Join us virtually in 2021 for our Annual special education gathering to share legal and teaching information, outstanding presentations and invaluable networking with fellow administrators, educators and education professionals from across the state. More information coming soon.
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM daily to accommodate educators, practitioners, families and administrators.
2021 Keynote Speakers
David Adams - Senior Director of Strategy at The Urban Assembly
David is the Senior Director of Strategy at The Urban Assembly. He previously served as the Director of Social. Emotional Learning at the Urban Assembly, and prior to that was the Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for District 75 where he shaped the District's approach to social-emotional learning for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges. He has worked internationally in schools in England, standing up and evaluating programs of positive behavioral supports and Social-Emotional Learning as a research intern at Yale University’s Health, Emotion and Behavior Lab, and published multiple academic papers around the relationship of social-emotional competence, and student academic and behavioral outcomes. David is also co-author of The Educator's Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence, which was published in 2020. He is married with two children, serves on the Board of Directors of CASEL and is an Engineering Officer in the Army Reserve. David holds an M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.
Denise Lowell-Britt, Esq. - Legal Issues in Special Education: Case Law Review
Denise Lowell-Britt is known in Arizona for her expertise and practical approach to the legal issues that school administrators face every day. She provides daily advice and assistance to school districts and other public educational institutions. Ms. Lowell-Britt advises and represents clients in matters that include special education; Section 504 and ADA issues; student disciplinary hearings; student records; and other issues. Denise will provide an update on AZ issues in special education.
Nancy Mather, Ph.D. - University of Arizona, College of Education, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is: Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention. She is currently working on the Tests of Dyslexia, a comprehensive measure designed to help identify individuals with dyslexia.
2021 Day At A Glance
|Time||Monday, Feb. 22, 2021||Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021||Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021|
|1:45 - 2:00||Welcome & Intro||Welcome & Intro||Welcome & Intro|
|2:00 - 3:15||4 Breakout Sessions||4 Breakout Sessions||4 Breakout Sessions|
|3:15 - 3:30||Visit Exhibitors/Break||Visit Exhibitors/Break||Visit Exhibitors/Break|
|3:30 - 3:45||Presidents Welcome||Awards||Awards|
|3:45 - 5:00||KEYNOTE: David Adam||KEYNOTE: Denise Lowell-Britt||KEYNOTE: Dr. Nancy Mather|
|5:00 - 5:15||Visit Exhibitors/Break||Visit Exhibitors/Break||Visit Exhibitors/Break|
|5:15 - 6:30||4 Breakout Sessions||4 Breakout Sessions||4 Breakout Sessions|
|6:30 - 7:00||Happy Hour with Exhibitors||Happy Hour with Exhibitors||Happy Hour with Exhibitors|
Looking forward to showcasing our 2021 Sponsors soon!
Thank you to our 2020 Breakfast & Lunch sponsors: rethink Ed and Presence Learning:
Thank you to the 2020 sponsors of our I Can Do It Student Awards:
Sponsoring students and their families to attend the awards luncheon.
2021 Exhibitor Application
Invitation to Exhibit in 2021 - learn how to be a part of our Virtual | Annual Statewide Conference. For over 30 years, AZCEC/AZCASE has provided a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your business, services and support for special education students, teachers, principals and administrators in Arizona. Our conference attracts almost 400 educational decision makers from across the state - help us make an impact in education!
Online Exhibitor Application
Email Jessica for more information
Conference rate before January 31, 2021:
- CEC Member - $59.
- Non-Member Rate - $79.
- Team of 3 (one school district) - $59. per person
- CEC Student Member - $29.
- Presenter/Student (Part-Time) - $59
- Student (Full-Time) - $25.
Conference rate after February 1, 2021:
- CEC Member - $79.
- Non-Member Rate - $99.
- CEC Student Member - $29.
- Student (Part/Full-Time) - $59
Annual General Meeting - Feb. 24 @ 6:30 PM
- Join the AZCEC and AZCASE Annual General Board Meeting immediately after the conference. The board meeting is OPEN to all members.
Hear executive reports from all board positions - 2019 AGM Minutes.
- Agenda available in February
Please email all conference questions to: AZCEC.firstname.lastname@example.org