ACO, ADDA and CHADD join forces to create the

2021 Virtual International Conference on ADHD

Starts November 4th, 2021
Virtually Anywhere You Are!

 

Join Us for the 2021 Virtual International Conference on ADHD!

Welcome to the only ADHD conference in your living room! (Or at your office, or in your pocket!)

We want to keep you safe

We want to keep everyone safe but still deliver the best information and connection in the world of ADHD. That’s why the 2021 International Conference on ADHD is online again this year.

We’ll miss  you, but…

We’re bummed we won’t run into old friends in the hallway. It’s sad we won’t make new friends in the coffee line (but it’s pretty cool there’s no waiting in lines!)

There are virtual benefits

So many more people were able attend last year, we can see there are some advantages to a virtual gathering. Costs are lower. Logistics are easier. No flights, no hotels, no reservations to forget, no boarding passes to lose, no room key to demagnetize – three times! (or is that just me!?) Attending a virtual Conference is easier and cheaper. Hundreds proved it last year, and I hope hundreds more will join us this year. And, as always…

The best speakers

We have THE best speakers to share their wisdom on thriving with ADHD, whether you’re an adult with ADHD, a parent with ADHD (or of someone with ADHD), the romantic partner of someone with ADHD, or a clinician, coach, organizer, educator, and advocate for people with ADHD. Check out our speakers!

The best access

One of the things people LOVE about the Conference is the chance to “grill” the speakers (but in a nice way!) This is your opportunity to ask every speaker every question you have in their area of expertise. Every session this year has a generous question and answer period for attendees to quiz the speaker.

And you won’t just connect with the speakers. We’ve gotten creative and will have many other opportunities for you to interact with other attendees. And we’ll have plenty of fun too! Of course, we’ll be holding our famous Talent Show!

Our theme this year is Learn. Laugh. Connect. And we’ll give you plenty of chances to do all three!

We hope to see you all in person next year, but this year we are going to enjoy the many benefits of a virtual conference.

MEMBER DISCOUNT CODES AVAILABLE HERE

Not a member? Join today and save more than the cost of membership.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW REGISTRATION FEES
  • 2021 Virtual  International Conference on ADHD
    Registration Fees

    How much does it cost to attend The 2021 Annual International Conference on ADHD?

    ADHD Professional Institutes (API):
    $160.00  u
    ntil August 31, 2020 (Eastern).  Starting September 1, 2020 (Eastern) rates will increase to $180.00

    We are offering a $60.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.
    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes.

    What’s included with my ADHD Professional Institute (API) registration fee?
    API registration includes ONLY the Thursday sessions.

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    General Conference
    $160.00 until August 31, 2020 (ET).  Starting September 1, 2020 (Eastern) rates will increase to $180.00
    We are offering a $60.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.
    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes.

    What’s included with my General Conference registration pass?
    General Conference fees include access to all keynotes, breakout sessions,  research symposiums, and networking opportunities.
    No API sessions are included in the General Conference registration fees.

    Don’t delay—it pays to register for the conference as early as possible!

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    Combo Conference Fees
    Combo Registration allows attendees to attend both the API Sessions and the General Conference at an additional discounted registration rate

    $320.00 until August 31, 2021 (ET).Starting September 1, 2021 (at 12:01 AM ET) rates will increase to $360.00
    We are offering a $120.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.

    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes

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    Continuing Educational Credits

    Continuing Educational Credits Provided $ 75.00 Each Category

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    CE- CHADD is an IACET Authorized Provider for Continuing Education Credits (CEs) for Psychologists and other Mental Health professionals.

    CEU –CHADD is an IACET Authorized Provider for programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been approved for educators and school administrators.

    CME –Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) for physicians and nurses are being offered through University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME). The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CCE – Coaches attending approved sessions will receive a completion certificate which can be used toward International Coaching Federation (ICF) or Institute for Advancement of ADHD Coaching (IAAC) credentialing. You must attend sessions designated and approved for coaches to receive coaching certificates.

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    A Note From ADDA’s President

    Hello ! My name is Duane Gordon. I’m an adult with ADHD, and the President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). I want you to join me from wherever you are in the world this November for the 2021 Virtual International Conference on ADHD.

    You know the symptoms

    As an adult with ADHD, you know the symptoms. You’re inattentive and distractible. You have trouble starting tasks, lack follow through and procrastinate. You struggle to control your emotions and you can’t get organized.

    And the consequences

    You know the consequences of adult ADHD too well… poor job performance, marital difficulties, financial struggles and more (so much more).

    But the worst thing is, you’re alone

    But the worst thing about adult ADHD is going through it alone. You struggle daily… sometimes you win, more often you suffer setbacks… but always, you do it alone.

    What do you do when you’re diagnosed with adult ADHD? Most people search Google or ask their doctors. But that leaves you feeling broken and lost. And what if you do nothing? Your life slips away. Your dreams crumble. You feel shame and you lose confidence.

