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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 2018

The 37th Annual ACRES National Conference will be held March 14-17, 2018 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Life Elevated: Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Rural Special Education

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Please see booking information on the Hotel Information  page.

Tentative Conference Schedule

Download 2018 Conference Schedule

Call for Proposals

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Updated Deadline for Proposal Submissions: November 30, 2017.

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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

View past conference presentations and materials