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July 24, 2023 (All day) - July 26, 2023 (All day)
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Save the Date

Get ready! The 2023 Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) conference returns in person! OSEP will hold a combined Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference, July 24 – 26, 2023, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Conference registration and Call for Proposals are anticipated to open later this month.

Preparing for an In-Person Conference

We look forward to seeing you outside our screens! As we plan a shift from the virtual format, please begin considering your travel plans and hotel reservations as early as possible to ensure you’re able to attend. See below for hotel booking information.

The latest guidance on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health is being considered in the planning of this event and will be adhered to. Marriott’s COVID-19 safety protocols in compliance with State and CDC guidelines are also available.

Conference Audiences

  • Part B State Directors and agency staff working across federal programs
  • Part C Coordinators/619 Coordinators and staff
  • Part B and Part C Data Managers
  • Part D Project Directors, including:
    • Personnel Development Project Directors
    • Technical Assistance and Dissemination Project Directors
    • Educational Technology, Media, and Materials Project Directors
    • Parent Center Project Directors
    • State Personnel Development Grant Project Directors
  • Data Center Project Directors
  • OSEP Doctoral Scholars
  • State Advisory Councils and State Interagency Coordinating Councils
  • Project Evaluators
  • OSEP and U.S. Department of Education staff

Hotel Reservations

Reserve Your Room 

You may use the link above to reserve your room(s) at the conference rate. The conference room block fills fast; please reserve your room(s) as soon as you know you’ll be attending!  


Check the Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference website for additional information and conference updates.

If you have additional questions, email the OSEP Conference Planning Team at