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ATSA is taking submissions for the Independent Living Expos in Melbourne and Perth in 2018. Presentations are part of the comprehensive conference program with sessions that will cover the latest technologies, research, product development and issues relating to the disability and rehabilitation sectors.  The most successful presentations are those that focus on case studies as well as delivering insights for attendees to take back to their home or workplace.

 A consumer project called AT Chat (Opening up Communication about Assistive Technology) will be presented for the first time at the Perth expo.  This communications platform allows people with disability to engage with each other. It is designed to encourage social participation and open discussion where people can share their experiences of using assistive technologies (AT). “The stand out feature of AT Chat is that it is peer led, by people with disability for people with disability, and is a first of its kind in information sharing around AT,” Independent Living Centre WA, chief executive, Gerri Clay said. “People attending the expo can find out more about this innovative information hub and get involved in the project by engaging in the conversation around AT solutions for life, recreation and work,” she said. 

Submissions need to have a short title and description, around 100 words, and include a headshot of the speaker and a brief biography.  Sales presentations and pure product promotions are not accepted. 

The Melbourne expo will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, May 16-17 and the Perth event at the Claremont Showground from May 30-31.

Submissions must be received by October 25, 2017 via the online portal only at: http://atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au/call-for-presentations/ or for more information or questions phone: 1300 789 845.