National Conference

Since 1965, the Autism Society has embraced its mission to make a better world for all with autism. Shortly after its founding, the Autism Society held an inaugural national conference to discuss the state of children with ASD in America. This meeting brought together parents of children with ASD to share resources, experiences and develop strategies to be effective advocates for their children

Today, the Autism Society’s annual conference represents one of the largest gathering of autism families, service providers, educators, policymakers and key allies in the disability community. Each year, the Autism Society’s annual conference and exposition features a keynote presentation, close to 100 breakout sessions, a conference exhibit hall with autism resources and networking opportunities with conference attendees from around the nation. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the Autism Society National Conference.

46th Annual Autism Society National Conference
July 8 – 11, 2015

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Connect, Learn, Advocate, and Thrive: 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference
Join us for our 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference and join us in Denver, Colorado on July 8 – 11, 2015. Please stay tuned and follow our Facebook page, Twitter and website for more updates and information on next year’s conference.

Advance Registration ends June 19, 2015. Register today – general conference registration is currently $350 per person. General conference registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, Keynote Sessions, breakout sessions, and online access to all conference session recordings after the conference. For questions, please contact or call 1-800-328-8476 x9620.

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Support the Autism Society and take advantage of the Society’s discount on hotel stays when scheduling your trip to Denver. The Autism Society benefits when you utilize this preferred hotel supplier.

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I See What You Mean - Kevin Moloney for the New York Times

“I See What You Mean”
by Kevin Moloney for the New York Times”

“I See What You Mean”

We’d like to introduce you to “I See What You Mean,” also known as the big blue bear peeking into the Denver Colorado Convention Center’s lobby. The sculpture, created by local artist Lawrence Argent, was installed in 2005 and stands forty feet tall. Although the artwork brings an element of whimsy to the convention center, it respects the important events that take place inside. Mr. Argent focused on what it is like to be a resident in Denver when a convention is taking place. “I’m always interested in what might be going on in there, the exchange of information, ideas, and ideologies but there’s never really any indication from the outside what’s going on inside.”

I See What You MeanWe look forward to seeing you at the Autism Society’s 46th Annual National Conference & Exposition where you can gain practical strategies from leading speakers and experience this can’t miss photo opportunity in the Mile High City. Conference attendees are provided with an extraordinary program and the opportunity to connect with the entire autism community and learn from differing experiences and perspectives. Let’s show that bear that there is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to support one another, celebrate, and share ideas, stories and hope.