Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education, AHEAD’s annual conference

AHEAD Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education conference logo

AHEAD annual international conference is its hallmark event. Now in its 41st year, Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education draws 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, but share a common interest in fostering equitable higher education experiences for disabled individuals. We hope you can join us in Albuquerque in July 2018!

Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education
July 16-20, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Future Conferences

  • 2019 - July 8-13: Westin Boston Waterfront; Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2020 - July 20-25: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa; Palm Desert, California
  • 2021 - July 19-24: JW Marriott Austin; Austin, Texas

Resources from Past Conferences


Program (Coming Soon)

  • Program Schedule & Highlights (session strands info)
  • Preconference Institutes
  • Opening Plenary
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Session Handouts

Events & Meetings (Coming Soon)

  • First-Timers’ Welcome Breakfast
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & President’s Reception
  • Awards Dinner
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
  • Silent Auction
  • Online Exhibit Hall

Welcome letters from President & Chairs (Coming Soon)