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Program & Logistics Information

2019 Independent Living Conference
October 9, 2019 • Garden Grove, CA

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers is excited to organize and host the third annual Independent Living Conference. Last year's IL Conference was a huge success and brought in more attendees than expected. This year we hope to bring together even more!

Conference Information

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: Registration start time is 8:00am.

Great Wolf Lodge
12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Workshop Tracks:
Aging & Disability Services, Disaster Management, Assistive Technology & Systems Change & Independent Living Center Best Practices

Register for the Conference


October 9

(Subject to change.)

8:00am – 9:00am Conference Registration

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and opening remarks

9:15 – 10:15am No Wrong Door Panel Discussion

10:30 – 11:45am Workshop Session 1

12:00 – 1:30pm Awards Luncheon

1:45 – 3:00pm Workshop Session 2

3:15 – 4:30pm Workshop Session 3 & Disability Organizing Network LTSS Town Hall

4:45 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks

5:30 - 7:30pm Networking Reception

Download a Detailed Agenda

Hotel for the IL Conference

The Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove (Anaheim area) will be the location for the CFILC – 2019 Independent Living Conference.
If you run into any booking issues please contact Lisa, Lisa@cfilc.org.

Room reservation cut-off date: Friday, September 6, 2019.

Group rates are valid for Monday, October 7, 2019 – Thursday, October 10, 2019 (until the room block has been filled, so book your rooms early)
• The room rate is at $120.00 plus $15.00 resort fee plus taxes/night
• Be sure to use our group code to get the discounted rates: 1910CFILC
• Guestroom rate includes Waterpark Passes for up to (4) People
• Additional person at $50.00 per person per night

Room type is a Family Suite with the following amenities:
✓ Two queen sized beds
✓ One full-size sofa couch
✓ 39-inch flat screen TV
✓ Refrigerator
✓ Microwave
✓ Coffee Maker
✓ Wall Safe

Resort fee includes:
✓ High Speed Internet Access (property wide)
✓ In-room Coffee
✓ Towels
✓ Life Jackets
✓ Wolf Ears at check-in
✓ Access to Iron Horse Fitness Center
✓ Kids Experience activities held throughout the day

• Daily and overnight self-parking rate is discounted to $10.00 per car, per night
• Valet parking at $27.00 per car, per night

Reservation Instructions:
Click this link to secure your online room reservation.
• Select your dates
• Enter group code: 1910CFILC
• Complete reservation

You can call Central Reservations at (888) 960-9653 and mention the group code 1910CFILC and they will be able to assist you as well.

Guestrooms are limited and are upon availability after the room block is filled so make your reservations quickly!  Please indicate, at the time of reservation, how we can help make your stay even more comfortable.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: All IL Conference cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing as indicated below. Requests must be mailed to our office, or emailed to refund@cfilc.org. Telephone requests will not be honored.

Full Refunds: To receive a 100% IL Conference refund, CFILC must receive written requests no later than September 18, 2019.

50% Refunds: On or after September 19, 2019, requests for refunds for the IL Conference will be subject to a 50% refund.

No Refunds: On or after September 28, 2019 you will not be eligible for an IL Conference refund, you may substitute someone in place of the registered attendee.

Emergency Illness of Registrant or Immediate Family Member: Full refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the IL Conference due to an illness, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, CFILC must be contacted by letter or e-mail prior to conference start date.

Substitution Policy: Registrants may send a substitute in their place in lieu of requesting a refund.

CFILC will refund fees within 30 days of receiving and approving the request for refund.

To request a refund, contact CFILC at:

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
1000 G Street, #100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 325-1690


Email: refund@cfilc.org