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Apr 2014


Philadelphia Convention Center 1101 Arch St Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: (800) 428-9000
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CEC 2014 Annual Convention & Expo - Council for Exceptional Children







Save the date for the CEC 2014 Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, the premier professional development event for special and gifted education.

Thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors and students from around the world will discuss pressing issues and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, administration, autism, co-teaching and collaboration, emotional and behavior disorders, instructional strategies for math, reading, and science, policy, technology and response to intervention.

The CEC Convention & Expo offers hundreds of educational sessions conducted by leading experts and endless opportunities to network with others working with children and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about new and pending legislation and explore cutting-edge products and services in the exhibit hall.


Participate in the many rich opportunities to learn and engage in dialogue about the field's most important topics, including:

Teacher effectiveness
Universal design for learning
Response to intervention
Evidence-based instructional strategies
Common core state standards
Restraint and seclusion
Alternative schools
Mental health
Classroom management
And much more.

Network with internationally renowned experts in special education and discuss the latest research and most promising instructional strategies.

Register for one of the full- or half-day preconvention workshops. These workshops provide focused content delivery and time to absorb and learn, enriching your convention experience.

Celebrate the accomplishments of colleagues and students by participating in special events, including the Opening General Session, the Teacher of the Year Brunch, and the Yes I Can! Awards ceremony.

Browse the Expo Hall, brimming with cutting-edge products and services.

Investigate new career opportunities with onsite recruiters.

You won't want to miss this chance to further your professional growth, catch up on what's happening in the field, learn about the latest in evidence-based practices, expand your knowledge, and broaden your perspectives - all while enjoying historic Philadelphia.


Since 1937, the CEC Expo has grown to include more than 200 exhibiting companies, nonprofits, and school systems, making it the world’s leading expo of special education products and services.  

Companies that specialize in early childhood, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, response to intervention, technology, and other areas of special and gifted educationall have a place at the CEC Expo. 

Ninety-four percent of CEC convention attendees visit the Expo Hall at some point during the week looking for the latest special and gifted education products and services. This is your opportunity to meet teachers, administrators, faculty, university students, and current and prospective customers when you exhibit at the CEC Convention & Expo.

About CEC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.




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