PNWAER Board of Directors is excited to announce our spring conference officially. March 16-18, 2023, professionals from around the state will gather for our Collaboration, Innovation, and Beyond PNWAER Spring Conference at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.
Registration (Closes 3/3/23 at 11:59pm)
Hotel & Reservation Information
The Springhill Suites are fully booked up, but we have obtained a block of rooms directly across the street at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Hilton Garden Inn PNWAER Special Room Rate
Rate: $129 per night
Hilton Central Reservations: 1-800-774-1500
Hilton Garden Inn Front Desk: 509-735-4600
Reservation Code: AER
Springhill Suites $139+tax Phone: 509-820-3026
Room Block [PNWAER Spring Conference] Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18, 2023
Book before February 13, 2023, to be guaranteed discounted room rate.
Early Bird pricing ends February 16, 2023. If you are a student, please email our PNWAER president with a valid ID to receive 60% off of conference registration. Presenters selected to present will receive a 20% discount on conference registration.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 – Full-Day Intensives (start 8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Conference attendees can select one of three full-day intensives to immerse themselves in in-depth learning in a specific area.
Orientation & Mobility
Morning Session Presenter Daniel Kish
Afternoon Session Presenter Dr. Nick Casias
CVI & MDVI
Morning Session Presenter, Kristin Gault
Afternoon Session Presenter, Kathleen Scoggin
Friday, March 17, 2023 – General Session (start 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Conference sessions will run from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm with a 30-minute break. The break will provide refreshments to conference attendees.
PNWAER Keynote & Luncheon, Daniel Kish will be joining our conference attendees and us as our keynote. Enjoy lunch and hear about Daniel’s inspiring work in the field. We will also conduct PNWAER’s annual business meeting and honor our 2023 award recipients and retirees.
Conference sessions will run from 1:45-4:30 pm with a 20-minute break. The break will provide refreshments to conference attendees.
The St. Happiest Happy Hour with Mac Potts (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Hosted by our PNWAER board, join other professionals in our first hosted mixer. We will be providing drinks, refreshments, and entertainment.
Mac Potts, A congenitally blind musician, breaks down barriers between sighted and blind people through music and powerful personal stories.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 – General Session (start 8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
PNWAER Closing Keynote, Corey Grandstaff, Associate Director of Residential and Transition at Washington State School for the Blind.