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Day 1: Wednesday, January, 30, 2013
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM G3ict – AT Leadership Forum for AT Centers around the World

Abstract

This session will facilitate the exchange of best practices among executives running assistive technology centers serving persons with disabilities, special educators and rehabilitation professionals around the world.

Agenda:

8:00 a.m.: Welcome and introductions, mission and objectives of the AT Centers Leadership Network

o David Banes, CEO, Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center • Presentation

o David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technology Industry Association

o Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

8:15 a.m.: The evolving role of AT Centers: How latest policy and technology developments expand opportunities – International and U.S. perspectives

o Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict Presentation  

o Amy Goldman, Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University/UCEDD
Presentation

o Sandy Hanebrink, Executive Director, Touch the Future, Inc. • Presentation

8:45 a.m.: One Mission-Diverse Routes: Learning from different approaches of AT centers around the world

o From the ground up: How AT Centers business models and practices have developed around the world - David Banes, CEO, Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center • Presentation

   o International panel, regional networks updates: 

Latin America: David Rojas, Business Development and Marketing Director, The Trust for the America, Organization of American States • Presentation

Europe: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Projects Office Coordinator, AIAS Bologna onlus (Italy) • Presentation

Gulf Region: David Banes, CEO, Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center 

Asia: Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies/Net Systems Informatics (India) • Presentation

10:00 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.:  Leveraging Internet tools for professionals and end-users: ATIM – Assistive Technologies Internet Modules (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)

o  Jan Rogers, Program Director AT Center, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) 
Presentation

11:15 a.m.: Sharing resources among AT Centers: Building a resource center and social network
                  (10’ presentation, 20’ input and discussion)

o Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict • Presentation

11:45 a.m.: Using AT solutions databases from around the world (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)

o Valerio Gower, CITT (Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer), Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi onlus (Italy) Presentation

12:30 - 01:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30 p.m.: Should Assistive Technology Centers be involved in User-Centered R&D?
                Example of the TOBI-Project – Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)  

o Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Projects Office Coordinator, AIAS Bologna onlus (Italy) • Presentation

2:15 p.m.: Changing Technology – From PC to Mobile to Tablet: Impact on Centers and Services (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)

                        o Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies/Net Systems Informatics (India) • Presentation

                        o Phill Jenkins, IBM Research, Human Ability & Accessibility Center • Presentation

3:00 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m.: Developing a Certification for AT Professionals
(20’ presentation, 25’ Q&As and discussion)

o David Banes, CEO, MADA - Qatar Assistive Technology Center • Presentation

o Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies/Net Systems Informatics (India)  

4:00 p.m.: Conclusions, next steps and activities and adjournment

G3ict-ATIA Pre-Conference Seminar: http://atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=4293