The SACK conference is a wonderful opportunity for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to meet, share and learn from each other and experts in the field. Our conference is held annually. Conference participants have the opportunity to choose from learning sessions on a variety of topics. A motivating keynote speaker and other activities are also offered at the conference.

2024 Conference

Hotel rooms are $150 for a double/shared. That includes the cost of the registration. A single room/private is $250. Those coming for just Saturday will pay $75 which includes the 3 meals that day. Service providers with multiple attendees are asked to send a rooming suggestion list to Please include if you need adjoining rooms or to be on the same floor. DEADLINE FOR ROOMING LISTS IS JUNE 15, 2024!

SELF-ADVOCATES: This is an election year for SACK officers. If you want to run, please submit your name, a brief biography, and the office you are running for to the SACK conference registration table! The offices include President, Vice-President, Treasurer & Secretary. The SACK meeting and election is 7:00 PM Saturday, July 6th. Running for office means you must give a 1-2 minute campaign speech on why should be elected.

*Please note: SACK provides some basic personal care services for those who may need it. We do not, however, provide nursing care or disperse medication. See FAQs on the Evenbrite web page (link above) for more information on the event.

Past Conferences

2023: Taking Care of Business

2023 SACKconference taking care of business

2022: Dedicated, Determined, Done - 3D Advocacy

2018 SACK Conference Cover

2021: Disability Rights are Human Rights

Graphic: Disability rights are human rights

2020: The Year of Adaptive Challenges

SACK 2020 The Year of Adaptive Challenges

2019: That's How We Roll

2019 SACK Conference Cover

2018: Dedicated, Determined, Done - 3D Advocacy

2018 SACK Conference Cover

2017: Let's Do This!

2017 SACK Conference Cover

2013: Shoot for the Stars

2013 SACK Conference Cover

2012: Voices Heard

2012 SACK Conference Cover

2010: Jazz it Up - Feeling the Music of Self Advocacy

Hosted in partnership with People First of Missouri for Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE USA)

2008: Key to the Community

Sack 2008 Conference Cover

2007: Self-Advocate - A Hero in Action

2007 SACK Conference Program Cover

2006: WWE - We Want Equality

2006 SACK Conference