The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Session Types


Session TypeDescriptionPresentersRoom Set
Strategy Smackdown
New for 2018
Quick-paced sessions that are participant lead. Attendees bring visuals, manipulatives, apps, and/or models of evidence-based strategies and positive promising practices that they have implemented. Within given topic areas, participants will share details about the strategy, the features and components, how it supports individuals, why it is useful or beneficial,
and how it can be transferable and used by those in attendance. 1 presenter (OCALI will select the presentation groups. You will be 1 of 5 presenters in a single session.) Classroom tables and chairs; space available for movement around room and engagement with presenters
MasterMind
New for 2018
A 12-15 minute concise and scripted talk using minimal slides within a single 60-75-minute session. Similar to a TED Talk, the presenter poses a question and challenges the audience to consider innovative approaches, a new perspective or way of thinking to draw a conclusion based on the presenter’s personal narrative, experiences, knowledge, and/or ideas learned along the way. Overarching themes include: Big Questions, Inspiring Change, and Empowering Ideas. 1 presenter (You will present your talk along with 2-3 other presenters onsite. OCALI will select the presentation groups.) Additional space in the front of the room for the presenter to move while talking; classroom or theater seating
Panel An interactive group of four presenters who share ideas, viewpoints, and experiences on key topics and issues. Panel session are designed to cultivate increased understanding and advance knowledge on a particular subject through the sharing of different points of view. Diverse perspectives among the panelists is the key to success for panel sessions. Must have 4 presenters Four chairs up front for panelists to sit together as they present
Facilitated Discussion Led by 2-3 experts who briefly introduce a topic and then serve as facilitators, asking questions to engage the audience in a robust discussion. A short opening presentation sets the foundation, but the majority of the session is devoted to questions and dialogue with the audience. This session type is a dynamic forum to engage the audience in sharing their thoughts, ideas, strategies, and perspectives. 2-3 presenters Limited to 50-60 chairs for participants to allow for more robust discussion
Poster A visual display of innovative content, data, and/or findings. This session type highlights a central research question or programmatic approach, findings, supporting evidence, and implications. 1-2 presenters Hangs in the exhibit hall entrance throughout the entire conference so participants can both visit with researchers as well as browse at their leisure
Learning Lab A hands-on, technology-based environment for discovering and practicing new skills and techniques with a variety of software and technology products. An overview of tools and resources will be accompanied by active demonstrations where participants get to explore and practice what they learn as they go. 1-2 presenters Networked computer and device lab set in classroom style tables; participants are encouraged to bring their own technology (BYOT)
Hands-on Interactive An exploration and manipulation of materials and/or resources that encourage audience participation and engagement with concepts, ideas, role playing, and implementation strategies to better understand and make practical application of session content. 1-4 presenters Round tables for participants to more easily interact with items and with one another in small groups
Lecture A classroom-style instructional session 1-3 presenters Classroom tables and chairs; some theater seating