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Our Keynote Speaker

Chisa O'Quinn

Chisa holds a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University. She has been a Human Services professional for over 20 years with a focus on: Systems Navigation, Community Building, and Diversity initiatives. Chisa is a storyteller and capturer. She brings unique experience and perspective when facilitating, organizing, and leading groups on a national level.

Chisa believes capturing stories is a powerful way to amplify voices to create inclusive spaces and lasting impacts. Chisa's wealth of experience facilitates a nuanced process of change that allows people to be themselves, helps them build their own capacity, and in return build capacity for others.

Through self-discovery and mastery, Chisa coaches people to cultivate their greatest self from what already exists inside them. Chisa’s coaching and facilitation approach is inviting, challenging, and calls forth the very best of the people she works with. She isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and is willing to walk with people to make necessary and meaningful changes for individuals, organizations, and systems.

Join us October 7-9, 2024


*Scholarships are available for Individual with Disabilities and Personal Care Assistants (PCA) on a first come, first serve basis with the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. To apply or inquire please email Assiah Lewellen at



Attendees have the option to choose their lodging...

Click the icons below to reserve your room or call the phone numbers using the correct booking code.

Rooms availability are on a first come, first serve basis.  


*Phone: (501) 623-6600, Booking Code: "ARAPSE24"

*Rate: $111.00 for ALL individuals 

*Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet each morning.

*Deadline to book under the AR APSE Group Block is 9/13/2024. 


Rate: $111.00 
Must present ID

Rate: $139.00

*Phone: (501) 624-9200, Mention: "AR APSE Biennial Conference"

*$10.00 self-parking fee; valet $20.00 per day

*Complimentary hot breakfast buffet 

*Deadline to book under AR APSE Group Block: 9/6/2024. 

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