Conference Overview 2018-04-05T13:09:11-07:00

Conference LogoEVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS – Combined Disability Conference

Hosted by IHD, AzTAP  & AIVRTTAC*

July 8-10, 2018

We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center – Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

Continuing the format initiated last year, the 2018 EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS CONFERENCE will integrate three  of Northern Arizona University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) project areas into one mega educational event:

  1. Assistive Technology

  2. Evidence Based Practices in Disability Disciplines

  3. AIVRTTAC (American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center)

If you work with or support people with disabilities, Evidence for Success is designed to foster the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate access, change attitudes and promote inclusion so that people with disabilities will fully participate in all life experiences.


  • NEW VENUE! The We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center will provide a relaxing, pristine desert oasis where you will recharge your knowledge base, reflect on the work you do and experience opportunities to network with colleagues from across the US!   Room Rate is $89/night inclusive of resort fees and Wi-Fi! Click here for more hotel information.We-Ko-Pa Resort pools with view of mountains in the background

  • Dynamic Program Content Choose from and attend an extensive program of breakout sessions across each of the content areas. Click here to learn more about the program.

  • Preconference Workshops for more intensive learning (optional)

  • Speaker Expertise – Learn from speakers nationally or locally recognized for their content area expertise

  • Explore the Assistive Technology Exhibit Hall showcasing state of the art assistive technology products, non-profit and state agency programs. The Exhibit Hall will be open to the community free of charge on Monday afternoon from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Click here to register for an Exhibit Hall Pass.

  • Earn up to 18 continuing education contact hours applicable to OTs, SLPs, PTs, teachers, VR Counselors

  • NEW for This Year: attend the “Mini AT Maker” Event – Learn how to create several quick and easy  assistive technology projects Exterior Photo of the We-Ko-Pa Resort

  • GREAT VALUE! Reasonable Registration Fees. Click here to learn more about registration fees.

    • $250 for General Conference
    • $125 for Preconference Workshops
    • $350 bundled discount rate for preconference + conference
    • Specials discounts for Arizona public/charter school staff, consumers and full time college students

Register Now and Get the Early Bird Rates!

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 * Institute for Human Development (IHD), Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP), American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC)

Last year’s conference: Our 2017 Combined Conference at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch was a huge success.  The feedback about our sessions and speakers was overwhelmingly positive and the Hyatt’s luxury resort environment and attentive staff made it a truly enjoyable experience for everyone who attended:Conference General Session

  • “Keeps getting better every year!  Great job!”
  • “One of the best conferences I’ve ever attended.”
  • “Very organized, great food, excellent staff, great closing speaker.”
  • “The presenters for all the sessions that I attended were outstanding.  Thank you!!!”
  • “The closing session was wonderful, what a way to close the conference.  I am impressed.”
  • “Cost of the event is phenomenal for what is offered.”