Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals - Annual International Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference

The Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference will host two days of pre-conference sessions, to be held on March 2 and 3, 2015. These sessions are either half-day (4 hours) or full-day workshops (8 hours), intended to offer an in-depth study and learning experience in the areas of assistive technology. The 30th conference will be held in San Diego from March 2, 2015, to March 7, 2015, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The Center on Disabilities is accepting proposals for the pre-conference of the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference until the deadline of November 3, 2014. All proposals must be submitted via the online form:

Emailed, faxed or mailed submissions will not be reviewed or accepted. Any inquiries regarding the pre-conference workshops can be directed to or (818) 677-2578.

Half-day and Full-day Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops offer in-depth, skill-building tools and focus on the topics that offer for career advancement and professional development. We currently cannot support any labs as part of a pre-conference session. Please note that 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.

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 or hands-on learning experience

Pre-Conference Proposal Requirements

For consideration as a half-day or full-day presenter, you are required to include the following information:

  • All presenter details and contact information
  • Presenter bios
  • Half or full-day designation
  • Program title
  • 3 Learning objectives
  • Program description (including summary, format and how objectives will be met)
  • Equipment needs (it is the responsibility of all presenters to communicate their technology set-up and to provide their own equipment beyond what is made of available)
  • Audience type (beginner, intermediate or advanced)

All 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 hands-on learning
  • Demonstrates how learning objectives will be met
  • Provides a diversity of learning modalities and styles

Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Bayramian Hall 110 Northridge, CA 91330-8340
Phone: 818-677-2578 | Email: