The 2009 Annual Conference focused on 'Promoting Independent and Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities'.

Keynote speakers included Prof Jim Mansell, Director of the Tizard Centre, University of Kent; Dr John Agosta, Vice President, Human Services Research Institute, USA; Lisa Gregg-Herrett, Assistant Director, Choice Support, UK; Marie Zura, Director of Developmental Services Howard Center, Vermont, USA; Mary Kealy, Brothers of Charity Clare; and the Inclusive Research Network.