An important part of People
First is members getting together in meetings, workshops, conferences,
and other events to share ideas and information. These events
help members learn more about their rights and responsibilities and
how to problem solve the individual and community issues that impact
The events also give members a
chance to get together and have some fun!
and Organizing Events
Planning and organizing conferences and
workshops give members a chance to learn first hand a process for
working together and getting things done. People First got
started in Oregon through the experience of planning and running a
conference and we have had annual conventions since we began in 1974.
If you are interested in planning a conference of your own, the
following articles can help you get started.
a Self-Advocacy Conference
to Hold a State Conference