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Annual ACRES Conference

The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) holds a national conference in Spring of each year. This conference features peer-reviewed presentations, meetings of the ACRES Board of Directors, a business meeting with a report of activities to the membership, and a conference proceedings document.

Information about how to submit a proposal, registration fees, hotel reservations, and a preliminary schedule for the 2018 conference will be posted as soon as available.

Annual Conference 2017

The 36th Annual ACRES National Conference was held from March 8-11, 2017 at the Crown Plaza Resort Asheville in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 

City Meets Country: Educators Working  to Solve the Challenges of Special Education

2017 Presentations & Materials

To download programs, proceedings, and materials from the presentations made at the 2017 ACRES conference, please visit the Past Conference Materials page. 

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Recent Annual Conferences

March 8-11, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina
March 9-12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
March 17-21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana
March 19-22, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona
March 17-6-9, 2013 in Orlando, Florida
March 24-26, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 25-27, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee
March 12-14, 2009 in Denver, Colorado