Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium

  • Venue:
    Marbridge Foundation
  • Time:
    All day event
  • Address:
    2310 Bliss Spillar Rd.
    Manchaca, Texas, 78652

From Scott McAvoy at Marbridge:

“We are excited to host the fifth annual Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium and hope that you can make it! This year’s symposium will be held again in our Victory Hall Athletics and Events Center on our campus in Manchaca/South Austin, TX from the evening of Wednesday, April 26 through Friday, April 28.  The goal of this symposium remains the same:  bring together like-minded professionals in leadership positions of special needs programs for individuals of varying abilities to discuss challenges, build relationships, and work together so we may better serve these individuals and their families.

Our keynote speakers this year are Ron Suskind and his son, Owen.  Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, teacher essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, pathos with humor and global politics with personal ruminations on subjects as diverse as capitalism, care-giving and the future of communication. He is the author of six bestselling books, the most recent of which examines his own family’s two-decade struggle to help son, Owen, emerge from the shadows of autism through a unique, and wildly creative, form of therapy.

We are currently putting together a full agenda with dates and times and will provide more details as it is finalized.  This event will have plenty of opportunities for networking, as always, with a couple of evening dinners at local restaurants and breakfast and lunch provided at Marbridge.  We encourage feedback about issues, topics, etc that you would like to see covered.  Please stay tuned to future emails and information.

The Marbridge family looks forward in hosting you in Austin, TX!”


Please RSVP to Scott McAvoy ASAP:

Direct: 512.282.1144 ext 1003


Blue flyer for event with Suskind info

  1. Margot Cairnes
    March 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Going to be in Austin that weekend and want to attend at least Thursday and Friday. What hotel are you working with? Thanks.

    • Desiree Kameka
      March 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      4140 Governors Row
      Austin, Texas 78744
      Phone: (512) 448-2222
      Phone: (512) 448-2222

      Scott from Marbridge should be in touch soon!

  2. Scott McAvoy
    April 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Good Morning,
    Thank you all for your interest in the Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium…The CoAct Project. We are at full capacity for the symposium but wanted to give an opportunity for a couple of others to RSVP. Margot, I have not seen your RSVP on our master list. Please send me an email asap at and I’ll send you the survey monkey link below if you can’t access it. We look forward in seeing you all! Thank you.

    Hosted by the Marbridge Foundation
    2310 Bliss Spillar Road, Manchaca Texas 78652
    April 26 – 28, 2017

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Marbridge Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees requests your participation in the newly named CoAct Project™, a national leadership symposium for post-secondary providers which brings together thought leaders, organizations and like-minded professionals in the field of intellectual disability. This year will serve as the 5th annual symposium of its kind at Marbridge, with participation among attendees and speakers growing annually. Together we discuss challenges, establish best practices, and strengthen relationships so that we may better serve these individuals and their families.

    This year’s symposium will include networking breakfast, lunch and dinners on each day to allow for maximum opportunities to engage in meaningful conversation about our work. We welcome each organization to bring program brochures to be included on our resource table to be shared with attendees.

    To RSVP for the CoAct Project symposium, please complete the attached survey:

    On Friday, April 28th, the Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) will host their spring meeting at Marbridge, and have extended an invitation to interested symposium participants to attend the gathering. The CCC is an alliance of organizations, businesses, and housing professionals that strive to meet the housing and employment demand for an array of life options for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Please contact the National Coordinator if you would like to attend and are not yet part of the network:

    Please note that there is no cost to attend the Annual Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium and meals will be provided on each day of the event. A full schedule of events, speakers, topics and hotel information is detailed on the attached documents.

    Scott McAvoy
    Vice President of Operations

  3. Scott McAvoy
    April 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Good Afternoon,
    We’ve had a great response to the Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium: The CoAct Project and we are full and unable to take anymore RSVP’s for the program from Weds, April 26 – Friday, April 28 at 10:30am. Those wanting to attend the Coalition for Community Choice Spring meeting are welcome to attend that which takes place on Friday, April 28 from 10:45am through 3pm..lunch will be provided. Thanks. Scott


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