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We're going virtual!

The 2020 APSE National Conference is being redesigned and will now take place as an extended virtual learning experience!

A Virtual Event? What's that?

We know you will have questions. Click here to read FAQs about the APSE Virtual Event!

This virtual event retains the dynamic and robust program that was planned for onsite. You will still participate in general keynote sessions on June 16 and 17.

We are offering 30+ hours of engaging educational content over 7 weeks covering state-of-the-art strategies to ensure equitable employment for all citizens with disabilities.

You can join live or watch the recordings - create a flexible learning schedule that works for you! PLUS join with other attendees for live virtual networking and other live events!

Thank you! We are grateful for your patience and support as APSE works to transform this event into an amazing new opportunity. The success of our virtual event will depend on all of us working together and creating a common space – and purpose – as we build a dynamic, interactive, and inclusive connected virtual experience.

Want to know more?

Partner Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Contributor Sponsor


Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2020 APSE Virtual Conference?

Our sponsors help to make the Virtual Conference content available to more people! Your company will be featured during the event and in marketing materials.

Please reach out to APSE Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier at


The program will include 3 general keynotes, 30 educational sessions, panels, and workshops, as well as awards presentations, networking opportunities, regional and content specific meetings, and much more!

Click to access the tentative program (finalized version coming soon!)

Week 1: June 16-17 from 1-4 PM EST (3 keynotes and panel sessions)

Week 2: June 22-26 Daily Sessions at 1 PM and 2:15 PM EST

Employer Supports and Engagement Track

Track sessions aimed toward employment support professionals looking to improve their work as consultants to businesses and persons served and their support teams

Weeks 3-7 Will Have Daily Sessions at 1 PM EST

Week 3: June 29-July 3, Organizational Growth Track

Week 4: July 6-10, Diversity in Employment Services Track

Week 5: July 13-17, Emerging Trends in Research and Public Policy, Grassroots Advocacy Track

Week 6: July 20-24, School to Work Transition

Week 7: July 27-July 31, Pushing Boundaries Track

ADA 30: Celebrate 30 years of the ADA!
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Conference Keynotes

Jonathan and Jenny. "Community Integration, Integrated Employment, Accessibility, & Inclusion: The Time is Now"
Barry Whaley. Title: "Who are your heroes? A history of the disability rights movement."
Shea Tanis. Title: "Embracing disruptive technology & the future of Employment."


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Mark Schultz Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

What do you get with your registration?

June 16-17 Is Just the Beginning!
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Takes place over 6 weeks, with 5 sessions per week - over 30 hours of content! 

Interact with colleagues and experts in live chats, virtual happy hours, and more!

#APSE2020 is more accessible to an even broader group of attendees with a diversity of experiences and perspectives.

Expanded conversations with more global attendees to learn from more people around Employment First.

Participate in live Q/As with speakers, live chats, video meetings, online messages.

Extended learning opportunities that fit your schedule! Watch live or on-demand through 12/31/2020.

Benefits of Going Virtual
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Enhanced Connections
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Timely Information
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Cost Savings
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You’ll Enjoy Some Fun, Too.
Registration TypeAPSE Member RateNon-Member Rate
Professional Registration$380$480
Self-Advocate/Immediate Family/Student Registration$305$405

Attendees already registered for APSE 2020 will automatically be registered for the Virtual Conference.

Registering as a Group?

Get $50 off per registrant when your register 2 or more at the same time!

Cancellations must be received in writing to

Within 2 business days of registration: Full refund
Before June 1st: A 50% refund
After June 1st: No refunds for cancellations

Registrations may be transferred within the same organization or employer. Contact us at to request the transfer.

**Registration coming soon for post-conference - to be held in August 2020!

Will my employer help me attend?

APSE has created a template letter of support. We also suggest using the information from the website to help your employer see the benefit of attending the 2020 APSE Virtual Conference.