Call For Presentations

2017 Mid-Atlantic ADA Update Conference

Deadline: March 27, 2017

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center invites interested speakers to share their experience and expertise with their colleagues at the 24th annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update on September 14 and 15, 2017 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel at 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Virginia. Please review the information and complete the webform below to submit a presentation. You may also download the Word version of the form and submit it to

Conference Information

Mid-Atlantic ADA Update is the region's leading conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 2 day conference features 20 breakout sessions covering 4 topical tracks and will include invited representatives from:

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
  • United States Access Board

Speaker Benefits

  • Complimentary registration fee for the entire conference
  • Valuable professional exposure.
  • Copy of the evaluation summary from your session(s).

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee based on the following criteria:

  • Proposal is submitted by the deadline and is complete
  • Relevance of presentation topic to current trends and needs of our audience
  • Innovation, interaction and creativity of presentation
  • Balance of conference schedule across topical tracks

Additional Information

  • Conference breakout sessions will be up to 90 minutes in length and must include at least 10-15 minutes of Q&A. If your presentation will take longer, please indicate that your topic will require more than one session.
  • Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2017.
  • Presentations must cover information relevant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and fall into one of our conference's topical tracks:

    • Title I - Employment
    • Title II - State and Local Government
    • Title III - Businesses Open to the Public
    • Cross-Title Topics
  • The information you furnish may be edited if necessary due to space limitations and will be printed in our materials, publications and on our website.
  • If selected as a speaker, you will receive confirmation by May 15, 2017 followed by a Speaker's Agreement and other information about the conference.
  • More than one presentation may be submitted for consideration; however, one form per presentation must be completed.
  • The audience at our annual conference is typically a well-informed mix of approximately 300 people including Title II coordinators from state and local governments; professionals within the business, disability services, rehabilitation, and human resource communities; people with disabilities and family members.
  • Questions? Contact the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center by email at or call 301-217-0124.

Presentation Submission

Fill out the form below to submit.

no more than 100 words
no more than 500 words
Objectives should be specific and measurable and begin with an action verb. Use verbs such as describe, develop, identify, define, discuss, demonstrate, list, measure, review, state, explain, express, practice, use, apply, etc. For example: "Identify three differences between best practice A and best practice B." This is an important component of the selection process. Abstracts with incomplete or incorrectly formatted Learning Objectives may be returned for revision or may not be accepted. Please identify at least four Learning Objectives.
Briefly describe the presenting experience and credentials or send a resume or vita for each presenter to If you have presented this session before, please list the date(s) and audience.
e.g. Title I: Employment, Title II: State and Local Government, Title III: Businesses Open to the Public, Cross-Title Topics
Check all that apply

*** Deadline for ALL submissions is  March 27, 2017 ***