AAC in the Cloud 2019: Thinking Outside the Device! Call for Presentations
We invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the upcoming, online AAC in the Cloud conference, now in its 3rd year.

Share your research, insight, learning, and experience as part of the 2019 AAC in the Cloud conference. This free, online conference aims to benefit everyone connected to augmentative and alternative communication.

AAC in the Cloud 2018 had nearly 4000 registered attendees and sessions have been viewed more than 20,000 times.

Bring AAC into the spotlight and help others build their AAC prowess by submitting your presentation idea for this year's AAC in the Cloud conference.

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Open February 4 - March 29
All the bits and pieces
We'd love to include you on our list of presenters, but we want you to know what you are getting into so here are some important details.

Presentations will be carried online so a solid internet connection and webcam are required. Presentations should be 45-50 minutes long and should focus on a topic with a strong connection to AAC (augmentative and alternative communication).

The live presentations will be recorded and remain available for public view on the conference website (aacconference.com) for no less than six months.

Presenters will be featured on the AAC in the Cloud conference website and may be highlighted on CoughDrop and AAC in the Cloud social media prior to the conference. Recorded presentations may also be featured through CoughDrop and AAC in the Cloud channels following the conference.

Submissions will be accepted February 4 - March 29.

Presenters will be notified no later than April 12 of their acceptance status.

The conference will be held June 25-26 from 12pm - 7pm ET each day.

If you have questions or concerns contact Melissa DeMoux at melissa@mycoughdrop.com

Interested? Great, let's get started!
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Phone Number: *
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Your connection to AAC: *
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Day you would prefer to present: *
If you have specific time restraints please let us know (we will do our best to accomodate if possible):
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Presentation audience focus: *
Presentation Topic: *
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Some Suggested Presentation Topics (to spur your creativity if needed). Remember to "think outside the device":
We encourage a wide variety of topics relating to AAC. While this is not an exhaustive list, some topics to consider include:

1. AAC for families
2. Encouraging sibling support for an AAC user
3. AAC at home
4. AAC for adults
5. Communication following a stroke
6. Available AAC resouces
7. Getting started -- how to begin with AAC
8. Modeling/ aided language stimulation -- at home, in the classroom, etc
9. Integrating AAC into an IEP
10. Applying for grants for AAC
11. Getting AAC covered by insurance or navigating device funding options
12. Literacy/reading and AAC
13. Building an AAC vocabulary
14. Most important AAC tips or things to remember
15. Getting a parent/teacher buy-in for AAC
16. Creating a solid AAC support team
17. AAC for bi-lingual families
18. Getting beyond single word communications
19. Choosing AAC symbols or images
20. AAC and switch access
21. AAC and eye gaze
22. AAC for specific diagnoses (autism, aphasia, cerebral palsy, TBI, etc)
23. Lessons you've learned from your AAC experiences
24. AAC for specific age groups (pre-school, teens, elementary age, adult, etc)
25. Other AAC topics from your experience or expertise
26. Core Vocabulary
27. Creating an AAC inclusive environment
28. Siblings and AAC
29. AAC in school/college/workplace/playground
30. AAC for fun -- how to engage & help others as well

**Remember: While CoughDrop is sponsoring this conference, we aren't limiting presentations to CoughDrop-specific sessions (although we'd love to have you use CoughDrop as part of your talk). Your session doesn't need to mention CoughDrop at all, and don't be afraid to mention other products or vendors. We're looking for AAC-oriented topics that will be a benefit the AAC community as a whole.

Program Abstract: *
Please include a clear description of your presentation in 50 words or fewer to share with conference attendees.
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Summary for Review: *
Please share an overview of your presentation for review by our selection committee.
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Your Biography: *
Please submit a brief biography which can be used as part of the conference program. This will be shared on our conference website.
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Anything else you'd like us to know:
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Thank You!!
We look forward to working with you and to help the world better understand and accept communication in all forms. We believe in the power of AAC.
Wondering who we are and why we bother putting all this work into running a free AAC conference?
You can learn a bit about CoughDrop and why we want to spread understanding about augmentative communication as well as encourage communicators, families, and AAC supporters in this post http://blog.mycoughdrop.com/why-we-started-coughdrop/ or in the video below.
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