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AUCD 2023 Conference


We hope you will join us for our AUCD 2023 Conference on November 5- 8, 2023, at the Renaissance DC Hotel in Washington, DC! Mark your calendars now!


Submit a Conference Proposal by June 20

The AUCD Conference brings together more than 1,100 researchers, policymakers, practitioners, professionals, advocates, community leaders, and students. This annual event is designed to promote innovative thinking that will launch disability policy, research, and advocacy initiatives to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your work and connect with other disability leaders in the field.

Choose the topic that best fits your presentation and submit a proposal
by June 20!

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Conference Theme

Emerging Leaders: Shaping the Future 

Every year, AUCD welcomes thousands of Emerging Leaders to the Network. Located in every U.S. state and territory, they share a passion to serve, research, and educate to make positive changes with and for people with disabilities and their families. Emerging Leaders are vital to the growth of the AUCD Network and to the success of our mission: to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Emerging Leaders represent the next generation of innovative clinicians, service providers, trainers, advocates, family members, and academic professionals. The AUCD 2023 Conference recognizes that Emerging Leaders continue to propel our Network forward, building on a proud legacy of inclusion, striving for equity, and positively shaping the future. 


Become a Proposal Reviewer

Deadline: June 9

AUCD is seeking approximately 80 network members to serve as reviewers for proposals received for the AUCD 2023 Conference. Your time and expertise will have a direct impact on ensuring the content presented at one of the nation's premier disability conferences is of the highest quality and relevant to attendees. Our goal is to have the task be interesting while not requiring an overwhelming time commitment from reviewers. We are seeking individuals with significant expertise in a variety of topical areas and diverse perspectives and representation. Please sign up by June 9! 

Learn more and sign up today.