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Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 ADA National Symposium in Denver, Colorado - Stipends available from Great Lakes ADA Center - HURRY

as shared by our colleagues at Great Lakes ADA Center ...

We are pleased to announce that the ADA National Network is hosting the 17th annual ADA National Symposium on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability issues. The Symposium will take place in Denver, Colorado from June 15 to 18, 2014.

The ADA Symposium includes up to date information regarding employment, communication, transportation, emergency preparedness, case law, regulatory updates for government and private entities and the latest on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. 

Hear from presenters representing various federal agencies including the Departments of Justice, Education, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Access Board.  This year there are break-out sessions on a wide-range of ADA related topics and online access to hand-outs from all sessions prior to the conference. You can view the Symposium schedule of sessions and activities on-line at http://www.adasymposium.org/Schedule.html.

The Great Lakes Center will continue our history of supporting participation and attendance from across our six state region.  To that end, we are making available a number of stipends in the amount of $600.00 to cover the cost of registration completed by April 15, 2014. (Recipients who fail to register by the April 15, 2014 deadline will forfeit their stipend).   

Applications will only be accepted from individuals who reside in the Great Lakes Region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI).  This stipend is only valid for the 2014 Symposium and registration must be completed by April 15, 2014.  Applications will be accepted through February 28th, 2014.  Notification to recipients will be made by email within the 1st week of March to enable individuals to meet the early bird registration deadline of April 15, 2014. 

Applications for the stipends can be completed on-line at www.adagreatlakes.org.  Questions regarding the Symposium and the stipend program should be directed to the Great Lakes Center at 800-949-4232 (V/TTY) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Central Time or by email to adata@adagreatlakes.org.
Stipend recipients are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel costs.   The registration fee includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches plus a networking reception.  The 2014 Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.  Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $159.00 plus tax. Hotel information can be found on the Symposium Website athttp://www.adasymposium.org/Info.html

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