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LuMind IDSC proudly leads conversations, presentations, and exhibitions at professional and community-based conferences. See below for our list of upcoming engagements!

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Upcoming Conferences

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NDSS Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference

LuMind IDSC is proud to be an Exhibitor at the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 20-21, 2024. Conference attendees will participate in advocacy training, learn more about legislative priorities, and hear from guest speakers.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Conference 2024

MDSC Conference

LuMind IDSC is excited to join the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in Worcester, MA on Saturday, March 23, 2024 for their Annual Conference as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Presenter!

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NC Down Syndrome Conference

LuMind IDSC will join hundreds of individuals from North Carolina on April 27, 2024 for the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance (NCDSA) Down Syndrome Conference. We are a proud Sponsor of this statewide conference that brings nationally and regionally recognized experts in their fields together.

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Gigi's National Leadership Conference

LuMind IDSC is excited to join the 2023 Gigi’s National Leadership Conference in Chicago from November 1-5 as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Presenter!

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The Arc National Convention

LuMind IDSC is proud to be a Sponsor and Exhibitor at The Arc’s National Convention in New Orleans from November 6-8, 2023. The convention is an exciting opportunity to connect and learn with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.

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NDSS Adult Summit 2023

LuMind IDSC will join hundreds of individuals from across the country in Cincinnati, OH, from November 9-11 for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Adult Summit. There will be three days of connection and educational sessions on a variety of topics that address adulthood and aging for the Down syndrome community. This conference is a great educational opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities, family members, and professionals.  We are proud to be a Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Presenter at the NDSS Adult Summit!

NDSC 51st Annual Convention

At the National Down Syndrome Congress’ 51st Annual Convention held from July 20 to 23, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, we had another great experience with learning, friendship making and nonstop dancing! Each year, thousands come from around the globe to attend the NDSC Annual Convention, and we were proud to be in attendence!

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DSAIA 2023 Annual Leadership Conference

DSAIA’s Annual Leadership Conference is a tremendous gathering of leaders who work in local, state, and regional Down syndrome organizations. We learn from experts–and from each other. This is an unprecedented opportunity to network with national leaders.

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MDSC 39th Annual Virtual Conference

Our theme for 2023 is Reach! We explored how we can REACH individually and collectively to ensure all people with Down syndrome have access to quality health care, inclusive education, employment opportunities, and cutting-edge research. You can still register to have access to the virtual conference recordings. Click on the “More Info” button below.

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NDSS Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference

Thank you for joining us in Washington, D.C. for the NDSS Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference, April 17-19, 2023! Similar to the organization’s Buddy Walk on Washington, this two-day event (with optional pre-conference learning sessions on April 17) brought our community together to advocate for legislative priorities that impact the Down syndrome community. Read more about our involvement in the news section of our website.


The Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference (CTAD) is a meeting focused entirely on Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Trials with key leaders in Alzheimer Disease research from Industry and Academia getting together and forming partnerships with the objective of speeding the development of effective treatments to fight the disease.

The 15th annual CTAD conference will be held in San Francisco on November 29 – December 2, 2022. 

Buddy Cruise

Buddy Cruise
09/03/2022 - 09/11/2022

A unique annual conference at sea! A Buddy Cruise not only gives you the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, but you will network with others from across the globe that are in “the same boat”, and form lasting bonds.

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Step Up for Down Syndrome, Down Syndrome Association of Maryland, October 22, 2022, Inner Harbor, Baltimore City

Last year, Step Up for Down Syndrome Baltimore Walk brought together hundreds of people, 10+ elected officials, and raised ~$95,000 in support of individuals with Down syndrome.

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Alzheimer's Association International Conference®
July 31 – August 4, 2022
San Diego, USA and Online

Join us in San Diego and online for AAIC 2022, where the world’s leading basic scientists, clinical researchers, early career investigators, clinicians and the care research community will share breaking research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Registration for MDSC’s 38th Annual VIRTUAL Conference is now open. This year’s Annual Conference, which will take place virtually on March 26 and March 27, with an Opening Ceremony the night of March 25, will shine a light on the latest innovative research. LuMind IDSC Foundation is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the conference and a presenter.

Theme: Building an Inclusive Future We Can All Believe In!

Please join us at MDSC’s Annual Conference to not only learn but to be inspired by what people with Down syndrome are capable of and the even brighter future ahead!

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T21RS 4th International Conference June 9-12 2022

T21RS Research Society

Thursday the 9th through Sunday the 12th of June 2022 in Long Beach, California. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this in-person meeting!

The mission of T21RS is to provide a distinguished forum for communicating and advancing preclinical and clinical research on Down syndrome. It seeks to ensure that advances in understanding of the biology of Down syndrome are translated into interventions that promote health and wellbeing. The meeting in Long Beach is our next opportunity to showcase the important work of the Society and to support the person-to-person interactions for sharing ideas and for planning new research activities.

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NDSC 50th Annual Convention - June 23-26, 2022

 June 23-26, New Orleans

Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the NDSC Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts.

The convention week is comprised of several different conferences and programs and is designed for PARENTS and family members, SELF-ADVOCATES (individuals with Down syndrome), PROFESSIONALS, and community ADVOCATES.

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LuMind IDSC is very pleased to be back in person with DS leaders! We’ll be exhibiting and presenting: “Your Research Toolbox: How to talk with ease about Down syndrome research” with James Hendrix, Hampus Hillerstrom, Michelle Slape.

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LuMind IDSC is proud to sponsor the NDSS Adult Summit and to present as part of the Research Forum: Hear from experts in the field about the different types of research in the Down syndrome community and why it’s important to contribute to these current studies. Learn about current research initiatives and studies and how to find and join the research study that is right for your family.

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The Trisomy 21 Research Society Virtual Conference (T21RS 2021) will be held virtually from through the online platform EventsOnAir.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 T21RS Behavioral and Clinical Studies in Down syndrome 6:10 pm Central European Time/9:10 am PST 12:10 PM EST

Science & Society:

Community Engaged Research: The Down Syndrome Community Informing Research.
Dr. James Hendrix (USA)
Research and the Voice of Caregivers – Results of Surveys and Focus Groups.
Hampus Hillerstrom (USA)

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DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 19-23

DIA is a global association that mobilizes life science professionals from across all areas of expertise to engage with patients, peers, and thought leaders in a neutral environment on the issues of today and the possibilities for tomorrow.

The DIA Global Annual Meeting is the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.