WIIFM? We realize this question (“What’s in it for me?”) goes through a person’s mind as they consider being part of an upcoming professional meeting. Our 7th Annual ADHD International Coaches Conference is May 1-4, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. While it seems far off, now is the time to give this event some serious thought.

The answer to “What’s in it for me?” must come from you. Together, as a community of ADHD Coaches and Professionals, we make the conference everything it’s worth. Last year was a tremendously successful event. The caliber of speaking engagements, the connection, the collaboration and the ability to expand our knowledge and skills within our profession was incredible.

So, the questions are….

  • Will I be going? Well, we hope so. There are not many opportunities where so many ADHD Coaches will be under one roof. Why not tap into that energy and rally with the crew? The early bird deadline is December 15th to get the lower rate. And the conference always sells out. So Sign up Soon!
  • Should I submit a proposal for a presentation? We have received many applications (thank you!). And there is still room for more. With September being a busy end-of-summer/back-to school month, and with many of us pre-occupied with ADHD Awareness Month activities, we have decided to give a little more time to get applications in. The new deadline is October 6th, 2013 12 midnight EST.
  • How else could I contribute?
    • Be a Mentor/Facilitator – Perhaps you are not up for speaking, but have the capacity to help other coaches in small roundtable discussions. We are looking for experienced coaches to serve as mentors and facilitators for two different networking events with our programming. More details are available in the RFP.
    • Be a volunteer? Do you have special skills and interests where you might be willing to volunteer? All the coordinator roles have now been filled. Many will need others on their team to help out. Watch for an announcement very soon to sign up.
  • What would my ideal conference experience be like? Last year was great, and we are dedicated to providing you the best experience possible for this year too. So, “What is in it for you?” We would love to hear your thoughts. What are the best things you remember from your last ACO conference? Let us know what was right, and what you would like to see more of. Or let us know about an important topic you would like to cover. Click here share your ideas while we plan our meeting, so we can make this meeting a great investment for you!

Best wishes,

Katherine Jahnke, Co-Chair
Robin Nordmeyer, Co-Chair
2014 ACO Conference
ADHD Coaches Organization