• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Presenting FAQ

Where and when will the Conference take place?
The 2024 CSUN AT Conference will be at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. The Conference dates are Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2024. Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Monday, March 18. The Keynote Address Program will kick off the conference on the morning of Tuesday, March 19 and conference sessions will begin following the keynote and continue through Friday, March 22.
What are the benefits of presenting?
The CSUN AT Conference, recognized as the premier event in the field of assistive technology and persons with disabilities, is the longest-running, largest and the only university-sponsored event of its kind. The Conference involves all stakeholder groups providing presenters a unique opportunity to connect with a broad audience, targeting a cross-section of people who are most likely to engage in the products, services, and learning opportunities offered. As the most widely-known conference for technology and persons with disabilities, presenters build credibility among their peers by sharing their knowledge and experience on the topic(s) they present.
What is the difference between the Journal Call for Papers and the General Call for Presentations?

The Journal Call for Papers welcomes the Research & Development community around the globe to submit their cutting-edge work for publication. The Journal Track publishes proceedings from the Journal Track sessions presented at the CSUN Conference in the open-access award-winning Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities. Visit the Journal page for further information.

The General Call for Presentations invites all individuals interested in presenting a session in the general domains of new concepts concerning hardware and software, adaptive devices, access to technology, training programs, results of research, and overall best practices in any area of technology for people with disabilities.

How do I submit a paper or presentation for consideration?
The Journal Call for Papers and the General Call for Presentations have individual online submission forms. The links to each Call will be active and available upon each of their openings and remain active until their deadlines.
What is the deadline to submit?
  • The Journal Call for Papers will be Thursday, August 17 through Tuesday, September 5 at 3:00 PM PDT.
  • The General Call for Presentations will be Thursday, September 7 through Tuesday, September 26, at 3:00 PM PDT.

Submissions intended for the Journal Call for Papers will not be accepted during the General Call for Presentations and vice versa. All submissions must be completed and submitted by their respective deadlines. All submissions must be submitted through the online submission system to be considered.

How do you select which submissions to accept?
Independent committees of content expert reviewers rigorously review all submissions to the Journal and General Tracks. Submissions are accepted based on the review scores and recommendations made by the reviewers.
What do I need to do if my submission is accepted to confirm my participation?
All presenters must register to present and attend the conference to secure their session slot. Presenter Registration is Tuesday, October 31, 2023 through December 5, 2023, at 3:00 PM PST. Each presenter on accepted sessions will receive notice of acceptance and instructions for registration ahead of October 31. All presenters included in the submission must register as a Presenter to present. Sessions with no registered presenters will be canceled.
Why is there a registration fee for presenters?
All presenters are given a reduced conference registration fee of $420. The reduced presenter registration fee grants the same complete access to all conference activities and events as the attendee registration fee and highlights your role at the conference as a valued presenter. Presenters must register to secure their session and attend the conference. The CSUN Center on Disabilities hosts the Annual CSUN AT Conference and relies solely on conference registrations and sponsorships to operate and make the event possible. While the CSUN Center on Disabilities is part of the California State University system, we do not receive state funding or financial support from the university or any other entity.
Will you need my presentation slides?
No, however the Center on Disabilities will compile a repository of links to presentation slides to be made available to the public. Submitting a link to your presentation is voluntary and not required to present. It is recommended that a service such as Apple iCloud, Box, DropBox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive be used to host your presentation and create a shareable link. Presenters will receive instructions on how to submit the link for their presentation in the weeks leading up to the conference.
Will my presentation be published?
Only papers accepted to the Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities will be included in the formal publication. General sessions are not published. All sessions will be listed in the conference schedule with a brief description. Additionally, any links to slides provided by presenters will be shared.
What is the cancellation policy for presenters?
Presenters canceling after December 5, 2023, are not eligible for a refund for their registration. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by December 5, 2023. Upon cancellation, the presenter's information will be removed from the session details on the conference website, but changing the information in the printed conference materials may not be possible. Presentations without a registered presenter will be canceled.
How do I make changes to my proposal?
Changes to presentation titles and descriptions must be received in writing. These changes cannot alter the overall content of the submitted proposal in any way. Changes received after December 5, 2023, will be updated in the session details on the conference website, but changing the information in the printed conference materials may not be possible.