The Board of Trustees of the Council for Learning Disabilities has decided to move the 42nd International Conference on Learning Disabilities to a virtual format and to reschedule our in-person Richmond conference for 2022. We do not make this decision lightly, as this is a critical time for us to gather the collective knowledge of our members to develop innovative solutions to supporting equity for diverse students with learning disabilities. However, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our members and an awareness of the ambiguity facing state and university budgets, we believe it is best to identify alternative engagement methods for our members this fall and wait to hold our annual meeting at a later time. We will be back together for the 43rd International Conference on Learning Disabilities in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada in 2021, and look forward to visiting Richmond in 2022 during better times.
We do not have specific details on the virtual meeting that will occur this fall but are actively reviewing options and platforms to be able to gather and discourse with members. While we cannot be together physically, we very much look forward to collaborating and conceptualizing new ways to support the outcomes of our student populations via a digital platform. Details regarding this will be made available mid-summer. We will also be working with presenters to determine if you would like to receive notification of your proposal status for this conference, use your proposal for a future conference submission, or present your work in a virtual format. Stay tuned for that information later this summer.
We value each and every member of the Council for Learning Disabilities and look forward to our continued collaboration regarding research and policy to create a world that is designed to reflect the most important factor of our human existence – the diversity and perspective of our fellow citizens.