Become an Int’l O&M Online Symposium Presenter

You have seen success with your students.

You know that your ideas can help other O&M Specialists who face the same obstacles you faced. 

Your presentation could help thousands of people with visual impairments world wide.

How It All Happens

Step 1:  If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium, fill out the information below. Submit your application by October 1, 2019. 

Step 2: Our community will then decide which presentations they have the most need to attend. All presenters will be notified by October 29, 2019.

Step 3: During the months of November-early January, our technology team will introduce you to the video conferencing platform. You will feel confident with the technology before your presentation. Pinky promise.

Step 4: You will be asked to turn in your presentation slides by December 17, 2019 to ensure that we are able to have all of the handouts ready in accessible formats in time for the symposium. Your handouts will only be available to the International O&M Online Symposium participants.

Here is a video answering many of our Frequently Asked Questions!


Presenters will receive:

  • A Complimentary Presenter's Pass to the International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium.

  • The chance to share their ideas with a world-wide audience.

  • There is a stipend available to those who qualify for payment. 

  • ACVREP credit for presenting.

Presenter/ Presentation Guidelines:

All presentations will be 1 hour, unless you are applying or are chosen for a keynote presentation.

All presentations will have at least 15 minutes of Q&A beyond their 1 hour presentation time.

Presenters are asked to have:

  • Access to high speed internet

  • Adequate lighting during your presentation

  • Ability to be heard through a computer (internal or external microphone)

  • Ability to use Zoom video conferencing software

  • The ability to transfer copyrights of any images or videos of other people that are shown in your presentation to Allied Independence.

Please fill out this Presentation Application by October 1, 2019.

Imagine you are helping a frustrated O&M Specialist solve a problem. What problem are they facing that can be solved with the information you share in your presentation? What strategies or techniques are you going to give them to help them solve this problem? Keep these questions in the forefront of your mind as you fill out this application. 

Presentation Application

Name: (If there is more than one presenter, list the primary contact.) *
Name: (If there is more than one presenter, list the primary contact.)
This box will only accept a numeric value.
Presentation Information
Hint: These are also your objectives for the presentation. Please list them.
Do you have any financial affiliation with the topic being presented or any of the products being used in the presentation? *
This is a required question from ACVREP.

Thank you! We look forward to hopefully working with you!