2018 Call for Presentations

Submissions are no longer being accepted. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted!

The ATCNE Program will be announced on June 1st

Full Day Pre-Conference: Thursday, November 29, 2018   8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Conference: Friday, November 30, 2018  8:00 am-3:30 pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Warwick, RI


Our 2017 survey respondents requested more information/sessions on: Higher Education, Transition/Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind/Low Vision Technologies & Strategies, and Employment Technologies & Strategies in addition to the topics we typically cover.  We also strongly encourage users of AT/AAC to submit and share their experiences with our attendees.

Final submission deadline: May 11, 2018.  Presenters selected will be notified by May 31, 2018.


  • Submissions for Pre-Conference workshops are expected to be full day. If you require a stipend, please indicate the amount on the Submission Form.
  • Conference submissions should fit into a 75-minute format.
  • Presenters are encouraged to submit more than one proposal.
  • All Pre-Conference presenters will receive free admission, up to 2 presenters, for November 30th.  Additional presenters will receive a discounted rate.
  • All Conference presenters will be able to register for a pre-conference workshop on the 29th, at a discounted rate. They will also receive free conference registration for the 30th, up to 2 presenters.  Additional presenters will be able to register at a discounted rate.


Proposals must be received by the final submission deadline to be considered. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance.   Submissions must include the following to be considered:


  1. Title of your presentation – be sure that the title reflects the main focus area.
  2. Identify the presentation level: Basic, Intermediate or Advanced.
  3. Provide lead presenter’s name, title, company/organization/professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, fax number and e-mail.
  4. Provide names, titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses for additional presenters (no more than three).
  5. Submit a 100-200 word description of your presentation, including: Learner objectives/outcomes, the knowledge and/or skills attendees can expect to gain, and any additional information that you feel helps to describe your session.
  6. Provide a brief professional or personal biography for each presenter (50 words, max).
  7. Indicate the target audience(s) – Early childhood, K-12, Higher education, Adult services, Elder services, Rehabilitation, or other (please describe).
  8. Indicate subject areas for presentation.
  9. Indicate any accessibility needs that you may have.
  10. Include any other necessary information in a Comments section at the end of your proposal.

(Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail for your submission within 24 hours)


If you have any questions, please contact the ATCNE Program Chair, Matthew Provost, at matthewp@techaccess-ri-org, or 401-463-0202.