The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce our 2010 national conference, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” It will take place at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba from November 12-14, 2010. The conference will focus on solutions to drive change.
This year’s event will be an exciting opportunity for students, consumer advocates, service providers, employers and all others interested in exploring key issues of equal access to post-secondary education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. We welcome delegates from across Canada and around the world. The conference is being organized by a Conference Planning Committee, comprised of NEADS board members.
The conference operates on a single-track. This means that all delegates will participate in all of our workshops:
NEADS wishes to acknowledge BMO Capital Markets' Equity Through Education Program's support of the Job Search Strategies workshop, which is one in a series of forums being held across the country from 2005 – 2011.
In addition to a Saturday evening banquet, we will hold our Annual General Meeting and elections for our 2011-2012 Board of Directors on Sunday.
If you register on or by October 8, you can take advantage of an early registration fee of $125.00CDN for students and $200.00 CDN for all others. After October 8, the registration fee is $175.00CDN for student delegates and $300.00 CDN for all others. Optional tickets for our Saturday evening Banquet will also be available for a nominal fee of $10.00 CDN
Guest rooms are available at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel (350 St. Mary Avenue) at the conference rate of $120 CDN per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. Additional accessible rooms are also available at the Place Louis Riel Hotel (190 Smith Street) at a rate of $125.00 CDN plus tax per night, single or double occupancy.
Delegates can book and pay for their accommodations at the Delta Hotel contacting toll-free 1-888-311-4990. When booking at the Delta, mention the group "NEADS" to get the conference rate. To book and pay for a room at the Place Louis Riel Hotel, contact the hotel toll-free at 1-800-665-0569. When booking, mention the group "NEADS" to get the conference rate. Accessible rooms are available at both hotels upon request, however, roll-in showers are only available at the Place Louis Riel Hotel.
Please note that in consideration of those with allergies and respiratory problems, this conference is a scent-free event. Participants are asked to use unscented products in lieu of scented toiletries and detergents, and to refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes.
A taxi from the Winnipeg International Airport to the hotel is approximately $15.00. Accessible taxis are available by request by contacting Unicity Taxi (204-925-3131) or Duffy Taxi (204-925-0101). Delegate may also make use Winnipeg Transit's Route 15 bus to make trip to and from the airport. Adapted transportation can be arrranged by NEADS upon request.
Simultaneous French/English language interpretation will be offered throughout the conference.
All technical equipment and services, including amplification for hard of hearing delegates, will be supplied by our A/V supplier.
Sign language interpreters will be provided during the workshops.
The Delta offers a TTY for your convenience. Arrangements must be made in advance with the conference staff. The hotel will bring a TTY to your room, based on availability.