AAC Early Starts Conference 

The only online conference entirely dedicated to supporting complex learners under 5!  Join a knowledgeable and supportive group of people who love early intervention and AAC just as much as you do! 
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I'm jazzed!  But I have a few questions...

Is this conference live?

Yep!  The full two days of the AACES Conference are live.  All sessions will be hosted virtually in the course platform at The AAC Academy.  

Bummer! I can’t attend live. Will sessions be recorded?

Yep!  All sessions will be recorded and launched in the course platform after the conference is finished.  Although you have free access to the live conference, on-demand access requires purchase.  

Do you offer CEU or CMH? 

Those attendees who are interested in certification maintenance hours (CMH) for conference sessions must purchase an on-demand option to access quizzes and be eligible for CMH certificates. You can attend the live sessions and complete the quizzes for certificates after each live session, or watch session recordings and complete quizzes for certificates at your own pace.   Quiz and certificate access for CMH will not be provided to those attendees who do not purchase an on-demand access option, but you can still watch the sessions live and learn for free!   ASHA CEU’s will not be hosted or provided for these events.   Learn more about the difference between CMH and CEU’s here.

Are their scholarships for on-demand access?

Yep!  All are welcome to attend the live conference for free.  If you'd like to be considered for a scholarship or coupon code for on-demand access following the conference, you can email us at info@aaccessible.org for more info.  

Complimentary or discounted access to on-demand materials will also be offered to conference presenters and volunteers while supplies last.  

How do I  join the live sessions?

  1. Know the Day & Classroom - Check the conference schedule to find out at what time and in which classroom your favorite sessions are taking place.   
  2. Sign in to your AAC Academy Account -  You must be enrolled in the conference (free to register) and be signed into the account under which you enrolled. 
  3. Tap Start - Once you are signed in, you can access the conference course player by clicking on the "Start" link at the top of the website. 
  4. Open the Course Player - Find the conference course card in your course listing and click on it.  This will open your conference course player. 
  5. Find Your Live Session Link - You will see a tab in your course player with a link to live sessions for each day (Day 1, Day 2) and each classroom (Classroom 1, Classroom 2).  To join the session, click on that tab.  If you have trouble viewing the live session from the tab directly, you can choose to "Join via URL" which will open the session using your Zoom app.  

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What is the course player all about?

The AAC Academy is a comprehensive, online learning platform that lets you truly experience a rich virtual conference without leaving the platform!    Everything you need for the conference - the program, the schedule, the Zoom link, the handouts, and more-can be found in your course player once you are signed in to your AAC Academy account and enrolled in the live AACES conference course.  Want to connect with other conference attendees?  you can do that in the Learner tab of your player!  Want to ask questions or report tech snags?  You can do that too, right in our Discuss tab in the course player.  We'll post handouts as presenters offer them and more.    If you want CMH opportunities, you'll also find that in your course player.  

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Will there be handouts?

We have asked all speakers to consider providing a handout and will collect and post those as they are available.  All handouts received in advance will be posted to the course player in the learning Path as they are received and those shared during the live sessions by the presenter (via link or file upload to chat) will be posted ASAP once shared.  Some presenters will not provide a handout but you can access a full transcript of the conference in an on-demand package and can take notes etc.... as you need throughout the conference.  

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