Grant Wood Area Education Agency Presents:

“2019 Building Bridges Accessible & Assistive Technology Conference”.  This event will provide an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in technologies, practices, and services that promote ACCESS for individuals ages 0-21 years across the continuum of learners. This technology conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current accessible and assistive technology tools available as well consideration and implementation of them in the classroom.

2019 Building Bridges Accessible & Assistive Technology Conference 
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Grant Wood AEA Conference Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
8:00am - 4:00pm
Keynote & Featured Speaker:  Chris Bugaj, Assistive Technology Professional who is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, ISTE author, international presenter as well as a co-host of the Talk with Technology podcast.
Featured Speaker:  Erin Sheldon, is a literacy and language development specialist for Assistiveware. She is the mother of a teenage daughter diagnosed with autism and Angelman syndrome. She is an advocate for inclusive schools and communities. She earned her Masters in Education studying the learning needs of students with complex disabilities.

 2019 Building Bridges Conference Schedule & Session Information
(TBD...Coming Soon)
Registration from 8:00-8:20 am at the GWAEA Conference Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.
                           2019 Building Bridges Conference Flyer (coming soon)
The sessions presented at the conference are divided into three main focus areas which include:
  • Accessibility Considerations for All
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • Assistive Technology/Accessibility Tools
  • Assistive Technology Implementation 
  • Accessibility Leadership Development
Participants are encouraged to attend a single track or a wide variety of tracks depending on your conference objectives. Lunch and parking will be included with your registration.
2019 Conference Date:
        Thursday, April 16, 2019

Location:  GWAEA Conference Center
        4401 6th Street, SW
        Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

Registration is NOW OPEN: Course #167794
  • General Attendee: $85
  • Lead Presenter: $15 (one per session)
  • Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.