2017 Annual Conference


October 19-20, 2017


Our J. Lee Weiderholt Distinguished Lecturer for this conference will be:
Dr. Tom Scruggs, University Professor Emeritus
George Mason University


Registration is NOW OPEN!  Follow this link to register for
the 39th International Conference on Learning Disabilities


Register Here


Or to register by mail, click here for a downloadable copy of the Registration Form.


Click here for a Conference Schedule Overview

and here for the full Conference Program


If you are interested in attending outside activities in Baltimore, please take this survey to let us know what types of things you would like to do:
CLD Socializing Survey


CLD Leadership Institute:

The CLD Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is pleased to announce its inaugural CLD Leadership Institute.   Attendees will hear information on topics pertinent to their careers and leadership development from various experts and leaders in CLD.  The Leadership Institute will occur on October 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM; the day before the CLD conference.  Enrollment for 2017 has passed, but we will have information about the 2018 Leadership Institute after our conference.


Lord Baltimore Hotel –  Reservations are now available for the hotel – CLD has booked a block of rooms at the hotel as a courtesy to our attendees.  We encourage all participants to stay at the conference hotel.  You will have quick access to all the conference has to offer, and your stay helps CLD meet our obligation to the hotel.

Follow the link below to make your reservations NOW.  Register early to make sure you get the special rate for CLD attendees – when our block is full, we cannot guarantee the rate:


Lord Baltimore Hotel

Follow the “complete reservation” link to enter your dates of stay.


Click here to check out local points of interest in Baltimore.


Sponsorship Opportunities!  We have many opportunities for your organization to sponsor various awards or events at our conference – this is a great way to ensure visibility for your institution, products or services.  Check out our list of options for sponsorship or advertisement on the form below:


Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities




If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Berkeley, Program Chair, at berkeleycld@gmail.com, or Judy Voress, Conference Chair, at jvoress@hammill-institute.org.