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1 Attendee Webinar: Onsite Preparation Please dial in for the audio portion: (direct dial ) Meeting ID: # Presented by: ATIA Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Van Howe ATIA Events Manager, Sara Haukap

2 2 Agenda 1.Travel and Lodging 2.Hotel & Convention Center Layout 3.Exhibit Hall and how to book appointments with exhibitors 4.Conference Schedule 5.Conference Educational Program and CEUs 6.Special events onsite 7.Accessible Materials and Services 8.enLIGHTen Low Vision Conference

3 3 Travel and Lodging Hotel reservations (http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4037)http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4037 Internet Transportation (http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4039)http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4039 Local information (www.ChicagoNorthwest.com)www.ChicagoNorthwest.com Attire ATIA encourages business casual dress. The meeting rooms may be cold, so a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Don’t forget to check the weather in Chicago before packing at Parking The Renaissance Schaumburg offers complimentary parking for all hotel guests and conference participants. Dining Options Concessions Hotel Outlets Wintergarden Café Gather Bar Sam & Harry’s

4 Renaissance Schaumburg 4

5 Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center Conference Registration is in Exploration Hall Foyer. Accessible Materials & Services kiosk is by Registration.

6 Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center

7 Exploration Foyer: Registration Convention Center North (Exploration/Discovery): Exhibit Hall and Product Demo Center (PDC) Schaumburg Rooms: Breakout Sessions – Schaumburg A – H Utopia Rooms Utopia A – HOL Room Utopia B - D: Breakout Session Nirvana Rooms: Breakout Sessions (Thursday and Friday) Prosperity: Breakout Sessions Show Offices F - J: ATIA HQ

8 Exhibit Hall and how to book appointments with exhibitors Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday, November 3 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open 3:15 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Passport to Prizes prize drawings 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Reception, sponsored by Microsoft Friday, November 4 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open 3:15 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Passport to Prizes prize drawings Saturday, November 5 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open 10:30 a.m.: Apps Showcase Networking Appointments with Exhibitors Attendee Service Center

9 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan 9

10 Conference Schedule Registration is located in the Exploration Foyer: Tuesday, November 1; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2; 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3; 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 4; 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5; 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-conference seminars Wednesday, November 2; 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance (http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4036)http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4036

11 11 Conference Educational Program and CEUs Session directory (http://s3.goeshow.com/atia/chicago/2011/session_directory.cfm)http://s3.goeshow.com/atia/chicago/2011/session_directory.cfm Session handouts My Planner area, sponsored by PRC Daily updates Electronic Session Change Updates (sign up at CEUs Potential 25 CEU hours available at conference IACET CEUs; via AAC Institute (http://www.aacinstitute.org/)http://www.aacinstitute.org/ ACVREP CEUs; Sensory Impairment strand American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs

12 12 Special Events Onsite Product Demonstration Center Thursday, November 3 – Friday, November 4 in Exhibit Hall Schedule can be found at: (select Product Demo Center as Presentation Type) BLV Town Hall Meeting Thursday, November 3, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Utopia B RSVP: Reception, sponsored by Microsoft Thursday, November 3, from 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Exhibit Hall Vision Quest: AAC Town Hall Meeting Friday, November 4, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Utopia B RSVP: Apps Showcase Saturday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m. in Product Demonstration Center in Exhibit Hall

13 13 Accessible Materials Accessible Material Resources USB Drive – sponsored by gh, LLC eBraille files of Conference Program, Exhibitor Listings and Session Grid Accessible HTML files of Education Program, Exhibitor Listings and Session Grid with a 30-day trial version of gh ReadHearPC Player WORD/Excel docs of Conference Program, Exhibitor Listings and Session Grid Session Evaluation WORD doc Printed Braille and Large Print– sponsored by gh, LLC Conference Program Exhibitor Listings Session Grid Tactile Maps (Exhibit Hall)- sponsored by ViewPlus Copies of Braille Hotel Restaurant Menus

14 14 Accessible Services Sighted Guides and Sign Interpreters 1-2 hours per day Pet Relief Areas West side of hotel North side of the convention center Charging Stations

15 In-Kind Partners ClickAndGoWayfinding Maps by InTouch Graphics (www.clickandgomaps.com/atia- chicago)www.clickandgomaps.com/atia- chicago Exhibit Hall Information CCTVs – Sponsored by Freedom Scientific At hotel check-in and ATIA Registration to provide magnification Refreshable Braille displays- Sponsored by APH Screen Reader and Magnification Software – Sponsored by GW Micro and Freedom Scientific Available at My Planner area and hands-on labs 15 Click on view and follow link to header & footer to enter Copyrigh, LLCt and Author information

16 enLIGHTen Low Vision Conference Co-location with ATIA 2011 Chicago Conference Thursday, November 3 – Friday, November 4 Attendees will learn from doctors and professionals who are highly regarded in their field, topics include: Mascular Degeneration The New CentraSight Treatment Program Current Developments of Prosthetic Devices for Persons with Blinding Diseases Potential of Stem Cell Treatments for Retinal Disorders Research and Discussion on a non-invasive vision stimulation technology device for persons with severe low vision or blindness The Importance of Low Vision Optics as a Consideration When Using Assistive Technology enLIGHTen attendees will have access to ATIA Exhibit Hall, with breaks built into schedule to visit the Exhibit Hall. 16

17 17 Questions Thank You Questions or suggestions pertaining to this presentation should be directed to: Sara Haukap


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