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We welcome network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from all across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees 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 and peers. AUCD 2022 will feature four engaging large group plenaries from high-level leaders; more than 225 concurrent and poster presentations covering a broad spectrum of disability topics; as well as innovative research, programming, and advocacy efforts. 


Advanced registration for in-person is now closed. Registration will be available on-site at the Marquis starting at 12pm ET on Sunday, November 13.

Registration for Virtual Access is now closed. All registered Virtual Attendees received a welcome email on 11/12. The Livestreaming Link will be sent on 11/13. Be sure to check your spam folders!


AUCD 2022 Conference Rates

Expected rates for Conference registration are outlined in the chart below. The 6th and all subsequent registrants who identify from the same AUCD-member Center/Program in the dropdown list will see an automatic 20% discount on their final charge. (See "Group Registrations" below.)


Registration Type Rate Cost  

Full In-Person Conference

General Registration $499 
Students, Self-advocates,
Family Members
Federal Employee:
Full Conference
Federal Employee:
TA meetings only
Personal Care Attendant $0 when registered with
the person being
Virtual Livestreaming Access $99
  Sun Mon or Tues Wed
Single In-Person Conference Day
General Registration $109 $269 $109
 Students, Self-advocates,
Family Members
 $59 $189 $59
 Federal Employee:
Full Conference
 $109 $269 $105
 Federal Employee:
TA meetings only
$0  $0 $0
Personal Care Attendant $0 when registered with
the person being

Full Registration Includes:

  • Access to all general sessions, concurrents, posters, and events
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • AUCD Awards Ceremony on Tuesday

Conference attendees are responsible for all related expenses such as air travel, ground transportation, food, and lodging.


Ensuring that AUCD 2022 is Accessible to All

While we hope to see all members, partners, and friends in-person this November, we understand that not everyone is comfortable or able to travel to Washington, DC. Inclusion is at the core of AUCD’s mission which is why we want to give everyone the opportunity to access our main Plenary sessions and AUCD's Awards Celebration. A special thanks to the AUCD 2022 Accessibility Sponsor, Microsoft, for supporting livestreaming at the Conference. 

Virtual Livestreaming Registration Includes:

  • Monday: Opening Plenary
  • Tuesday Plenary: Leading Change Sessions
  • Tuesday: AUCD Awards Ceremony
  • Wednesday: Closing Plenary (To be held at the Marquis - This Plenary will not be recorded)

Registration Policies

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Registration cancellations and refund requests received on or before October 14 are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after October 14. All refunds will be processed after the Conference. All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Substitutions can be made free of charge up until 14 days before the start of the event. After that, all substitutions are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Submit all requests to [email protected]. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Group Registrations

For member UCEDD, IDDRC, and LEND program personnel and trainees, after the first five registrations from the same Center or Program using the dropdown menu provided, the sixth and subsequent will automatically receive 20% discounts off the base registration fee. Individuals from the same Center or Program do not need to register together to be eligible for the discount. Only those registrants selecting their AUCD Center or Program from the dropdown list will count toward the discount.


For information on available scholarships, please visit the Scholarships page.

Accessibility Accommodations

All attendees in need of accessibility accommodations (interpreters, large print, braille, etc.) must note this on their registration form or contact Liz Schneider at [email protected] within 30 days of the event. We cannot guarantee accommodations for requests received with less than a 30-day notice.

Consent to Use of Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, this event constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by the event organizers and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host convention and visitor's bureau.


Visit our COVID FAQs page to learn about our health and safety protocols. 


Please contact us at [email protected].