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Conference Schedule

Monday, March 9, 2020

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm      Conference Check-In
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm      Pre-Conference Workshop Full-Day
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Morning Pre-Conference Workshop Half-Day
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm      Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshop Half-Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm      Conference Check-In
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm      Pre-Conference Workshop Full-Day
  • 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm   Morning Pre-Conference Workshop Half-Day
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm      Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshop Half-Day
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm      Keynote Address & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm      Conference Check-In
  • 9:00 am - 11:40 am    General Sessions
  • 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Registration & Check-In
  • 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Exhibit Hall
  • 1:20 pm - 5:00pm       General Sessions

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm      Conference Check-In
  • 8:00 am - 11:40 am    General Sessions
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm      Exhibit Hall Registration & Check-In
  • 9:30 am - 5:30 pm      Exhibit Hall
  • 1:20 pm - 5:00pm       General Sessions

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • 7:30 am - 10:00 am    Conference Check-In
  • 8:00 am - 11:40 am    General Sessions
  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm      Exhibit Hall Registration & Check-In
  • 9:30 am - 5:30 pm      Exhibit Hall
  • 1:20 pm - 5:00pm       General Sessions
  • 5:30 pm                       Conference & Exhibit Hall Adjourn

Conference Policies

Please be advised that registering for the CSUN AT Conference denotes that you have read and agree to comply with the Conference Policies.

  • Conference Name Badges must be worn at all times during conference hours and in conference areas. 
  • Transferring or sharing badges with non-registered individuals is prohibited.  
  • The CSUN AT Conference will replace a registrant’s lost name badge one time only for a fee of $290.00.
  • Please be advised that unauthorized recording, filming or photography of any nature is strictly prohibited.   This policy extends to all official activities held in any location of the hotel that are deemed part of the event (sponsor suites/function rooms, presentation rooms, Exhibit Hall, etc.).
  • The use of the CSUN name/logo or Conference name/logo without prior permission or approval is strictly prohibited.  This includes usage in any marketing or advertising materials and social media or website posts. The Conference name may only be used in marketing efforts in the appropriate context of attending the CSUN Conference.
  • The selling and direct delivery of merchandise is strictly prohibited at the CSUN AT Conference.
  • Presentation rooms will close once the room capacity has been reached. 
  • Room capacities adhere to the Fire Code. Altering the existing seating is prohibited.
  • Out of courtesy for presenters, please refrain from entering and/or exiting once the presentation has started.
  • Cell phones should be turned off during all presentations.
  • CSUN does not provide letters of invitation or assistance with obtaining documentation for international participants.
  • Children under the age of 16 will be required to pay full registration fees to attend the CSUN AT Conference and must be accompanied by an adult registrant to access conference areas.
  • Children under the age of 16 may attend the Exhibit Halls at the conference.  They must register for the free Exhibit Hall pass and be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • CSUN is not liable for any related financial expense, loss, theft, property damage or personal injury resulting from participating or attending any or all functions at the Conference.

Keynote Address

Mark your calendars for this year's Keynote Address at the CSUN AT Conference which will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 PM. A Welcome Reception will follow the Keynote Address.

Please join us in the Platinum Ballroom on Tuesday, March 10, as we commence the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

Strache Leadership Award

The Strache Leadership Award will be presented at the Keynote Address on Tuesday evening, March 10, 2020.

About Dr. Fred Strache

Dr. Fred Strache had held many positions, including VP for Student Affairs.He was a very active and progressive administrator, but his primary emphasis was always on students. Regardless of the type of project discussed with him, he would be supportive, but always ask what the benefits to our students would be.

Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research

The Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research is awarded annually to the author(s) of the best submission to the Science/Research Journal Track of the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Award winners are recognized for their exemplary submission and excellence in research and the advancement of assistive technology. It is with this award we honor Dr. Karshmer's extensive experience, commitment and passion in the field of disabilities and assistive technology, and continue his legacy of innovative research in the field of assistive technology.

Recipients of the Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research receive complimentary travel, hotel and conference registration for the contact author/presenter, while remaining authors/presenters will receive complimentary conference registration, and will be acknowledged at the Keynote Address on the evening of Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

About Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer

Dr. Arthur Karshmer received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. At the time of his retirement, Dr. Karshmer was the Chair of the Department of Analytics and Technology at the University of San Francisco. He spent his career researching assistive technologies for senior citizens and individuals with special needs. Professor Karshmer's research interest were in the fields of the operating system-architecture interface, metropolitan area networking and computer interfaces for the handicapped. He has published numerous papers in these domains.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Information regarding Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be posted in January 2020.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Full-Day and Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered on Monday, March 9, 2020 and Tuesday, March 10, 2020. These workshops are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics.

Room Temperature

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

Headset

It is recommended that you bring your favorite headset to gain access to audio output on computers at the conference.

Official Language

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