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2019 Conference

2019: Save the Date for the 69th Conference on Exceptional Children

November 20– 22, 2019
Koury Convention Center, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, through its strategic plan, is committed to increasing the performance of students with disabilities, thereby enhancing their ability to graduate and achieve productive post-secondary outcomes. It is critical that all who have a stake in impacting the lives of our students – parents/families, special education teachers, related service personnel, psychologists, regular education teachers, administrators – collaborate to help them thrive each day and into the future.

The Exceptional Children Division is pleased to invite colleagues from across the state to join us for the 69th Annual Conference on Exceptional Children.   This annual collegial event is an opportunity to share and learn about innovations and exciting practices to help exceptional children achieve. Numerous enriching activities include:

  • An uplifting Plenary Session with inspiring keynote presentation;
  • 90+ informative Instructional Sessions covering the broad spectrum of exceptional children education;
  • Educators of Excellence reception honoring outstanding North Carolina special educators;
  • Poster Display of innovative programs and practices;
  • School-Based Enterprise Bazaar showcasing products created and marketed by North Carolina Public School students with disabilities;
  • Exhibitor/Vendor area that offers interactions with organizations and companies specializing in serving exceptional children.

Come be an integral part of this annual gathering in Greensboro of more than 3,000 professionals and parents, all working together to improve educational outcomes for all students!

Please check back on our website in early April for the opportunity to submit a call for proposal for a breakout session at the 69th Conference on Exceptional Children.  

Sherry Thomas

Exceptional Children Director


Registration - NOW CLOSED
Please join us next year for the 70th Conference on Exceptional Children November 18-20, 2020

Exhibitor Registration

Registration for Conference Exhibitors is now open. Please click here to register.

Hotel Reservations
The 69th Conference on Exceptional Children will be held at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 West Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro. A conference room rate of $147 plus tax is available. The link below will take attendees directly to the group block to access the group rate.

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