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Call for Proposals for AER Symposium Day

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The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) has announced a Call for Proposals for the new AER International Conference 2020 Symposium Day to be held July 23, 2020.  They are seeking workshops that are full day (7 hours) or half day (3.5 hours). 

Proposals for the Symposium are due February 3, 2020.

They are looking for a variety of topics that cover the spectrum of needs among vision professionals, including but not limited to:

  • Administration & Leadership
  • Rehabilitation Counseling & Employment
  • Multiple Disabilities & Deafblind
  • Psychosocial Services
  • Information & Technology
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Infant & Preschool
  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Education Curriculum
  • Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Aging
  • Itinerant Personnel
  • Personnel Preparation
  • International Services & Global Issues
  • Physical Activity & Recreation
  • Neurological Visual Impairment
  • Transitions
  • Other


What is Symposium Day?

This is a conference day devoted to full or half day presentations that give participants an opportunity to more fully explore topics and issues; and replaces "preconference" day. The workshops should be designed to be interactive and offer a chance for participants to engage with presenters and each other- key drivers for peak learning. Workshops can be for a general audience or be more specifically designed for a professional group (i.e. O&M specialists, TVIs, VRTs, LVTs, Technology professionals, Administrators, and so forth). If your workshop is for a specific professional group, please indicate in the full description.

How do I submit a proposal?

Click the Proposal Form link and fully complete the proposal form.  Reminder: bios for each presenter should be brief. If there is a special room set up required or additonal needs, please indicate on the form in the spaces provided. Also, please provide the contact information for each presenter in the space provided. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to or call Angela at 703-671-5873. Send completed proposals to


Event Date: 

Feb 03, 2020