ATTN: The hotel is currently sold out of rooms at the group rate for the days prior to July 30. There are a few rooms left on July 29, but at a rate of $189.  AER has contracted for a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk Area.  To make a reservation, please use the Hampton's Reservation Web Page. The Hampton Inn is located at 414 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.


Join us in San Antonio!


Members, colleagues and friends,

 As chair of the 2014 AER International Conference, I welcome you to San Antonio, July 30 – August 3, 2014, for an exciting and stimulating conference. The conference will be held in the Grand Hyatt on the River Walk, a stunning venue for developing your expertise, networking with colleagues, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the area. We encourage you to make your plans early to attend this stellar event. 

The International Conference Program Committee is hard at work planning a comprehensive program to focus on learning, experiencing, sharing, and cutting edge technology.  More than 800 professionals and practitioners will be in attendance, ranging from educators, vision rehabilitation therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, low vision specialists, university preparation professionals, to vendors and parents.

This year’s conference will include:

  • Opening presentation from country singer Ronnie Milsap
  • An exciting celebration of AER’s 30th year anniversary
  • Keynote speakers on Recreation for Life, current technology and Non-24 Hour Sleep Disorder
  • “Learning Labs” to provide hands-on training in UEBC, iPad use, symbols and meaning, and more
  • Dozens of division tracks focusing on field-specific areas
  • A vibrant Exhibit Hall, featuring vendors and products critical to your work
  • Countless opportunities for connecting and networking with hundreds of colleagues
  • Opportunities for the CEUs you require for certification and credentialing
  • Tours of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
  • In-person training for Chapter and Division officers (AER LIFT)
  • A wonderful evening hosted by the AER Texas Chapter

The AER International Conference 2014 is the one conference that you must not miss. Make your plans early, and get ready to ride into Texas on July 30, 2014, and ride out with the best, most cutting edge ideas, strategies and training you have ever seen! See you in San Antonio and remember the Alamo and AER! 

Patricia Leader,

AER Past President

2014 Conference Chair