ATIA 2021: AT Connected. Dates: January 25-28 and February 1-4, 2021. 1st Virtual Event

Seeking Nominations for:
The Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture
hosted by: ATIA

Sponsored by: PRC-Saltillo

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The 24th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture will be presented at the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event. This is the first time this exciting presentation by a person who communicates using an AAC device will be hosted by ATIA and the first time it will be held online.

ATIA is seeking nominations for this prestigious award. Nominators, or sponsors, may nominate anyone they believe fulfills the criteria listed below. Individuals may nominate themselves if they fulfill the criteria.

Criteria

The nominee must:

  • Be a person who uses AAC
  • Have public speaking experience and the ability to engage in an interactive question-and-answer session with the audience
  • Have made a unique contribution to the field of AAC or had a unique experience as a person who uses AAC

Please note:  Past nominees may be nominated. Past recipients of the award are not eligible to be re-nominated.

$2,000 Award and Complimentary Registration to ATIA 2021: AT Connected

The recipient receives a $2,000 award generously donated by the Lecture sponsor, PRC-Saltillo. The recipient and two guests receive complimentary registrations to ATIA 2021: AT Connected provided by ATIA.

Deadline

Nominations must be received by November 30, 2020.

The recipient will be informed of his/her selection for the lecture by December 10, 2020. The recipient must accept/decline the invitation by December 14, 2020. All nominees will be informed of the selection of the recipient by December 15, 2020.

Lecture Format

The lecture is part of the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event and is scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The activity will be held online in a Zoom Webinar Room and closed captioning will be provided. ATIA Staff will provide technical support and there will be a Moderator to assist the speaker during the session.

Lecture Content

The lecture must meet all standards for learning activities offered for ASHA continuing education units including Learning Objectives.

Questions?

Please email  ATIA21Virtual@atia.org with any questions about the Nominations process.

Word Document Form Download: Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture Nomination Form

More about the Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture hosted by ATIA at ATIA 2021: AT Connected

  • Nominator Information

  • Nominator Affirmations

  • Nominee Profile Information

  • Nominee Achievements & Experience

  • Nominee’s Achievements Describe the nominee’s achievements (e.g., author, businessperson, poet, advocate, artist, blogger, etc.) that reflect the nominee’s ability to relate to or inspire an audience. Include any information on projects, publications, awards, etc. You may a upload document containing this information or use the field below to give a brief synopsis.
  • Nominee’s Public Speaking Experience List the nominee’s public speaking experience, such as speaking to community groups, at university classes, at conferences, etc. Include any public speaking experience that is conducted face-to-face or virtually (e.g., through Zoom, Skype, Facebook, online chat events, etc.). You may a upload document containing this information or use the field below to give a brief synopsis.
  • Describe or evaluate the nominee’s ability to participate in a 20 minute, spontaneous Q & A session with the audience following his/her lecture. You may a upload document containing this information or use the field below to give a brief synopsis.
  • Please provide a 3 to 5 minute video showing the nominee answering the following two questions: (1) “How would your friends describe you?” and (2) “What would you do if you won the lottery?” The nominee can know the questions in advance and think about an answer, but he/she must express his/her answer spontaneously. This is done to confirm the nominee’s ability to answer questions following his/her lecture. Videos MUST meet these 3 criteria to qualify for consideration: a) Be 3 to 5 minutes in length b). Be responses to the two questions listed above. c) Be spontaneously expressed responses. (NO PRE-STORED ANSWERS). You may a upload document containing this information or use the file upload below.
  • Lecture Information

  • Nomination Summary

  • Why do you think this person would be a good recipient for the ATIA Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture? (100 words maximum) You may a upload document containing this information or use the field below to give a brief synopsis.