Education Conference

2014 Annual Education Conference in Orlando, Florida


The DDNA 22nd Annual Education Conference will be held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel with in Orlando. Room rates are $124/night.  You can make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-627-8258 and requesting the group rate for the DDNA National Nursing Conference for the nights that you plan to stay. For more details, visit the Hotel, Travel, and Activities page.

Important dates to mark on your calendar:

PreConference on Friday, May 2nd, with the Conference held May 3rd - 5th.

To register to attend the DDNA Conference, click here.

Conference Objective and Information

Target audience: Health care professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Overall objectives and goals of the 2014 Conference are:

  • To present cutting-edge education on the most up-to-date practice issues and research regarding the specialty of developmental disabilities nursing.
  • To provide a forum for networking and to facilitate the sharing of information to improve nursing practice in the developmental disabilities field.
  • To bring together leaders and experts in developmental disabilities to engender consensus that improves the health and lives of persons with developmental disabilities.

Would you like to sponsor or exhibit at DDNA?

Interested in exhibiting your products or services at DDNA 2014? Would your company or organization like to become a valued sponsor of DDNA? Visit the Exhibitors page for details or contact Mary Alice Willis at 800-888-6733 in the DDNA office.

Conference information for your employer

Does your employer need more information about the value of supporting your attendance at DDNA 2014? DDNA has two letters, both customizable, that you can give to your employer.

Past Conferences

Conference photos

2013 Conference photos are now available. Interested in photos from past conferences? Click on the year and flip through -- you may see yourself or someone that you know!

2013 Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

2012 Conference in Orlando, FL.

2011 Conference in Hartford, CT.

2010 Conference in Reno, NV.

2009 Conference in Orlando,FL.

2008 Conference at Foxwoods Resort, CT.

Looking for last year's Conference slides?

Speaker slides for our most recent conference are posted on this website's Resources page under "Conference 2013." To view the slides, log in with your username and password. You can also view slides from previous conference years on the resource page.

Speakers for the 2014 Conference

The DDNA Board of Directors met in June and selected the speakers for the 2014 Annual Education Conference in Orlando, FL. They are now contacting these speakers. Thank you to all who made recommendations and submitted applications.

Poster Sessions for the 2014 Conference

DDNA is accepting poster session proposals. Visit the Poster Sessions Application page for information about submitting a 2014 poster presentation proposal. If you would like to submit a poster presentation proposal for the 2014 Annual Conference, you may do so here.