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CONFERENCE 2007
Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference
March 19-24 Los Angeles, CA

About the Conference

Attendees

Speakers

Exhibitors & Sponsors

2007 Conference General Information

Thank you for your interest in California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities' 22nd Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.


This event will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles Airport Marriott, and Renaissance Montura Los Angeles Hotels, March 19-24, 2007. Visit our web site regularly for conference information updates at: http://www.csun.edu/cod

Table of Contents

  1. Who Should Attend
  2. Conference Schedule
  3. Conference Fees
  4. Pre-Conference Days
  5. General Conference Days
  6. Speakers
  7. Exhibit Days
  8. Discounts
  9. Hotel Information
  10. Parking At the Hotels
  11. Hotel Shuttle Service
  12. Shuttle Vans
  13. Room Temperature
  14. Headset
  15. Official Language

1. Who Should Attend?

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2. TENTATIVE Conference Schedule

Sunday, March 18, 2007
Pre-Conference Registration 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday, March 19, 2007
Pre-Conference Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops Half-Day 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop Half-Day 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Registration at Marriott Hotel 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Registration at Hilton Hotel 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops Half-Day 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops Half-Day 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Welcome Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Registration at Hilton & Marriott Hotels 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Opening Breakfast and Keynote Address at Hilton Hotel 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
General Sessions 9:20 AM - 3:50 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Opening of Exhibit Halls 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Registration at Hilton & Marriott Hotels7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:25 PM
Exhibit Halls Open 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 AM - 1:45 PM
International Reception at Hilton Hotel 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, March 23, 2007
Registration at Hilton & Marriott Hotels 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:10 PM
Exhibit Halls Open 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2007
Registration at Hilton & Marriott Hotels 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
General Sessions 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Exhibit Halls Open 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Adjourns 1:00 PM

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3. Conference Fees

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - Cancellation Request must be made in writing & received by March 2, 2007. A $50 processing fee will be accessed. There will be no refunds after March 2, 2007. All no-shows will be charged.

EARLY BIRD - $435.00 (by February 19, 2007)
REGULAR - $485 (after February 19, 2007)
$525 (after March 9, 2007 & On-Site)

ATTENDEE FEES FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS
Wednesday: Before 02/19/07 $275, After 02/19/07 $315, After 03/09/07 $330
Thursday: Before 02/19/07 $265, After 02/19/07 $305, After 03/09/07 $320
Friday: Before 02/19/07 $265, After 02/19/07 $305, After 03/09/07 $320
Saturday: Before 02/19/07 $195, After 02/19/07 $255, After 03/09/07 $270

SPEAKER REGISTRATION- Cancellation Request must be made in writing & received by January 10, 2007. A $75 processing fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds after March 2, 2007. All no-shows will be charged.

EARLY BIRD - $355 (by December 22, 2006)
REGULAR - $395 (after December 22, 2006)
$425 (after March 9, 2007 & On-Site)

ONE DAY PRE-CONFERENCE
EARLY BIRD - $255 (by February 19, 2007)
REGULAR - $285 (after February 19, 2007)
$335 (after March 9, 2007 & On-Site)

HALF DAY PRE-CONFERENCE
EARLY BIRD - $165 (by February 19, 2007)
REGULAR - $195 (after February 19, 2007)
$245 (after March 9, 2007 & On-Site)

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4. Pre-Conference Days

Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered on Monday, March 19, 2007 and Tuesday, March 20, 2007 for Full-Day and Half-Day Sessions. These workshops are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics. Registration materials will be available in early January 2006.

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5. General Conference Days

The general conference begins on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 and continues through Saturday, March 24, 2007. Throughout these four days, more than 275 sessions will be presented and over 175 exhibits will be displayed.

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6. Speakers

For those interested in giving a presentation during the General Sessions, the Call For Papers General Session Proposal application is on-line - Deadline is now closed.

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7. Exhibit Days

The exhibits will be open Wednesday, March 21, 2007 through Saturday, March 24, 2007. Exhibit hours are as follows:

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, March 22, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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8. Discounts

Student Discounts
Full-time students are offered a 50% discount when a Registration Form is accompanied by verification of current enrollment. (class schedule or letter form registrar). Payment in full must accompany the Registration Form.

CSU Discounts
CSU Faculty and Staff are offered a 50% discount; payment in full must accompany the Registration Form

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9. Hotel Information

The official hotels of the conference are the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles Airport Marriott and Renaissance Montura Hotel Los Angeles. It is suggested that reservations be made early to secure a room. The hotels will honor the discounted conference rate until February 25, 2007, provided there are rooms available within the CSUN room block. When making reservations refer to California State University, Northridge, Center on Disabilities.

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310/410-4000 (V)
310/440-6136 (TTY)000000
310/410-6250 (Fax)
800/HILTONS (V)
800/368-1133 (TTY)
Rooms: $121 discounted conference rate, single or double occupancy. Limited government rates, please contact hotel.

Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310/641-5700 (V)
310/337-5358 (Fax)
800/228-9290 (V)
800/228-7014 (TTY)
Rooms: $129 discounted conference rates, single or double occupancy. Limited government rates, please contact hotel.

Renaissance Montura Hotel Los Angeles
9620 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310/337-2800 (V)
310/261-6618 (Fax)
Rooms: $137 discounted conference rates, single or double occupancy. Limited government rates, please contact hotel.

Please let the hotel know of any special accommodations needed at the time the reservation is made. All hotels offer free accessible shuttle bus service between LAX airline terminals and the hotel.

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10. Parking at the hotels

Please note: Bring your parking ticket to the Conference Registration Desk at the hotel where you parked to validate for discounted parking.

Hilton Registered Guests
$8 self park
$12 valet parking, per 24 hour period

Hilton Visiting Guests
$10 self park
$14 valet parking, day use only

Marriott Registered & Visiting Guests
$10 self park
$17 valet parking, per day

Renaissance Registered & Visiting Guests
$13 self park
$18 valet parking, per day

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11. Hotel Shuttle Service

All hotels offer free accessible shuttle bus service between LAX airline terminals and the hotel. To arrange for an accessible airport shuttle van use one of the phones at the hotel accommodation phone banks, located in the baggage claim area.

Hilton, call 310/410-4000
Marriott, call 310/337-5385

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12. Shuttle Vans

During conference hours, an accessible shuttle service is available at the entrance of the Hilton, Marriott, & Renaissance for those who need assistance in commuting between the two conference sites.

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13. Room Temperature

Temperatures in session rooms vary. For comfort, it is recommended that layered clothing be worn.

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14. Headset

It is recommended that you bring your favorite headset to gain access to audio output on computers in the Computer Labs.

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15. Official Language

We appreciate the extensive participation of the international community in this conference. The official language of the conference is English.

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California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 / Phone: 818-677-2578 / © 2006 CSU Northridge