Call for proposals: Accessing Higher Ground 2024

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference set for Nov. 11-15
By Staff

Accessing Higher Ground 2024, the official conference of ATHEN, and presented by AHEAD, is now accepting first-round proposals for its 27th annual conference in Denver.

The submission deadline is April 30. The conference is set for Nov. 11-15 at the Hilton Denver City Center.

Accessing Higher Ground seeks proposals on topics such as:

  • Accessible media
  • Universal Design
  • Best practices for web and media development
  • Accessible curriculum
  • Alternate format
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance
  • Evidence-based research
  • Other topics related to accessibility in higher education and other environments, including campus-wide or business-wide accessibility initiatives.

View last year’s sessions to get a full sense of the typical agenda and range of topics.  

Besides one- and two-hour main conference sessions, organizers also are looking for three- or six-hour pre-conference proposals.

Proposal submission

Use the online speaker proposal form to submit your proposal. Additional speaker information can be found on the AHG website.

Speaker discounts:

  • Out-of-state speakers receive a 10% discount on registration
  • ATHEN and AHEAD members receive an additional 10% discount
  • Pre-con speakers receive a 50% discount for three-hour sessions and 100% waiver for full-day workshops

If you have any questions about proposal submission or the conference, contact Howard Kramer at 720-351-8668 or

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