ABOUT
THIS EVENT

Welcome to the event website for the 2022 Hybrid HCBS Conference! Starting the first day of the event, visit this website to login to the HCBS Conference with the email you used to register. Once logged in, you will be directed to the virtual environment where the event is taking place. The virtual environment will remain accessible to registered attendees 24 hours a day for the duration of the live event, and it will remain online and open for 30 days with recorded sessions and materials from the live event. Have further questions about registering or accessing the virtual event from here? Email us at inform@hcbsconference.org.

Registration Notice: In-person registration will be limited to 1,000 attendees. If you have missed the in-person registration window, we encourage attendees to sign-up for virtual registration, which includes a robust library of session recordings, engaging networking events, presidential receptions, and a complete virtual exhibit hall.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

As always, ADvancing States is taking safety at our event seriously. We have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:

  • -All attendees are expected to consider the well-being of themselves and those around them. This includes:
    • - Self-monitoring for COVID-19 and other illness symptoms
    • - Being vaccinated and submitting to follow-up boosters as needed
    • - Respecting the personal space and decisions of other attendees
  • - While we will not require masks or proof of vaccination, we do expect all attendees to make a personal commitment to ensuring they are not putting themselves or others in danger of illness. We are a community and will rely on our community members to ensure the safety of the group.

ADvancing States is committed to building an environment of wellness and will be providing:

  • - Complimentary facemasks
  • - Free COVID tests available to all participants
  • - Hand sanitizer stations

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. In addition, we are following all local DC travel advisory/guidelines: https://washington.org/dc-information/coronavirus-travel-update-washington-dc

We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates.

Direct Service Worker Tik Tok Challenge

At the conference ADvancing States will be hosting a panel discussion of direct service workers (DSW) and direct service professionals (DSP) to highlight the crucial work they perform daily to support the aging and disabilities community. With the attention that was gained from the 2018 "This is Me" video contest, we want to expand our outreach through popular social media channels such as Tik Tok and Instagram.

We are asking DSW's and DSP's to create a "day-in-the-life" video on either of these platforms to showcase the tasks and responsibilities that you perform to ensure the well-being of the client. Some of these activities may include cooking, cleaning, administering necessary medication, or accompanying individuals to and from their appointments pertaining to their health. The first prize winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2022 HCBS Conference for themselves and one of their clients along with a $2,500 prize, the second prize winner will receive $1,000, and the third prize winner will receive $500.

Click here to submit a video!

Click here to access the Tik Tok Challenge infographic and a QR code to view a sample video.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States’ national conference designed to convene state, federal, and local policymakers; leaders who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs; as well as all those who share interest in improving state systems that deliver long-term services and supports (LTSS) for all ages and abilities.

This year, the HCBS Conference will be a hybrid (in-person / virtual) experience on August 14-18, 2022. You will be able to learn about the latest programming and product innovations; connect with like-minded peers from across the nation; discover solutions from our expansive sponsor and exhibitor ecosystem; level-up your knowledge and abilities with specialized learning intensives; and be inspired by nationally-renowned speakers.
This conference is for federal, state, and local policymakers as well as those who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. Everyone who shares interest in improving state systems that deliver long-term services and supports (LTSS) is welcome.

Attendees will have access to national speakers; educational and innovative sessions; keynote addresses; and more. The conference will include video-forward networking with leaders and peers in the landscape of LTSS; key publication releases; and demos with technical experts in the field.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines As always, ADvancing States is taking safety at our event seriously. We have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff: - All attendees are expected to consider the well-being of themselves and those around them. This includes: - Self-monitoring for COVID-19 and other illness symptoms - Being vaccinated and submitting to follow-up boosters as needed - Respecting the personal space and decisions of other attendees - While we will not require masks or proof of vaccination, we do expect all attendees to make a personal commitment to ensuring they are not putting themselves or others in danger of illness. We are a community and will rely on our community members to ensure the safety of the group. ADvancing States is committed to building an environment of wellness and will be providing: - Complimentary facemasks - Free COVID tests available to all participants - Hand sanitizer stations As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. In addition, we are following all local DC travel advisory/guidelines: https://washington.org/dc-information/coronavirus-travel-update-washington-dc We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates.
This year's HCBS Conference will be a hybrid event. If you are not able to join us in-person, you can still access sessions, exhibit booths and network with other attendees in the virtual platform. If you need to edit your registration, please click the link in your confirmation email to modify your registration form. Contact inform@hcbsconference.org with any questions.
We suggest business casual top to bottom!
Yes. Both in-person and virtual sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the virtual platform.
All sessions will be open admittance to all registered attendees unless otherwise marked, so there is no need to pre-register for specific sessions.
Early Bird rates are $650 for state, government, and non-profit attendees; $1,100 for corporate attendees until July 1, 2022. After this date rates will increase by $100. In-person attendees will have full access to HCBS conference sessions, meals, networking activities, and our conference app. Virtual attendees will be able to access sessions through the event website, chat with others on the event app, and take part in our virtual networking activities!
You will have the option to pay via credit card, check, or purchase order depending upon your registration type.

If paying by check, please address to: ADvancing States
Re: 2022 HCBS Conference Registration
241 18th Street South, Suite #403, 22202

*Please include a copy of your registration confirmation to help us match payments to registrants.
For questions related to the conference and registration, please contact us at inform@hcbsconference.org
Please reach out to Gabe Passos at gpassos@advancingstates.org to discuss sponsorship options.
The Marriott Marquis room block for attendees has been filled at this time. Click here to view a list of local hotels we recommend for lodging.to discuss sponsorship options.
There is a small grass area on the side of the building (behind the front desk). It is on L Street, to the left of the building across from the Eldon (933 L St. NW).