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31st Annual International Technology & Persons With Disabilities Conference (CSUN)

March 21-26, 2016, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA
The “CSUN” conference is the world’s longest-running and largest conference of its kind on the topic of assistive technology and the positive impact on persons with disabilities. At this year’s event ODO’s Pat Pound and Katy Rosseland will present findings from the 2015 ODO Market Study on American Adult Travelers with Disabiities.

For details, see Center for Disability Studies, California State University Northridge.

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Passenger Terminal Expo and Conference 2016

March 15-17, 2016, Cologne, Germany
Passenger Terminal Expo brings together airports and suppliers from around the world. The conference each year includes a panel on passengers with disabilities. Thanks to the sponsorship of United Airlines, Eric Lipp will be attend this year on behalf of ODO.

To learn more, see Expo 2016 Conference Review.

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M-Enabling Summit 2016

June 13-14, 2016, Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA

The M-Enabling Global Summit is the only conference exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. This is one event that we at ODO never miss.

For details and registration, see M-Enabling Summit.

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National ADA Symposium

June 19-22, 2016, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
This annual ADA Symposium features speakers from the Department of Justice, Access Board and EEOC among others to teach, review, and provide updates about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For details and registration, see National ADA Symposium.

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July 13, 2016, Navy Pier, Hall A, Chicago

Hosted annually by the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, this day-long Expo promotes the independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities by showcasing Chicago’s wide range of accessible venues, products and services. Open Door Organization will be on hand to showcase Open Taxis, the Z Life program and our Easy Access Chicago guide.

For full details, see AccessChicago 2016.

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2016 LEAD Conference and Training

August 1-5, 2016, Westin Conference Center, Pittsburgh, PA

The LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability) Conference is the preeminent event in the field of access to the cultural arts for people with disabilities and older adults. The program caters to both beginners and experts, with great opportunities to network with cultural administrators from US and abroad.

For full details, see 2016 LEAD Conference and Training.

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WACRA 2016 Conference

August 28-31, 2014, Helsinki, Finland

The Worldwide Airlines Customer Relations Association is a world-wide organization of air transport professionals dedicated to: Promoting and encouraging a free exchange of ideas and methods to provide a consistently high level of customer service; Providing a forum for the mutual exchange of such ideas and the means for successful related cooperation among air transport enterprises; and Cooperating with and providing liaison to the Air Transport Association (ATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

To learn more, see the WACRA 2016 Conference Agenda.

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Abilities Expos 2016

Los Angeles, March 24-26
New York Metro, April 29-May 1
Chicago, June 24-26
Houston, August 5-9
Boston, September 16-18
Bay Area, November 18-20

For more than 30 years, these consumer shows, held in major cities nationwide, have enhanced the lives of people with disabilities of all ages by introducing them to a wide variety of assistive technologies and services.  In addition to specialized travel agents and tour operators, the Expos always include a workshop on trip planning for travelers with disabilities.

To learn more, see Abilities Expos.

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