Program Information

2011 Conference Program Information

AHEAD is indebted to the tireless work and dedication of this year’s Program Chair, Margaret Camp of University of South Carolina Upstate, a team of Topical Track Coordinators (listed below), and numerous Reviewers (who will be recognized in the Conference Program Book) to bring you this year’s Conference in Seattle.

From a pool of 250+ proposals, the Program team crafted a rich, well-balanced program designed specifically for disability service/resource personnel, secondary educators who want to learn more about the college environment, ADA Coordinators, and many more campus professionals at every level.

Our Preconference Institutes on Monday and Tuesday of the Conference offer foundational and advanced workshop-style programs in two-day, one-day and half-day formats. The concurrent sessions are organized along topical tracks. Many people like to follow one thread throughout, while others pick and choose based on need and interest – either way is fine!

The 2011 Topical Tracks and Coordinators include:

Civil Rights and Disability Legislation: Sustaining our Work

Creative Partnerships to Promote Sustainable Access

Barbara Blacklock & Betty Benson, University of Minnesota

Expanding Campus Partnerships:  Emerging Student Populations and Transition

Adam Meyer, Eastern Michigan University

International Perspectives and Partnerships

New and Newer DS Professionals:  Sustaining the Mission

Judy Thorpe, University of Alabama & Mike Shuttic, Oklahoma State University

Partnering to Implement Universal Design Across Campus

Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, Missouri State University & Terra Beethe, Bellevue University

Partnering to Promote Diversity

Gladys Loewen, Consultant & Bea Awoniyi, Florida State University

Partnering with Disability Studies

Sue Kroeger, University of Arizona

Sustainable Access through Best Practices in DS

Carol Funckes, University of Arizona

Sustainable Access through Technology

Ron Stewart, AltFormat Solutions & AHEAD

Note our two Poster Sessions and our lunchtime Information Sessions. You don’t need to pre-register for these, but we encourage you to attend these timely presentations. Details about them will be available in the on-site Program Book. Finally, make sure to attend our Plenary sessions. The Featured Presentations pages give you information about these large-group events.

We look forward to seeing you at this important educational and networking event in Seattle!