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2020 APSE: Get involved by planning, presenting, or participating!

We are preparing for the 2020 National APSE conference and we want YOU to join us as a presenter, planner, participant or all three! No matter what roles you take on, you will serve an important role in making this THE premier conference on inclusive employment for all people with disabilities.

This year our conference is titled Employment First: Elevated. Mark the important dates below on your calendar, and join us in Denver, Colorado!

  • Pre-conference begins June 15, 2020
  • General conference begins June 16-18, 2020
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Present at the Conference

Over the years, we have learned from some amazing presenters during our national conferences, and APSE2020 in Denver will be no different. We are excited to announce that the request for proposals for APSE2020 "Employment First: Elevated," are now open. Find out more information here: 2020 National APSE Conference Website

APSE 2020 Call for Proposals document - find full details about the submission process here
Submit a proposal. Your colleagues want to hear from you! The deadline to apply is December 13, 2019.
Optional RFP Webinar with APSE Staff: Attend this webinar if you have questions about the submission or review process, tracks, or the application.
October 30, 2019 at 1pm EST: Click to register (link will be posted afterward for recorded video)
Based on the feedback we received from last year's conference, we've expanded our options:
  • Updated tracks: Innovative Practices, Emerging Trends in Research and Public Policy, Organizational Growth, Grassroots Advocacy, and Best Business Practices
  • Conference sessions formats: Topical Breakout Sessions, APSE Talks, Campfire Conversations, and Pre-Conference
  • A separate Request For Proposal (RFP) notice will be sent to conference registrants for the Power of 5 Sessions
APSE is accepting proposals for the pre-conference & general conference. We can't wait to hear from you!

Plan: Join a national conference planning committee

Make the 2020 National APSE conference the best one yet by contributing your skills an expertise. Any APSE member who is interested in planning should click here for details.

Committees are a great way to get involved, get to know other APSE members, and gain resume-building experience!

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