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The 75th Annual ICEC Fall Convention will be held November 14-16, 2024 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Look out for more details coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

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We will celebrate ICEC's 75th Anniversary in 2024. We have much to celebrate and look forward to in the next 75 years. Your many contributions as a CEC/ICEC member, presenter, ICEC committee member, and more have made this outstanding accomplishment possible. In celebration of the past and with eager anticipation of the future, we unveil the ICEC 75th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Series. See our Celebration Series lineup by clicking the link below. Virtual presentations on Zoom will take place on the 15th day of every.

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I attended the Annual CEC Convention in San Antonio, TX, March 13-16, 2024. The most memorable moments at this CEC Convention include meeting our CEC colleagues in the picturesque setting of the San Antonio Convention Center on the Riverwalk; Early Morning Coffee with our ICEC colleagues on Thursday morning; the opening session during which the audience participated actively; and the many break-out sessions that were packed with new ideas and innovative information. Other memorable events include the Awards Luncheon and the Yes, I Can Awards celebration. The entire event was enhanced by the Convention app that made communication among colleagues so easy. You can still participate in the CEC Virtual Convention, April 9-10, 2024. Review the details on this innovative professional event in the following link: Council for Exceptional Children | The premier association for special education professionals ( The CEC Virtual Convention includes: Access to two keynote presentations on Inclusive Leadership at the Building Level and the Mental Health Panel; over 50 recorded presentations; access to session materials and handouts; and 12 Virtual Workshops featuring a wide range of pertinent special education topics presented by national experts. Did you know CEC has 5 Foundations? These are special areas where you can donate to CEC special projects. These include the Advocacy Fund, Diversity, Fund for the Future, Rising Stars, and the Yes, I Can Fund. Donate to a cause that is dear to you today!   CEC is offering ALL student teachers, that is, all special and general educators a free six month membership! Student Teacher Support | Council for Exceptional Children Finally, plans are already underway for the CEC Convention and Expo in Baltimore, MD, March 12-15, 2025. Mark your calendar today!

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ICEC 75th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Series Monthly Lineup

ICEC May 2024 Newsletter

Book your group hotel rate of $132 for the ICEC 2024 Fall Convention by October 28, 2024.

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