Our conference is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email your name and email address to:  [email protected].

September 10, 2021

COVID Protocols

While we are excited to gather our community in Little Rock, Arkansas this November for our in-person convention, the safety of our attendees is our top priority. The staff and leadership of CASE continue to monitor guidance by the CDC and best practices laid out by the meetings industry to help mitigate any concerns around attending.

Given the current state of the pandemic and our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible, CASE has made the decision to require all participants in the 2021 in-person conference to be fully vaccinated--including attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. This decision puts us in the best position to safely gather as conditions continue to evolve. We are also working together with CEC Headquarters as they will be requiring the same for their convention in January and using the same platform.

Registered conference attendees will receive information on how to verify their vaccination status using a free, simple, secure, and HIPAA-compliant third-party vendor. Accommodations requested at least three weeks in advance may be offered on a case-by-case basis for those unable to be vaccinated due to disability. CASE respects everyone’s decision to make health choices that best represent your personal considerations and to deal with those consequences.

In addition to the vaccine requirement, we are considering additional safety measures as part of our onsite mitigation plan. Conclusive decisions on these will be made closer to the conference date in November. These considerations include possible mask mandates, social distancing, color-coded systems to show personal social distance comfort, etc. We continue to monitor and evaluate the outlook for in-person events and will share updates as they are available. We will post more information about what you can expect onsite as we get closer to our event dates.

While we understand that a vaccine requirement does not guarantee safety, it is part of the layered mitigation plan for protecting our community and getting us one step closer to the end goal of being free from COVID. We are hopeful that the Delta variant will subside this fall and that gatherings with friends and colleagues safely can be something we return to.

We look forward to seeing you in Little Rock. If you have questions, please direct them to [email protected]


Phyllis Wolfram, CASE Executive Director

Erin Maguire, CASE President



Schedule at a Glance


Exhibitor Listing



The Council of Administrators of Special Education is proud to offer our 2021 Annual Fall Conference IN-PERSON and we look forward to seeing you in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Dates: November 11-13, 2021

For Hotel Reservations, please click HERE!  You may contact the Little Rock Marriott at 877-759-6290; be sure to let them know you are attending the CASE Fall Conference so that you can receive the special rate of $159/night.  Book your hotel stay by October 7, 2021 to receive the special $159 nightly rate!  Any changes or cancellations to hotel reservations must be made by contacting the Marriott Group Reservations Department at 501-906-4000.  Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or a 1 night room and tax will accessed.

A shuttle bus is available from the airport to the Little Rock Marriott and runs about every 30 minutes.  The pickup location is D for Delta  (out the double doors at the valet circle).  It is recommended you preschedule you pick-up with the Little Rock Marriott by calling 501-906-4000 the day prior to your arrival.

NOTE:  Email/written requests for conference registration refunds, minus 25% administrative costs, will be honored only if email is received or written request is postmarked no later than October 1, 2021.  Refunds will be mailed after the conference.  Substitutions may be made after October 1, 2021.