    Logic doesn’t cure loneliness

    Your loneliness, and desperation, grows. No one gets you unless they have adult ADHD too. We know others face similar challenges. It’s logical. But… logic doesn’t cure loneliness.

    What Changed My Life

    Duane Gordon, ADDA President

    I went to my first ADHD Conference in 2005 in Tucson, Arizona. I went with Linda, my wife… I never would have attended alone. Like many of you, I learned of my ADHD as an adult. My daughter’s diagnosis happened when she started school and mine followed as we learned about ADHD.

    Relief… and shame

    I felt relief knowing at there was a reason for my struggles, but I hid my ADHD out of shame. I’d heard about the Conference, but I wasn’t sure… to be honest, I was afraid…

    Go to the Conference. It’ll change your life

    Then a good friend, another adult ADHD’er said, “Duane, go to the Conference. It’ll change your life”. She was right. Attending that first Conference was life changing.

    I wasn’t alone

    Surrounded by hundreds of fellow adults with ADHD, I realized I was not alone. I soaked up more information in three days than I’d learned in months, even years, before the Conference… That was the first step in a transformation that continues today. I was shy, anxious and lonely. Today, I’m ADDA’s president.

    Come on home

    There’s more to the story, but I’ll save that for another day. Every journey starts with a single step. For you, as it was for me, attending this Conference might be that step. Finally, I was “home.” These were my people. They get me. Here was a place I could be myself.

    Linda and I were sitting in the audience as Sari Solden wrapped up her famous “Sheep Shame” keynote. I turned to Linda and said, “From now on, no matter when, no matter where, no matter what it costs, we’ll be at this ADHD Conference.” Linda agreed. And as Robert Frost would say, “That has made all the difference.”

    See you in November!

    To your success,

    Duane

    Finally, It’s Your Turn

    You have a choice to make: Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all). You know where that will lead. Is that where you want to go? Take a new action, and get a new result.

    Come to the Conference

    You are at the mercy of your ADHD. Until you take charge of your adult ADHD, you can’t take control of your life. Stop stumbling around in the dark. Come to the Conference. The latest ADHD treatments, advances and research shine a light and guide your path. And you won’t be alone. Connect with leaders, top professionals and organizations in the ADHD field. And connect with hundreds of adults with ADHD like you. Which do you really want for yourself?

    Here’s what to do now…

    • Order today so you can take advantage of the Early Bird pricing! (You’ll forget and miss the deadline later… you know you will!)
    • Remember, there’s a special discount for members. Not a member? Join ADDA today and save big on the full Conference!
    • Choose your Conference Pass and change the counter to indicate how many passes of each type you want. (ADDA members attending the entire Conference choose “Member – General Conference – Early Bird Rate”)
    • Click the “Order Now” button and complete your registration and your payment.

    MEMBER DISCOUNT CODES AVAILABLE HERE

    Not a member? Join today and save more than the cost of membership.

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW REGISTRATION FEES
  • 2021 Virtual  International Conference on ADHD
    Registration Fees

    How much does it cost to attend The 2021 Annual International Conference on ADHD?

    ADHD Professional Institutes (API):
    $160.00  u
    ntil August 31, 2020 (Eastern).  Starting September 1, 2020 (Eastern) rates will increase to $180.00

    We are offering a $60.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.
    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes.

    What’s included with my ADHD Professional Institute (API) registration fee?
    API registration includes ONLY the Thursday sessions.

    *********************************************************

    General Conference
    $160.00 until August 31, 2020 (ET).  Starting September 1, 2020 (Eastern) rates will increase to $180.00
    We are offering a $60.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.
    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes.

    What’s included with my General Conference registration pass?
    General Conference fees include access to all keynotes, breakout sessions,  research symposiums, and networking opportunities.
    No API sessions are included in the General Conference registration fees.

    Don’t delay—it pays to register for the conference as early as possible!

    *********************************************************

    Combo Conference Fees
    Combo Registration allows attendees to attend both the API Sessions and the General Conference at an additional discounted registration rate

    $320.00 until August 31, 2021 (ET).Starting September 1, 2021 (at 12:01 AM ET) rates will increase to $360.00
    We are offering a $120.00 discount for members of ACO, ADDA, and CHADD.

    Contact your member organization for discount promo codes

    *********************************************************

    Continuing Educational Credits

    Continuing Educational Credits Provided $ 75.00 Each Category

    *********************************************************

    CE- CHADD is an IACET Authorized Provider for Continuing Education Credits (CEs) for Psychologists and other Mental Health professionals.

    CEU –CHADD is an IACET Authorized Provider for programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been approved for educators and school administrators.

    CME –Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) for physicians and nurses are being offered through University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME). The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CCE – Coaches attending approved sessions will receive a completion certificate which can be used toward International Coaching Federation (ICF) or Institute for Advancement of ADHD Coaching (IAAC) credentialing. You must attend sessions designated and approved for coaches to receive coaching certificates.