for one amazing weekend, packed with more than 60 breakout workshops, 10 Pre-conference sessions, 18 sharing sessions, 6 exciting films and 4 inspiring keynote speeches! The 2015 NDSC Convention will take place June 25 - 28 at the
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ. We hope to see you there!
The NDSC Convention Block is now open at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.  Please be sure to read all of the hotel policies before booking your room.  Rooms will go fast and are reserved for NDSC Attendees only.  Convention registration is required to receive the convention rate at the hotel.    Book Your Hotel Room Now!

Important Deadlines 


Best Value Rates

May 15


Youth & Adults Conference

When Capacity is Reached or
May 15


Brothers & Sisters Conference

When Capacity is Reached or
May 15


Kids' Camp

When Capacity is Reached or
May 15


General Convention & Pre-Conference Sessions

June 10 

 Registration Fees 

Your chance to dig deep into one topic with a world-renowned expert!  Choose one of the 10 sessions offered, and prepare to be engaged, informed and inspired to try new strategies!

More than 3,500 people are expected to participate in the convention, and all meals are on your own.  By choosing the meal plan you will avoid long lines at the resort restaurants or driving off property to find something to eat.  

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Research & Medical Care Roundtable  
A Free Benefit for Attendees Registered
for the NDSC Convention.

Alzheimer's Disease and DS: What Parents and Caregivers Should Know

Thursday, June 25, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. Topics will include a review of promising research, including clinical trials, when a child or adult with DS should get tested, standards of medical care, advocacy, and support. Attendee gift bags & seating is limited! After you register to attend the convention, register to reserve your spot for this Roundtable.