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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 NARRTC Annual Conference

April 24, 2014 to April 25, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia

NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) seeks improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities. NARRTC members are current projects funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The theme of the 2014 conference will be "The Way Forward: Informing Policy with Evidence."
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2014 Abilities Expo - New York Metro

May 2, 2014 to May 4, 2014 in Edison, New Jersey

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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2014 FOSE

May 13, 2014 to May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

FOSE has a long legacy of servicing the government technology community and continues to provide a meeting grounds for IT professionals — from government and private industry —to take advantage of in-demand training, networking and professional development opportunities.
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2014 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

May 19, 2014 to May 20, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii

The 2014 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will encourage and respect voices from "diverse" perspectives across numerous areas relating to disability. The perspectives included in this conference will include voices from persons representing all disability areas; family members and supporters sharing experiences across all disability areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, natural supports and allies of persons with disabilities and; and action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.
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2014 M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase

June 9, 2014 to June 10, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia

The M-Enabling Summit is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) to promote mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities leveraging the latest operating systems, handsets and tablets based technologies.
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2014 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference & Exposition

June 11, 2014 to June 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina

The 2014 APTA NEXT Conference & Exposition will feature advanced programming presented by leading professionals in the field. Physical therapy professionals will get the latest information, network with colleagues, see product demonstrations, learn cutting edge techniques, and earn continuing education credits.
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2014 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference

June 13, 2014 to June 15, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana

The RESNA 2014 Annual Conference will be an interdisciplinary gathering of individuals and companies who share a common interest in rehabilitation engineering, assistive technology and disability issues in general. The conference schedule will include workshops and plenary sessions. Mixed in are dozens of meetings of committees, SIGs (shared interest groups) and PSGs (professional specialty groups).
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2014 - 12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST): Advances in Cognitive Technologies

June 25, 2014 to June 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

ICOST 2014 will involve key experts from more than 15 countries worldwide. ICOST is considered as a venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives and along with end users and family caregivers, explores how Smart Homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics can foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Chicago

June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014 in Schaumburg, Illinois

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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2014 - ICare4Autism International Autism Conference

June 30, 2014 to July 2, 2014 in New York, New York

The purpose of the ICare4Autism conferences are to share current groundbreaking research into the causes and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to be a catalyst for powerful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle the global autism crisis.
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2014 - 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP)

July 9, 2014 to July 11, 2014 in Saint-Denis, France

ICCHP provides a platform for end users, researchers, developers and practitioners including amongst others: A scientific conference presenting and discussing reviewed papers (~50% acceptance rate) which will be published in SPRINGER Lecture Notes in Computer Science Special Thematic Sessions organised, chaired and supervised for publishing by leading experts to provide a comprehensive overview to very specific aspects of eAccessibility and eInclusion A special track on Universal Learning Design organised by colleagues from the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic A Young Researchers Consortium to support the formation of the next generation of experts in eAccessibility and eInclusion A Summer University for young blind students intending to enter math, science and engineering studies A programming competition final "Project Possibility" A pre-conference including Workshops/Tutorials and Meetings Space for Exhibition and Poster Presentations The ICCHP Roland Wagner Award sponsored by the Austrian Computer Society An agreeable Social Programme for networking and enjoyment
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2014 Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)

July 19, 2014 to July 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal

ISAAC 2014's theme is "Discover Communication - Descobrir a Comunicação" The conference will offer something for everyone with an interest in AAC. Presentations will feature leading edge research, and clinical and educational interventions and innovations. People who use AAC will share their experiences and perspectives.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Houston

July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas

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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2014 Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Summit & Expo

August 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The summit will bring together renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care for patients with spinal cord injuries or related diseases. The summit will focus on sharing knowledge and building skills, delivering optimal patient outcomes and advancing milestones in spinal cord injury and related diseases treatments and cures.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Boston

September 5, 2014 to September 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts

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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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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