Post Conference Highlights
The 6th annual M-Enabling Summit was held in Washington, DC on June 12-14, 2017. This year’s conference boasted over 600 participants, with a 20% increase in attendance. The conference brought together top industry executives and community advocates dedicated to fostering and implementing accessible technologies and next-generation innovations for users of all abilities.
This year also included its largest exhibit area to date, with over 40 companies displaying, demonstrating and promoting their accessible products, services, and assistive technologies.
For the first time at the M-Enabling Summit, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) hosted a Pre-Conference Briefing Session on June 12th, kicking off the conference. IAAP expanded the Summit’s reach by hosting technical and organizational training tracks for accessibility professionals.
The M-Enabling Summit was once again the host of the 2017 awards ceremony for the FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA). FCC Chairman Ajit Pai keynoted Tuesday afternoon’s plenary session. The Awards recognized outstanding private and public-sector ventures designed to advance accessibility for people with disabilities.
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The next M-Enabling Summit will be held June 18-20, 2018 in Washington, DC. For more information on the M-Enabling Summit, please visit the M-Enabling website.
M-Enabling Summit 2017!
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel - Arlington, Virginia, USA
June 12-14, 2017
Throughout the Summit, we have integrated IAAP content resulting in the best from both events. We will be kicking off the summit starting at 1:30 pm on Monday June 12th with plenary and breakout sessions on standards and compliance.On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13-14, IAAP will be hosting a technical track as well as a track designed for organizations looking for best practices to integrate accessibility into their infrastructure. This is in addition to tracks focused on the latest innovations in enabling environments, connected citizens, accessibility and the ecosystem, end user solutions, and much more! Access more information on the M-Enabling Summit Agenda.
For those in higher education, there will be also be an Inclusive Higher Education Forum track to facilitate the sharing of experiences in leveraging technology to make campus life and learning inclusive of faculty and students of all abilities.
And a favorite from the previous IAAP conference, join us at a Speed Networking session happening on Monday afternoon. Enjoy networking and connecting with like-minded professionals in a series of short exchanges.
At A GlanceMonday, June 12
8:30 am – 12:30 pm: IAAP hosted certification exams (Not included in conference registration). All exams start at 8:30 am.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Conference registration
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Advancing the Accessibility Profession plenary session
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Global Trends in Compliance plenary session
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Break and Showcase Area opens
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Higher Education Forum – ICT Accessibility in Higher Ed: Global Progress
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Standards and Compliance breakout sessions
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Higher Education Forum – ICT Accessibility Implementation in Higher Ed: Success Factors
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Speed Networking and Showcase Area open
Tuesday, June 13
7:45 am – 8:30 am: Conference registration
8:45 am – 9:15 am: Opening remarks and Keynote address
9:15 am – 10:30 am: The Future of Accessibility with Artificial Intelligence and Robotics plenary panel
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Break and Showcase Area open
11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Breakout sessions
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch break and Showcase Area open
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Breakout sessions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Refreshment break and Showcase Area open
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Breakout sessions
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Intermission break
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm: FCC Keynote and Chairman’s AAA Awards
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception, Showcase Area open
Wednesday, June 14
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Conference registration
8:30 am – 9:20 am: New Partnerships for Accessibility - Keynote and plenary panel
9:30 am – 10:45 am: Breakout sessions
10:45 am – 11:15 am: Refreshment break and Showcase Area open
11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Breakout sessions
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch break and Showcase Area open
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Breakout sessions
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm: Closing: What’s Next for Accessibility Innovations: Top Predictions from Participants
3:45 pm: Adjournment
For more information on schedule and breakout sessions, visit M-Enabling Summit Agenda.
Access the M-Enabling Summit website for additional meeting details, schedule, educational sessions and speaker information. We look forward to seeing you in June!
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