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Call for Pre-Conference Workshops

The 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference will host pre-conference workshops intended to provide attendees in-depth, skill-building tools on the topics that offer career advancement and professional development.  The Center on Disabilities Call for Proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops will be Thursday, August 19 through 3:00 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Pre-conference workshops should provide:

  • An enhanced and in-depth exploration as opposed to a general overview
  • Offer distinct learning objectives with gained practical knowledge
  • Include an interactive learning experience

Workshops require advance sign-up and an additional fee from attendees, thus it is our intention that the pre-conference workshops are appealing and worthwhile. Workshops are not intended to be about promotional marketing, selling or distribution of any product or service.

Half-day and Full-day Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops that are scheduled as either a half-day (3 hours) or a full-day workshop (6 hours).

Presenters

All professionals from a variety of backgrounds, with expertise in a subject matter area are welcome to submit a proposal. Companies or representatives on behalf of an organization, company or product will not be accepted as a presenter for a pre-conference workshop.

Half-day workshops have a maximum of two (2) presenters and up to three (3) on full-day workshops.

Pre-Conference Proposal Requirements

You are required to include the following information:

  • Up to 2 presenters on half-day workshops and up to 3 on full-day workshops (later additions and substitutions prohibited)
  • All presenter bios and contact information
  • Half or full-day designation
  • Program title
  • 3 Learning objectives
  • Program description (including summary, format and how objectives will be met)
  • Audience type (beginner, intermediate or advanced)

Proposals will be reviewed based on how well they meet the following criteria:

  • Addresses an innovative or new perspective in technology
  • Offers beneficial strategies for effectively implementing assistive technology practices
  • Incorporates interactive learning
  • Demonstrates how learning objectives will be met
  • Provides a diversity of learning modalities and styles

The Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Submission form will be available starting Thursday, August 19, 2021.