2019 NYSAER Conference
Theme: Never Fear, Technology’s Here: Empowering Professionals with Current Best Practices from Low-Tech to High-Tech
October 27 – 29, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton, Syracuse, New York

Dear Colleagues,

It’s that time of the year again! We are all moving at a hectic pace; we’re busy wrapping things up for the school year and prepping for the many wonderful programs that will be taking place for our students and clients this summer.

While thinking about the months ahead, remember to add the 2019 NYSAER Conference to your calendar. The 2019 NYSAER Conference will take place Sunday, October 27th through Tuesday the 29th at the Syracuse Doubletree Hilton. We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and we are also hoping to see many new faces at this year’s conference. The theme for the 2019 NYSAER Conference is: Never Fear, Technology’s Here: Empowering Professionals with Current Best Practices from Low-tech to High Tech

We are currently seeking submissions for the conference workshops and would like to let you know the deadline for submission is June 30, 2019. This gives everybody just about a couple of weeks to really think about sharing their knowledge and expertise at the conference. What work or best practice have you completed with a colleague or team members to inspire, encourage, lead, or to promote success for a student or client?

While there is nothing wrong with Googling “fun iPad lesson plans” or getting ideas and inspiration from near and far, there is something to be said about the powerful experience of live face-to-face communication and interaction amongst professionals. Sitting in a room with a group of fellow education and rehabilitation professionals who are masters of their craft brings opportunities for insight, review, and further knowledge.

As an AER member, you are asked to help the Conference Committee identify potential presenters and to think about what you could offer as an expert in your field serving the blind and visually impaired. This is your NYSAER Conference; help us to invest in your professional development.

Please view the Call for Papers Announcement link below and share with your colleagues and contacts. If you have any questions about the conference workshops, please feel free to reach out and contact Erin Altieri at [email protected].

Thank you for your support and shared enthusiasm for the 2019 NYSAER Conference.

Please click on the following link for the Call for Papers Announcement: Call for Papers

Please click here to view the 2019 NYSAER Conference Save the Date Flier.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference in October! 


Erin Altieri
Member, NYSAER – Workshop Committee




Past Conference Events

2015 Annual Conference

2013 Annual Conference

Click here for 2013 NYSAER One Day Conference & VRT/L & O&M/L Lobby Day

Click here for 2012 AER NYS Conference Program (word)

Click here for 2012 AER NYS Conference Program(pdf)

Click here for 2012 AERNYS Workshop Descriptions