Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 Annual Conference will be October 16-17, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy.

Provider and Affiliate Members save $50 on conference registration using the member discount code. Discounted rates are also available for consumers.

Scholarships are available for CDPA consumers who use a CDPAANYS member fiscal intermediary or are an Individual Member of CDPAANYS.


CDPAANYS is excited to welcome Larry Prince of Prince Leadership, LLC to the conference as this year’s Opening Plenary Speaker. Mr. Prince will be leading an interactive talk on Leadership in a Changing Healthcare Environment, a topic that is relevant to providers, consumers, and anyone who advocates for disability rights and systems change. This workshop will develop attendees’ leadership skills and the command necessary to anticipate, plan and lead through change. Mr. Prince is a veteran speaker at several national and state level conferences, including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the New Jersey Home Care and Hospice Association and the New England Home Care and Hospice Association.

Further speaker announcements are coming soon!


CDPAANYS’ Annual Conference is highly regarded for its focus on education and content. In 2018, you can expect a packed calendar of 12 breakout sessions, held over the course of four blocks of three concurrent sessions. This year we’ll hear from experts in the field on a variety of topics, including Value-Based Purchasing in MLTC, new requirements for FIs in labor & employment law, cutting-edge program innovations, and much more!

Please click here to view the 2018 Conference Agenda & Schedule!

On the evening of October 16, join us as we honor Assemblyman James Skoufis with the Constance Laymon Excellence in Leadership Award, and Valerie Bogart of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Center with the Sally Johnston Award for Advocacy. After dinner, you are invited to “Bolt Intake A Drink On Us” – featuring free drinks for conference attendees at the Recovery Room, sponsored by Bolt.Healthcare.

New this year, we have added a members only pre-conference public policy briefing, as well as a special film screening on accessible public transportation and the ADA to follow.

Don’t miss New York’s only multi-day conference that focuses entirely on the Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) program.


CDPAANYS has blocked a section of hotel rooms for $121/night at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy. The hotel block sells out every year, so book your room in advance to ensure your space! To reserve a room, please call the Reservations Line at 1-877-782-9444 & use group code “CDPA18.”  Accessible rooms and suites are available in the group block.

**We have been notified that the hotel room block is sold out!** A secondary block of rooms has been added at the Best Western Franklin Square Inn, less than 2 miles away from the conference in downtown Troy. You can reserve a room at the group discounted rate at the Franklin Square Inn through October 8 by calling (518) 274-8800.

For specific questions regarding the event venue or accommodations, you are encouraged to contact the hotel directly at (518) 272-1700 or visit their website by clicking here.


Show your support for Consumer Direction and the work CDPAANYS does by sponsoring this year’s conference. CDPAANYS offers sponsorship levels to fit all budgets, and can work with you to create custom sponsorships. Exhibit space and program ads are also available!

**Hurry! The deadline for Exhibitor and Sponsor reservations, as well as program ad files, is Friday, October 5**

Sandata Technologies
Friend of Independence/Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Accessibility for All Sponsor

Tote Bag Sponsor

Consumer Directed Choices, Inc.
Conference Water Bottle Sponsor


Bolt Intake A Drink On Us Sponsor


Annkissam, LLC
Ally of Independence Sponsor

Leading Edge Administrators
Conference Pen Sponsor

Southern Tier Independence Center
Conference Folio Sponsor