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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.

Annual Conference 2020

Rethinking Rurality: Connecting a Todos los Estudiantes (All Students) Through Innovation

The 39th Annual ACRES National Conference will be held March 5-8, 2020 at the Holiday Inn -Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  

Information about registration fees, hotel rates, and a call for proposals will be posted as soon as it is available. Proposals for San Antonio will be due by September 15, 2019.

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The 2019 Call for Proposals has closed. Documents are provided here for reference only.

2019 information and submission forms are available to download below.

View Proposal Submission Info    Download Proposal Submission Form

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: September 30, 2019. Submissions are now closed.

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Recent Annual Conferences

March 7-9, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia

March 14-17, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah
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

View past conference presentations and materials