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Annual ACRES Conference

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

The 41st ACRES Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort in South Carolina from Thursday, March 3 - Saturday March 5, 2022

The ACRES board is regularly monitoring COVID-19 data and is committed to following appropriate health and safety measures throughout the conference. All attendees must agree to follow prevention protocols as communicated by the ACRES Board, including wearing a face mask in public spaces and submitting documentation of COVID vaccination(s) or a negative PCR test. Any additional health and safety measures, if required, will be communicated in advance of the conference. Attendees will not be admitted and refunds will not be provided for those who fail to meet these requirements. 

All attendees will need to upload proof of vaccination (e.g., image of a vaccination card) prior to arriving at the conference site. If preferred, attendees may choose to bring evidence of a lab-administered, negative PCR test (not a rapid or self-test) taken within 72 hours of arrival at the conference. We will also ask all guests to confirm they are symptom-free at check-in. 

Two weeks before the conference date (Feb. 16), each attendee will receive a unique link to LiquidSpace, a secure, temporary file sharing space that only ACRES HQ can access. All attendees will need to upload proof of vaccination (e.g., image of a vaccination card). Files are automatically deleted after 14 days.

Questions about the annual conference may be directed to:

For More Information, contact
Sue Schultz, Conference Chair


Recent Annual Conferences

March 18-19 2021, Virtual Event
March 7-9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas
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