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General Information and FAQs

The 2023 conference will be in person only and will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Conference

Do I receive continuing education credits for attending the conference?
No, unfortunately, we are not able to offer continuing education credits this year.

Can I receive a certificate of attendance?
Yes, we will be happy to provide certificates of attendance upon request. 

I just want to attend or present at one session; do I still have to register?
Yes, even if you are only coming to attend or present at just one session, you still need to pay the registration fee.

Does AAIDD have a code of conduct for its conferences?
yes, please read the AAIDD Code of Conduct Statement.

What is the official conference hotel?
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

Why should I stay at the conference hotel?
Staying at our official conference hotel helps AAIDD keeps registration fees low. Please only make your reservation using our customized link or by calling the hotel directly. 

What are your COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures?
The AAIDD Annual Meeting Conference will follow CDC guidelines at the time of the event. Currently, the CDC plans to end Public Health Emergency for COVID in May of this year.

What is the attire for the in-person conference?
Business casual for educational sessions. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.

Will the sessions be recorded or transmitted live?
No, we are not planning to live stream any of the sessions this year.

Is the Awards Ceremony going to be recorded or live-streamed?
No, the Awards Ceremony will not be recorded or live-streamed. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Registration

Do I have to be an AAIDD member to register at the conference?
No, AAIDD conferences are open to both members and nonmembers.  AAIDD members will pay a lower registration rate to attend the conference.  

Are there daily or partial registration fees?
No, Daily or partial registration fees are not available.

I am a speaker, Do you have a discount for speakers?
No, we only have a discount for AAIDD members, students, self-advocates/family members, and retirees. If you are not a member and would like to become one, you may receive a discounted rate.

Do you have any registration discounts for large groups?
Yes, we have a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. To obtain this discount, please contact us.

We are a corporate member, do we get a discount?
Yes, if your organization is a Corporate member, you’ll get a 20% discount for your employees. To obtain this discount, please contact us.

Can I purchase the lunch tickets when I get to the meeting?
Since we must guarantee the number of meals to the hotel, only a very limited number of tickets may be available at the registration desk.  Therefore, we ask everyone to pre-purchase their tickets now.  If you have already registered and need to add a lunch ticket, please contact us.

I need an invoice for my registration or work for a government or higher education institution and need to pay with a PO.  What do I do?
We are happy to create invoices and make arrangements for payment with POs. Please contact us.

Can I pay by check?
Payment via check and accompanying hard copy registration form can be mailed to our office. Please note, due to delayed USPS delivery times nationwide, we encourage you to mail your check as early as possible. We will, unfortunately, be unable to credit registrations for checks received after Thursday, June 1, 2023.




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