Banner: Convenings, with photo of laughing conference attendees

Every year the Office of Accessibility and VSA presents virtual and in-person convenings that bring experienced and new professionals together to share resources and knowledge, develop best practices, and experience accessibility in action. Connect with like-minded individuals from across the the nation--and even the globe--to learn, network, and share ideas!

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®

August 27-31, 2023 in Boston, MA

The LEAD conference brings experienced and new professionals together to explore practical methods for implementing accessibility in cultural environments. At LEAD, we share resources and knowledge, develop best practices, and experience accessibility in action.
  • Basic to Advanced: No matter what level of experience you have, there's always something to learn. The building blocks will give newcomers the tools and information they need to develop a successful accessibility program while the discussion groups and advanced track address accessibility for the most experienced.
  • Facilities to Programs: Sessions and discussions will cover all aspects of accessibility from the built environment to programs and communication.
  • Legal Obligations & Customer Service: Learn about relevant laws and regulations and explore accessibility from the customer service and business case perspectives.
  • Networking: Engage in conversations with colleagues who are enthusiastic about accessibility and eager to share their insights and learn from others.

Come join the dialogue, share exciting ideas, and explore new and innovative ways to welcome everyone. Find out more by visiting the Kennedy Center website.