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AUCD 2014, Washington DC


Conference In Review

  2014 AUCD Conference: The Best Yet!   Thank you all for an amazing and energizing AUCD 2014 Conference! The POWER of the speakers, the ENGAGEMENT of people both at the conference and via social media, and the amazing energy surrounding the whole event still have us on quite a high. The Board, staff, sponsors, presenters, hotel, and attendees all did an incredible job making this quite possibly the best AUCD Conference yet.

  #AUCD2014 Materials, Media, and Mentions  #AUCD2014 provided many memorable moments that were captured on film and social media. We continue to collect photos, videos, transcripts, slides, posters, and tweets about the event, but you can already view some of the photos and relive the excitement.




Thanks for a Great AUCD2015 Conference!

We had a great time at #AUCD2015 and hope you did too. There were tons of great ideas shared and new connections made--it was clear that all 800+ people in attendance were passionate about growing leaders and driving change! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your participation, expertise, and enthusiasm for the network and all that we collectively do.


Tell Us Your Thoughts About #AUCD2015

Conference Survey due 12/04

Let us know your favorite moments, things you'd change, and ideas for future AUCD Conferences by completing our online survey, or through the link in your conference app. Your responses are vital as we begin planning for AUCD2016.


AUCD 2015 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.


DJ Patil, PhD, to Headline AUCD Conference Plenary

Chief Data Scientist in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In a coffee table conversation, Dr. Charlie Lakin will interview Dr. Patil about the Obama Administration's approach to using data science and big data to influence policy. How can we use data science to inform and drive changes in policy for children and adults with disabilities, and what are the limitations of this kind of an approach?


AUCD2015 Online Registration is Closed

Please register at the door

Online registration for AUCD2015 "Growing Leaders, Driving Change" is now closed. Interested attendees are welcome to register in person at the hotel.


Introducing AUCD 2014

November 9-12: Washington, DC

The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

The Power of Engagement is reflected in changes we have made to the conference format to offer attendees more time to connect with one another and with the information presented. This year, we launch a series of poster symposia, where posters will be grouped and showcased together by common themes. We look forward to seeing how this more comprehensive model serves in deepening engagement with the work displayed.

Ink your calendars, get your submissions in, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.



2013 Conference in Review

Get a flavor of what to expect at AUCD 2014!

See AUCD 2013 in review by pressing “play” above, or viewing directly on the Flickr website here (