Bridging Possibilities. Navigating Change.

Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario April 24-26, 2024.

Registration:

We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 OASIS Conference: Registration is now open!

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The Caesars Windsor OASIS Conference Room Block is now SOLD OUT!!!

Unfortunately, whilst some rooms may still be available Caesars is unable to offer them to us at our previous low rate.

 However, we have reached an agreement with the DoubleTree by Hilton to open up additional rooms at the previous rate of $169 a night.

The DoubleTree, located at 333 Riverside Drive West in Windsor, is only a 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk from Caesars.

You can book your room online or phone 519-977-9777 and use Booking Code: 92E

Please book soon, as space in the new location is also limited!

CONFERENCE STREAMS:

Present and Future

Explore where we currently stand and the future landscape of the developmental services sector. Dive into strategies for future-proofing organizations and support systems for individuals and families.

Individualized Supports

Move beyond individualized funding to explore comprehensive individualized support systems for people with developmental disabilities. Discuss innovative approaches and best practices in tailoring services to unique needs.

Inclusion

Examine the creation of inclusive environments within the developmental services sector. Prioritize ethical values, individual needs, and customer-focused approaches over profits. Explore self-advocates’ and individuals with developmental disabilities’ perspectives.

Governance, Management, and Workforce

Focus on the importance of strong governance in the developmental services sector. Address middle management development, succession planning, and leadership skills. Explore non-monetary compensation, hiring practices, resilience, and fostering a positive work environment.

The Developmental Services Eco-system and Stakeholders

Delve into collaborative efforts in government relations and advocacy to establish consistent messaging and strengthen the sector’s voice. Build confidence in the sector amid rapid changes and uncertainties, particularly for the younger generation.

IT, Innovation, and Disruption

Explore innovative approaches and the leveraging of technology to improve services and supports within the developmental services sector. Discuss how emerging technologies, including AI, can enhance outcomes.

Ethics, Justice, and Legal Issues

Address legal and ethical concerns related to bargaining, pay equity, and other legal aspects within the developmental services sector. Explore justice and equity in service delivery.

DRAFT AGENDA: 

This provides an overview of the conference agenda as it stands. It is subject to change and additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

Wednesday April 24, 2024

10:00 AM –              Pre-Conference Activities

3:00 PM

4:30 PM                    Welcome/Exhibitor Reception

6:00 PM                    Welcome Dinner & Show

 

Thursday April 25, 2024

7:30-4:00                  Trade show

7:00-8:30                  Breakfast

8:00-8:30                  Welcome Remarks

8:30-9:00 AM            All Delegate Session

9:00-10:00                 Keynote Presentation, Paul Huschilt

10:00 -10:30 AM    Networking & Exhibitor Break

10:30 -12:00 AM    Breakout Sessions 1A – 1D

12:00 PM                  Lunch Break

1:30-2:00 PM           Breakout Sessions 2A – 2D

2:00-3:00 PM           Networking & Exhibitor Break

3:00-4:00 PM           Breakout sessions 3A – 3D

4:00-5:30 PM           Free time

5:30 PM                    Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM                    Evening Dinner Awards & Social

 

Friday April 26, 2024

 

7:30-9:00      Breakfast

8:30 -9:00      Welcome

9:00-10:00    All Delegate Session

10:00-11:00  Closing Keynote

11:00 AM      Closing Remarks

11:30 AM      Safe Travels Home

CALL FOR SPONSORS

You can find our comprehensive sponsorship and exhibitor package which outlines the various opportunities available and provides information on how to secure your sponsorship or exhibit space.

You can also learn more at our sponsorship and exhibitor page.

By joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor, you will not only showcase your commitment to the developmental services sector but also connect with a dedicated and influential audience.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a transformative event. Secure your sponsorship or exhibit space today and become an integral part of Bridging Possibilities. Navigating Change.

Please share this information with anyone you know that you feel would be interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor.

 

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