2024 International DIR® Conference

The Conference is now FREE! 

March 15th and 16th, 2024

Live & In-Person in New York City

The conference is now free! Read the message from our CEO for more information

At the famous Jacob Javits Convention Center in the heart of New York City

429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001



Conference Theme:

Connect, Engage, Develop, and Learn with DIR®

DIR® in school, in therapy, and at home. Come join us for an incredible conference and opportunity to network and learn about the latest developments in DIR®.

Conference Sponsor: The Rebecca School


Friday, March 15th 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM US Eastern Time

Saturday, March 16th 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM US Eastern Time

Friday Keynote Presentation

Zack Gottsagen

Zack Gottsagen's Lived Experience and the Peanut Butter Falcon

Zack is an inspirational actor that starred in "The Peanut Butter Falcon" among many other performances.   Zack is also an active and influential self-advocate.  Read more about Zack by clicking here.

Saturday Keynote Presentation

The Kredich Family

A Wonderful Life: Our Family's DIRFloortime Magical Mystery Tour

This will be an emotional, moving, must-see presentation.  With all the live-online presentations ICDL offers and we all attend, this will be one that you will certainly want to be with us in-person to experience.  

Closing Plenary

Jeffrey Guenzel & The Harshaws

Three Key Steps to Strength-based Practice: Follow, expand, and elaborate

Moving from talking-the-talk of strength-based practice to walking-the-walk.  From clinical practice to the lived experience of the Harshaws following their son's lead, this presentation will show the power of following, expanding, and elaborating.

Professional Continuing Education

If you have any specific questions, please email ceu@icdl.com.  

Conference Sponsor:


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Last Day to Book: Friday, February 16, 2024