Call for Presenters

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April 20-22, 2020/Salem Hotel & Convention Center/Salem, Oregon.

The combined resources of the AT NOW! and TIES conferences bring together the brightest minds and latest innovations. Together, champions of AT and TIES work to transform educational settings into universally accessible opportunities that will allow all students to learn and thrive. For the first time, RSOI and OTAP will provide the opportunity for practitioners in both fields to connect at an annual conference to focus on shared missions and expertise.


Conference strands include Assistive Technology, Accessible Educational Materials, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Therapy in Educational Settings and Universal Design for Learning, to support learners across the lifespan and the state.

Featuring Keynote Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 16 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and 4 books published by CAST Professional Publishing. Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.

Dr. Novak is the author of the best-selling book, Revised and Expanded Edition: UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms. Her newest book, Let Them Thrive: A Playbook for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and in Life, was endorsed by the PACER Foundation. Two additional publications, of which she is a co-author, have been endorsed by leading professors in the field of education and state departments of education. UDL in the Cloud was endorsed by the Executive Director of The Initiative on Learning and Teaching at MIT while Mitchell Chester, the late Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), endorsed Universally Designed Leadership. Novak’s work has been highlighted in many publications including Language Magazine, Motherly, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, AMLE Magazine, the Huffington Post, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.

Novak’s work in UDL has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

Submission Deadline: Monday, 12/2/2019

All Sessions are 90 minutes.

Presenters for all sessions selected for the conference will be notified prior to winter break

All presenters receive reduced conference registration, $100 for three days, including lunch buffet each day