2023 SACKconference taking care of business

Self-advocates from all across Kansas come together to hear keynote speakers and attend breakout sessions on issues that impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We learn a lot and have a lot of fun doing it! The conference includes a dance and bingo on Saturday night. We are meeting in Wichita for the first time, so it should be a great time!

Hotel rooms are $150 for a double/shared (includes 2 nights in hotel + 5 meals + conference). A single room/private is $250. Those coming for just Saturday will pay $75 (includes lunch). Service providers are asked to send a rooming suggestion list to

Individuals seeking a scholarship should contact Stephanie Sanford at Scholarships are limited.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the SACK Conference

Registration Questions

Do I have to spend the night?

No, you can go home to sleep and come back the next day if you live close by and have transportation. If you just want to attend on Saturday, the fee is $75.

Can I have my own room?

Yes, but you will have to pay for the entire room – $250.

Does my support person have to pay?

Yes. Support people need to register for the conference and pay for the hotel also.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. Scholarships are limited, however. Email

Schedule Questions

Can I come before 3 pm on Friday, June 30?

No. Registration opens at 4 pm and room check-in is at 4 pm as well.

What time is dinner?

There is no dinner on Friday. Just a reception and light snacks. Dinner on Saturday at 6:00 pm.

What time is breakfast?

Breakfast is from 8-9 am on Saturday and Sunday, if you spend the night.

What time can I come on the second day?

Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Other Questions

Can I buy a SACK T-shirt?

Yes. There will be 2023 t-shirts for sale while they last ($15 each). Our color this year is purple. Our theme is “Taking Care of Business”. “Vintage” t-shirts from previous conferences will be available for $5-$10 each.

Hotel Questions

What is the host hotel?

The Drury Inn at Broadway, Wichita, KS

What time can I get into my hotel room?

The hotel rooms will be available after 4:00 pm on Friday.

Is there free Wi-Fi in the hotel rooms?

Yes. It is included in the cost of the room.

Can I buy movies or other programs on the TV?

Yes, but you will need to give your credit card information to the front desk when you check in.

Is there a pool at the hotel?

Yes. The pool also has a lift.

Does the hotel have a Hoyer Lift for use?

A Hoyer lift will be available to borrow. You may wish to bring your own if you are unable to share.

Does the hotel have roll-in showers?

Yes, but not enough for everyone that might need one. We will reserve a room with a roll-in shower for everyone to share that shower. Sign up for times will be at the reception desk.

Dance Questions

Will there be a dance?

Yes. The dance starts at 8 pm on Saturday night. We will have a DJ.

Can I just come to the dance and not go to the conference?

No. The dance is only for people who attend the conference.

How should I dress for the dinner and dance?

Some people dress in their nicest clothes, others choose to come dressed casually. How you dress for the dinner and dance is up to you.

Will alcohol be served at the dance?

No, but there is a bar in the hotel and alcoholic beverages can be purchased there and brought into the dance area. In addition, the hotel offers each person 3 free drink coupons each evening during happy hour.

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