Vanderbilt University will host the third annual Inclusive Southeastern Postsecondary Education Conference and Capacity Building Institute June 26-27 in Nashville. Learn, plan, and share thoughts and strategies about inclusive postsecondary education opportunities.
Following in the footsteps of two informative conferences hosted by Georgia State University in Atlanta, Vanderbilt will continue the traditions of gathering leaders in this field from across the region to share best practices in all aspects of college for students with intellectual disabilities. One unique focus of the Southeastern Conferences is the strong number of participants that are self-advocates, i.e. alumni, current students, and potential students. There will be presentations on student perspectives, transitioning to college, programs of study, and administration, collaboration, and policy. Serving as keynote speaker will be Erik Carter, Ph.D., professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. There will also be a student panel titled “Our Thoughts on the Pillars of Inclusive College Experiences.”
While all breakout sessions are open to all participants, coordinators will offer some sessions that are especially designed to be more interactive and geared to student interests. All are welcome to stay on campus or in a nearby hotel.
Cost to attend is $125 for professionals and $75 for students/family members. Click here to register. For more information about the conference, visit the conference website or e-mail Felicia Johnson.