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Annual Conference


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Thursday, April 8 - Saturday, April 10, 2021


Topic and Speaker Announcements

One of the most exciting aspects of preparing for a CAPCSD Conference is selecting the theme, sessions, and speakers. It’s always incredibly impressive and humbling to see the great ideas that the volunteer committee comes up with and how the program builds.

Watch this webpage and the CAPCSD Facebook page for announcements of select sessions.  The complete schedule will be released in January 2021.


Conference Sessions

Most academic administrators receive little or no training on how to develop a budget. This session will provide an overview of budget basics, including various budget models used at different Universities, common terminology, and planning tools. Understanding sources of revenue, as well as costs, is critical when advocating for programmatic resources and investments that assure sustainability. In addition, fiscal planning is a keep component when striving for growth in enrollment, course and/or degree offerings, and associated faculty. Academic entrepreneur is often encouraged as Schools seek to expand revenue streams; accurate budgeting of costs and revenue supports sustainability and growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review basic elements of a budget, including funding sources
  • Identify necessary components to understand and create a budget
  • Explain how to leverage your budget in strategic planning
Colleen Le Prell, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
University of Texas at Dallas

Good things are happening in 2021!

The Conference Planning Committee and Board of Directors are excited to announce plans for a virtual CAPCSD Annual Conference, Thursday, April 8 – Saturday, April 10, 2021.  At CAPCSD, we are committed to carrying out our mission to promote quality, accessibility, and innovation in Communication Sciences and Disorders in higher education.

The theme for the 41st annual conference is Beyond Innovation: Challenge to Change.  It will offer sessions led by experts on topics of interest to you: telepractice/telesupervision, simulations, inclusion, diversity and equality, and clinical education. We will have the features you value: engaging presenters, keynote sessions, breakouts, and exhibitors.  New to this conference is a virtual poster session.

While we all look forward to being together and networking again in the future, we are seizing this opportunity to stay connected while advancing our mission and supporting our programs.

Heidi Verticchio, Chair
CAPCSD Conference Planning Committee

Conference Registration Opens January 2021

Early-bird Registration Fee

Member $350

Non-member $450


After Monday, March 8, 2021

Member $450

Non-member $550 


More information coming soon!


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