State Conference

Thank You!

Our 2018 Annual State Conference was a huge success thanks to you. We thank all our attendees, presenters, award winners, keynote speakers, exhibitors and volunteer board members who contributed so much to this annual special education event. Can't wait for next year!

Be part of the 2019 planning at our members-only Retreat on May 5th, 2018

Save the Date
March 1, 2019 AZCEC/AZCASE Annual State Conference



See what you missed at the AzCEC/CASE Annual State Conference on March 2, 2018

Join us at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ for the latest special education legal and teaching information, outstanding presentations and invaluable networking with fellow administrators, educators and education professionals from across the state. 

2018 Keynote Speakers

Keep Calm and Collaborate: Get Crazy and Co-Teach!

Murawski.jpgWendy W. Murawski, Ph.D.

Collaborating with others is known to result in improved outcomes. If co-teaching is collaboration on steroids, those outcomes should be through the roof. Why then are so many of us struggling with effective co-teaching? Dr. Wendy Murawski, internationally recognized expert on co-teaching, will use humor, examples, cases, and strategies to make co-teaching not only do-able, but desirable! Let’s use collaboration to keep calm and reduce stress, but look to co-teaching as a way to go a little crazy and have some fun while we are teaching all students together.

Dr. Murawski is the Executive Director and Eisner Endowed Chair for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where she is also a full professor in the Department of Special Education. She is the national Past President of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children and an internationally known speaker and author. She has published extensively, to include nine books and many articles. Dr. Murawski has won numerous awards for her teaching, research and publications, to include Teacher Educator of the Year in California. Wendy is known for the high energy, humor, content, creativity, and personal experiences she brings to her presentations.

Legal Issues in Special Education: A Year in Review

attorney_britt_lowell.jpgDenise Lowell-Britt, Esq.

Denise Lowell-Britt is known in Arizona for her expertise and practical approach to the legal issues that school administrators face every day. She provides daily advice and assistance to school districts and other public educational institutions. Ms. Lowell-Britt advises and represents clients in matters that include special education; Section 504 and ADA issues; student disciplinary hearings; student records; and other issues. Denise will provide an update on AZ issues in special education. 

2018 Day-at-a-Glance

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2018 Conference Program

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2018 Sponsors
Thank you to the sponsors of our Breakfast and Lunch 

Thank you to the sponsors of our I Can Do It Student Awards


 2018 Registration

Conference rate after February 3, 2017:

  • CEC or CASE Member - $150.
  • Non­-Member Rate - $170.
  • Registration a TEAM of 3 or more people at the same time - $150.
  • Full-Time Student - $99.


Awards Luncheon

  • The Awards Luncheon will recognize both CEC and CASE awardees and “I CAN DO IT” student award winners! 

  • AZCEC and AZCASE will be holding their Annual General Meeting and election of officers at 4:15 PM. Please plan to stay for this meeting 

Annual General Meeting - 4:15 PM

  • Join the AZCEC and AZCASE Annual General Board Meeting immediately after the conference. The board meeting is OPEN to all members.

  • Nominations are open for several board positions and will be taken at the meeting, see agenda for details. 

  • Hear executive reports from all board positions - Download the 2018 AGM Agenda. Review 2017 AGM Minutes.

Vendor Information

We have new and exciting opportunities for business and organizations to showcase their products services to our members and educational decision makers. Vendor tables available, sponsor a child/student award, or receive recognition as a meal or event sponsor. Download the registration application form for fee and sponsorship information - 2018 Vendor Registration Form 


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