2016 Theme, Racing to Excellence
2015 Theme, IDEA at 40: Success and Challenges
2014 Theme, CROSSROADS: The Intersection of Competing Agendas
2013 Theme, Innovation through ri-joo-vuh-ney-shun: Inspiring effective practice by recharging special education teacher educators.
2011 Theme, Creating Shared Visions for Educators: Moving Forward with New ideas.
2010 Theme, St. Louis, Missouri, Remembering Our Past to Prepare for Our Future
2009 Theme, Teacher Preparation in Changing Times: Fostering Partnerships between Special and General Education
2008 Theme, Teacher Education and Special Education in Changing Times: Personnel Preparation and Classroom Interventions
2007 Theme, Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future
2006 Theme, Addressing Teacher Shortages and Quality and the Emerging Role of Technology
2005 Theme, The Era of Accountability: Challenges and Opportunities
2003 Theme, Heart of a Teacher: Pathways to Success.
2002 Theme, Building Broader Perspectives for Better Outcomes in Teacher Education
2001 Theme, Assuring Bright Futures for Exceptional Learners: The Agenda for Teacher Preparation: Recruiting, Rewarding, Retaining and Retooling for the 21st Century
2000 Theme, The New Millennium: Issues, Concerns, Solutions
1999 Theme, Balancing Unity and Diversity: Professional Preparation for Changing Educational Environments.
1998 Theme, Bridging to the 21 st Century: Implications for Personnel Preparation
1997 Theme, Renaissance in Special Education: Remembering the Past, Designing the Future
1996 Theme, Capitol Speculations
1995 Theme, Celebrating Diversity: Preparing Personnel for the 21st Century
1994 Theme, Special Education Personnel Supply: Issues of Quality and Quantity
1993 Theme, Families and Their Exceptional Children
1992 Theme, Transactions: Changing and Affecting Change
1991 Theme, Changing and Affecting Change.
1990 Theme, On the Horizon of the 2151 Century: A Futuristic Perspective on Personnel Preparation in Special Education
1989 Theme, Looking into the 90's: Reflections of the Past and Projections for the Future
1988 Theme, Directions in Special Education Bridging Boundaries and Sharing Visions
1987 Theme, General and Special Education: Reexamining the Relationship
1984 Theme, Trends for Quality and Excellence in Personnel Preparation
1983 Theme, Collaboration Among Professionals
1982 Theme, Professionalizing Teacher Education
1981 Theme, Professional Renewal
1980 Theme, Trends and Issues in Special Education Personnel Preparation
1979 Theme, Issues and Trends in Teacher Education