2020 Virtual Conference: Equity and Excellence

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Equity and Excellence 2020:
A Virtual Event

July 6-23, 2020

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Attending the virtual conference? Please don't forget to let us know what you think. Session feedback is important to AHEAD and to the presenters. The evaluation form takes only a few minutes to complete. 

The virtual conference offers 60 hours of professional development presentations and discussions facilitated by content experts. All presentations will be recorded and available to all registrants to watch at your convenience... providing content that can take you through the summer! See our justification letter template (Word) for talking points to share with your administrators/budget personnel on the value of attending the virtual conference.


Programming will be offered live for three or four hours each day, with optional Knowledge and Practice Community meetings later in the day. Click on each date for full details.

Mondays, (July 13 & July 20)

  • 11:30-5:00 EASTERN- Virtual Exhibit Hall.

Tuesdays, (July 7, July 14; July 21)

  • 11;30-1:00 EASTERN- Daily Plenary
  • 1:30-3:00 EASTERN- Concurrent Presentations
  • 3:30-4:30 EASTERN: Bonus Concurrent Presentations

Wednesdays (July 8, July 15, July 22)

  • 11:30-1:00 EASTERN- Daily Plenary
  • 1:30-3:00 EASTERN- Concurrent Presentations
  • 4:30-5:30 EASTERN- Knowledge and Practice Community Meetings

Thursdays (July 9, July 16, July 23)

  • 1130-1:00 EASTERN- Daily Featured Presentation
  • 1:30-3:00 EASTERN- Concurrent Presentations
  • 4:30-5:30 EASTERN- Knowledge and Practice Community Meetings

Registration Fees

Each registration supports a single connection.

Through June 15:

Members:  $350
Non-Members: $450

After June 15:

Members:  $450
Non-Members: $600

No refunds are available because complete recordings will be available to all registrants to watch at their convenience.

CEUs & Certificate of Professional Development

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) have been preapproved for session attended live OR watched in recorded format. A Certificate of Professional Development is also available to document your participation in the virtual conference. Use the Continuing Education- CEUs and General Certificates of Attendance form (Word document) for both CRCC and the general certificate.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf CEUs are coordinated through the University of New Mexico. Contact Amanda Butrum for more information.

The Fine Print

Registration Details:

  • Each registration supports a single connection.
  • Registrants will be asked to select ONE of the concurrent options during each concurrent time frame, which they will attend live. 
  • Recordings of all presentations, inclusive of captioning, will be available to all registrants. Since registrants can only participate in one concurrent session live, the other presentations can be accessed later via recording. 
  • Unfortunately, AHEAD cannot offer group discounts or participation of more than one person on each registration. 


  • All presentations will be hosted in Zoom webinars or Zoom meetings.
  • All participants must have a Zoom account to login to any virtual conference event. You can sign up for a free Zoom account.


  • All presentations and meetings will include captioning.
  • Interpreting will be available by request during registration.
  • All slides and other presentation materials will be posted to AHEAD’s website prior to the virtual conference