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           Join us for the world's largest mosaic Down syndrome meet up! 

    *** Update Research and Retreat to be Postponed till July 2021. ***

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Research and Retreat Weekend 2021

One weekend, one location, lots of families, connecting, and activities, lots of fun and lots of learning, all weekend long! 

Conference Registration Information

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$225  Family Registration
$105 Individual Registration

Your Registration Includes: 
* Entry into all conference workshops on Friday 
(Lunch is provided)
* Saturday Family Reunion Dinner Reception 


Thursday: Family Connect Day Out

Thursday is filled with so much fun!

It's a day to connect with other families that share the same journey as you!

IMDSA has reserved a perfect private spot on the beach, just for us! Our group will meet up at Huntington Beach, CA to gather on the sand at dusk for an authentic Southern California experience. Join us as we sit around a cozy fire pit  to take in the gorgeous sunset complete with chairs, great conversations, connecting, S'Mores, light refreshments and fun. 

When: Thursday July 15th
Where: Huntington Beach, CA (Directly across the street from the Hilton Waterfront Hotel)
Time: 4:00pm -8:00pm
Cost: $5.00 per person

                                                                       *Extra Add on*

IMDSA's team has arranged a couple of extra add ons to enhance our family day out in addition to the beach meet up! Completely optional. 

For those interested in some of California top tourist sights like the Hollywood walk fame, and or a backstage tour of Warner Brother Studios, and seeing the famous Hollywood sign! We have arranged a to have a charter bus pick us up from the Emabssy Suite hotel, where the R&R is being held. 

We will be in two groups.

Group 1: Warner Brothers backstage tour.
Group 2: Hollywood walk of fame.

  • Groups 1 & 2 Depart Embassy at 9:00am 
  • Group 2 Dropped off at the Hollywood Walk of Fame 10:00/10:15am  Depart at 2:00pm
  • Group 1 Arrive at Warner Brothers studios 10:15/10:30am *You will need to purchase your own ticket *                                                   Tour starts at 11:00am  Depart at 2:15pm
  • Both Groups 1 & 2 will drive near the Famous Hollywood sign around 2:30 to take pictures and get a group photo.
  • Depart Hollywood Sign at 2:30/2:45 pm and head to Huntington Beach for the Family day out starting at 4pm.
  • Depart Huntington beach at 8:00pm to head back to Embassy Hotel.

Friday: Presentations and Presenters


Friday is filled with presenters and different researchers presenting

on their research within the Ds community!

Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea North Orange County
900 East Birch Street, Brea, California, 92821, USA TEL: +1-714-990-6000

Book EARLY to reserve your room!

A block of rooms has been reserved for July 15, 2021 - July 19, 2021.

The special room rate will be available until June 24th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

                      Special Room Rates


rates from 189.00 USD/Night
1 KING BED NONSMOKING rates from 169.00 USD/Night

For more information and to book your room please click here

Guy's and Gal's Night Out

                       Guys Night out: Thursday starting at 9pm onsite at the hotel Refinery Bar & Grill

                       Gals Night out: Friday starting at 8pm onsite at the hotel Refinery Bar & Grill

Kid and Youth Kamp

Kid and Youth camp will be taking place onsite during Friday's presentations! 

 The Self Advocate Leadership meeting will be lead by Dr Jackson-Cook and Dr. Ruth Brown onsite.  

Click here for more info!


International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association

PO Box 321, Grand Haven, MI, 49417
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