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DFN E-News: Vol. 4, No. 2

2005 Calendar

Note: The symbol indicates disability community events.

Calendar of Disability and Philanthropy Events

May 9

Women with Disabilities: Sex in the City

The Women’s Center at Premier Healthcare
Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, New York
Contact: Andrea, 212-273-6193, or alafayette@yai.org

May 9-10

Approaches to Recovery and Reintegration:
Survivors of War-Related Injuries

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC
For more information: www.survivorconference.org or e-mail survivorconference@LandmineSurvivors.org

May 9-11

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Summit on Spinal Cord Injury

Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
For more information: www.spinalcord.org/

May 9-11

National Training Conference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
Think, Act, Lead

George Washington University, Washington, DC
For more information: www.dhhig.org/ntc

May 9-11

YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities
Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation:
Policy, Program Development, and Service Provision in Community-Based Settings

New York City
For more information: http://yai.org/pid.cfm

May 10-11

Communication Strategies for Autism and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Wyndham Northwest, Chicago, IL
For more information: www.spectrumtrainingsystems.com/chicago.html

May 17-18

10th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities for Children and Youth
Building Partnerships for the Future

Westchester Marriott Hotel, Tarrytown, NY
For more information: http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/syspro/conference/

May 17-19

2005 National ADA Symposium & EXPO

ADA/IT Center
Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS Contact: Eric Stockton, 573-882-3600, 573-884-4925, stocktone@missouri.edu or www.adaproject.org/

May 18-20

Association of Small Foundations
Building a Strong Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

May 19

National Council on Disability
Youth Advisory Committee Meeting

National Council on Disability, Washington, DC
Contact: Mark Quigley, 202-272-2008, mquigley@ncd.gov, or go to www.ncd.gov

May 19-20

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Annual Conference
Transforming the Landscape of International Grantmaking for Indigenous Peoples

Open Society Institute, New York City
Contact: Evelyn Arce-White, 540-371-5615, x14; ifip@firstnations.org

May 19-20

The Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Annual Women’s Retreat

Riverside Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
For more information: www.floridaarf.org/Default.asp

May 19-22

National MultiCultural Institute’s 2005 Spring Conference
Cultural Liberty: Championing Diversity, Equity and Human Rights

Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Contact: Maria Morukian, 202-483-0700, x228; mmorukian@nmci.org

May 20-22

Discovering Community and Developing Identity
The Fifth Annual Retreat for Disability Activists & Allies

The Leaven Center, Lyons, MI
For more information: www.leaven.org/upcoming.htm or call 989-855-2606

May 21-22

The World of Possibilities Disabilities Expos

Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
For more information: http://expo.caringcommunities.org/

May 22-24

Respect-ABILITY 2005
Building a Stronger Future

Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA
For more information: http://wlcdr.everybody.org/RespectAbility/2005/index.htm

May 23-25

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
2nd National Summit on Regional Equity and Smart Growth

Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Ben Starrett, 305-667-6350, x206; ben@fundersnetwork.org

May 26-29

2005 American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) National Conference

Orlando, FL
For more information: www.adara.org/

May 26-29

Autism One 2005 Conference

Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel, Chicago, IL
For more information: http://autismone.org/leftside.cfm?page=1&tl=0

June 1-2

Homeland Defense Training Conference
Psycho-Social Aspects of Catastrophic Disasters:
Preparing Healthcare Professionals for New Challenges in the Medical Arena

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Contact: Pamela Greenstein, 703-807-2758, or pgreenstein@marketaccess.org

June 1-3

Proyecto Vision
Fourth Annual Bridges to Employment Conference
Exploring Career Opportunities for Latinos with Disabilities

Sheraton Raleigh Capital Center Hotel, Raleigh, NC
For more information, call 800-325-3535, 919-834-9900, or go to www.proyectovision.net/english/bridges/index.html

June 1-4

Grantmakers for Education
2005 Education Grantmakers Institute
Foundation Strategies for Influencing Education Policy

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
For more information: www.edfunders.org

June 2-4

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Conference 2005
Natural Sounds

Kelowna, British Columbia
For more information: www.chha.ca/conference/conference_index.htm

June 4-5


La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
For more information, e-mail superfest@aol.com or go to www.culturedisabilitytalent.org/

June 4-6

European Foundation Centre
16th Annual General Assembly and Conference
Foundations for Europe: Making the Union Work for All Citizens

Budapest, Hungary
For more information: www.efc.be

June 5-7

Conference of Southwest Foundations
Co-sponsored by the Southeastern Council of Foundations
Community Foundations Advance

Soloman Retreat Center, Robert, LA
For more information: www.csf.org or call 214-740-1787

June 6-8

Environmental Grantmakers Association
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders 2005 Annual Forum

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contact: 805. 687-0551, vclarke@ega.org, or www.safsf.org

June 7-11

University of Connecticut, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability
17th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI)

Portland, Maine
Contact: Carrol Waite, 860-486-3321; carrol.waite@uconn.edu or http://vm.uconn.edu/~wwwcped/05pti.htm

