Conference Keynote Presentation – Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D

The Past as Prologue: Pathways to the Future

Over the past fifty years, numerous milestones document societal, educational, and cultural change. In this provocative keynote, Dr. Edyburn will examine selected historical trends and issues that have set the stage for understanding scenarios about the future of learning and work.

Dave Edyburn, Keynote SpeakerDave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Edyburn’s research and teaching interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He has authored over 175 articles and book chapters on the use of technology in special education. His work represents a variety of contributions to theory, research, and practice. Professionally, he has held national offices in the American Education Research Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the International Society of Technology in Education. He is a frequent national workshop presenter.


 Conference Closing Presentation – Jami Marseilles

Bionic Badass

Jami Marseilles, Closing SpeakerIn a story of survival, Jami Marseilles survived living in a car for an unthinkable 11 days during a terrible snowstorm in a desolate area of Northern Arizona. Finally rescued by snowmobilers, Jami lost both of her legs due to frostbite. Slowly, Jami realized that exercise was also a key to her life and she eventually excelled in running sprints. She is currently the only woman bi-lateral below the knee amputee to finish a marathon. She has finished 6 ½ marathons and 2 marathons, on October 11, 2015, Jami became the first bi-lateral below knee amputee to finish the Chicago Marathon, and on April 18, 2016 she became the first bi-lateral below knee woman amputee to finish the Boston Marathon, she is a proud mom, wife, author and teacher.


Conference Schedule and Sessions by Focus Area Tracks

(Clicking on the box or focus area title next to it will reveal more information.  Most sessions run for 75 minutes, but some are double sessions; this will be noted in the conference program.)

Daily Schedule


Assistive Technology

Evidence Based Practice in Disability Disciplines