Save the Date!
The 2019 International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium will be held January 30-February 1, 2019 (EST).
Join our Interest List to receive information about the next symposium as it becomes available.
Learn from O&M Specialists world-wide.
Video Conference with other O&M Specialists!
Grab a group and watch presentations together!
Your students depend on you.
Now you No Longer Need To Pay Exorbitant Travel Expenses Or Cancel Too Many Students To Further Your Professional Development.
We are putting together the first International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium, just for YOU!
Imagine a stage where you can learn some of the most research-based, and impactful street analyzation strategies from intersections all around the world.
Imagine being able to take a attend a conference from your pajamas. Or, being able to hear about the cutting edge research and strategies during your lunch break.
Imagine being able to get many Continuing Education Credits in one event, just like an in-person conference.
Grab your O&M friends and all gather in one place to watch the presentations or hang out in your closet... errr... desk by yourself. Take a professional day and attend all of the sessions from the comfort of your own home.
Past Symposium Speakers
Dona Sauerburger, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, United States
Nandini Menon, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Head Start Educational Academy, India
Josee Martin, Certified O&M Specialist and Independent Living skills Specialist for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in New Brunswick, Canada
Denise Guitar, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, New Brunswick, Canada
Kassandra Maloney, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, USA
Martin Griffiths, Product Manager, Victor Reader Range, Humanware, London
Sharisse Roberts, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Maine
Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Hunter College CUNY & Safe Toddles, Inc., New York
Rona Pogrund, Ph.D., Professor, Texas Tech University, Texas
Dr.Shannon Darst, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Texas Tech University, Texas
Dr. Gene Bourquin, Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Hiromi Yoshida, Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Vickie Anderson, Client Services (Metro) Team Leader, O&M Specialist, Guide Dogs Queensland
Christopher Tabb, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Alan Brooks, Qualified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and GDMI Guide Dog Specialist, United Kingdom
Alex Olson, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Allied Instructional Services, Florida
Paul Olson, Superintendent of the North Dakota School for the Blind, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, North Dakota
Dr. Nicholas Brian Casias, Ed. D, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, California
Timeline of Events:
PRESENTATION APPLICATIONS OPEN: From now until September 28, 2018.
SESSION SELECTION VOTING PROCESS will occur during October 1-October 12. Voting will be comprised of 50% community vote and 50% planning committee vote. Your vote counts! Get on the interest list to join our voting community.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION will be open from October 1--November 30, 2018. Investment will be $147.
REGULAR REGISTRATION will be open from 12/1/2018-1/25/2019. You will NOT be able to register after January 25, 2019. Investment will be $197.