I quietly announced Sunday on The Diabetes UnConference’s website that scholarships to the conference are available, thanks to our generous sponsors and The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Everyone was on vacation or not looking at the Internet, so I got to ease into this wonderful announcement.
Are you an adult with diabetes? Do you want to be a part of the only conference where all adults with diabetes can talk about the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes? Do you want to come to Vegas? Do you want to have fun?
Then you need to apply. Now. The scholarship deadline will close on September 30, 2014.
What type of scholarships are available?
There are scholarships for Medicare recipients, Type 1s and Type 2s. There are full and partial scholarships. There is something for every adult with diabetes.
I want everyone to come and I’m so glad that these scholarships are possible. Even if you aren’t awarded a scholarship, I hope you’ll be able to come.
A lot of very cool announcements will be made this week about what’s going on at The Diabetes UnConference. If you’re interested in keeping up to date on the latest news, then you can subscribe to the newsletter (which is awesome, but I’m biased).
The early bird full registration of $139 per person will end on September 30, 2014. If you are on the fence (or applying for a scholarship), you can still register and if you receive a full scholarship, you will be refunded your registration fee.
Wait. What do I get for my registration fee?
- Entrance to the Friday night Special Event
- A spiffy t-shirt
- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday
- Snacks on Sunday
- Non-alcoholic beverages for the Saturday and Sunday conference (coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc.)
- An exclusive special event on Saturday night from one of our sponsors that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world
- Intimate access to certain companies who want to hear what you have to say about products and devices made for us
- The feeling of safety and connection with others, knowing you can say just about anything related to living with diabetes and someone else “gets it”
Is it worth it?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
So, register. Apply for the scholarships. Get signed up for the newsletter. Tell your friends who have diabetes. Make it a “friends weekend”. Make it an “about me” weekend.
You won’t be disappointed.