Get Ready for the
2019 National APSE Conference
Keynote Speakers!
With great pleasure APSE announces that this year’s keynote speakers are the renowned self-advocacy specialist Liz Weintraub and the internationally-recognized thought leader Frances West . While our keynotes tailor their presentations for APSE conference-goers, we are happy to provide you with a sneak peek of their bios.
Liz Weintraub , the host of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ video series Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All, where she uses plain language to make complex policies accessible to all. Liz has a long history of leadership in self-advocacy, and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations.
Frances West , the creator of Authentic Inclusion™, the institutional insight that human diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. Authentic Inclusion calls for holistic actions across all parts of an institution to respect an individual human’s ability to make a difference not in spite of, but because of their difference. Frances is an internationally recognized thought leader, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, women-in-technology executive, and author of Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation.
Students & Self-Advocates
2019 Could Be Your Year for
A National APSE Conference Scholarship!

Apply by March 15
Do you know a student or self-advocate who would like to attend the 2019 National APSE Conference? Thanks to the generous support of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, more National APSE Conference scholarships are available for students and self-advocates than ever before. APSE has extended the application deadline for all students and self-advocates until March 15 .

Let's make APSE conference history with more students and self-advocates in attendance than ever before!
Completed applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be speakers and sessions devoted to the interests of students and self-advocates.

Join us and take advantage of:

  • Transition, student and family-focused tracks
  • A discounted registration rate for students and their families
  • Education and networking opportunities with national experts
  • Over 100 high-quality, interactive breakout sessions
  • Dozens of exhibitors
  • National awards

Register Today -- This Conference Will Be Sold Out!

Take Advantage of Mid-Rate Savings That Average $100
Join us for APSE's 30th National Conference - Register now before the price increases on May 1.

Space is limited and the conference is expected to be sold out.
The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) hosts the only national conference focused solely on the advancement of Employment First, inclusive employment for people with disabilities.

The conference brings together over 1,000 people impacted by Employment First including people with disabilities and their families, employers, community leaders, rehabilitation counselors, service providers, state agency personnel, and representatives of universities and non-profit organizations. The conference focuses on state-of-the-art strategies to ensure equitable employment for all people with disabilities.
Register Now & Get Ready to:
  • Build Your Career and Community. You'll find the trusted, innovative and practical content and the valuable connections that help build careers, improve workplaces and communities, and change lives.

  • Enjoy Saint Louis! Enjoy your time in St. Louis by exploring what the Gateway to the West has to offer! Join APSE for a Cardinals game, visit one of the breweries, or one of the many unique neighborhoods throughout the city.

  • SAVE Money! Register now and save $100. Start planning your travel to accrue additional savings, too.
Meet Us in St. Louis!
We’ll be there:

June 17, 2019 – Pre-Conference
June 18-20, 2019 – General Conference
My favorite memory from the conference is networking with other state APSE chapters and their leaders.

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Stay at the Hyatt Regency to make the most of your 2019 APSE experience! The APSE hotel block has rooms available starting at $195/night. We anticipate that the room block will sell out. You can reserve your room by clicking the button below or calling 314-655-1234.
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