Making a World of Difference – starting at home

Thursday, September 19th
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday & Friday, September 19-20
Coeur d'Alene Casino 37914 S Nukwalqw St Worley ID, 83876


  • Explore options for employment for vets, youth and more.
  • Learn how to make rural peer to peer connections and stay involved
  • Get leadership and advocacy training
  • Youth transition program on second day of conference

Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch is provided both days. Registration check in 9:30 am on the 19th, Conference starts at 10:00 am


Thursday – September 19th

9:00 – 10:00 – REGISTRATION, Continental Breakfast

10:00 – OPENING CEREMONY: Coeur d’Alene Tribal Dancers and Rose Creek Singers

10:30 – IL Philosophy & the IL Movement Across Cultures
              Presenter: Mark Leeper

11:45 – Break

12:00 – LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Daniella Clark
              Making a Difference at the State Level

  1:15 – Global Change: Identifying & Celebrating Your Leadership Style
             Presenter: LeAnn Naillon

  2:45 – Break

  3:00 – Meet the Experts

Dinner on your own – try one of the seven restaurants at the Casino!

 7:00 – There’s Power in Peers Karaoke and Dance
             (For ages zero to older than dirt! Refreshments provided, also a no host wine and beer bar)

Friday – September 20th

  9:00 – Continental Breakfast – Peer Connections

10:00 – Vision Project: Transitioning in Life
              Presenters: Aerius Franklin, Mels Felton

10:00 – ADA Basic Training
              Presenters: Roger Howard, Mark Leeper

12:00 – LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Andy Scheef
Think College Idaho Initiative

  1:30 – Intimacy and Disability
             Presenter: Christina Stevenson  

  1:30 – ADA and Title 1: Reasonable Accommodation
             Presenters: Roger Howard, Mark Leeper

  3:00 – Closing – Goal Setting & Connections

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a rate of:
$89.99 for September 18th, 19th; $98.95 for September 20th(Double Queen)
This rate is good for 1 day pre/post conference dates.
Above rates are subject to tribal tax of 7%.  These rates are guaranteed to conference attendees until 9/5/19.  Any reservations received after this date are subject to space / rate availability.
You must mention the Booking ID 5587 when calling to set up your reservations: 800-523-2464
Please keep in mind: fully accessible rooms need to be limited to those who require them. If you have any questions or concerns about your accessible accommodations, please call the hotel. 


Spokane International Airport (GEG) is 40 miles / 45 minutes from Coeur d’Alene Casino
For more information on the airport visit their website:


City Link Shuttles: from Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Spokane Valley. Check the schedule here
Coeur d’Alene Casino offers shuttle service to and from the airport. Arrangements need to be made prior to arrival. The fee is $50 per person, each way. To schedule call 1-800-523-2464 Ext 7316


As you know, most meeting rooms are kept cold.  We have little control over this.  Please dress appropriately. This conference is a FRAGRANCE FREE  event.  Please be respectful of chemical sensitivities.

Vendor Resource Fair: There are a limited number of vendor spaces left. Registration will be limited to 2 people per booth. You can email for more information here:

Vendor Space app