2014 Fall Conference

WAPED Fall 2014 Conference

Bellingham, WA

October 23-24, 2014

Registration closed

Conference Resources

Conference Venue

Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall Room 121

Directions & map to Bellingham Technical College

A shuttle will be available from SpringHill Suites. If you are driving, please park in the large student parking lot off of Illinois Avenue.


SpringHill Suites Bellingham – 4040 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA 98226

$83 single/$99 double per night — Reserve online

Phone: 360-714-9600 — an airport shuttle is available.

Conference Registration

Registration is closed.

After October 8, Members and non-members: $110

Note: Conference materials and lunch subject to availability if registering at the door or if registration is postmarked after October 10, 2014. Cutoff date for refund of conference payment is October 10.

Conference Handouts and Business Meeting


Thursday, October 23

8:30 – 9:00 AM           Registration

9:00 – 9:20 AM           Welcome

9:20 – 10:50 AM          Keynote speaker: Jen Dugger, Portland State University

10:50 – 11:00 AM       Break

11:00 – 12:15 PM        Keynote speaker, continued

12:30 – 1:45 PM          WAPED Business Meeting and Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 PM           Student Panel: Disability Identity Development

3:45 – 4:30 PM           Committee Breakouts

4:30 – 5:00 PM          Reports, Wrap-Up and Door Prizes-must be present to win

6:00 – 8:00  PM          Hospitality

Friday, October 24

8:30 – 9:00 AM           Registration

9:00 – 10:45 AM        Building Campus connections Panel

10:45 – 11:00 AM       Break

11:00 – 12:00 PM       Best Practices for DS Offices in working with Administration


Jen Dugger

Jen Dugger is the Director of the Disability Resource Center at Portland State University. She also serves the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) as the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Diversity and the Co-Chair of the LGBTQA Special Interest Group. She has presented nationally on topics of online accessibility, diversity and social justice, and the connection among those who have disabilities and those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. She will be presenting an AHEAD-to-You webinar in May on that very topic as well. In her free time, she loves to travel and hike the great outdoors with her partner, Rey.

2014 Fall Conference Files

Your conference resources are here, including business meeting agenda and speaker handouts.

Conference Evaluation – complete online after the conference!