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Join us in Orlando for the 2022 CEC Convention & Expo and 100th Anniversary Celebration!

The 2022 CEC Convention & Expo will be presented as a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual opportunities. The in-person event will be held at the beautiful Orlando World Center and will include new interactive programming, an upgraded Technology Playground, and several events to celebrate CEC’s 100th Anniversary.

The in-person event will be held Jan. 16-19, 2022, and the virtual component will be held Feb. 1-4, 2022.

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The CEC Annual Convention and Expo is the premier event for the special education community, including those who work with students birth to grade 12, administrators at all levels, and those working in higher education. Focused on professional development and networking, it’s the prime event each year for the field.

The 2022 Convention will be held all under one roof at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida.

Additionally, there will be a virtual convention component, to be held February 1-4, 2022.

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Jolly Piersall (Representing Birth to Grade 12)

Marcee Wilburn (Representing Birth to Grade 12)

Lisa A. Dieker (Representing Higher Education)

Accessibility/Accommodations Judy Harrison
Continuing Education Renee Glasby
Division, Unit, and Affiliate Events Brannan Meyers
Exhibits, Sponsorship, Ads Sharyn Weiss
Keynotes Laurie VanderPloeg
Program Renee Glasby
Venue Selection Chad Rummel

CEC is committed to providing an inclusive environment and will work to assure accessibility to the best of our ability. In addition to the accessibility features at the Orlando World Center Marriott, CEC will:

  • Designate preferential seating for communication access in all sessions
  • Designate space for wheelchair/scooter placement in all sessions
  • Provide ASL interpreters and real time captioning (CART) at the three general sessions

Registrants will have the opportunity to request additional accommodations when registering for CEC 2022. Please contact Judy Harrison with any questions.

The CEC convention staff and volunteer leadership are closely monitoring all recommendations set forth by the CDC and World Health Organization. In addition, our team is closely following best practices set forth by the meeting planning industry, including managing attendee flow, room setups and sizes, meal service, and expo management. All attendees will be expected to follow appropriate protocols set forth by CEC in the weeks leading up to the convention, which may include wearing masks, taking temperatures, social distancing, and additional protocols relevant at the time of the convention.


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Future/Past Conventions
2025 Baltimore, Maryland
2024 San Antonio, Texas
2023 Louisville, Kentucky
2022 Orlando, Florida
2021 Virtual

See Previous Conventions Here

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CEC 2022 Hotel Reservations


Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821


Jan. 16, 2022 - Jan. 19, 2022
Add to Calendar 2022-01-16 00:00:00 2022-01-19 00:00:00 CEC 2022 Convention & Expo Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr Orlando, FL 32821 United States Council for Exceptional Children America/New_York public

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