PRISMS 10th International SMS Conference

Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel

Pittsburgh, PA

July 19-21, 2018

Join us in Pittsburgh, PA, this Summer 2018!

Schedule Overview

This is a brief overview, mainly to serve as a timeline of events. Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

12:00pm Conference check-in and registration opens
1:00pm Childcare & PRISMS Den opens
12:15pm-4:30pm Teacher & Support Staff Training Workshop
1:15pm-2:45pm “First Steps: Navigating the PRISMS Conference and Finding Support Along the Way” (for first and second-time attendees only)
1:15pm-4:30pm Adult Living Workshop
3:00pm-4:30pm Parent Connect, (for attendees who would like another option from the workshops)
4:00pm–7:00pm Exhibitor Space opens
5:00pm–6:30pm Welcome Reception with light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks
8:00pm–11:00pm PRISMS Night at City Center, (Fundraising event – tickets only)

Friday, July 20, 2018

7:00am–8:00am Continental breakfast & Exhibitor Space opens
7:45am Corporate Kids Childcare opens
8:00am–5:00pm Conference sessions (lunch break included)
1:00pm–5:00pm PRISMS Den open
5:15pm-6:30pm Coffee & Tea with the PRISMS Board
7:00pm–8:30pm Evening Sessions

Saturday, July 21, 2018

7:00am–8:00am Continental breakfast
7:45am Corporate Kids Childcare opens
8:00am–5:00pm Conference sessions (lunch break included)
1:00pm–5:00pm PRISMS Den open
5:15pm–6:15pm Ice Cream Social

We are honored to offer a conference with more than 40 sessions related to a wide variety of topics presented by parents and leading professionals from around the world.

Registration for the conference will open in Spring 2018.

Registration covers:

  • Five meals (hors d’oeuvre Thursday, breakfast Friday, lunch Friday, breakfast Saturday, lunch Saturday
  • Four snack/beverage breaks
  • Attendance at a Welcome Reception (Thursday evening)
  • Access to more than 40 sessions lead by experts from around the world in areas ranging from genetics, sleep, behavior, sibling relationships, weight management, adult residential services, and more
  • Access to Curbside Consults, an opportunity to meet in small groups with experts on a variety of topics
  • PRISMS 10th International SMS Conference tote
  • Complete 2018 International SMS Conference information binder with session outlines, speaker bios and resources related to products and services used by the SMS community

We hope you will join us!

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