State of the Art Conference

October 19-20, 2022
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, NY
2022 Conference Theme

A Decade of Progress at State of the Art: Exploring the Next Frontier of Inclusive Higher Education

The State of the Art Conference (SOTA) provides provides opportunities for colleges, universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to learn about the current state of research and practice in the field of inclusive postsecondary/higher education, and to network with each other. Conference speakers include faculty and staff from postsecondary education initiatives, parents, self-advocates, and other experts—sharing effective practices and leading group discussions.

The parallel Student Leadership Conference brings current and prospective college students into the conversation with opportunities to learn useful tools for the transition to college life, expand their skills as student advocates and leaders, and meet peers from across the country.

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for State of the Art 2022 with the theme A Decade of Progress at State of the Art: Exploring the next frontier of Inclusive Higher Education (IHE). Priority consideration will be given to proposals that connect with our theme including serving diverse student identities, student focused planning, deeper engagement with families, transition after college, best practices for implementing model accreditation standards, etc. View all the conference strands and recommended topic areas.

Submit Your Proposal


Proposals will be accepted until May 31, 2022. All presenters will be notified of acceptance status by July 15, 2022. To preview the proposal as a PDF, please click here.


Registration is now open. Visit the Registration page to learn more about the different registration options.


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