2020 The Next Chapter: Master Classes for the Seasoned Professional

This event has been postponed until November.
The following information is available for early planning.
Please check back in July for full information and registration.

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center; Portland, Oregon
November 10-12

The Next Chapter
is AHEAD’s advanced professional development event for highly experienced higher education personnel who work to ensure accessible campus environments. Each three-day master class is designed to expand the knowledge of seasoned professionals, supporting them in making nuanced decisions, staying current with legal changes, engaging campus stakeholders, and/or exploring foundational concepts that underpin our work. To encourage an expansive exploration of concepts, apply academic thought and legal principles to daily work, and support collegial networking, all master classes include significant opportunity for engagement and hands-on-learning.

Institutional leaders and seasoned disability personnel with a solid understanding of accessibility, disability, and the accommodation process are invited to join national-expert instructors for a deep dive into ONE of the following topics:

  • MC1- TBA
  • MC2- Disability Law: Lessons in Application for the Advanced Disability Professional
  • MC3- Working with Faculty to Facilitate an Understanding of Accommodations
  • MC4- Advanced Practices for Data Use in the Disability Resource Office
  • MC5- Concomitant Disabilities: Learning Disabilities and Other Disabilities Considerations and Next Steps

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Tuesday, November 10 (6 hours of instruction)

  • 8:00-9:00 Full, buffet breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00-5:30- Master Classes
  • Morning (10:30-11:00) and afternoon (3:30-4:00) refreshment breaks
  • Lunch (12:30-2:00) on your own

Wednesday, November 11 (5 hours of instruction)

  • 9:00-4:00- Master Classes
  • Morning (10:30-11:00) refreshment break
  • Lunch (12:30-2:00) on your own

Thursday, November 12 (5 hours of instruction)

  • 9:00-4:00- Master Classes
  • Morning (10:30-11:00) refreshment break
  • Lunch (12:30-2:00) on your own

The cost of the program includes breakfast on Tuessday, refreshment breaks, and conference materials.

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Registration Costs


On or before October 4

After October 4








Registration includes all materials and beverage morning and afternoon breaks each day of the Institutes. Travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and additional meals are not included in the registration fee. Refunds can only be provided for cancellations received in writing on or before October 4, 2020. A $75.00 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations. We regret that no refunds can be issued after October 4, 2020 for any reason but can be transferred to another attendee from the same institution.

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Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center 
375 NE Holladay Street, Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232

All events and housing for the 2020 Next Chapter: AHEAD Master Classes will be held at the Hyatt Regency. The group rate for sleeping rooms is $199.00 + tax per night for single or double occupancy. Reservation information will be made available in July.

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"These Master Classes are invaluable. I am going to try to come back each year."

 reception area with people eating a tables during the 2018 Next Chapter: Master Classes conference

"It was great to have a space for experienced professionals to get the next level of information."

an IT work group session 2018 Next Chapter: Master Classes conference