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AUCD 2024 Conference

Sunday, November 03, 2024 - Wednesday, November 06, 2024

Location: Westin Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Format: In-Person


About this Year's Conference

The AUCD 2024 Conference will be held November 3-6 in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, November 5 will be Election Day in the U.S. In the coming weeks, we will provide resources on requesting a mail-in ballot and voting early. The new Conference website is coming soon. Stay tuned to this event page for the latest updates. 

Conference Theme

Stronger Together: Creating a More Inclusive World

The AUCD Network recognizes that collaboration is critical to advance the rights and opportunities for and with people with disabilities through research, training, education, and service. This collaboration crosses every University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC) throughout the U.S. and its territories in close partnership with the voices of community advocates, researchers, communicators, and leaders in the disability community. Together as a Network, we encourage connections, break down barriers, and amplify diverse voices to create a world where everyone can thrive. Focusing on the core of AUCD’s Network serves as a reminder of the power of unity, where Network members across diverse disciplines and backgrounds and members of the disability community come together stronger than ever as driving forces to create positive change and to build a more inclusive world for all. 

Call for Proposals is Open

The AUCD Conference Planning Committee invites you to share your work, research, and experiences in the disability field by submitting a proposal for a Concurrent Session, Poster, or both! Each session is designed differently to allow attendees flexibility in learning and presenting styles during their time at the Conference. Learn more about the different types of Sessions, Proposal Topics, and more before submitting. 

Submit a Proposal

Become a Proposal Reviewer

AUCD is seeking approximately 80 Network members to serve as reviewers for proposals received for the AUCD 2024 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 7!

Become a Reviewer

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Topics: Annual Conference

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