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The 2021 APSE Conference will be an ALL-VIRTUAL event! In partnership with Matchbox Virtual, we will be sharing details as this event is planned.

Mark your calendars for the week of June 14th, 2021 for the APSE Virtual Conference- a 5-day immersive experience.

EARLY BIRD registration is now open until March 31st, 2021!

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.

APSE Conferences...

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...

Act fast, early bird rates last until March 31st!
After then, prices go up $100 per person!

Join APSE as a Member first,
then register to get the BEST deal!

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On-Demand Flexibility

Join us live June 14-18, or watch later when it works for your schedule!

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Earn credits for your Certified Employment Support Professional™, CRC, or SHRM certifications.

Have another certification that you want us to submit for?
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Chat with Attendees

...or meet up in an impromptu video call over coffee! Take the week to connect with other Employment Support Professionals and our exhibitors.

APSE Member

$320 per person
  • Early Access to the Matchbox Virtual platform
  • 30+ Hours of Content
  • All the benefits of APSE Membership plus discounts!


$420 per person
  • 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.


Hasan Davis, J.D.

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Jim Warne

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Enroll in APSE's Potential Presenters Workshops:
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:
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


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.

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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.

APSE 2019 Awards

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!

Hours of Content
First-Time Attendees

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors for their support!