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Conferences

Connect with like-minded individuals from across the nation--and even the globe--to learn, network, and share ideas!

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Every year we present virtual and in-person conferences bringing experienced and new professionals together to share resources and knowledge, develop best practices, and experience accessibility in action.​

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Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) 
July 29-August 2, 2024 in Seattle, WA

The LEAD conference brings experienced and new professionals together to explore practical methods for implementing accessibility in cultural environments. At LEAD, we share resources and knowledge, develop best practices, and experience accessibility in action.

  • Basic to Advanced: No matter what level of experience you have, there's always something to learn. The building blocks will give newcomers the tools and information they need to develop a successful accessibility program while the discussion groups and advanced track address accessibility for the most experienced.

  • Facilities to Programs: Sessions and discussions will cover all aspects of accessibility from the built environment to programs and communication.

  • Legal Obligations & Customer Service: Learn about relevant laws and regulations and explore accessibility from the customer service and business case perspectives.

  • Networking: Engage in conversations with colleagues who are enthusiastic about accessibility and eager to share their insights and learn from others.

 

Join the dialogue, share exciting ideas, and explore new and innovative ways to welcome everyone. Find out more, by visiting accesslead.org.

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ED@LEAD Capacity Building Conference
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 in Seattle, WA

ED@LEAD features innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive capacity building sessions that provide professionals in the intersecting fields of general education, arts education, special education, and teaching artistry with instructional strategies and techniques that can be applied immediately in the classroom and in other community settings. Led by national experts, this conference brings together educators, administrators, teaching artists, and more to foster new skills and fuel passion to improve educational experiences for students with disabilities in and through the arts.

ED@LEAD is for You!

  • Develop new arts-based instructional strategies and techniques you can use right away

  • Explore accessible and inclusive practices to reach every student

  • Engage in skill development through practical, hands-on arts activities

  • Collect useful tips, tricks, tools, and resources for classroom success

  • Letter of verification to submit for CEU’s

  • Shape the future of arts learning for students with disabilities

 

Who Attends ED@LEAD?

  • School-based Arts Specialists

  • General and Special Educators

  • Teaching Artists and Museum Educators

  • Arts Education program Administrators

  • School Administrators and District Staff

Find out more, by visiting accesslead.org.

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