2021 CESD Conference Registration

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Two options to access the CESD Conferences. How would you like to attend?

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Conference Rate & Payment

Each Conference registration is $380 per person regardless of how you desire to attend (In-Person or Virtual).

To process your registration, we need a valid purchase order, credit card payment (online) or a check. If you prefer not to register online or download the registration form, give us a call at (512) 219-5043 and we’ll email you a copy.

Section 504 Foundation Series for $180 with Conference Registration

CESD Pre-Conferences are no longer available on the day prior to each conference. Based on feedback from attendees, folks new to Section 504 want more basic instruction than we can cover in a couple of sessions. We've created a Section 504 Foundation Series consisting of six of training videos by Dave Richards and Jose Martin that cover the basics.

While the Series is available year round for $300, any purchase of a Conference Registration will allow you to purchase access to the Series for yourself and/or as many colleagues as you'd like at a special conference rate of $180. Each person for whom the Foundation Series is purchased can access the training videos as often as they would like, as many times as they'd like for three-weeks beginning with their first login using the email credentials we'll provide.  The Foundation Series option appears on the online registration page with the discount added in your cart. More information on the Series is available on the CESD Video Library page.

2021 Conference Cancellation Policy

In-Person Registration.  With the availability of a Virtual Conference, attendees registered for an In-Person Conference at the Kalahari who are unable to attend on the Conference dates will be moved to the Virtual Conference covering the same subject matter (Example: In-Person 504 Attendees will be moved to Virtual 504).  No refund, cancellation of a purchase order, or transfer to another conference will be made. To substitute another person for  a registrant at an event, please contact CESD prior to the event at 512-219-5043 with the name and email address of the person who will be substituting for you.

Finally, in the event that an In-Person Conference cannot be held, all registered attendees will automatically be moved to the Virtual Conference of the same subject matter.


Virtual Registration. Since participation is not limited to the two days of the scheduled conference, the typical life and work events that interfere with attendance will not prevent viewing the sessions over the three-week window. As a result, no refund, cancellation of a purchase order, or transfer to the next conference will be made. To substitute another person for  a registrant at an event, please contact CESD prior to the event at 512-219-5043 with the name and email address of the person who will be substituting for you.


Individuals with disabilities with special communication or other needs should advise CESD of those needs as soon as possible. CESD will seek to provide reasonable accommodations as requested. For Virtual Conference Participants, CESD provides closed captioning on all pre-recorded Dyslexia Conference and Section 504 Conference sessions.

Continuing Education Credit

Both the Section 504 and the Dyslexia Conference meet the Continuing Education standards for 16.0 hours from both the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (§461.11) and Licensed Professional Counselors. In addition to these credits, for the Dyslexia Conference only, CESD has an application on file for 16.0 clock hours CEU from the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).


In-Person Attendees also get access to the sessions they couldn't see live (and the CEUs).  Under the traditional conference model, in-person attendees have limited access to live sessions since they can only view two of four possible breakout sessions in a breakout block.  Virtual attendees can access all of the content, in any order they wish, since choosing among sessions is not required with a three-week window as opposed to an in-person agenda.  With that in mind, CESD provides all in-person conference registrants at Kalahari with free access to the pre-recorded virtual sessions during the three-week virtual conference window so that they also can see all of the sessions and receive the 16 hours of credit.

So what happens once an Attendee is registered? 

Following receipt and processing of the registration, CESD will forward an email to each Attendee (In-Person or Virtual) confirming registration and providing instructions for attendance. Additional details will follow closer to the conference dates.

In this confirmation email, those registering for the Section 504 Foundation Series will receive a password to access the videos, starting the three-week window during which the Series is available to the registrant.

Kalahari Resort Round Rock

CESD's New Conference Home 

Kalahari Resorts Texas, 3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665.

The Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Round Rock, Texas is a full-service destination including meeting and convention facilities that combine America’s largest indoor waterpark with the magic of Africa. The Resort offers spacious conference facilities together with family entertainment centers, luxury spas, and adventurous restaurants all under one roof. All guest rooms are nonsmoking.

Room Rates & Reservation Details


Conference Hotel rates are $169 for Single; Double; Triple; and Quad. The Kalahari has agreed to waive Resort Fees for registrations made through the Conference Room Block.


Deposit Required. Kalahari requires a one-night deposit for registrations as part of a Conference Room Block. Reservations canceled 72 hours or more prior to the date of arrival receive a refund of the deposit, minus a $30 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the date of arrival forfeit the entire deposit of the first night's room and tax.


Tax Exempt Status. If your stay is being paid for or reimbursed by an organization that is tax exempt, please send a completed TX state tax exempt form via email to dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or by fax to 608-254-6116  with your confirmation number and contact information. Taxes will be charged until Kalahari receives and approves the form. In order to expedite your check-in Kalahari must receive the form 3 days prior to arrival.


Paying with Purchase Order. If you would like to pay for your reservation using a purchase order, please submit the completed purchase order to Kalahari via email to dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or by fax at (608) 254-6116 at least 30 days prior to arrival. In order to hold the reservation Kalahari will process the first night’s deposit on the credit card on file until the Purchase Order has been received and approved.


Reservations. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved for each conference, available on a first-come, first-served basis until the specified conference cut-off date: October 3, 2021 for Dyslexia; October 22, 2021 for Section 504, or until all rooms in the block have been reserved, whichever is earlier.  Please note: the CESD room block always sells out prior to the Conference cut-off date. Please plan accordingly.




PLEASE NOTE:  Don’t let the hotel dates confuse you. While both conferences begin on a Monday and end on Tuesday, the Kalahari room blocks include special rates (on a limited number of rooms) for the Saturday night preceding both conferences and the Tuesday night after the conference is concluded.  Most of our attendees stay in the hotel on Sunday and Monday night during the conferences and check out on Tuesday morning. The extra room block is for those who choose to arrive early and return home the day after the conference has ended.

Additional Hotel Details

Check-In. Begins at 4:00 PM - Should you arrive as early as 10 AM, you may preregister and begin to enjoy the waterparks.


Check-Out. 11:00 AM - After you have checked out, Kalahari invites you to stay throughout the day and enjoy the Waterpark and many other great Kalahari amenities available until they close for the day.


Parking. Self-parking for all conference attendees is available at no cost. Valet parking is not discounted for attendees but can be purchased by an attendee at the prevailing rate.


Waterpark. Waterpark admission is included for all registered overnight guests (one armband for a single room, two for a double, three for a triple, etc.). Guest names can be added when making the reservation. Admissions for the Adventure Park and other related activities are available for purchase.

Two ways to register for CESD Conferences

Click on one of the options to get started!

Register Online with a Credit Card 

CESD's Online Registration system allows you to register as many attendees as you'd like for as many events as you'd like with one credit card payment.


A check or valid purchase order must accompany the form to complete your registration.

Download the Registration Form below, fill it out and return it to us

by fax:  (512-918-3013)

by email:  marianne@504idea.org

mail: to the address on the Form

Click here to Download the 2021 CESD Registration Form