Call for Proposals: 2018 National ADA Symposium
The Great Plains ADA Center is soliciting proposals related to ADA implementation that you would be interested in presenting at our National ADA Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA June 17-20, 2018.
We're interested in subject areas such as Title I, Title II, Title III, Healthcare, Technology, Higher Education, Transportation, Housing and any other interesting workshops related to ADA implementation. Each session will be 90 minutes in length. However, two part sessions can be provided if the content requires additional time. We will also have a specific track for highly advanced experts to conduct interactive policy development workshops that will be 3 hours in length.
Please complete and return the Proposal Submission Form (which is attached) if you would like for your session to be considered for the Symposium. The deadline for submissions is September 30th.
An exciting innovation will be available this coming Symposium to aide you in targeting your presentation more precisely. Our registration tool will allow you to interact by e-mail with session participants prior to the Symposium. You will have access through our new system with the attendees if you wish to poll them about specific issues/topics, suggest limited reading material and/or announce an event they should monitor prior to the Symposium. Since we begin registration at the start of the New Year and the National ADA Symposium is in June, we expect most sessions will be filled by April based on past operations. Therefore, it gives you adequate time to utilize this new feature. You are NOT required to do so, but it is an option that many have expressed the desire to utilize in the past.
This year we will have approximately 100 workshops, around half of which will be conducted by various federal agencies and prior presenters and half of which will be selected from this RFP process. There can be no more than two presenters per session and your airfare/mileage, hotel, conference registration and conference meals will be covered by the National ADA Symposium.
We will notify you no later than Friday, November 17, 2017 of our decision.
Thank you in advance for your interest, application and willingness to make the National ADA Symposium a continued success. Also, feel free to share this with other colleagues and experts in the ADA field.