EXCITING NEWS! 2017 will be a very special year for the Assistive Technology Conference! AzTAP’s parent organization, the Institute for Human Development (IHD) at Northern Arizona University is celebrating 50 years of accomplishments in disability related education, research, practice and community service. In recognition of this “golden” anniversary and its legacy of providing access to best practices in disability disciplines, IHD is sponsoring an educational mega event, “50 Years of Service – Paving the Way to the Future”, combining its project area conferences into one conference with three separate content area tracts:

  • Assistive Technology
  • AIVRRTAC (American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Evidence Based Practice

Attendees will register for a primary content area, but will be able to attend any open session that is of interest to them, offering all attendees more educational and networking opportunities than ever before.

As part of this event, the AT Conference will maintain all the elements of the AT Conference that you loved the most:

  • Concurrent sessions covering a broad range of assistive technology topics
  • Dynamic Opening and Closing Speakers (Dave Edyburn and Jamie Goldman Marseilles)
  • AT Expertise
  • Expansive Exhibit Hall
  • Free raffle tickets for our drawings

Please mark this unique event on your calendar and plan to join us July 23 – 25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Hyatt Pool



Our 16th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch was a huge success.  The feedback about our sessions and speakers was overwhelming positive and the Hyatt’s luxury resort environment and attentive staff made it a truly enjoyable experience for everyone who attended:

  • “I enjoyed the opening & closing speakers, vendor hall and many of the individual sessions. Overall this conference was spectacular and offered at such a reasonable cost.”
  • “All of it was GRAND, from location to materials available to take back with me – to the food – Excellent”
  • “The diversity of presenters – my inspiration was reignited by a team that brought a student sharing his experience.”
  • “The presenters were very enthusiastic and had wonderful philosophy/sense about what is most important for people who have disabilities (empowerment).”

Conference General Session

 Exhibit Hall