2012 AHEAD Conference and pepnet 2 Training Institute

We're excited to announce that registration is officially open! Registration materials are accessible in multiple formats: PDF, Word, Daisy, Audio, and on the AHEAD website. If you run into any technical issues, please contact AHEAD via phone or email (704-947-7779 or ahead@ahead.org). We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Welcome to New Orleans and the concurrent conferences of two leading providers of

disability-oriented information and resources: AHEAD and pepnet 2!

We think you'll find the synergy of the 35th Annual AHEAD Conference and Exhibit Hall combined with the pepnet 2 Training Institute (pn2) offers far more than the sum of their individual offerings.

pn2's programming focuses on increasing the educational, career, and lifestyle choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. AHEAD's listings explore the breadth and depth of current disability issues in higher education. Combining the resources offered by the two organizations in a single event offers attendees an unprecedented range of disability-related information, resources and training.

You'll also find the enhanced networking opportunities provided by the combined conferences will foster the creation and expansion of communities of practice that can help professionals and institutions increase capacity and improve quality of the services they provide.

This event would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the two organizations' conference committee members, and the support and leadership of the New Orleans Host Committee Chairs, Amy Anderson King and Jennie Bourgeois; The AHEAD Program Chair, Jenny Dugger; The pn2 Program Chair, Cassie Franklin; the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs; and the pn2 Project Officer, Louise Tripoli. We can't thank them enough.

Welcome to New Orleans and the 2012 AHEAD/pn2 conference.

We look forward to your participation!


Cathy McLeod, Center

Director, pepnet 2
Stephan Hamlin-Smith,

Executive Director, AHEAD
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