June 8-10

Corporate Grantmakers Summit

San Francisco, CA
Contact: Julie Norwood, 202-467-0465

June 9-11

Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference

Westin Westminster, CO
For more information: www.uchsc.edu/atp/conf2005/conf2005main.htm

June 10-12

Deaf Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa Conference

Washington, DC
For more information: www.deafafricanwomen.org/index.htm

June 13-15

The Public’s Health and the Law in the 21st Century
4th Annual Partnership Conference

Atlanta, GA
For more information: www.phppo.cdc.gov/od/phlp/conference/con2005email_marketing.asp

June 14-15

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
2005 National Leadership Summit on Improving Results
Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education, Transition and Workplace Development for Youth with Disabilities

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC
For more information: www.ncset.org/summit05/

June 15

Universal Village: Livable Communities in the 21st Century
AARP Global Aging Program

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC
Contact: Jay Ross, 202-434-2419 or jross@aarp.cog

June 16-17

National Transition Conference
From Roots to Wings

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC
For more information: www.dtiassociates.com/rsatransitions/

June 18

Association of Small Foundations
Trustee Leadership Seminar

The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Janice Simsohn Shaw, janice@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922 or www.smallfoundations.org

June 18-21

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 2005 Annual Convention

Austin Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX
For more information:

June 23-25

United Cerebral Palsy Annual Conference

Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
For more information: www.ucp.org/

June 23-27

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America’s (RESNA)
28th International Conference on Technology & Disability

Atlanta, GA
For more information: www.resna.org/

June 25-29

Deaf Women United
10th National Conference

Location: Ellicott City, MD
For more information: www.dwu.org/conference/2005/

June 26-29

Spina Bifida Association of America
32nd Annual Conference
Building Bridges to Advance Understanding

Minneapolis, MN
For more information: www.sbaa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index

June 27-30

Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf:
An International Symposium

Rochester, NY
For more information: www.rit.edu/~techsym/

June 28-July 1

9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface

Chicago, IL
For more information: www.smpp.northwestern.edu/ICORR2005/index.htm

July 2-8

National Federation of the Blind
2005 National Convention

Louisville, KY
For more information: www.nfb.org/convent/convens2.htm

July 10

Council on Foundations Summer Institutes
Institute for New Board Members

The Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
Contact: Karen Green, 202-467-0428, greek@cof.org, or go to www.cof.org

July 11

Council on Foundations Summer Institutes
Establishing a New Foundation

The Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
Contact: Sophie Dunbar, 202-467-0423, dunbs@cof.org, or go to www.cof.org

July 11-12

Council on Foundations Summer Institutes
Institute for New Grantmakers

The Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
Contact: Sophie Dunbar, 202-467-0423, dunbs@cof.org, or go to www.cof.org

July 11-12

International Human Rights Funders Group Semi-Annual Meeting
Reconciling Human Rights and Security

New York, NY
Contact: Catherine Townsend, 212-475-1137; ctownsend@mertzgilmore.org

July 11-13

Telecommunications for the Deaf Conference

New Orleans, LA
For more information: www.tdi-online.org/tdi/conf.asp

July 11-14

National Council on Independent Living
2005 Annual Conference

Washington, DC
For more information: www.ncil.org/

July 13-16

Autism Society of America

Nashville, TN
For more information: www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer

July 16-21

12th World Conference of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
For more information: www.icevi.org/

July 20-21

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
Annual National Meeting

Boston, MA
For more information: www.cosdonline.org/news/index.shtml

July 20-24

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns
2005 National Training Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Contact: Paul Leung, 940-369-7939, pleung@unt.edu

July 27-29

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
2005 Regional Associations National Conference

Callaway Gardens and Resort, Pine Mountain, GA
Contact: Erin McCarty, emccarty@givingforum.org, 202-467-1122, www.givingforum.org

July 31-August 15

Mobility International USA
2005 US/Japan
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability and Volunteerism

Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Amanda Hickok, 541-343-1284, exchange@miusa.orgor, or go to www.miusa.org/

August 1-4

International Special Education Congress (ISEC) 2005

Glasgow, Scotland
Contact: Lucy Alder, isec.2005@strath.ac.uk or go to www.isec2005.org.uk/

August 2-6

The Annual International Association On Higher Education And Disability 2005
Meeting the Profession

Milwaukee, WI
For more information: www.ahead.org/training/conference/index.htm

August 23-25

Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005

Dundee, Scotland
For more information: www.dmag.org.uk/resources/design_articles/conference.asp

August 31-September 5

2005 Deaf Seniors of America Conference

San Francisco, CA
For more information: www.deafseniors.com/

September 11-13

Neighborhood Funders Group 2005 Annual Conference

Phoenix, AZ
Contact: bettye@nfg.org

September 11-13

Philanthropy Northwest
Annual Conference

Stevenson, WA
For more information: www.philanthropynw.org

September 11-14

The Second International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World

Jiuhua Spa and Resort, Beijing, China
For more information: www.chinamed.com.cn/birthdefects/

September 15-16, 2005

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations
Workplace Accommodations: State of the Science

