About Us

Great Lakes ADA Center Director, Robin Jones, giving a thumbs up signal.Over 95% of prior Symposium attendees surveyed reported they learned something that they could use on the job and in their communities!"

Our goal is to make sure participants get useful information that is applicable to their work and daily lives!

The National ADA Symposium is the premier conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Over the past 20 years,we have earned the reputation as the most comprehensive training event available on the ADA and disability related laws.

The National ADA Symposium provides the latest information on ADA regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices. The Symposium offers a range of sessions to meet the diverse needs of attendees, from presentations covering basic content for novices to dynamic,interactive sessions designed specifically for attendees with years of experience and ADA expertise.

The National ADA Symposium is a project of the ADA National Network (ADANN).  ADANN is made up of  ten regional centers that provide  information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”


The National ADA Symposium is a gathering of experts. I have been handling the legal issues involving the ADA and disability matters for many years. Yet, I always garner new insights during the Symposium that help me guide my clients in improving accessibility. No matter how well-versed or experienced you may be with the ADA and disability matters, participation in the National ADA Symposium will be satisfyingly beneficial.--James Briggs, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Airports Council International - North America


I have attended 7 ADA Symposiums over the last 15 years, each one was better than the one before, this was by the far the biggest and best. I would recommend these conferences to anyone that wants to expand their knowledge of ADA issues, and it is an excellent way to network and share ideas. It is also a great way to work on your ADA Coordinator Certification, which I highly recommend. It is a great program.--Steve Hinds, Independent Living Resource Center, Wichita, KS


Hands-down one of the most well organized and informative events in which I've participated! The Great Plains ADA Center staff were friendly and highly committed to service. I was impressed by the application of technology both in marketing, registration and during the event such as the ADA Symposium App for IPhones and Androids and use of TrueShare for providing on-line and electronic materials. I look forward to the next Symposium.--Saundra Hathaway, Hathaway Group, LLC. St. Simons, GA