2022 Call for Workshops

April 7-9, 2022

Higher Ground

Higher Ground is the theme for CTEBVI’s 62nd Conference.

As we renew ourselves to reach our highest potential, we invite you to share one or more of your fresh ideas, innovative insights, successful programs, or research results, addressing the wide range of issues facing those serving children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Please share this letter with others who may be interested in presenting.

CTEBVI is proud to celebrate our 62nd annual conference. It is considered to be one of the most inclusive in the field, encompassing transcribers, teachers, paraprofessionals, rehabilitation specialists, orientation & mobility specialists, students, and parents.

This year our conference will be presented virtually. This professional conference will be available to all educators and transcribers across the country, and perhaps beyond the United States.

General Information about Presentation Proposals

Presentation Format Descriptions

Workshop Presentations are usually 60 minutes in length. These may include lectures or demonstrations, reports of research design or results, or effective presentations of other relevant information. This format may include a panel of speakers who provide views on a specific topic. Panel presentations should be limited to four speakers.

Workshop presentations will take place during both days of the conference. In the event that a presentation requires more than 60 minutes, a two-hour workshop time may be requested. Participants will be required to attend the full two-hour time period.

All presentations will be virtual. You will be presenting from your home or work using video/vimeo, PowerPoint, or other technologies such as a shared screen. Please be sure that your internet connection is stable.

All workshops will be video recorded and available on the CTEBVI website post-conference. All handouts must be provided electronically and be in accessible formats.

A workshop monitor will be assigned to your workshop to introduce you and assist in monitoring the chat/questions, etc.

Proposal Selection Criteria

Presentations at the CTEBVI Conference should be designed to educate participants about successful practices, innovations, research, or expanded perspectives that improve services to students and clients who are blind or visually impaired. For vendors who submit proposals, we are looking for presentations that focus on products for educational or rehabilitation outcomes. We encourage vendors to co-present with VI professionals and/or students. (e.g., “Using Video Magnifiers to Access Board Work” or “Notetakers in the College Classroom”)

Proposals will be reviewed by the conference committee using the following criteria:

Proposal Submission Process

Deadline for proposal submission is December 20, 2021.

Proposals are to be submitted through a web-based submission process using the link below. Please have all your information ready before you begin to enter your proposal.

Submission forms must be completed in full. You will need to provide the following pieces of information:

Presentation type: Designate presentation type as workshop (one or two hours in length) or poster presentation.

Presentation title.

Abstract of the presentation. This should be a concise summary of the complete presentation in 50 to 200 words. This is required for ACVREP approval.

Description of presentation: This should be a brief description of your presentation and will be included in the conference program.

Workshop Strand: Educator, Transcriber, Paraeducator, Parent

Primary learning objective(s)or outcome(s) for participants who attend the session. The learning objective(s) should indicate the knowledge, concepts, or skills participants should be able to demonstrate following the presentation. This is required for ACVREP approval.

Names and contact information for each presenter: Before submitting a proposal, the lead presenter should confirm the commitment of co-presenters and include them and their contact information on the proposal submission form. Please reflect the contact information that you want included in the conference program.

Brief profile of each presenter, including degrees, credentials and agency affiliations if appropriate.

Ready to submit a Workshop Proposal? Follow the link below to go to the submission form for the 2022 CTEBVI Conference:

2022 Workshop Submission Form

If you have questions or need additional information about a specific workshop strand, the requirements for the workshops, want to brainstorm ideas, etc., please contact Sue Reilly and Judi Biller, CTEBVI Workshop Co-Chairs at ctebvi.workshops@gmail.com.

Deadline for proposal submission is December 20, 2021. Accepted presenters will be notified by the end of January 2022.

For More Information
Website: http://www.ctebvi.org