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2013 Event Agenda

FRED Conference 2013 – Agenda

March 1-2, 2013 ~ LAX Marriott

Speaker(s)/ Format
DAY 1:
FRIDAY 3/1/13
Registration Sign in and find seats All
Welcome to FRED!
Day 1 overview
What can you expect over the next 2 days?
Rose Hein
Why FRED? We are here to make a difference – taking action Mari-Anne Kehler
Know the Law!
5 Things You Can do Today
Transition to Adulthood:
What is the state of the law?
What is the mandate?
What is your role?
Mark Woodsmall
Boot camp
Building Intentional Adult Living Communities Getting real on business plans: how do you go from idea to reality?
Mark Jackson and
Earle Weiss,
Atlas Living
Putting the PROFIT in Non-profits: Success Power Tips
Best creative practices
Formulate your “pitch”
Protect your volunteers
Expand your donor database the easy way
How to monetize anything
Andrew Bird,
Empowered Arts
Adult Communities
– regional breakouts
– meet the experts
– find what’s near you
East Coast
Midwest/Mid America
West Coast
National housing options – network live with leaders of top adult living communities
Networking Dinner
Cocktails (cash bar)
Registered guests
Live show Entertainment
Surprise guests and performers
DAY 2:
Exhibitor set-up Room set up and prep Exhibitors/Sponsors
Sign in and find seats
Exhibitor Hall
Early networking
Welcome to FRED!
Day 2 overview
What to expect today
Rose Hein
Recap the best of 2012 FRED 2012: What we covered – why it matters
Mari-Anne Kehler
Plain facts: what you need to know and do for the transition to adult living – and how to pay for it
Fundamentals 101:
Legislation – explained
Choices – defined
Funding – what’s available and how can you access it?
Sharon Brent
Leslie Long
Michelle Wolf
Panel Moderator:
Rose Hein
Break Visit exhibitor hall All
Citizenship: getting ready
Prepare “kids” to thrive as adults with purpose:
– Lifelong learning
– What parents and schools need to know
– Common mistakes
Diana O’Brien
David Sponder
Eliza Wilson
Panel Moderator:
Elaine Hall
Lunch/Keynote speech
Living with purpose:
How we create the future
Janet Grillo,
Mother, Advocate,
Award winning film-maker
FRED Pioneer Award Winner Presentation Presented to the individual who represents the pioneering spirit that has paved the way for adults to live with purpose and dignity
Pegi Young,
The Bridge School
Break Visit exhibitor hall All
Living with purpose: Self-advocate adults speak out
What special needs adults are seeking:
– Living, Education, Employment, and Social opportunities
– One size does not fit all
Sterling Hibbing
Kelly Page Horton
Beth Meyer
Christine Motokane
Jeremy Sicile-Kira
Panel Moderators:
Zoe Mailloux
Mari-Anne Kehler
Parent breakout Prepare yourself (and your child) to transition with ease: Getting ready for “good-bye” without a breakdown
Yasaman Dianat
Ginny Erxleben
Farmer/Rancher breakout
Programs that work
Mistakes to avoid
Creative programs
Sustainability and Operational excellence
Jan Cline
Jerry Horton
Deirdre Sheerin
Q&A/wrap up Ask the experts All