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Venue

Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin Street Tampa , Florida 33602
Tel: (813) 274-8511
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CEC Convention & Expo - Council for Exceptional Children

4,600 200

Overview

Event Overview:

The CEC 2018 Convention & Expo is the largest special education professional development event for all educators! It’s also a great opportunity for you to access high-quality, evidence-based professional development all in one place. See you in Tampa!

Join us to connect, exchange and grow at the CEC Convention & Expo - the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education.

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.

Attendee Information:

Convention highlights:

Three general sessions that will inspire your practice

20+ pre- and post-Convention Workshops*

20 Strands with 400 sessions

Teacher2Teacher sessions

Student Forum for teachers in training

Learning Labs - Hear about the latest new products from the professionals on the expo floor

*separate fee applies

Exhibitor Information:

Join us February 7-10 in Tampa for CEC’s signature annual event, the CEC 2018 Convention & Expo.

The CEC Expo is an integral part of the CEC Convention, attracting nearly 200 vendor companies, non-profits and school systems every year. As an exhibitor, you’ll interact with more than 4,600 special and gifted educators who are eager to learn more about your products and services. Our enthusiastic attendees are actively involved in the purchasing decision-making process and are ideal prospects for your organization:

Professional Roles Represented –

  • Administrator
  • Consultants
  • Early Interventionist
  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Paraeducator
  • Related Services Provider
  • Student
  • Teacher

CEC attendees are interested in products, services and programs in many areas, including:

  • Assessment
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood
  • Developmental delays
  • Response to intervention
  • Assistive technology
  • Transition
  • Gifted and talented
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • And more

About CEC:

CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. CEC is THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

Agenda

Feb 7   

REGISTRATION
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

CONVENTION WORKSHOPS
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm

OPENING GENERAL SESSION
5:00 – 6:30 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION IN THE EXPO HALL
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Feb 8   

REGISTRATION
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

SECOND GENERAL SESSION
8:00 – 9:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS AND POSTER SESSIONS
9:45 – 10:45 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm

EXPO HALL
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Feb 9   

REGISTRATION
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

YES I CAN AWARDS
8:00 am – 9:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS AND POSTER SESSIONS
9:45 – 10:45 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 – 2:30 pm
2:45 – 3:45 pm
4:00 – 5:00 pm

EXPO HALL
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Feb 10   

REGISTRATION
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

CONVENTION WORKSHOPS (Half Day)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS AND POSTER SESSIONS
8:00 – 9:00 am
9:15 – 10:15 am
10:30 – 11:30 am
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm

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