Passport to the Future Conference 2021

Helping students transition well to adulthood is a primary purpose of special education. Passport to the Future provides educators, community rehabilitation providers, VR staff, family members, and others an opportunity to learn about best practices in preparing students for life after high school.

The 2021 Passport to the Future conference will be held virtually on January 25, 2021. It will be the pre-conference day for the Partners in Education (PIE) statewide special education conference, which will be held virtually January 26-28.

Registration is through the Partners in Education (PIE) conference website.The fee for the pre-conference day is $15. Feel free to spread the word about this exciting upcoming event!

Past Conferences


Our Passport to the Future conference was held on January 27th, 2020 in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education (PIE) statewide special education conference at Music City Center in Nashville. Passport to the Future will equip educators, school administrators, VR professionals, providers, family members, and others with the tools and strategies to prepare young people with disabilities for life after high school. Click here to download the program!


Our 2019 keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, inspired attendees with his keynote address. Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world. We had an opportunity to capture some of his spoken-word poetry: “Dare to Dream”