ATIA 2016 Call for Presentations is Open! Submit Your Presentation by June 19.

The ATIA 2016 Call for Presentations is underway! ATIA 2015 was our most successful conference yet, and attendees gave very high ratings to the educational program.

Help us build on this success for ATIA 2016. We’re looking for dynamic presentations that inform AT professionals about proven practices, new technologies, strategies and research. We want speakers who can motivate and inspire attendees to put their learning to work. Plus, speakers receive a discount on conference registration fees.

Why wait? Submit your presentation as the school year winds down for your chance to be a speaker at ATIA 2016. The ATIA 2016 Call for Presentations closes on June 19 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.  

Who Should Submit? 

ATIA welcomes abstracts on the uses of assistive technology in a wide variety of settings — such as school, home, recreation, rehabilitation, university and workplace — from an equally wide group of qualified individuals and fields, including:

  • Accessibility professionals
  • Administrators
  • Advocates
  • AT specialists
  • Communication specialists
  • Consumers/individuals with disabilities
  • Disability services professionals
  • Educators
  • Government/nonprofit agencies
  • IT professionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Pre-service
  • Professional development/training
  • Rehab therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Special education educators
  • Visual impairment specialists
  • Vocational rehab

What Can You Submit?

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 tips and techniques workshop.

We request that you submit a maximum of two abstracts per speaker. Only the first two abstracts submitted will be put forward for the review process. Please review your submission before submitting to ensure all sections are complete. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions must have learning objectives that are specific, measurable and begin with an action verb. Abstracts with incorrectly formatted learning objectives will be returned for revisions or may not be accepted. Priority will be placed on advanced- and intermediate-level education submissions.

ATIA 2016 is planned around 11 Session Strands exploring the newest technologies and the most important questions and issues in the AT field today. Our Strand Advisors are international content leaders and representatives from strategic professional organizations such as AOTA, ASHA, IAAP, JAN and RESNA.

New This Year!

We have added a Secondary Strand to assist speakers and attendees in content choices and focus on learning objectives to provide more specialist CEUs for attendees.

How to Submit 

We encourage you to submit both as individuals or as teams of two, three or four to be able to present an approach around AT implementations.

Download and complete the Call for Presentations form, also available in txt format.

After ensuring all sections are complete, submit your presentation online.

Submit Online

Questions? Please contact the ATIA Education Team at with questions. You can also view an archive of our Call for Presentations webinar for an overview of the process.


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