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Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

2022 Penn-Del AER Virtual Conference

“Adjusting Our Sails:

Charting a New Course”

Session 1: Get a Move On with Maria Lepore Stevens on January 28, 2021

Session 2: Taking Care of Ourselves: Helping Ourselves So We Can Help Others with Billy Brookshire on June 23, 2021 (rescheduled from February 25, )

Session 3: Penn-Del Rocks! Rock Painting with Maureen Army on March 25, 2021

Opening Session: Welcome, Celebration, and Networking on April 21, 2021

Future-Ready Professionals: Tools to Become the 21st Century Professionals and Penn-Del AER Membership Business Meeting on April 22, 2021

Ask the Doc: An Appointment with Dr. Marla Moon on April 22, 2021

Exhibitor Day AM Session April 23, 2021

Link to 2022 Conference Brochure: pdf

Link to 2022 At-a-Glance: pdf

2021 Penn-Del AER Leadership Series and 2021 Penn-Del AER Conference

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Annual Chapter Conference

April 27–29, 2022

The Penn-Del AER Conference

The Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of AER invites you to participate in our annual conference, which will be a hybrid event. All general and concurrent presentations will be delivered in person and will also be available virtually.

We will also offer concurrent sessions spanning topics including adult services, orientation and mobility, education, assistive technology, cortical visual impairment, low vision, and transition.

Download the Conference Brochure from the link above for detailed information about sessions and events.

2022 Conference Highlights Include:

     • Keynote address by Dr. Rebecca Renshaw

     • Midnote address by Dr. Christin DeMoss

     • Footnote address by Mark Richert, Esquire

     • 15 concurrent sessions over two days

     • In-person and virtual events

     • Penn-Del AER Awards Event

     • Penn-Del AER Chapter Meeting with membership incentives

     • Poster and exhibitor sessions

     • Silent auction for in-person attendees

When and Where is the Conference?

The Penn-Del AER Conference, “Adjusting Our Sails: Charting a New Course,” will occur Wednesday, April 27, Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, 2022

This is a hybrid event, and you may register to attend either in-person or virtually.

     • The in-person conference will take place in person at the Best Western Premier Central Hotel & Conference Center; 800 East Park Drive; Harrisburg, PA 17111

     • The virtual conference will take place via Zoom

How Do I Register?

Register via Google Forms for only one of the two formats shown here.

     In-Person Registration: In-Person Link

     Virtual Registration: Virtual Link

Your AER membership number is required for discount registration fee. For your convenience, we have included a direct link to the AER membership website. Join AER to take advantage of member rates!

The conference registration fee is based on participation format, the type of membership, and the postmark date.

We are excited to inform you that there are two options for registration payment:

     Check: make check payable to Penn-Del AER.  Please inform your business office to send your payment to: Helene Marano (Hmarano@obs.org); Penn-Del AER Conference; 75 Belmont Station; Southampton, PA 18966

     Venmo: @PennDel-AER

Hotel Accommodations

Book your room now online or via phone. The conference room rate is $120.95 plus 11% tax.

    Online: Best Western Premier Central Hotel & Conference Center (link for special conference room rates)

    Phone: 717-735-9397 (indicate that you will be attending the Penn-Del AER Conference)

Additional Information

     • Consider donating to the silent auction!  Any donation should be included in your payment.

     • All attendees will have access to a digital copy of the conference program via Dropbox link.  In-person attendees will also have access to a USB drive.

     • Alternate format and site orientation needs must be requested by April 14, 2022.

     • Certificates of attendance can be obtained upon request.

     • Cancellations made between April 1 and 14, 2022 are subject to a $50 administration fee.  NO CANCELLATION REFUNDS AFTER April 15, 2020. Mail cancellations to Helene Marano Penn-Del AER Conference, 75 Belmont Station, Southampton, PA 18966

Penn-Del AER will follow all CDC and Hotel requirements regarding COVID precautions. Details will be provided on the Penn-Del AER website prior to the start of the conference.

We hope you can join us, either in person or virtually,

for these outstanding learning and networking opportunities!

Take a look at these links for the "Tips for Conference Success" files here: PDF DOCX. If you are already registered to attend the conference, look for an email with conference details a couple of days prior to the start of the conference. If you are have not registered, there is still time.

Check out our Tips for Conference Success!