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We welcome AUCD Network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from all across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, students, 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 2023 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 onsite at the Westin starting at 12pm ET on Sunday, November 5. 

 
 

An Update from AUCD on Registration Rates

One of AUCD’s top priorities is to provide opportunities for the AUCD Network and broader disability community to connect, share, and grow. We are grateful to welcome attendees from many different backgrounds to our Annual Conference each fall in Washington, DC. It is vital that students, trainees, self-advocates, and family members attend and be represented in the many conversations that take place during the Conference. To make it more affordable for students, self-advocates, and family members, AUCD has decreased the Full In-Person Conference Rate to $250. To balance the decrease, and recognizing the rising prices in the hotel industry, we have increased the Full In-Person Conference Rate to $600 for General Registration and Federal Employees. (This is the first increase in rates since 2019.) For Network members, discounts for multiple registrations remain unchanged. We hope that these changes will make it possible for more students, self-advocates, and family members to join us. As always, scholarship opportunities are available, with application information online in late August. We thank you for your understanding and support. 

 
 

AUCD 2023 Conference Rates

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 $600
Students, Self-advocates,
Family Members
$250
Federal Employee:
Full Conference
$600
Federal Employee:
TA meetings only
 $0  
Personal Care Attendant $0 when registered with
the person being
accompanied
Virtual Livestreaming Access $100
  Sun Mon or Tues Wed
Single In-Person Conference Day
General Registration $135 $325 $135
 Students, Self-advocates,
Family Members
 $50 $160 $50
 Federal Employee:
Full Conference
 $135 $135 $135
 Federal Employee:
TA meetings only
$0  $0 $0
Personal Care Attendant $0 when registered with
the person being
accompanied
 
 

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*

*Attendees must note their attendance in registration for the Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony to ensure a proper head count for refreshments. 

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

 

Ensuring that AUCD 2023 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 three of our main Plenary sessions and AUCD's Awards Celebration. Access to the AUCD 2023 livestream has closed.

 

Virtual Livestreaming Registration Includes:

  • Monday: Opening Plenary
  • Tuesday Plenary: Leading Change Sessions
  • Tuesday: AUCD Awards Ceremony
 
 

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Registration cancellations and refund requests received on or before October 6 are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after October 6. 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.

 

Scholarships

AUCD is pleased to offer scholarships each year to support AUCD Emerging Leaders in attending the AUCD Conference as well as individuals with disabilities, family members with individuals with disabilities, and early career professionals with 5 years or less experience in the Network. Scholarship applications for individuals with disabilities, family members, and early career professionals closed on September 29. The deadline to apply for an Emerging Leader Scholarship has been extended to October 6. Learn more and apply.

 

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.

 

Questions

Please contact us at [email protected].