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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application Deadline: October 17
AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 20 trainee travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 4 trainee volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the AUCD Conference. Scholarships are available to (a) current trainees and (b) former trainees presenting work conducted while a trainee. The AUCD Conference is an amazing learning and networking opportunity, and we're excited to support you in attending.
AUCD has learned that some of you have been contacted by phone or email from someone at "Expo Services" claiming to represent AUCD and offering a special discount for registration or hotels. Be advised that AUCD does not have relationships with any outside companies who are authorized to offer you discounts or book your travel or registration. We advise you to not give your personal or financial information to anyone contacting you and claiming to be working on behalf of or in conjunction with AUCD.
We're listening to your feedback! The AUCD 2016 Conference agenda looks a little different than previous years - check out some of the changes we've made, and be sure to make your travel plans accordingly so you don't miss exciting events.