Annual Conference

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Register Today for CDPAANYS’ 17th Annual Conference!

The conference will be held on October 29-30, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York. 

Click here to register online.


CDPAANYS Provider and Affiliate Members – $175 Early Bird, $225 Regular
Non-Members – $225 Early Bird, $275 Regular
Member Consumers – $50
Non-Member Consumers – $75
Awards Dinner Only – $50


CDPAANYS’ conferences focus heavily on education and professional development. This year’s programming features confirmed presenters from law firms, managed care plans, and experts in advocacy. Stay tuned for announcements regarding plenary and keynote speakers!

Tuesday, 10/29

12:00-1:00 Lunch (served in Exhibit Area)
1:00-2:00 Welcome/Opening Plenary
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:30 Breakout Sessions A
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Breakout Sessions B
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Hour w/Exhibitors

6:00-8:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 10/30
8:00-9:30 Breakfast & Raffle Drawing/Exhibitor Bingo games

9:30-10:30 Keynote Address
(Exhibitors typically break down after the keynote)
10:45-12:00 Breakout Sessions C
12:15-1:30 Breakout Sessions D


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 and use group code “CDPA19.”  Accessible rooms and suites are available in the group block.

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.


CDPAANYS is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Constance Laymon Excellence in Leadership Award and Sally Johnston Award for Advocacy.

Senator David Carlucci will receive the Constance Laymon Excellence in Leadership Award. This award is given each year to honor the memory of Constance by recognizing those whose vision and leadership advance consumer direction. Senator Carlucci stood out among others in the Legislature for his leadership and initiative in working with stakeholders in opposition to the State’s cuts to the program and ensuring our needs have been communicated within the Senate. While Senator Carlucci has long been a champion of CDPA, his commitment this year was even more pronounced. Senator Carlucci has served as a fierce leader and champion both during and after budget sessions. 

The Somoza Family will receive the Sally Johnston Award for Advocacy, dedicated each year to an individual or individuals who have influenced policy decisions through grassroots advocacy. Mary Somoza and her daughters, Anastasia and Alba Somoza, have been strong allies and organizers within the disability community in New York City and beyond since the early days of CDPA. In 2019, they played a key leadership role in drumming up support among consumers and their families for the ongoing fight to #SaveCDPA. 

These awards will be presented at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29 at the Awards Dinner.


Download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Brochure and learn about how your support helps to #SaveCDPA and grow our education, outreach and advocacy on behalf of fiscal intermediaries and CDPA consumers in New York State.

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