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The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.


2016 Conference News



Photos from the AUCD 2016 Conference

View our albums on Flickr

The AUCD2016 Conference was full of memorable moments. View our Flickr albums to relive some of the best.



AUCD 2016 Conference App Available

AUCD has again partnered with Guidebook to bring you the entire conference agenda and more on your mobile device, for free! Download the guide to plan your day with personalized schedules, browse exhibitors, view maps of the hotel and surrounding area, view the attendee list and connect with people before you arrive, access exclusive online content, and much more. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7, laptop, and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site.



AUCD Announces 2016 Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipients

The Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund was established to support emerging leaders in the AUCD Network with an emphasis on self-advocates, family members and early career professionals. Recipients receive a travel scholarship and registration funds for the AUCD Conference in Washington, DC, where they gain valuable opportunities in networking, mentorship, and professional growth.



Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Speak at AUCD2016

U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5th), a six term Congresswoman and the highest ranking woman in Congress who currently serves as the House Republican Conference Chair, has accepted our invitation to be the featured speaker during the Tuesday evening AUCD Honors Celebration. Rep. McMorris Rodgers will share her thoughts about federal disability policy and the outlook for disability focused legislation in the 115th Congress.



AUCD's 2016 Group Hotel Rooms Are Sold Out

The block of rooms under AUCD's contract with the hotel is full and they are no longer able to offer rooms for most of the nights over our conference dates at our negotiated group rate. You may contact the Renaissance directly at 877-212-5752 to check on current availability at their regular room rate, or view a list of hotels within walking distance of the Renaissance that you might consider for your stay.



AUCD2016 Hotel Reservation System Now Open

Make your reservations today to stay at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel, the official host hotel of the AUCD 2016 Conference! Online and phone reservations are now open at a rate of $239/night for single or double occupancy.



AUCD 2016 Registration is Open!

Registration is currently open for the AUCD Conference! We welcome network members, partners from outside the network, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and students to learn and grow together during this exciting event. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.