We are so excited about our 2021 National Sibling Leadership Network Conference!
This entirely virtual conference is on June 18 and 19, 2021 with post-conference sessions offered on June 22, 23, and 24. Conference registration is now open! With the unique challenges facing our world, this Conference, our 8th, will be our most innovative and important Conference yet. Recently, the needs, opportunities, and challenges for families of people with disabilities have changed significantly. The 2021 National SLN Conference theme of Strength Through Connection will examine what this means for siblings of people with disabilities.
The SLN Conference is a unique event that helps to grow the sibling movement by bringing together siblings of people with disabilities and sibling supporters (parents, relatives including people with disabilities and professionals). Attendees at the conference will connect and learn about the sibling experience, hear from national experts on sibling services and supports, explore new research initiatives, learn about pressing issues related to COVID-19, and learn about advocacy opportunities.
The 2021 SLN Conference will be held through Zoom. Participants will be able to connect through their computer or by calling in. For those connecting by computer, we encourage you to have your camera on, if possible, for our interactive sessions. We hope to foster a sense of community during our conference. We will provide opportunities for participants to see and hear each other. There will be spaces where we will breakout into small groups in Zoom for lively discussions among peers.
The 2021 Conference theme is Strength Through Connection and we intend to really foster connections across the distance throughout with interactive small group sessions. While we can’t replace the in-person feel of being together and making relationships, we have structured our conference schedule to create spaces for participations to actively engage with each other for peer support and to share information. We will have numerous small group breakout sessions throughout.