2017 Annual Conference





General Information



Session Information

Hotel Reservations

Local Restaurants

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Us

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Click HERE to register for the 2017 CP of NYS Annual Conference.


Registration Fees:

          Full Conference =  $395

          Monday-Only*   =  $175

          Tuesday-Only*  =  $225


*The evening receptions/dinners are not included with Monday-Only or Tuesday-Only registrations. There will be an additional $100 fee for the Monday Reception and Tuesday Dinner.

Registrations are due by October 13, 2017.

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Click HERE for Full Session Information.

Click HERE for a list of Sessions Offering CEU Credits.


*Please note: Information is subject to change.

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Click below to read more about some great things happening at this year’s Conference!

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Click below to read more about some great things happening at this year’s Conference!


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General Information:

The 57th Annual Conference will be held October 30 – November 1 at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.  The Conference will feature nationally known speakers and highly informative workshops, meetings and displays. More than 700 people, including individuals with disabilities, their family members, staff, volunteers, exhibitors, government officials, and senior leadership from our 24 Affiliates as well as other service provider organizations will be on hand to share information with colleagues and hear the latest information on topics important to everyone in the field.


Who should attend:

  • People with Disabilities
  • Family Members
  • Educators
  • Clinical Staff
  • Social Service Providers
  • Direct Support Professionals
  • Health Care Providers
  • Administrators & Managers
  • Volunteers & Board Members

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Saratoga Hilton Hotel

534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

(518) 584-4000

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 Click HERE for a PDF of the Registration Brochure.

The preliminary at-a-glance schedule below offers a very broad overview that should be used only for your planning and travel purposes.  Please keep in mind that specific time breakdowns and session information will be shared in the coming weeks.

 *Please note: Information is subject to change.

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Monday, October 30, 2017
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:15am OPWDD Commissioner’s Update
10:30am – 11:45am CCOs Across NYS — Panel Discussion
12:00pm – 2:15pm Keynote/Awards Lunch featuring Mick Ebeling from Not Impossible Labs
2:30pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Sessions
4:30pm – 7:30pm Annual Awards Reception
7:30pm Dinner on Your Own
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:15am Keynote Address featuring John J. Ratey, MD, from Harvard Medical School
8:00am – 4:45pm Exhibits
8:00am – 4:45pm CP Marketplace
9:30am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions & Break
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:45pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Sessions & Break
5:30  6:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm – 9:00pm Staff Recognition Awards Dinner
9:00pm Enjoy the AudioStars!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:00am – 10:00am Breakfast & Closing Plenary Session

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Hotel Reservation Information:

CP of NYS Affiliates should have received information directly on making group reservations for your agency.  Individual CP of NYS Affiliate staff should NOT register with the hotel directly.  All Affiliate staff MUST register through their Affiliate.

If you are not associated with a CP of NYS Affiliate, please call (518) 436-0178 for assistance in making hotel reservations in conjunction with the Conference.

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Local Restaurants:

On Monday, October 30, we have a special evening planned for you.  From 4:30-7:30pm we will be holding an Awards Reception during which we will have a NYC Ballet demonstration form that day’s workshop, Awards presentations and networking opportunities.  Dinner will be on your own in beautiful & Historic Saratoga Springs!  After the Awards Reception, we invite you to go out and enjoy what Saratoga has to offer and have dinner on your own.  We have prepared a list of our favorite restaurants that are close to the Saratoga Hilton.

Click HERE for the list of local restaurants.

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

For sponsorship opportunities or more information please call Melissa Armstrong at (518) 436-0178. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor space are both limited, so please contact our office soon.

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Contact Us:

If you have any conference-related questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the contact information below:



 Phone:       (518) 436-0178

 Mail:          CP of NYS

3 Cedar Street Ext., Suite 2

Cohoes, NY 12047

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