May 30, 2024 ● 9:00am - 5:00pm EST ● $125 per attendee

Launch Fishers
12175 Visionary Way
Fishers, IN 46038

Is it a conference? Nope. Is it kind of like a conference? Nah. What is it then? It’s definitely not a conference. Buckle up for an engaging, immersive, and interactive learning experience. It’s the first-ever CQL Un-Conference: Roadmap To A Good Life, where participants get in the driver’s seat and navigate best practices in supporting people to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives of their choosing. This 1-day event features a bunch of 15-minute micro-presentations, plenty of facilitated group discussions, an amazing panel of people with disabilities who receive services, along with tons of tangible, practical, actionable takeaways. With this event, we’re steering the traditional conference right off a cliff.

About The Event

In the CQL Un-Conference: Roadmap To A Good Life, we’re exploring a variety of quality-of-life areas that encompass a good life including community participation, self-determination, relationships, independence, and more. In each micro-presentation, we’re cruising through each of those different areas, sharing what they entail, why they’re important, how they impact people, and where to turn for resources and innovative approaches. After each micro-presentation, you’ll take part in brainstorming and idea-swapping with fellow attendees. Then at the end of the event, we’ll ‘carpool’ our discoveries, plot out best practices, and find a clearer path forward for supporting people to live a good life!

At-A-Glance Schedule

A more detailed schedule and agenda can be found below. All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

  • 9:00am – 9:30am ● Welcome / Opening
  • 9:30am – 11:30am ● Micro-Presentations & Discussions
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm ● Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm ● Panel Presentation
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm ● Micro-Presentations & Discussions
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm ● Best Practices ‘Carpool’
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm ● Chat with CQL Staff (optional)

2024 CQL Un-Conference Sponsor

CQL would like to thank Liberty Healthcare Corporation for their exclusive sponsorship of the 2024 CQL Un-Conference: Roadmap To A Good Life.

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At Liberty Healthcare, our mission is to prioritize individual outcomes and empower people to live, love, work, learn, play, and pursue their dreams by reshaping quality measurement. Our commitment extends to delivering specialized supports and person-centered services to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, severe mental illness, and chronic medical needs; aging and physically disabled individuals; and justice-involved individuals. Moreover, we provide technical assistance and capacity building for providers and system performance and data-driven decision-making support to states and other payors.


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Event Details & Attendance Guidance

Detailed Agenda
9:00am – 9:30am EST
  • Welcome / Opening
    CQL will kick off the event by welcoming attendees and sharing more insight into the day’s activities.
9:30am – 9:45am EST
  • Micro-Presentation: Exploring The World
    Consider strategies to support people to discover, explore, and be fully engaged in communities of their choosing, whether physical and/or virtual.
9:45am – 10:30am EST
  • Facilitated Discussion: Exploring The World
    Attendees will participate in vibrant, small group discussions about ‘Exploring The World,’ to swap ideas, share resources, and learn from each other.
10:30am – 10:45am EST
  • Micro-Presentation: Deciding The Destination & Planning The Itinerary
    Explore various ways to support people to think about and plan for their future, for their life.
10:45am – 11:30am EST
  • Facilitated Discussion: Deciding The Destination & Planning The Itinerary
    Attendees will participate in vibrant, small group discussions about ‘Deciding The Destination & Planning The Itinerary,’ to swap ideas, share resources, and learn from each other.
11:30am – 1:00pm EST
  • Lunch (on your own)
    CQL has listed more information in the ‘Food & Beverage’ below.
1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
  • Panel Presentation: People Receiving Services
    People receiving services through Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. (OPG) describe their journey towards a good life.
2:00pm – 2:15pm EST
  • Micro-Presentation: Finding Your Passengers
    Delve into the complexities of supporting people to develop and maintain healthy, thriving relationships, while navigating issues like access, safety, and exploitation.
2:15pm – 3:00pm EST
  • Facilitated Discussion: Finding Your Passengers
    Attendees will participate in vibrant, small group discussions about ‘Finding Your Passengers,’ to swap ideas, share resources, and learn from each other.
3:00pm – 3:15pm EST
  • Micro-Presentation: Trip Planning Checklist & Supplies
    Examine the various tools available to enable people receiving supports to navigate a successful life such as money management, technology, staffing, and more.
3:15pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Facilitated Discussion: Trip Planning Checklist & Supplies
    Attendees will participate in vibrant, small group discussions about ‘Trip Planning Checklist & Supplies,’ to swap ideas, share resources, and learn from each other.
4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Best Practices ‘Carpool’
    CQL will wrap up the day by sharing some of the best resources, most innovative ideas, and key takeaways from the 2024 CQL Un-Conference.
5:00pm – 5:30pm EST
  • Chat with CQL Staff (optional)
    After the event ends, CQL staff will be available to meet and talk with attendees. This is optional for participants.
Un-Conference Distinctions

There are important distinctions between this ‘un-conference’ event and a traditional conference style event:

  • To create a more collaborative and intimate atmosphere among participants, there will not be typical conference components such as keynote addresses, breakout sessions, exhibiting areas, etc.
  • The day is going to be highly interactive. There will be discussions, activities, networking, idea-sharing, and more! We strongly encourage you to register for the event, only if you are interested in this interactive environment.
  • You will have opportunities to move around and get to know plenty of new folks as you switch the table where you are sitting a few times during the day. This is a great chance to talk with different people and gain a variety of perspectives.
Food & Beverage

To make the event as cost-effective as possible for attendees, CQL will not be providing meals, rather offering coffee, tea, water, and light snacks throughout the day. The venue does allow attendees to bring their own personal beverages and snacks if that is something that will enhance your experience, and/or help you to meet any specific dietary requirements.

