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CSUN Conference Draws Record Crowds in San Diego

More than 5,000 people gathered in San Diego for the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, the largest assistive technology conference in the world, Feb. 27-March 4. The 32nd annual event hosted people from around the globe and explored new technology designed to assist people with disabilities. “This is a great conference,” said Karen Royston, an executive director of a nonprofit that works with students with disabilities in the state of Georgia. “I really like how it has so many concurrent sessions and so many topics you can choose from. There is something for anyone about any disability.” This year’s event boasted more than 400 sessions and demonstrations from more than 120 exhibitors in the free Exhibition Hall. “The CSUN Conference is the conduit for the agents for change,” said Sandy Plotin, managing director of CSUN’s Center on Disabilities. “We are happy to provide them a place to gather together.” The center organizes the conference each year and is already at work preparing for next year’s conference, which will take place March 19-23, 2018, in San Diego.