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midnightsun Assistive ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

MIDNIGHT SUN
creating a brighter future

Technology Aug. 5 -7, 2009

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Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) in collaboration with various statewide partners in government, education, independent living, and vocational rehabilitation is proud to host the Midnight Sun Assistive Technology Conference to be held in Anchorage from August 5 - 7, 2009. The Midnight Sun Assistive Technology Conference will provide an opportunity to see first hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for people with disabilities. The conference will serve as a unique opportunity for vendors, professionals, private individuals, parents, and service providers to exchange and gather information on the world of AT. Whether you are an AT supplier, service provider, or are just interested in seeing the latest in AT, you’ll want to join us in the land of the Midnight Sun for this one of a kind opportunity, all while visiting the beauty of Alaska.

COMMUNITY LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MAIN CONFERENCE TRACKS

Assistive technology that provides independence in home and across different community settings to include: first responders and emergency preparedness; health care providers; recreation; rural issues and solutions; universal design / home modifications; etc.. All aspects of assistive technology in preschool, K-12, university and other educational settings to include: access to the curriculum; assessment / decision making; implementation; transition; etc. Assistive technology that expands employment options and provides accommodations in the work place to include: benefits to business; hireability; job accommodations; etc. Assistive technology that ensures accessibility in modern communication systems and devices to include: integration of AT with IT; networking in schools and businesses; etc.
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EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

IT / TELECOMMUNICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SUBMISSION DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 18, 2009 @ 5:00 PM (AKST)
Please fill out one form for each presentation submitted Title of Presentation
The title of the paper should be brief (10 words or less) yet describe the presentation content accurately.

Call for Presentation

Presenter 1 (PRIMARY)
First : Organization/Title: Address: City, ST, Zip: E-mail: Brief Bio: Last:

Phone:

Presenter 2
First : Organization/Title: Address: City, ST, Zip: E-mail: Brief Bio: Last:

Phone:

Track
Please number the following track(s) from 1 (Primary) through 4 in the order that represents the focus of your presentation. **Not all tracks need to be chosen** Community Living Education Employment IT/Telecommunication

Target Audience
Please indicate the age group(s) your presentation addresses: 0-5yrs 6-20yrs 21-54yrs 55+

Equipment Needs
Please indicate the equipment needed for your presentation: LCD Projector TV/VCR Screen
**Equipment not listed is the responsibility of the presenter**

Session Length
Please indicate the ideal time for your presentation (including question/answer period). 1-hour 1.5-hour

CALL FOR PAPERS MSATC2009

Presentation Level
Please indicate the level of experience for which this presentation is appropriate. Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Key Learning Objectives
Please submit two objectives for your presentation describing the skills, knowledge, and/ or attitudes that participants will demonstrate following your session. Please use the format: Participants will: 1.

2.

Additional Requests

Abstract
Please complete an abstract (brief description of your presentation) of less than 50 - 100 words to be used in marketing materials.

CALL FOR PAPERS MSATC2009

Summary Review
Please include a more detailed summary to be used by the review committee when selecting proposals.

Submitting presentations
We are moving toward a “paper-less” conference this year. Because of the environmental impacts of hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of paper being used for handouts, we are requiring all presenters to submit their presentations by June 30, 2009. Attendees will be provided the presentations in an electronic format. Details about submitting your presentation will be included on the “Confirmation of Presentation” letter sent to you if your presentation is accepted.

General Instructions Submission Guidelines
1. 2. Papers may be scheduled at any time during the conference at the conference committee’s discretion. Speakers agree that their submission will be published in the Conference Program and may be available on the Midnight Sun Assistive Technology Conference website or websites of collaborating agencies. Authors retain copyright of their work. 3. Submission of a proposal serves as your agreement to have all information and handouts included in the conference program, which will be given to all conference participants. 4. All accepted presenter’s will have one (1) day conference fee waived on the same day as they are presenting. Other expenses will be the responsibility of the presenter. 5. The primary presenter will receive written notification by March 2009. The primary presenter will be responsible for notifying the co-presenters regarding acceptance of the proposal and other correspondence. 6. It is understood that permission has been given by program presenters for audio and/or videotaping and photographs. 7. Presenters are responsible for obtaining written permission from copyright holders for duplication of previously published materials distributed as handouts at any session. 8. All presentation materials to be distributed at the conference, in regular or an alternative format if requested by a participant, are the responsibility of the presenter.

Selection Criteria

Each proposal will be reviewed for the following elements: 1. Need for this information 4. Presenter’s qualifications 2. Relationship to theme and strands 3. Appeal to a diverse or specific audience