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From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Conference and Celebration

Join families, educators, clinicians, service providers, and researchers in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia Oct. 23-24 as we come together to learn, share and inspire. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers, including international experts and experienced practitioners in the field of Down syndrome.

Click here to print or download the conference flyer

Click here for workshop descriptions and speaker bios

Click here for the session planner (detailed daily schedule)

Pricing and Registration:

Register early to reserve your spot. Information about registration for the speaker sessions of your choice will follow once the schedule of events has been finalized.

Full Conference (Family Member/Student): $325
Full Conference (Professional): $375

Single Day (Family Member/Student): $175
Single Day (Professional): $200

Click here to register

Accommodation:

Special convention rate of $145! Reserve your room now at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites Vancouver.

FREE children’s program (Note: registration for the children's program is now closed):

Due to space restrictions the children’s program does not include siblings.

We are busy planning the activities for this program so the content is subject to change. Highlights include:

  • Age 3-5: play stations, special activities and entertainment
  • Age 6-11: art and movement activities, Bollywood dance, and mask making
  • Age 12-15: Bollywood, Zen yoga and Language Express
  • Age 16-25: Bollywood and Zen Yoga; mask making, hair and make-up

Family Activities:

The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites is in close proximity to English Bay, Stanley Park with the aquarium, seawall and pitch and putt golf course; and downtown attractions including Canada Place and Flyover Canada.

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