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2017 KY AHEAD Conference

The Kentucky Association on Higher Education and Disability is pleased to host the 2017 KY AHEAD Conference: Crossroads from Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, May 26 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky.

When booking your room, please be sure to let the park know that you are with KY AHEAD in order to receive the conference room rate of $79.95 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Book by April 24 in order to receive the conference rate.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, May 24

11:00am - 1:00pm, Registration
1:00pm - 1:15pm, Introductions & Silent Auction Opens
1:15pm - 2:45pm, Crossroads Keynote by Teresa Belluscio
2:45pm - 3:15pm, Break with Refreshments
3:15pm - 4:45pm, Legal Update by Brian Bigelow, J.D.
6:30pm, President’s Dinner

Thursday, May 25

8:00am - 9:00am, Registration & Light Refreshments Available
9:00am - 10:30am, Grants & Revenue Streams by Teresa Belluscio
10:30am - 10:45am, Break
10:45am - 11:45am, Dyslexia: What is it and who can diagnose it? by Leisa Pickering, Ph.D.
11:45pm - 12:30pm, Luncheon
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Business Meeting
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Peer Panel: Technology & Case Management Software
2:30pm - 2:45pm, Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm, Peer Panel: Testing
3:45pm - 4:00pm, Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Breakout Roundtable Discussions & KCTCS Meeting
6:30pm, Social Activity

Friday, May 26

8:00am - 9:00am, Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am, Peer Panel: Accommodations
10:00am - 10:15am, Break & Silent Auction Closes
10:15am - 11:15am, Including Disability in the Diversity Conversation by Marian Vasser
11:15am - 11:45am, Closing Remarks & Silent Auction Winners Announced

Registration and Payment

Registration forms must be received by Monday, May 8th. The registration fee for the conference is $200. For participants able to attend only one or two days of the three day conference, registration for individual days is available. Registration for Wednesday is $50, Thursday is $100, and Friday is $50. The registration fee includes refreshment breaks on Wednesday, dinner on Wednesday, refreshment breaks on Thursday, lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.

Participants and their guests are invited to an optional social activity on Thursday evening. We will be enjoying dinner and a show! KY AHEAD will receive a private concert by Heath & Molly, a roots-rock duo from Rumsey, Kentucky, while having a cookout in the park. The price of the event ($25) is not included in the registration, so please pay separately if you plan to attend. Guests of conference attendees are welcome to purchase tickets to this event as well.

To register, please:

  1. Complete the Registration Form.
  2. Pay your registration fee.
    • Payment by credit card may be submitted on Eventbrite by May 23 at 11:55pm.
    • Payment by check should be made payable to Kentucky AHEAD and should be brought to the conference or mailed to:
      David Beach
      University of Kentucky Division of Student and Academic Life
      407 Multidisciplinary Science Building
      Lexington, KY 40536-0082
    • Payment by purchase order should be mailed to:
      David Beach
      University of Kentucky Division of Student and Academic Life
      407 Multidisciplinary Science Building
      Lexington, KY 40536-0082

Silent Auction

Let the bidding wars begin! An exciting part of the conference is our silent auction to benefit the KY AHEAD Student Scholarship. We have been fortunate to be able to award two $500 scholarships to Kentucky college students with disabilities, but this is only possible because of your willingness to donate, find donations, and bid high and often! Popular past donations have included:

Bring your donation with you to the conference, where you will be able to complete a Silent Auction Donation Form. Donation receipts for tax purposes can be provided after the conference. If you would like to donate to the auction but are unable to attend the conference, please contact Matt Davis to make other arrangements for your donation.