APSE’s National Conference brings together the very individuals and organizations working toward and impacted by Employment First— people with disabilities and their families, business leaders, service providers, university-based researchers, as well as, state and federal policymakers and personnel.
During a time when in-person training is at a minimum, APSE is dedicated to being responsive and continuing to provide opportunities for people to come together and share the most current employment practices.
2021 will feature...
- Coffee Talks
- Keynote Speakers including Hasan Davis, JD. (click for more) and Jim Warne (click for more)
- Regional Networking
- APSE Awards
- Breakout Sessions Seeking presenters for the breakout sessions until March 15, 2021. Click to start your Presentation Proposal on APSE Apply
- Early Access to the Matchbox Virtual platform
- 30+ Hours of Content
- All the benefits of APSE Membership plus discounts!
- EARLY access to the Matchbox Virtual platform
- 30+ Hours of Content
Seeking Virtual Conference Presenters
Each session is encouraged to feature advocates and stories of real-live people impacted by the topic covered. Researchers can consider which track within which their research best fits. The APSE Universal Competencies are a great resource for building your session.
The application is due March 15, 2021.
Enroll in APSE's Potential Presenters Workshops: https://apse.org/presenter-workshops2021
These 1-hour workshops will allow you to ask questions of the National APSE staff in the "main room," as well as workshop your presentation proposals with other attendees in breakout rooms.
Help us review sessions for 2021! Enroll in APSE's 2021 Conference Reviewing Sessions: https://apse.org/session-reviewing2021
APSE staff will provide 10-15 minutes of training, then we'll dive into reviewing! Please note that before you are approved to join, you need to create an APSE Apply account at www.apse.smapply.org
Feedback from last year
I was able to focus more on the speaker and presentation. There were no distractions. I could take notes at my desk. I could immediately discuss the content with my co-workers. I did not have to strain my body to see the speaker. I thought the speakers did the best they could given the circumstances. APSE came through during COVID. I imagine countless hours were put into planning and organizing the new format. Thank you.
I loved hearing how people across the country are supporting people with disabilities in creative and unique ways during this crazy, chaotic time in everyone's lives. Very applicable and I was able to take the information and present it to my employees in my state.
If the conference was in-person I would not have been able to attend because it would have been too expensive for me to go. The virtual conference gave me a chance to take many classes and receive much-needed credits to renew my CESP...all from the comfort of my home!
The resource materials and references provided, we will be able to use them long after the conference. The videos of the job seekers, it brought home why we are doing this work - to give them the same opportunities for an Everyday Life!