AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference & Meeting 2017

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The AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference & Meeting 2017 offers an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and network with the best of the best! Achieving excellence in professional growth and service delivery is the aim of this conference. Not only will you have a chance to earn up to 24 continuing education hours, you will gain so much more. Here you will engage with hundreds of O&M Specialists from around the world, explore critical topics in the field and be a part of conversations that will shape the future of Orientation and Mobility! Mark your calendars today. Click conference-rates to  view the conference registration rates. Registration is now open!

The conference will be held July 19-22, 2017, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh where the city’s famed three rivers meet in the heart of downtown.

Rick Welsh Memorial Luncheon (Friday, 7/21/2017 12-1:30 pm)

Join your colleagues for this very special luncheon during the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference & Meeting 2017! The purpose of this luncheon is to honor the memory of Rick Welsh and re-visit his expertise, humor, and impact on our profession. Rick was a mentor to many leaders in the field. He had a commitment to foster the growth of the profession and to provide support to those offering services. Rick is often credited as being the father of AER since he was an officer on the board at the time of the merger between AAWB and AEVH, was instrumental in combining the two organizations, and served as AER’s first president.  Please join us as we honor his memory by coming and sharing your stories about this giant of our field. Register today!

Conference Highlights

Traditional Sessions, Round Table Discussions, Panel Sessions and Deep Dives Sessions

Special Opening Session Featuring Steven Shladover

The “O&M Mixer” – an evening reception where friends old and new will gather for food,  laughs, cheers and fun.

Closing “Tea” with Vera Jones  Keynote Address: “Work –  Life –  Balance”

Exhibit Showcase 2017

Rick Welsh Memorial Luncheon

Tactile Map Competition