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Program & Logistics Information

2018 Independent Living Conference: Collaboration & Solidarity
June 6, 2018 • Sacramento, CA

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers is excited to organize and host the second annual Independent Living Conference. Last year's launch was a huge success and brought in more attendees than expected. This year we hope to bring together even more participants with the theme, Collaboration & Solidarity.

This year's workshop topics will include, Youth Transition, Long-Term Services & Support, Emergency Readiness & Recovery, Systems Change Advocacy/Community Organizing and Intersectionality.

Participants are encouraged to stay and attend the 14th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day on Thursday, June 7 at Cesar Chavez Park the day after the conference.

Thank you to our Platinum Level Sponsor. Logo of Pacific ADA Center - Providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act to Arizona, California, Hawaii, Neveda, and the Pacific Basin.

Conference Information

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: Registration begins at 9:00am

Sacramento Convention Center (3rd Floor Meeting rooms)
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Register for the IL Conference


June 6th

(Subject to change.)

Dowbload the complete and comprehensive conference program booklet. Included are detailed summaries of all the workshops available at the IL Conference.

8:30am – 5:00pm
2018 IL Conference Program Booklet Graphic of the IL Conference program booklet.

9:00am – 10:00am

10:00am – 10:45am
Welcome from CFILC Chair, Ana Acton Followed by Opening Intersectionality Panel

11:00am – 12:15pm
Morning Workshop Sessions

  • #MeToo: Sexual Violence is for Everyone Jessica Jimenez
  • Maximizing Partnerships between VR and ILCs to Best Serve Transition Age Youth Carrie England – Department of Rehabilitation
  • ADRC 101: An Overview of Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) with a Focus on Marin County's ADRC Julia Hales – Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Assistive Technology For Emergencies Juliannah Harris – Tri-County Independent Living
  • Disability Organizing Group For Initiating Total Equality: DOGFITE Growing Leaders, Building Power and Effective Systems Change Through Advocacy Russell Rawlings – Resources for Independent Living

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Awards Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

2:15pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Sessions

  • Management vs. Board of Directors: Conjunction Junction, what's your Function? Sheri Burns – Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
  • Sorting Through the Chaos: Finding the Right Transition Program for Your Student Hattie Linam & Emily Ayers – College Living Experience
  • Person Centered Planning: How to Create an Individualized Profile for the People You Serve Ethan Robinson – Greater Opportunities
  • Pacific ADA Center-sponsored Roundtable: Learning from the ILCs that were called upon in 2017 disasters Ana Acton – FREED
  • The Revolution Will Be Tweeted Kyla Aquino Irving – CFILC

3:30pm – 3:45pm

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Final Workshop Sessions

  • Building Collaboration with Anti-Violence Agencies Vanessa Hayes, Access & Functional Needs Advocate, WEAVE – Jazzmin Grigsby, Resources for Independent Living
  • The 411 on Disability Disclosure: What Young Adults with Disabilities Should Know Vienalyn Tankiamco – Department of Rehabilitation, Disability Access Services (DAS)
  • CalABLE 101 Carrie Fisher Stone – California ABLE Act Board
  • Dealing with Disaster Bruce Morgan – Dayle McIntosh Center
  • Common Goals: How to Use Them to Strengthen the Disability Voice Cynthia Calderon & Charles Bean, Tri-County Independent Living

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Networking Reception with Live Music from Brian Chris Rogers at the Sheraton Hotel (Lobby Level)

IL Conference attendees are encouraged to stay and attend the 14th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day on Thursday, June 7th at Cesar Chavez Park the day after the conference.

Resources While You're in Sacramento

Sacramento has a lot to offer than just sunshine and disability rights advocacy. Below a link for a list for directions to the convention center, restaurants in the area, public transportation, and hospitals & pharmacies.

Download a List of Sacramento Resources

Hotels Near the Sacramento Convention Center

Below is a list of hotels that are located near the Sacramento Convention Center. We strongly recommend securing your hotel room(s) as soon as possible. Rates will increase as the demand for rooms increase… so don't delay.

Download a List of Hotels

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 our Office & Logistics Manager. Telephone requests will not be honored.

Full Refunds: To receive a full IL Conference refund, CFILC must receive written requests no later than May 16, 2018.

50% Refunds: After May 16, 2018 requests for refunds for the IL Conference will be subject to a 50% refund.

No Refunds: After May 25, 2018 you will not be eligible for an IL Conference refund.

Emergency Illness or Death of Registrant or Immediate Family Member: Partial or full refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the Statewide due to an illness, family death, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, CFILC must be contacted by phone, letter or e-mail.

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

CFILC will refund fees as soon as possible and no later six (6) weeks after the conference has concluded.

To request a refund, contact CFILC at:

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

Lisa Austin
Office & Logistics Manager
Email: lisa@cfilc.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Level

Pacific ADA Center

Gold Level

Anthem Blue Cross

Champion Level

Beneficial State Bank

Advocate Level

Frontier Communications

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