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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, and a business meeting with a report of activities to the membership.

Annual Conference 2020

The proposal deadline has been extended October 15, 2019.

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. 

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Download the Call for Proposals below for complete instructions about how to prepare your proposal, the selection process, and helpful tips. Please share with interested colleagues and students!  Proposals are due October 1, 2019. 

Call for Proposals: San Antonio 2020

Submit a Proposal for the 2020 Conference in San Antonio

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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