2016 TypeOneNation Summit

March 12, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
8:15 am - 3:15 pm


Enjoy a full day of educational and inspirational activities to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


  • Check-in will open at 8:15 am. We anticipate approximately 500 adults and children to attend this event. Please plan to arrive in enough time to check in yourself and any family members, so that the program can start promptly at 9:00 am.

    All attendees must check in. You will receive a packet of materials to assist you throughout the day.

  • The morning program will be moderated by two JDRF Nevada Chapter Youth Ambassadors living with type 1 diabetes.

    Keynote Speaker #1: Alecia Wesner, Diabetes Advocate, JDRF Rider, and Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trial Participant


    Keynote Speaker #2: Kerri Sparling, Diabetes Advocate, Author, and Creator at SixUntilMe.com

  • Enjoy the break and visit with the vendor in Exhibit Hall A

  • Breakout Sessions include:

    • Taking diabetes to school
    • Getting the most out of your healthcare team
    • One Walk 101
    • Teen talk
  • A complimentary lunch is provided to all registered participants. Carb counts are available with lunch choices. Note: if you have a child in the Kids’ Zone, you will be reunited for lunch.

  • Breakout sessions include:

    • Balancing diabetes
    • Ride with us toward a world without T1D
    • Technology: Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors
    • Teen talk
  • Keynote Speaker #3: William Polonsky

    Be sure to stay until the end to see a special presentation prepared by the children participating in the Kids’ Zone Program.



Cashman Center

Parking can be found on Washington Avenue, Parking Lot B. Click here for a map of the area and parking map for the Cashman Center. Parking is complimentary with the JDRF parking permit. You will need to display the permit on your car dashboard. Download and print parking permit here.

850 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101

More Info

The event will include:

  • Educational breakout sessions
  • Nationally recognized speakers and experts in the field of type 1 diabetes
  • Fun supervised activities for children
  • Networking activities for adults with T1D and parents of children with T1D


Attendance is free but advanced registration is required. A complimentary lunch is provided to all registered participants.
Kids’ Zone Program: Children between the ages of 5 and 12 will be divided into age appropriate small groups supervised by healthcare professionals and camp counselors and participate in physical activities, games, arts and crafts, and diabetes education sessions.
Teens (13+) will participate in the main keynote sessions and have their own teen track breakout sessions.

Event Contact

Sara Nicastro
702-418-3105 | snicastro@jdrf.org

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