The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) holds a national conference in Spring of each year. This conference features peer-reviewed presentations, meetings of the ACRES Board of Directors, a business meeting with a report of activities to the membership, and a conference proceedings document. Here is an example of the exciting sessions and social events at the most recent conference:

Annual Conference 2016

ACRES invites everyone to join us at this year’s annual conference:

The High Stakes Game: Improving
Student Outcomes for Rural and Urban Schools


March 9-12, 2016 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
on the famous Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada

Information about how to submit a proposal, registration fees, hotel reservations, and a preliminary schedule will be posted in the side bar on this page as soon as available.

Questions about the annual conference may be directed to:


Recent Annual Conferences

March 17-21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana
March 19-22, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona
March 17-6-9, 2013 in Orlando, Florida
March 24-26, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 25-27, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee
March 12-14, 2009 in Denver, Colorado

ACRES Sample Conference Program