2017 – Savannah, Georgia | Theme: Treasures of TED

2016 – Lexington, Kentucky | Theme, Racing to Excellence

2015 – Tempe, Arizona | Theme, IDEA at 40: Success and Challenges

2014 – Indianapolis, Indiana | Theme, CROSSROADS: The Intersection of Competing Agendas

2013 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Theme, Innovation through ri-joo-vuh-ney-shun: Inspiring effective practice by recharging special education teacher educators.

2012 – Grand Rapids, Michigan | Theme, Creating Shared Visions for Educators: Moving Forward with New ideas.

2011 – Austin, Texas | Theme, Creating Shared Visions for Educators: Moving Forward with New ideas.

2010 – St. Louis | Theme, St. Louis, Missouri, Remembering Our Past to Prepare for Our Future

2009 – Charlotte | Theme, Teacher Preparation in Changing Times: Fostering Partnerships between Special and General Education

2008 – Dallas | Theme, Teacher Education and Special Education in Changing Times: Personnel Preparation and Classroom Interventions

2007 – Milwaukee (30th conference & 50th anniversary of TED) | Theme, Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future

2006 – San Diego | Theme, Addressing Teacher Shortages and Quality and the Emerging Role of Technology

2005 – Portland, Maine | Theme, The Era of Accountability: Challenges and Opportunities

2004 – Albuquerque |Theme,

2003 – Biloxi | Theme, Heart of a Teacher: Pathways to Success.

2002 – Savannah | Theme, Building Broader Perspectives for Better Outcomes in Teacher Education

2001 – St. Petersburg | Theme, Assuring Bright Futures for Exceptional Learners: The Agenda for Teacher Preparation: Recruiting, Rewarding, Retaining and Retooling for the 21st Century

2000 – Las Vegas | Theme, The New Millennium: Issues, Concerns, Solutions

1999 – Palm Springs | Theme, Balancing Unity and Diversity: Professional Preparation for Changing Educational Environments.

1998 – Dallas | Theme, Bridging to the 21 st Century: Implications for Personnel Preparation

1997 – Savannah | Theme, Renaissance in Special Education: Remembering the Past, Designing the Future

1996 – Washington | Theme, Capitol Speculations

1995 – Honolulu | Theme, Celebrating Diversity: Preparing Personnel for the 21st Century

1994 – San Diego | Theme, Special Education Personnel Supply: Issues of Quality and Quantity

1993 – Orlando | Theme, Families and Their Exceptional Children

1992 – Cincinnati | Theme, Transactions: Changing and Affecting Change

1991 – Charlotte | Theme, Changing and Affecting Change.

1990 – Anchorage | Theme, On the Horizon of the 2151 Century: A Futuristic Perspective on Personnel Preparation in Special Education

1989 – Memphis | Theme, Looking into the 90’s: Reflections of the Past and Projections for the Future

1988 – Salt Lake City | Theme, Directions in Special Education Bridging Boundaries and Sharing Visions

1987 – Washington | Theme, General and Special Education: Reexamining the Relationship

1986 – Atlanta

1985 – Washington

1984 – Las Vegas | Theme, Trends for Quality and Excellence in Personnel Preparation

1983 – Washington | Theme, Collaboration Among Professionals

1982 – Dallas | Theme, Professionalizing Teacher Education

1982 – Nashville

1981 – Phoenix | Theme, Professional Renewal

1980 – San Antonio | Theme, Trends and Issues in Special Education Personnel Preparation

1979 – San Antonio | Theme, Issues and Trends in Teacher Education

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