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AVRT 2023 Conference

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Many Routes with strong roots!

Annual Professional Development Conference


November 1-3, 2023

Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks
South Portland, Maine

The Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NEAER) in conjunction with the Association of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (AVRT) will be meeting in person for their annual conference this year in Portland, Maine. We will have exciting speakers and wonderful networking opportunities.

Our Conferences always strive to provide exemplary professional development to all branches of our fields, and this year is no different. This year’s theme, “Strong Roots…Many Routes”, is the acknowledgement that with our strong professional foundations, we are all able to help our clients reach their ultimate goals even if we are coming from different directions.  Ideally, we are seeking to hold sessions in the track areas: education, rehabilitation, technology, orientation & mobility, guide dogs, employment and research. Consider topics such as assessment, teaching methods, transition, self-determination, and collaboration. This year’s conference will reach out beyond our current limits and take our services to new heights!

We invite you to submit session proposals for breakout sessions or a poster session. Proposals should have a practical focus and may address a specific area of rehabilitation practices or principles. Sessions can be 60 minutes or 90 minutes in length. The conference will be designed to encourage participants to expand upon their techniques and resources.

Please consider submitting a proposal using the following form. Additional information can be found at:


Judi Lambert

Linda Fugate

Call for Presentations Link Below:
Link to Presentations

Conference pricing

Member Person: (See at bottom)
NON-Member Person: (See at bottom)

Registration Begins: August 15th, 2023

Contact person

Dr. Linda Fugate, Conference Chair
Mobile, AL
EMail: avrtconference2021@gmail.com

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CEUs for this conference, both ACVREP and CRCC, are pending.

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

Reservations: $139.00 per night Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2023. Booking at this rate closes Nov. 3, 2023.

Register for the 2023 conference here!

Registration fees: $225.00 for members of AVRT or AER $410.00 for non-members of AVRT or AER There will be a late fee of $50 if registration is after Oct. 15, 2023. There is NO pre-conference workshop. The conference begins Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00am with the keynote speaker.