2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

**Thank you to all who attended the 2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference! Details about the 2024 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference, happening April 12-13 at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, will be announced in January 2024. **

Inclusion Alberta presents its 2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference April 14-15th at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, AB! The Conference is a time for families, allies, educators and service providers from all over the province to deepen their knowledge and commitment to assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities to live fully inclusive and meaningful lives in their community. The Conference is the largest and longest standing of its kind in the world and offers fully-inclusive onsite child and teen care so parents and guardians can enjoy the Conference worry-free.

The Conference features two full-day workshops on Friday: Karyn Harvey‘s “Trauma Informed Support and the Path to Healing” and Vicki Knight’s “Including Students with Developmental Disabilities and ASD in STEM Using a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework”, a variety of morning and afternoon sessions to choose from on Saturday and the Youth for Inclusion Forum, a workshop for youth aged 16-22. In addition to the workshops and sessions listed, the Family Conference will also offer several fun opportunities for you to socialize, network and build relationships and connections with other attendees as well as speakers, including at Friday night’s President’s Reception and Saturday evening’s Family Dance Celebration.

Download the full brochure here for session details (PDF)


There are several ticket options available, for either a full Conference or single day experience and family or individual options. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite here. Discounted Early Bird ticket pricing is in effect until February 28th. Onsite fully-inclusive child care/Teen Club programming is available and can be purchased as an ‘add-on’ to your ticket.

Please contact mail@inclusionalberta.org if you require assistance or are experiencing any barriers in attending the 2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference, in areas such as (but not limited to) access to technology required to register for the Conference or financial barriers limiting your ability to cover Conference fees.

Group pricing available on request. Please contact mail@inclusionalberta.org for group pricing inquiries.

Family Conference Grant Application:

Inclusion Alberta has a limited number of grants available to support individuals with developmental disabilities, families, and staff to attend the Inclusion Alberta Annual Family Conference. Priority will be given to individuals with developmental disabilities and families. Fill out the online grant application form here. Deadline for grant application is March 14, 2023.

Hotel Information:

For attendees coming from out of town and needing a hotel, Inclusion Alberta has secured special Conference pricing at the Fantasyland Hotel. For rates and reservations, please call the hotel at 1-800-737-3783. Callers must mention that they are attending the “Inclusion Alberta Conference” to receive the negotiated rate or provide the group code number 6399333 by March 17th.

The 2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference uses Sched as a management tool and to enhance attendee experience. As an attendee you can create a Sched account, create and manage your own session schedule, receive up-to-date Conference info, access session handouts and connect with other attendees and speakers. Download the Sched mobile app for Apple or Android.

View the 2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference schedule & directory.