Lunch will be on your own and we’re excited to share that there are a number of dining options within a short driving distance from the venue. You will have 1.5 hours for a lunch break, so you will have enough time to enjoy your lunch. Here are just a handful of lunch options available near the venue:

There are many more restaurant options you can find by searching online. A great idea would be to check out the options and make a decision about your restaurant before the event to maximize the amount of time for lunch.

Travel & Lodging

If you are flying in from out-of-state for the event, the closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), which is 22.6 miles away from Fishers, IN. If you are driving into the event, there is a parking lot at the Launch Fishers venue, located on the south side of the building.

For participants who are looking to stay overnight in Fishers, IN, there are a number of hotel options nearby. Please note that CQL does not have a room block booked with discounted rates. Here are just a handful of hotel options available near the venue:

There are other hotel options you can find by searching online.

Registration & Attendance Policies


  • All registrants who cancel prior to 5/9/24 will be issued a refund, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be issued on or after 5/9/24.
  • Registrants must submit the cancellation request to


  • Registrants are allowed one (1) free substitution, if requested prior to 5/16/24.
  • Subsequent substitution requests occurring prior to 5/16/24 will incur a $25 administrative fee.
  • Substitution requests made on or after 5/16/24 might be allowed. If permitted, they will incur a $25 administrative fee. CQL will review these on a case-by-case basis.
  • Registrants may only substitute a registration to another employee of their own organization.


  • Conference attendees assume any and all risks to their health and safety related to participation in the event. By registering for the Un-Conference, the attendee is acknowledging that CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership is not responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or loss suffered by the attendee as a result of their participation.
  • Registrants are strongly advised to make travel arrangements (hotel, airfare, etc.) that are refundable. If you elect to purchase non-refundable travel arrangements, it is at your own risk and CQL is not liable for any associated costs or fees.
  • Any accommodations requests made by registrants – especially regarding interpreters and captioning – must be submitted before 5/9/24 so that CQL has an adequate amount of time to make arrangements.


You can click the 'Register Now' button below to sign up for the 2024 CQL Un-Conference through the registration platform JotForm.

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The registration fee is $125 per attendee. If you are paying via credit card, there is a 3% processing fee. You can avoid this fee if you choose to pay by check or via ACH.

Next Steps

* Please review the refund/cancellation policy in the FAQ section below, prior to registering.

  • Register through JotForm
  • Submit payment through JotForm
  • Receive registration confirmation via email
  • CQL will follow-up with more details for attendees

2024 CQL Un-Conference Presenters/Moderators

Katherine Dunbar

CQL Vice President of Services and Systems Excellence


Katherine Dunbar oversees CQL’s core services and provides strategic direction involving accreditation, training, and certification. Katherine has decades of experience in the field, holding various leadership positions and was responsible for directing services in multiple states.


Katherine Dunbar

Lucy Klym, Ph.D.

CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist

Lucy Klym, PhD is a CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist. In this role, Lucy provides training, and facilitates workshops. Lucy brings 15 years of experience to CQL with strong project management, data, quality assurance, and training skills surrounding self-determination and collaboration for person-centered efforts.

Lucy Klym, Ph.D.

Rebecca Kasey

CQL Director of Personal Outcome Measures®


Rebecca Kasey is CQL's Director of Personal Outcome Measures® (POM). In this role, she leads POM resource development, training and workshops, CQL Certification, etc. Rebecca has been using the POM since 2015, becoming certified in 2017. She has conducted 150+ POM interviews and presented 30+ POM Workshops.


Rebecca Kasey

Angela Rapp Kennedy

CQL Vice President of Training and Learning Initiatives


Angela Rapp Kennedy provides leadership in the strategic development of CQL's learning initiatives and oversees the planning, creation, coordination, and implementation of CQL training activities. Angela has decades of experience in the IDD field around the country.


Angela Rapp Kennedy

Mary Kay Rizzolo, Ph.D.

CQL President & Chief Executive Officer


Mary Kay Rizzolo, Ph.D., provides leadership concerning all operational, administrative, and strategic initiatives of the organization. Prior to joining CQL, Mary Kay was the Associate Director and a Clinical Associate Professor of the Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD).


Mary Kay Rizzolo, Ph.D.

Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. (OPG)

CQL is very grateful to our partners from Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. (OPG), for their assistance with the 2024 CQL Un-Conference, providing staffing support for the facilitated discussions and helping to coordinate the panel discussion. OPG is a human services provider in Indiana, committed to providing meaningful and dignified support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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