AHEAD Call for Proposals

October 03, 2014

The Association on Higher Education And Disability is thrilled to announce the Call for Proposals for its 38th annual conference,

"Diverse Perspectives: Creating a Vision for the Future"

July 13 - 18, 2015

The St. Paul River Center

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers come together under the bluffs of historic St. Paul where they gather strength for the long southward journey. In the same way, members of AHEAD join together to learn from - and challenge - each other to seek exemplary ways to develop usable, sustainable and inclusive higher education environments for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.

The annual conference is the Association's hallmark event and draws participants from around the world who represent education, government, legal, research, and technology fields, among others. Attendees come together for an exciting mix of learning, policy development and face-to-face networking.

The 2015 AHEAD Conference has been designed to develop professional competencies, challenge perspectives on disability, and influence practices. This conference will explore and challenge our profession and perspectives.

We seek pre-conference, concurrent and poster session proposals focused on new points of view with regard to attitudes and mindsets, service delivery or specific disability focus on these topics and more:

  • access to instruction
  • faculty engagement
  • global disability perspectives
  • research efforts
  • solutions for the small DS office
  • upward career mobility
  • Career Services
  • Community Colleges
  • Veterans/Wounded Warriors

Special emphases of the 2015 conference include, Diversity and Social Justice, Disability Studies, and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its impact on higher education.

Full information about the Call for Proposals and submission instructions is available at: http://ahead.org/cfp/form.php