Call for proposals: 2017 Coleman Conference

Unique event focuses on cognitive disability field
By Staff

Call for proposals: 2017 Coleman Conference

The Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology is the only event of its kind in the field of cognitive disability, and is known for sharing contemporary knowledge of best practices in the field and cultivating relationships between public and private entities.

The open call for proposals for this year’s event, set for Nov. 2 in Broomfield, has been issued and will close on June 1.

The Coleman Institute has held 16 nationally recognized conferences. Attendees include self-advocates, family members, legislators, academics, students, service providers, engineers, software developers and industry leaders.

This year’s keynote, professor Mischa Dohler from Kings College in London, is a leading expert on smart cities and the Tactile Internet, and will be speaking about the benefits of the Tactile Internet in his address, “Internet of Skills – Democratizing Labor and Empowering Humans.”

Successful proposals will demonstrate new and emerging applied cognitive technologies for use by people with cognitive disabilities and their families, including: research, development, and practice.  Proposals will be competitively reviewed and not all proposals will be accepted due to the limited number of breakout presentation slots.

The Coleman Institute may offer a presentation format different from that initially proposed by the author(s) (e.g., poster presentation instead of breakout presentation). Eligible parties to submit proposals include self-advocates, direct service professionals, provider or advocacy organizations, academics, students, profit and non-for-profit organizations.

For more information about topic areas, proposal guidelines and a direct link to the application, visit

Notices of acceptance will be sent out July 7. For more information, please contact the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at