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Welcome to the 2024 AER Biennial International Conference website!

Join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! AER is taking over the Le Meridien/Sheraton Hotel in uptown Charlotte from July 24-28, 2024. We have big plans in store for you as we celebrate in what will surely be an informative and fun gathering of everyone working in education and rehabilitation of people who are blind or have low vision! Just imagine five days of curated sessions, events, and special celebrations.

Known as The Queen City, Charlotte is the home to nearly 80 breweries, museums, parks, botanical gardens, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and it also happens to be the banking capital of the south. As you can tell, we are excited about the educational opportunities you will experience during this exciting week, but also for taking you to our first-ever AER International Conference in North Carolina.

Plan now to join us for the AER International Conference 2024! It will be the experience of a lifetime.

In addition to learning, we are going to have fun too! The theme of our 40th anniversary conference is One Community - Many Voices in Concert. which echoes AER's new Mission Statement (the mission of AER is to be the unifying voice of specialized education and rehabilitation professionals, yielding the highest quality services to people who are blind or have low vision).


Conference registration is now open. 
Click here to register now.

Plan on attending the 40th Anniversary Celebration and other fun-filled evening events. Stay tuned for details on our off-site excursions. Click here for the Schedule At A Glance

Who will attend the 2024 AER International Conference? 
We are expecting over 700 vision and other professionals will attend the conference. Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Vision Rehabilitation Therapists, Assistive Technology, Low Vision Therapists, professors, and so many, many more professionals will be in attendance and looking for products and services to help them do their jobs and better support their students and clients.

Visit us often. This site will be updated regularly as new information is ready for our attendees, presenters, and exhibitors!

AER Awards
Please click here to learn more about the AER biennial awards, and submit your nominations today!



--Cancellation requests received before June 1, 2024, will be refunded at 50%.
--AER will not provide refunds for cancellation requests received after June 1, 2024.
--AER shall not be liable for any expenses incurred.
--All requests to cancel a conference registration must be made in writing to AER at

Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte in July 2024!