motormorphosis 2018

Change. Nonspeaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking individuals are on a transformative quest to synchronize mind and motor. Starting with the development of the motor skills to spell and building to whole body, purposeful movement, this epic transformation can be described as MOTORMORPHOSIS!

Second Annual

Motormorphosis Conference 

July 28, 29 2018

Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park D
Sterling, VA 20166

The mission of the NCC is to promote access and communication choice for nonspeaking individuals through education, research and advocacy. CommUnity members from technological, service, self-advocacy and academic perspectives will engage attendees in a unique two day conference in support of this mission.

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

General Admission $325.00 / NonSpeaking Attendee $75.00

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday

Schedule subject to change - stay tuned!
  9:00 am -   9:15 am Welcome and Announcements
  9:15 am - 10:15 am Keynote Presentation
Dr. Anne M. Donnellan
Samuel Capozzi
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Mainstage Presentation
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Mainstage Presentation
12:00 pm -   1:15 pm Eat and Greet (Lunch Provided)
  1:15 pm -   2:15 pm Breakout Session (3 Options)
  2:15 pm -   2:30 pm Break
  2:30 pm -   3:30 pm Breakout Session (3 Options) 
  3:30 pm -   3:45 pm Break
  3:45 pm -   4:45 pm Coffee House/Wrap Up

Sunday

Schedule subject to change - stay tuned!
  9:00 am -   9:15 am Welcome and Announcements
  9:15 am - 10:15 am Keynote Presentation
Dr. Anne M. Donnellan
Samuel Capozzi
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Mainstage Presentation
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Mainstage Presentation
12:00 pm -   1:15 pm Eat and Greet (Lunch Provided)
  1:15 pm -   2:15 pm Breakout Session (3 Options)
  2:15 pm -   2:30 pm Break
  2:30 pm -   3:30 pm Breakout Session (3 Options) 
  3:30 pm -   3:45 pm Break
  3:45 pm -   4:45 pm Coffee House/Wrap Up

PRESENTERS

Check back soon as we update our presenters!

CONFERENCE CAMPUS HOTELS

Holiday Inn Dulles Airport (703)‐471‐7411 LINK TO HOLIDAY INN DULLES 

Best Western (703) 471‐8300 LINK TO BEST WESTERN 

Townplace Suites (703) 707‐2017 LINK TO TOWNPLACE SUITES

Hampton Inn (703) 896‐7510 LINK TO HAMPTON INN

SpringHill Suites (Not in parking lot, but walkable/has shuttle) (703) 444‐9344 LINK TO SPRING HILL SUITES 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can I contact with questions? Contact NCC directly at nonspeakingcommunity@gmail.com.

Who is on this conference committee?

  • Judy C. Bailey
  • Karen Lager
  • Elizabeth Zielinski
  • Rebecca Simmons
  • Christie Vosseller
  • Elizabeth Vosseller

Who is NCC? How do I learn more about NCC? The Nonspeaking CommUnity Consortium is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3 status pending, in its infancy. Our website is currently under development. Founding Directors include:

  • Judy C. Bailey, M.Ed., EPBSF
  • Dana Johnson, Ph.D., MS, OTR/L
  • Benjamin McGann
  • Eric Nordling, MBA
  • Ian Nordling
  • Susan Pruyn
  • Christine Vosseller, MA, SPHR, PHR
  • Elizabeth Vosseller, MA, CCC-SLP

Do you have any recommendations for lodging? There are several great options; most of which are in walking distance. Most offer amenities our community often requests like kitchenettes, multiple suite rooms, cost considerations, free breakfast/evening social and pools.

Do local hotels offer airport shuttle service? They offer all of our guests complementary shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport (IAD), door 2H. To find out when and where you can catch the shuttle please call your hotel. They will confirm the location the shuttle stops to pick up guests and approximately how long until the shuttle arrives.

Do you have recommendations for transportation and/or parking? .  In general, hotel, airfare, train and car rental rates are best obtained based on individual needs and preferred vendors. Onsite parking at the conference venue is included in your admission. As a part of the ECTC Dulles “campus advantage" the training facility/hotels offer a FREE area shuttle to/from all of our partner hotels, O'Malley's Pub, local business, shops, grocery, and restaurants.

Can I attend with my student or child? Please do! We will not offer respite care, but seminars and break out sessions are geared toward all participants; nonspeaking communicators, family and professionals. Letter board practitioners will be on hand for practical application sessions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can my spouse, paraprofessional or home aide attend the conference with me? Yes! However, each individual attendee must register to participate in this event.

Remind me again - where is the conference?  We are proud to host this conference at the Executive Conference and Training Center (ECTC). 22685 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, Virginia.  Check out the full campus map here.

Are the facilities accessible and friendly? Located minutes from Dulles Airport with extensive parking, the ECTC is flexible and accessible with outstanding technological features that aim to ensure all participants are comfortable.

What identification is required for admission? Admission will require your printed ticket from EventBrite and one form of photo ID.  Family member or communication partner identification for those under 18 will be suitable.

I cannot attend this event. Will you offer a live stream or recorded option for attendance? Thank you for your interest!  We will not offer live stream or recorded attendance option. This request is a bit advanced for our first conferences; the conference committee will review available technology for subsequent conferences.

What is the cancellation policy?
Before June 1:   50% refund
Ticket is transferrable to another participant with no additional fee if executed no later than July 15 via nonspeakingcommunity@gmail.com.