Coleman Institute calling for conference proposals

Deadline extended to March 25 for presentations on cognitive disability and technology
By Staff

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 Oct. 6 in Broomfield, has been extended through March 25.

The Coleman Institute has held 15 nationally recognized conferences. In 2015, over 750 attendees representing 38 states and eight countries registered for the annual conference. Attendees include self-advocates, family members, legislators, academics, students, service providers, engineers, software developers and industry leaders.

Successful proposals will demonstrate new and emerging technologies for use by people with cognitive disabilities and their families, present original research or synthesize research findings in cognitive disabilities, demonstrate innovative practices, and/or analyze public policies. 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 April 26. For more information, please contact the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at