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.

Annual Conference 2017

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

36th Annual ACRES National Conference

City Meets Country: Educators Working
to Solve the Challenges of Special Education


March 8-11, 2017 at the Crown Plaza Resort Asheville
in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

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 9-12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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