- State Subdivisions
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: 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 |
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