AUCD Network members, organizational partners, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, students, and trainees are all welcomed to learn and grow together during this year's AUCD 2023 Conference. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues and peers. This premiere event features four engaging large group plenaries from high-level leaders, more than 220 concurrent and poster presentations covering a broad spectrum of disability topics, as well as innovative research, programming, and advocacy efforts.
The theme of this year’s event, Emerging Leaders: Shaping the Future, reflects the thousands of Emerging Leaders that are welcomed to the AUCD Network each year. Located in every U.S. state and territory, they share a passion to serve, research, and educate to make positive changes with and for people with disabilities and their families. Emerging Leaders are vital to the growth of the AUCD Network and to the success of their mission: to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Emerging Leaders represent the next generation of innovative clinicians, service providers, trainers, advocates, family members, and academic professionals. The AUCD 2023 Conference recognizes that Emerging Leaders continue to propel the Network forward, building on a proud legacy of inclusion, striving for equity, and positively shaping the future.