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2021 Annual In-Person Conference

June 29th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we are moving forward with the 2021 in-person Annual Conference in Philadelphia on October 1-3.

In our conference survey, we asked about your comfort level about attending an in-person conference. While we had a mix of responses, enough people expressed enthusiasm to gather in Philadelphia that we are able to move ahead with conference planning. While the conference may look different this year following local COVID safety guidelines, we are excited to welcome old friends and greet first-time conference-goers to foster the in-person connection and community building we’ve all missed so much. We will again provide educational programming and a chance to socialize with other people with narcolepsy. 

For those who do not feel comfortable attending in-person, we will record the presentations and share them for viewing at a later date. 

To register, go here. To learn more about the conference, click here.

We will be awarding stipends to assist individuals who might otherwise not be able to afford the annual conference. As a part of our application process, we require a brief essay as to why you need assistance and want to attend the conference. 

Awards are determined based on financial need, proximity to the conference location, and frequency of previous financial assistance. Other considerations may include the applicant’s willingness to contribute in non-financial ways during the conference. Recipients will be asked to help at the conference in some way. 

Three types of stipends are available:

  • $250 member registration fees waived
  • $300 stipend (Hotel + member registration waived)
  • $600 stipend (Flight + member registration waived)

Stipends are only available to people who actively participate in conference sessions. Each individual family member should apply separately for a stipend.  Please note we have a limited amount of stipend awards available. If you are awarded one, you will be notified by July 30, 2021. Stipend checks will be given out at registration at the conference. More details about the stipends, including qualifications, can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. To apply for a stipend, click here

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Date Created: June 29th, 2021
Last Updated: July 15th, 2021