Conference Proposal Submission

The Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia, will specifically focus on the best thinking in the autism community and will provide practical strategies relevant to individuals living with autism and their family members. This state-wide conference will offer educational and engaging forums for professionals, parents, and self-advocates. The purpose of the conference is to translate research and best practices into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with autism and their families.

We are now accepting proposals for scientific posters and facilitated lunch discussion topics.

We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals living with autism or those who support individuals with autism including: psychologists, social workers, speech language pathologists, counselors, teachers, behavior analysts, researchers, occupational therapists, physical therapist, parents, entrepreneurs, nurses, medical doctors, early interventionists and policy makers.

Poster Session and Reception:

Anyone conducting research on an autism-related topic is welcome to present a scientific poster on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:45pm to 6:30pm. You are welcome to use a poster recently presented at an autism-related scientific conference (e.g., IMFAR) or have prepared for upcoming conferences.

Poster setup is scheduled between 3:15pm and 3:45pm in the Student Center Ballroom, on your assigned poster board. Posters must fit a display size of 44” tall by 72” wide.

Facilitated Lunch Discussion

Anyone considered a content expert in an autism-related topic is welcome to facilitate a discussion with up to 10 conference attendees on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Prepare at least 2-3 questions and/or learning objectives for your discussion.

Copies of documents or supplemental materials is highly encouraged, but not required.

The Commitee Invites Proposals That:

  • Address current challenges faced by professionals and community members and are solution-oriented
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Present evidence based on or supported by research
  • Target individuals with autism and their family members
  • Target either new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals
  • Use accessible multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning
  • Explore issues important to individuals with autism and their families

*Conference Registration is required*

If you have any questions please contact Gereen Francis at acega@gsu.edu.