Northeast AER Conference: Strong Roots…Many Routes

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November 1, 2023 to November 3, 2023

Portland, Maine

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Our Conferences always strive to provide exemplary professional development to all branches of our fields, and this year is no different. This year’s theme, “Strong Roots…Many Routes”, is the acknowledgment that with our strong professional foundations, we are all able to help our clients reach their ultimate goals even if we are coming from different directions. Ideally, we are seeking to hold sessions in the track areas: education, rehabilitation, technology, orientation & mobility, guide dogs, employment, and research. Consider topics such as assessment, teaching methods, transition, self-determination, and collaboration. This year’s conference will reach out beyond our current limits and take our services to new heights!

We invite you to submit session proposals for breakout sessions or a poster session. Proposals should have a practical focus and may address a specific area of rehabilitation practices or principles. Sessions can be 60 minutes or 90 minutes in length. The conference will be designed to encourage participants to expand upon their techniques and resources.

Please consider submitting a proposal using the following google form: Additional information can be found at:

Nominate, Nominate, Nominate!

Also open is the nomination packet for this year’s awards which will be presented at the annual conference. It is important to celebrate the accomplishments of NE/AER members and community non-members who support our mission of supporting people of all ages who are blind or have a visual impairment.  Please click here to nominate someone deserving.