Posted by Adam Johnsen on January 20, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the ADA National Network is hosting the 19th annual ADA National Symposium on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability issues. The Symposium will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 10 to 13, 2015.

The ADA Symposium includes up to date information regarding employment, communication, transportation, emergency preparedness, case law, regulatory updates for government and private entities and the latest on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Hear from presenters representing various federal agencies including the Departments of Justice, Education, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Access Board.  This year there are break-out sessions on a wide-range of ADA related topics and online access to hand-outs from all sessions prior to the conference. You can view the Symposium Schedule and Agenda schedule of sessions and activities on-line.

The Great Lakes Center will continue our history of supporting participation and attendance from across our six state region.  To that end, we are making available a number of stipends in the amount of $650.00 to cover the cost of registration completed by March 20, 2015. (Recipients who fail to register by the March 20, 2015 deadline will forfeit their stipend).

Applications will only be accepted from individuals who reside in the Great Lakes Region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI).  This stipend is only valid for the 2015 Symposium and registration must be completed by March 20, 2015.

Applications will be accepted through January 30th, 2015.  Notification to recipients will be made by email within the first week of February to enable individuals to meet the early bird registration deadline of March 20, 2015.

Applications for the Application <> stipends can be completed on-line.  Questions regarding the Symposium and the stipend program should be directed to the Great Lakes Center at 800-949-4232 (V/TTY) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Central Time or by email to

Stipend recipients are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel costs.   The registration fee includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches plus a networking reception.  The 2015 Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $139.00 plus tax. Hotel information can be found Hotel Information on the Symposium Website.

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