Self-Direction Conference


Applied Self-Direction hosts the only national conference dedicated to self-direction. The National Self-Direction Conference brings together state and federal government, managed care organizations, Financial Management Services entities, people and families who self-direct, and other key stakeholders from across the country to collaborate on one goal: advancing self-direction.

We offer the National Self-Direction Conference as an in-person event every other year. The 2022 Self-Direction Conference took place in Baltimore last April and planning is already underway for our 2024 in-person conference. With interest in self-direction at an all-time high, we have begun to offer a virtual conference series during the in-person “off-year” to reach a broader audience. We are excited to announce that our 2023 Self-Direction Conference: Virtual Series will be offered this spring. 

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Call for Sessions

You are invited to submit a proposal to present during the 2023 Self-Direction Conference: Virtual Series. Sessions should focus on best practices and innovations related to self-direction and include a range of perspectives including state program staff, people and families who self-direct, Financial Management Services providers, support brokers, and policymakers. Additionally, we seek proposals that provide tangible takeaways and stimulate discussion. Submit your proposal by Thursday, October 20th.


Sessions for the 2023 Self-Direction Conference: Virtual Series will be offered throughout the spring on Thursdays from 2-3 PM (EST). Sessions will be virtual, using a variety of different meeting platforms.


Registration will be FREE to all attendees so that anyone interested in learning more about self-direction will be able to participate.