ADHD2023 ADHD Conference Baltimore

ACO, ADDA and CHADD join forces to create the

2023 International Conference on ADHD

Twice as Good With In Person AND Online Conferences

(More Content Than Ever!)

Starts November 30th, 2023

ACO, ADDA, and CHADD—the leaders in ADHD support for individuals and families—welcome the ADHD community to the 2023 Annual International Conference on ADHD.  #ADHD2023 will offer dynamic sessions and events featuring practical support and guidance for adults and families.

This year, we focus on what it means to Connect, Learn, and Thrive. It is through the connections we make along with the new skills and approaches we learn from one another that our ADHD community can thrive. At #ADHD2023, we will Connect.Learn.Thrive by gathering as adults and partners, parents of children in all stages of life, clinicians of all kinds, coaches, organizers, educators, and advocates, to inspire one another and enhance all our lives.

This conference will feed not only your mind but also your soul as you meet other like-minded individuals. We will welcome some of the most well-known speakers and authors to share their wisdom and research. You will also benefit from conversations with fellow attendees sitting next to you in sessions, during the coffee breaks, and wandering the exhibit hall.

ACO, ADDA, and CHADD are ready to welcome you to Baltimore and the largest international conference on ADHD. Baltimore is known for many things: the Inner Harbor, the Orioles and the Ravens sports teams, and luscious seafood. We hope you will find the experience enriching, inspiring, and restorative. We cannot wait to see you!

Please take a few minutes to visit the 2023 Conference website for complete event details.


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, in Baltimore, or from wherever you are in the world, this fall for the 2023 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 all 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

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 with ADHD, 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 this fall!

To your success,


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…

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