The National Advocacy Conference is an annual event that draws hundreds of delegates from across National Learning Network and RehabCare services across Ireland.
Many of the delegates will have been active advocates in their own centres, colleges and communities. The day-long event offers an opportunity for them to share ideas, success stories, and to make connections.
Each conference opens with addresses from prominent guest speakers. In previous years speakers have included senators Lynne Ruane, Joan Freeman and disability activist Mei Lin Yap.
National Learning Network students and people who use RehabCare services also speak to delegates at the event.
The day also sees the election of members to the Regional Advocacy Committees and an open forum for delegates to air their views and concerns.