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This page lists upcoming meetings, conferences, calls for papers, workshops and educational opportunities that relate to assistive technology and other disability-related issues. Click on a "More Details" at the end of each conference's description to see more information.

2014 - 32nd Annual Closing The Gap Conference

October 13, 2014 to October 17, 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota

This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. Come and learn, first-hand, about the products and best AT practices and strategies by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians, parents and end users alike.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Bay Area

November 21, 2014 to November 23, 2014 in San Jose, California

The Abilities Expo features cutting edge technologies, products and services from exhibitors offering the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Attendees will include people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Manufacturers, distributors, and service providers will offer discounts exclusively to attendees. Workshops will focus on issues that affect the community from finance to fitness to dating. There will be fun activities including adaptive sports, dance performances, and activities for the kids.
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2015 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference and Exhibition

January 27, 2015 to January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida

ATIA 2015 Orlando is a learning and networking event for professionals, parents, and students in the field of Assistive Technology (AT). Exhibitors, presenters and attendees will learn the latest cutting edge information, products, services and best practices in AT for service professionals serving children, students and adults with disabilities. Participants can hear first-hand from product leaders and successful practitioners how AT is a transformative power for the services they provide and the individuals with disabilities they serve. Participants also will be able to connect face-to-face with top AT experts while networking with and learning from like-minded peers from around the world.
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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

May 18, 2015 to May 19, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: Voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers; and action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world. In 2015, new topic areas will promote thoughtful discussion and suggest new ways to integrate education, technology, advocacy, activism and interdisciplinary research. We all strive to strengthen communities and enhance the lives of all human beings. Together, we can harness the tremendous synergy generated by the intermingling and cross-fertilization of diverse perspectives, and ‘spread the word’ as we continue our professional and personal life journey.
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