Teach us a lesson at the 2020 Connecting the Dots conference!

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Call for Papers: Connecting the Dots 

Held annually, Connecting the Dots is Canada's largest educational and professional development experience focused on braille, technology and employment for people who are blind or partially sighted. 

The Connecting the Dots committee is assembling an enriching two-day learning experience with leaders in braille, technology, academia and employment to provide educational workshops and thought-provoking panel discussions on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme of braille, technology, and employment. Together, we will learn more about current trends and innovations in the sight loss community, network with talent who are blind or partially sighted and experience the latest advancements in assistive technologies.

The CNIB Foundation has been actively monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and is following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. While the conference is still scheduled to be in an in-person experience, we are fully prepared to transition Connecting the Dots into an entirely virtual conference, should the need arise. 

Call for Papers
Share your knowledge and expertise with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, as well as braille transcribers, educators, and technology and employment experts. We invite you to submit a proposal to present (either in person or virtually) a panel or workshop at Connecting the Dots in Toronto, October 7-8, 2020, or in Montreal, October 16-17, 2020.

Keynote speakers and presenters have access to captive audiences and receive Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) continuing education credits. All sessions will be 50 minutes, including Q&As. Presenters will be given complimentary admission on the day of their presentation, and those who would like to attend both days will be offered a discount. 

NEW! Submit a Virtual Presentation
Connecting the Dots will pilot a virtual extension of the conference in addition to its physical location to make the experience more accessible to presenters and attendees. If you'd like to submit a virtual presentation, please indicate that on your application.  
If you’d like to host a session, please submit a Call for Papers application before 11:59 pm (ET) on Friday, June 26, 2020. If your application is selected, you will receive an email in August.

For questions regarding the submission process, please email connectingthedots@cnib.ca.

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