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exceptional children conference

NJEA Exceptional Children Conference

April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Creating Learning Environments for ALL Students
Register below.

Event Description

Keynote: LeDerick Horne, Artist of the spoken word, Advocate for people with disabilities, Ambassador to all

Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, LeDerick Horne defies all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet, a tireless advocate for all people with disabilities, an inspiring motivational speaker, and a bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

In addition to students and educators, he regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups, including appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the departments of education in states across the nation.

Conference Schedule

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and keynote presentation
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Session I
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch / Member Networking
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Session II


Early-bird special (register by April 15):
$30 for NJEA members
$15 for NJEA Preservice members

Regular registration (deadline is April 15):
$60 for NJEA members
$30 for NJEA Preservice members

Registration fee includes program, continental breakfast and lunch.
This conference provides five hours of professional learning credit.

Preregistration is required. Register online only.*

*Purchase order registrations are not available online and must be placed with the
conference registrar.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. No on-site registration.

If you have a special physical, communication, dietary, or other disability-related need that may require assistance or accommodations to permit or facilitate your attendance/ participation in the conference please contact the conference registrar. We will ensure the health and safety of participants by applying protocols consistent with CDC recommendations at the time of the event.

Conference registrar: Cindy Vannauker, cvannauker@njea.org or 609.310.4263.


Event Venue

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 NJ

Event Organizer

Cindy Vannauker