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CQL Postpones Biennial International Conference Until 2022

CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership is postponing its biennial conference until October 2022. The international event was originally planned for October 2021. This rescheduling is of course the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating impact on the human services field – especially those who receive supports.

“While we have a sense of optimism looking forward in light of the expansion of vaccinations, we certainly do not feel it would be sensible to host such a large-scale event this year,” says Mary Kay Rizzolo, CQL President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re counting down the days until we can safely connect with all of our friends, colleagues, and partners again, in-person!”

CQL has been responsive to the changing circumstances since the onset of the pandemic, and will continue to adapt following any developments involving COVID-19. Tentatively, CQL will be releasing details about the 2022 CQL Conference later this year, including a ‘save-the-date’ with information about dates, times, location, and more. In early 2022, CQL is planning to open up registration, solicit proposals for conference presentations, share information about sponsorship and exhibiting, as well as promote nominations for the prestigious CQL ‘Awards of Excellence.’

Past CQL Conferences

Since 2015, CQL has held international, biennial conferences for hundreds of support providers, advocates, and industry leaders to network, learn, share, and collectively transform. Cumulatively, these conferences have featured 60+ breakout sessions, nearly two dozen keynote presenters and panelists, and 12 Awards of Excellence recipients, all through the support of 30+ different sponsors and exhibitors. You can find out more about CQL’s previous conferences through the following links:

Stay Connected To CQL

CQL is eager to return to traditional, in-person events as soon as it is safe, reasonable, and realistic to do so. In the meantime, you can continue to stay connected with CQL and implement best practices in a variety of ways:

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Since 1969, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership has been a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure, and improve quality of life and quality of services for youth, adults, and older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. CQL offers accreditation, training, certification, research, and consultation services to agencies that share our vision of dignity, opportunity, and community for all people.