ID Action Make Your Mark! Conference


Make Your Mark logoWe are pleased to announce the 2015 Make Your Mark! Conference:

October 7-9, 2015

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 
300 East 9th Street 
Coralville, Iowa 52241




Make Your Mark!

ID Action is excited to continue the success of our inaugural conference with a second Make Your Mark! Conference in 2015.

The Make Your Mark! Conference invites Iowans with disabilities to learn and grow as advocates. Our goal is that when attendees leave the conference they will have the information and tools they need to be active in their communities and Make Their Mark!

Each year, we hear the stories of Iowans who have made an impact in their community such as Lydia Dawley from Decorah who represented Winneshiek County in Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant. She wants everyone to understand that, “You shouldn’t be afraid to be yourself. Live your life from your heart and you will be successful.” And Mario Hughes of Mason City, who sharing his story and impacting the community through his work at a local hospital and by attending courses at a community college. Big and small, Lydia and Mario are making their mark, resulting in a better world for all of us.

ID Action is a non-partisan project that promotes the active civic and political engagement of Iowans with disabilities—people like Lydia and Mario, are just two of several hundred thousand people whose stories inspire us to continue to create opportunities to develop self-advocates and change agents.

Who Should Attend

Iowans with disabilities that want to make a difference in their community or state!

Conference Speakers

This year we will be bringing back Peter Leidy! Peter has been learning from people with disabilities since 1983. He is a consultant, facilitator, listener, learner, improviser and speaker who focuses on personalized supports and community membership for people with disabilities. He also writes and sings songs about human serviceland and those who find themselves connected to it. Learn more about Peter on his website or watch his entertaining videos on his YouTube channel!



Dave Price will also be returning the Make Your Mark! conference this year! Few television reporters in the country have spent more time with presidential candidates over the past decade than Dave Price. Price is the political director and weekend anchor at WHO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. He is an Illinois native, who has covered local, state and national politics in Des Moines since 2001. Visit Dave's website for more information on him. 


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Conference Information

Conference Location:

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 East 9th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Phone: (319) 688-4000

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for the ID Action Advocacy Conference at the rate of $103.00 + tax. Please call 319-688-4000 or visit the hotel website to make your reservation. If you do not have a credit card to make a room reservation, please contact ID Action at 866-432-2846.

When you are making your reservation please indicate that you are attending the ID Action Advocacy Conference. The deadline to make your room reservation is Wednesday, September 16, 2015. 


Video Contest Guidelines

ID Action is pleased to host our first ever, Make Your Mark! Video Contest! The contest is a chance for Iowans with disabilities to show others around the state how they are making a difference in their community. So grab a friend and your phone, tablet or an old video camera and show us how you are making your mark as an advocate and a member of the community! The guidelines can be found here


Are you interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the ID Action Make Your Mark! Conference? Checkout the oportunities available.

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