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Special Sessions, Receptions & Meetings

Tuesday, November 19

AbleDocs Welcome Reception

What: AbleDocs would like to invite you to join them on Tuesday November 19, 2019 for a Welcome Reception to help start off this year’s Accessing Higher Ground conference with a fun social event that allows attendees to meet, network or just catch up with friends and colleagues.
When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Westminster Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, November 20

Lunch Meetups

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Conference attendees will have 2 hours for lunch on Wednesday, November 20th and 1.5 hours on Thursday, November 21st. For those of you would like a slightly facilitated networking opportunity during your lunch hours, we are offering lunch meetups based on your input from a poll sent out in October.
View meetup options (coming soon)

Exhibitor Reception

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Join us in the Exhibit Hall for hors d’oeuvres & refreshments (with Cash Bar)

ATHEN Meeting

Access Technology Higher Education Network

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Stop by the ATHEN Annual Meeting (WB IV) to learn about the organization and its resources. (More about ATHEN)

Thursday, November 21

Round-table Discussions

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
View topics and locations (coming soon)

Lunch Meetups

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
View Thursday meetup options (coming soon)

Pre-Keynote Reception

5:20 – 6:30 pm
Join us for snacks and drinks before the keynote banquet! (Westminster Ballroom Foyer)

Keynote Presentation & Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Dr. Wanda L. Diaz Merced: “Human Centered Astronomy” (Legacy Ballroom)

Friday, November 22

Round-table Discussions

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
View topics and locations (coming soon)

Special Main Conference Tracks

UDUC Mini-Conference on Teaching Accessibility and UD

This series of sessions, offered throughout the main conference (Wednesday – Friday), will focus on topics related to the teaching of accessibility and Universal Design in university curriculum. (Indicated by "UDUC" label in schedule)

Read more about UDUC Mini-Conference

EPUB and Accessible Educational Materials Track

In this main conference track, offered Wednesday – Friday, representatives from the publishing industry, early adopters from DSS offices and representatives from the Standards community will talk about how educational materials has been transformed and accessibility improved by the advent of the EPUB standard and the development of EPUB educational materials. (Indicated by "EPUB" label in schedule)

Web Access Initiative (WAI) Track

In these sessions, offered Wednesday & Thursday, WAI representatives will discuss and demonstrate the resources and tools available from the WAI initiative. (Indicated by "WAI" label in schedule)