Conferences, Events, and Workshops List

The United States Department of Education-Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) tracks national and international conferences as they relate to education. The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) checks with ERIC and other sources on a weekly basis to be sure all of its members have access to the latest conferences available. All conferences are listed in order by date.  (Updated January 5, 2014).

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events



PACER Center Workshops for Parents and Professionals
February 19, 2015 - March 31, 2015
No Location Specified
In February and March 2015, PACER Center has upcoming many 2-hour workshops, some morning and some evening, in various locations throughout Minnesota, to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families. Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more. The workshops can be attended in person or streamed on-line. Their website provides details of time, location, and registration.


Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
February 20, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Monroe Twp., NJ
Eden Autism Services has upcoming four workshops on aspects of teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. “Effective Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” February 20, 2015, will cover learning characteristics, strategies and supports, social skills training, token systems, behavior management, and the role of the paraprofessional. “Professional Training in Behavioral Teaching Strategies,” April 16-17, 2015, will cover overview of autism, teaching techniques, principles of reinforcement, functional analysis of behavior, functional communication strategies, curriculum and IEP development, and classroom design and structure. “Teaching Social Skills,” April 24, 2015, will cover setting up a social skills group, assessment and goals, teaching strategies, generalization, and data collection. “Behavior Analyst Certification Board,” May 8, 2015, will provide BCBA required training. The workshops are is offered to professionals, paraprofessionals and parents interested in learning about autism and Applied Behavior Analysis.



Check & Connect Preparation and Implementation Training
June 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015
St. Paul, MN
A Check & Connect Preparation and Implementation Training will be held in St. Paul MN, June 11-12, 2015. This 2-day training provides education administrators and lead staff with a thorough overview of Check & Connect and its background and how to prepare their site for implementing Check & Connect.


Think College Capacity Building Institute
Capacity Building Institute
June 15, 2015 - June 16, 2015
Boston, MA
Think College will host a Regional Capacity Building Institute June 15-16. 2015, to support the development and expansion of high quality inclusive higher education throughout the Northeast region and beyond. It will bring together professionals from the region as well as from each of the national model demonstration projects (TPSIDs) to share strategies and build relationships.



Check & Connect first National Conference: 25 Years of Student Engagement 1990-2015
October 7, 2015 - October 8, 2015
St. Paul, MN
Check & Connect’s first national conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN, October 7-8, 2015. It will bring together leading experts and practitioners from around the country to address the topic of student engagement among at-risk youth. Participants will include representatives from sites implementing Check & Connect’s evidence-based student engagement intervention model and professionals interested in learning more about student engagement in general and Check & Connect specifically. Participants will learn from experts in the field, share lessons learned, and gain tools for implementing Check & Connect with fidelity and sustaining their sites’ implementation to support at-risk students in reaching their goals and graduating high school. CEUs will be offered.

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