National ADA Symposium

A comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act

A hybrid event.  Onsite: July 25-28  Virtual: Aug 2-5
Registration for both events opens March 15, 2021.

On-Site Conference: July 25-28, Desert Ridge Marriott Resort, Phoenix, AZ
Virtual Conference: Aug 2-5

2021 ADA Symposium Overview

The 2021 National ADA Symposium will have a different format than previous conferences due to the impact of COVID-19.  This year, the National ADA Symposium will consist of two events—on-site and virtual.  Both events will still offer the same exceptional session content and presenters. 


On-Site: July 26-28, Desert Ridge Marriott Resort, Phoenix, AZ

The on-site event will be a smaller conference than usual ADA Symposia with fewer sessions and less attendees in order to maintain social distancing. Policies regarding face coverings and social distancing will be based on recommended CDC guidelines as well as state and local guidelines. Attendees will be expected to follow these policies. The Desert Ridge Marriott Hotel will be following cleaning and sanitation procedures currently recommended for hotels.

A keynote will be delivered by Haben Girma, disability rights lawyer and advocate.  Haben Girma  is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard law School.

The Symposium will also feature exhibitors for disability related products and services.

Materials and slide presentations from all sessions will be available to attendees.

Attendees will enjoy full 3 full breakfast buffets and two lunches as part of their conference registration.  The hotel will observe strict protocols regarding COVID-19 when preparing and serving food.

When not attending sessions, attendees can enjoy the Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort’s five pools, including floating in the lazy river pool.

Virtual Event: August 2-5

We are very excited to launch a virtual event! The virtual conference will be held as an alternative to the on-site conference.

Attendees will have the opportunity visit a virtual exhibit hall and can even make individual appointments with vendors.

Attendees will have access to all session materials and presentation slides.