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CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, will convene its 8th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, Planting Seeds: Growing an Inclusive and Informed Community, October 28-30, 2020. The event will take place in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Stapleton. The room rate for the hotel is $169.00 + 15.75% tax. More information about the room block for the hotel will be available soon.

Symposium participants will include OSEP staff, State dispute resolution coordinators, directors of special education, dispute resolution practitioners, researchers, parent advocates, attorneys, educators, service providers, and parents.

Registration will be open in spring 2020!

Due to the implications of COVID-19, organizers are actively monitoring the situation and its effect on the Symposium. Please continue to hold the dates on your calendar; a decision to hold the Symposium will be made no later than June 15th.

Keynote Speakers for the 8th National Symposium include:

Nina Meierding - National leader in the field of conflict resolution

Paul K. Chappel - Peace Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Darlene Sampson, Ph.D. - Equity Specialist Coordinator, Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

Jennifer Wolfsheimer, J.D. - Education Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs

Laurie VanderPloeg - Director, Office of Special Education Programs

Check back soon for more event details!