CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Conference Schedule

The 2019 CQL Conference: Dare To Dream, takes place from October 22-24, 2019, at the Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference spans three days and offers a host of keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

The schedule below shares what you can expect at the conference, but please keep in mind that specific times and sessions are subject to change.


   Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Address

9:15am - 10:15am

Keynote: It’s Time to Raise the Bar: Reflecting on the Past & Charting the Future of Direct Support Practice - Joseph Macbeth

10:15am - 11:30am

Panel: HCBS Settings Rule and its Impact on Personal Outcomes - Alison Barkoff, Julia Bascom, Chester Finn, Tia Nelis

11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:15pm

Exhibitor Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm - 3:30pm

Exhibitor Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Keynote: Self-Determination and Supported Decision-Making - Michael L. Wehmeyer

   Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Address

9:15am - 10:15am

Keynote: Trauma-Informed Practices - Julie Gentile

10:15am - 10:30am

Exhibitor Break

10:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 11:45am

Exhibitor Break

11:45am - 1:15pm

Lunch & Awards of Excellence

1:15pm - 1:30pm

Exhibitor Break

1:30pm - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 2:45pm

Exhibitor Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Keynote: Dignity of Risk - Jason Buckles

   Thursday, October 24th, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am


9:00am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:05am


10:05am - 11:05am

Keynote: The Richest Man in Town - V.J. Smith

11:05am - 11:30am

Raffle Drawing & Farewell Remarks



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