2019 Equity & Excellence

logo for AHEAD's annual conference Equity & Excellence in Education
Tuesday, July 9 - Saturday 13, 2019
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts

Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education, AHEAD's 42nd annual, international conference will draw approximately 1,500 participants from around the world for a week of extraordinary professional development and networking. Presenters and participants come from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government. Join us in Boston! OR, if you cannot make it to Boston: the conference Opening Plenary address and 20 concurrent sessions will be streamed live during the week. 

The 2019 Program Committee received approximately 250 proposals for presentation and are in the process of designing a well-balanced, comprehensive program. 


Host Hotel: Westin Boston Waterfront

image of Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA where the 2019 AHEAD annual conference will be held
  •  Single or Double room rate:  $205.00 plus taxes
  • Additional guests: $20.00 each
AHEAD has contracted four hotels to house conference attendees.

President's Welcome

Dear Conference Attendees:

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of AHEAD, I am excited to welcome you to the AHEAD annual conference. I hope that you are able to find sessions that spark your interest, research that makes you think, and people who make you laugh! If this is your first conference, welcome! I hope that you take the opportunity to meet new people and ask questions. I think that you will find that AHEAD members are very approachable. If you are an experienced AHEAD conference attendee, I hope that you find new ways of thinking or doing things and reach out to others in order to make new connections. Whether you are brand new to the field or close to retirement, I truly believe that we all can learn from each other and work together to provide access and equity for students with disabilities on our campuses. Thank you for all you do to promote access!

image of Kristie Orr
Kristie Orr
AHEAD President