You are ready to make a difference in the lives of people with visual impairments all around the world.
You have seen success with your students and you just know that your ideas can help other O&M Specialists who face the same obstacles you faced.
We are thrilled that you are interested in presenting at the second annual International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium (IOMOS)!
The next International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium will be held January 29-31, 2020, Eastern Standard Time. Check the World Clock to find out what those dates are for your time zone.
IOMOS is a community driven virtual conference for Orientation and Mobility Specialists. We serve O&M Specialists through live video conference presentations over the course of 2-3 days. We host one presentation at a time. This year, participants will have the option of attending live or watching a replay of your presentation within a certain time frame.
It is very much like being in a regular conference, except that you don’t have to leave your house to be able to present.
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.