The ATIA 2018 Call for Presentations is now open!

Submit from April 17-June 16, 2017!

The ATIA is looking for dynamic, innovative speakers for ATIA 2018—presenters who teach proven practices and cutting-edge technology for children and adults with disabilities and who can motivate others.

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We are looking for presentations from:

  • Accessibility professionals
  • Administrators
  • Advocates
  • AT Act Programs
  • Assistive technology specialists
  • Communication specialists
  • Consumers
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Disability services staff
  • Educators
  • Government/non-profit agency staff
  • IT professionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professional development/training staff
  • Rehab therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Special Education educators
  • University students/pre-service professionals
  • Visual impairment specialists
  • Vocational rehab specialists

You are welcome to submit more than two proposals; however, based on the Strand Advisors recommendations, the two highest ranked sessions that contribute to a well-rounded and balanced educational program are eligible for inclusion in the program*. From an individual speaker perspective, this includes submissions where you are listed as primary or co-speaker.

*Invited speaker sessions are exempt and may include, for example, Pre-conferences Seminars, MTSS & Town Hall Sessions, QIAT Conversations, Smackdowns, Strand Spotlight Panels, and/or approved session moderators.

If you are listed as a speaker on more than two highly ranked sessions, ATIA will connect with you regarding which two sessions you would like to be a part of. No session would be rejected, but rather the reoccurring speaker’s name would come off the session.

You can also download and complete the ATIA 2018 Call for Presentations Word document. Proposed presentations must fall under a topic strand. Read more about Session Strands and get to know the Strand Advisors.

Abstracts should cover the use of assistive technology from a practitioner or user perspective and may be in the form of a case study, demonstration, implementation study, panel discussion, poster session, research paper or a tips and techniques workshop. Submissions must have learning objectives that are specific, measurable and begin with an action verb.

ATIA 2018 Call for Presentations Orientation Webinar

Review the following recording for an overview and orientation of the ATIA 2018 Call for Presentations. The webinar walked through the best practices to complete the online Call for Presentation form with tips for submitting a successful abstract. Recommended for first time speakers and a useful refresher for returning speakers.

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