The Self-Direction Conference will offer scholarships to which program administrators can apply.  Scholarship awardees will attend the conference, with their airfare, hotel, and conference registration covered by the scholarship. Sponsors will be honored at our Self-Direction Awards Reception.  All scholarship sponsors will be introduced to all scholarship award winners at the Networking and Awards Reception. Sponsors will not be matched with individual scholarship winners to avoid conflict of interest between states and possible or existing vendors.

Exhibit Booth ($700): The Self-Direction Conference exhibits provide a dynamic environment where attendees network and learn about the latest products and resources that support self-direction. Conference attendees look forward to learning from industry experts about the latest news, resources, and technologies. Take advantage of this opportunity to reach a concentrated group of decision makers by reserving an exhibit booth at the 2019 Self-Direction Conference. The exhibit schedule provides almost 20 hours of networking time, including several key functions (meals, reception, and the Self-Direction Awards ceremony). Exhibit booths are placed in high traffic areas requiring attendees to pass through on their way to sessions and other conference events. The booths will be available on a first-come-first served basis starting on Monday morning.

Friend of Self-Direction ($500): Increase your organization’s exposure during the conference by becoming a Friend of Self-Direction sponsor.  These sponsorships are often used to help self-directing participants and family members travel to and attend the conference. This sponsorship includes a special sponsor name badge for attendee(s) representing your organization and acknowledgment in conference materials, our website, and conference emails.

Sponsor a Participant ($399): Your sponsorship will cover meals and provide a stipend for travel for a participant or family member to attend the two-day conference. Applied Self-Direction will waive the conference registration fee for participants and family members receiving the sponsorship. Sponsors will be recognized on their conference name badges and acknowledged on the conference website and materials. The cost of the sponsorship is $399.

A PDF version of the Sponsorship Benefits information is available here

Contact Casey DeLuca at casey@appliedselfdirection.com to select the sponsorship package that's best for your organization.

Self-Direction Awards

The Self-Direction Awards Ceremony will be held during the 2019 Self-Direction Conference Reception on Monday, April 29th. The awards will recognize individuals’ exceptional contribution to advancing self-direction and supporting self-directing participants.

Submit your nominations online! You can learn more about the award categories here.