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AHEAD: Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA
July 20-25, 2020


Save the date for Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education, the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

The conference draws approximately 1,500 participants from around the world for a week of extraordinary professional development and networking. Presenters and participants come from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government, but share a common interest in fostering equitable higher education experiences for disabled individuals.

Programming includes in-depth preconference institutes on Monday and Tuesday of conference week, an opening keynote address, over 100 concurrent sessions, networking receptions and activities throughout the week, an Exhibit Hall featuring the most recent technologies and agency representatives, and two poster sessions. Certificates of Attendance and preapproved continuing education units (CEUs) from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) are available.

Conference proposals are solicited in September and October, with the program set and registration open in March of each year. The conference is held in July in various locations throughout the U.S.