Atlanta, GA
For more information: www.workrerc.org/sos

September 19-21

Association of Small Foundations
Building a Strong Foundation

New York, NY
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

September 19-21

Council on Foundations
Fall Conference for Community Foundations

Seattle, WA
Contact: Heather Scott, 202-466-6512

September 22-23

Alliance for Full Participation Summit

Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, DC.
For more information: http://allianceforfullparticipation.org/

September 22-24

Conference of Southwest Foundations
57th Annual Conference

Westin La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Contact: Dawn Townsend, dawn@csf.org, 214-740-1787, www.csf.org

September 25-28

Environmental Grantmakers Association
Annual Retreat 2005

Mohonk Mountain House, New Platz, NY
Contact: www.ega.org and www.mohonk.com

September 26-27

Job Accommodation Network
2005 Annual Conference

Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
For more information: www.jan.wvu.edu/

September 26-28

Grantmakers For Children, Youth & Families
20th Annual Conference
Crossing the Divide: Creating Communities for All Ages

Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO
Contact: www.gcyf.org, 301-589-4293

September 29

Association of Small Foundations
990-PF Tax Seminar

Boston, MA
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

September 29-October 1

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ LEAD Conference

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Contact: Eileen Bagnall at 602-757-8118 or 520-631-6253

October 8-11

National Network of Grantmakers
2005 Annual Conference

Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA
Contact: Mari Bongiovanni, mari@nng.org, 612-724-0702, www.nng.org

October 9-12

Philanthropy Australia
Second International Philanthropy Conference
A Wealth of Experience: Building Philanthropy, Corporate Citizenship & Community Capacity

Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Conference Secretariat at event@happenings.com.au, www.philanthropy.org.au

October 10-12

Grantmakers for Education
2005 Conference

New York, NY
For more information: www.edfunders.org

October 10-12

Council of Michigan Foundations
33rd Annual Conference

Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI
Contact: Vicki Rosenberg, 616-842-7080, vrosenberg@cmif.org, or go to www.cmif.org

October 16-19

Grantmakers in the Arts
2005 Annual Conference

Westin Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, CA
Contact: Julie Sponsler, gia@giarts.org, 206-624-2312 , www.giarts.org

October 19

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Disability Mentoring Day

For more information: www.dmd-aapd.org/

October 20

Association of Small Foundations
990-PF Tax Seminar

Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

October 21

Association of Small Foundations
Trustee Leadership Seminar

The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Janice Simsohn Shaw, janice@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

October 23-25

Independent Sector
Annual Conference

JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC
Contact: Tracy Fleming, 202-467-6100

October 26-28

Grantmakers in Aging
Annual Conference

Baltimore, MD
Contact: Darla Minnich, dminnich@giaging.org, 937-435-3156, www.giaging.org

October 26-29

NADD 22nd Annual Conference
From Genes to Policy: The Many Faces of Dual Diagnosis

Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
For more information: www.thenadd.org/ or call 845-331-4331

October 26-30

Alternatives Conference 2005

Location: The Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information: www.power2u.org/alternatives2005.html

November 1-3

U.S. Business Leadership Network’s 2005 Annual Conference

Pittsburgh, PA
For more information: www.usbln.com/events/index.htm

November 2-4

The Communications Network
Annual Conference

Cleveland, OH
Contact: Amber Khan, amber@comnetwork.org, 301-589-4262, www.comnetwork.org

November 4

Association of Small Foundations
990-PF Tax Seminar

San Francisco, CA
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

November 4-5

Disabilities Expos

Landmark Mall, Alexandria, Virginia
For more information: http://expo.caringcommunities.org/

November 8-13

The Teacher Education Division Annual (TED) Conference

Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, ME
For more information: www.tedcec.org/

November 9-11

Association of Small Foundations
Building a Strong Foundation

Santa Monica, CA
Contact: Johanna Edens, johanna@smallfoundations.org, 888-212-9922, www.smallfoundations.org

November 9-11

Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting

Marco Island Marriott Resort, Marco Island, FL
Contact: Marianne Gordon, marianne@secf.org, www.secf.org

November 9-11

Technology Affinity Group
Annual Conference

Princeton, NJ
Contact: Lisa Pool at lisa.pool@verizon.net or go to www.tagtech.org

November 9-12

The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH)
2005 Annual Conference

Mid-West Express Center, Milwaukee, WI
For more information: www.tash.org/

November 11-12

16th Annual Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Conference

Marriott Mountain Shadows, Scottsdale, AZ
For more information: www.cec.sped.org/

November 17-20

NARPA 2005 Conference
Reclaiming Freedom: A Call to Action

Hartford, CT

November 30-December 2

Conference of Southwest Foundations
Emerging Philanthropic Leaders Program

Contact: www.csf.org, 214-740-1787

December 7

Council on Foundations Winter Institutes
Institute for New Board Members

Council on Foundations Conference Center, Washington, DC
Contact: Karen Green, greek@cof.org, 202-467-0428, www.cof.org

December 8-9

Council on Foundations Winter Institutes
Institute for New Grantmakers

Council on Foundations Conference Center, Washington, DC
Contact: Sophie Dunbar, dunbs@cof.org, 202-467-0423, www.cof.org
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