- 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, 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