Facing the Future Together 2021

Facing the Future Together: July 21-23

Conference Information and Regisration

This summer hundreds of transition students, young adults, families, teachers, VR staff, employment professionals, and disability services professionals will meet online at Facing the Future Together, July 21-23, Indiana's virtual, statewide transition conference. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

logo: Facing the Future Together July 21-23.

During Facing the Future Together, state and national speakers will engage with our audiences in panel discussions, workshops, and “aha!” presentations about:

  • benefits,
  • future planning,
  • transition assessments and IEPs,
  • jobs and career planning,
  • postsecondary education,
  • independent living,
  • assistive technologies, and
  • so much more.

The conference, the first of its kind in 10 years, will be facilitated online by the Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). You’ll be able to connect with presenters using a special, interactive conference app that allows you to move around the conference, visit exhibitors, and check out our Facing the Future Together resources.

For more information, click on the links here:

Download our Facing the Future Together Conference Information and Registration guide


Attendees, you’ll find more information at the registration link.

Cost: $20 per day; $60 for all three days.

Important: When registering, each participant will need to create their own account. Due to the way our registration system works, two or more people (e.g., co-workers, family members) will not be able to use the same email address. Each attendee must register separately.

Register Now

Join Us on July 22 for a Working Meeting of the Transition Cadres!

This year we've moved the annual Building Capacity Institute of the Indiana Transition Cadres (usually held in the spring) to Thursday, July 22, at 3 p.m, during Facing the Future Together. 

If you've registered for the conference and will be attending on July 22, there's no need to register separately for the cadre meeting. Just join your colleagues during the 3 p.m. breakout session. 

Questions?  Contact us at INSTRC@indiana.edu


Prior to the conference, you’ll receive a link and instructions for setting up Whova, our conference presentation platform.

With Whova you can check to see which sessions you’d like to visit throughout the day and move from one presentation to another if you’d like. You can also check in with our exhibitors to see all that they have to offer or even to chat in person with them. 

Accommodations and Accessibility

We believe in access!

Attendees at all Facing the Future Together keynote presentations and breakout sessions will have access to CART live-captioning services and ASL interpreters.

Conference presentations and accompanying materials and handouts will be created and provided by the presenters themselves. In order to ensure that all attendees have the chance to fully participate and take advantage of all the conference has to offer, the Center on Community Living and Careers will provide all presenters with accessible documentation and presentation training prior to Facing the Future Together.

Accommodations questions? Contact Lori Pierce at lopierce@indiana.edu.